Thank you for your interest in employment at the Skirball. Below is a current list of job opportunities.

The Skirball Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.



Assistant Curator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented, multitasking team member with superior research, writing, and communications skills for the position of Assistant Curator. This position reports to the Museum Director and works as a member of the curatorial team. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in identification, development, and selection of exhibitions, including originating exhibition concepts and preparing exhibition proposals.
  • Assist in management of traveling exhibitions.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and grants.
  • Research exhibition topics and contribute to exhibition objectives and written materials, including editing of exhibition didactics.
  • Work collaboratively to support smooth coordination of exhibition planning and implementation with all appropriate parties, including exhibition designer, production staff, education staff, store, operations, and registrars.
  • Work collaboratively with other Skirball departments to assist and support exhibition fundraising, programming, and publicity.

Qualifications:

  • MA in humanities, history, art history, anthropology, museum studies, or related field
  • Previous museum work experience with changing exhibits
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, with strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive relationships across an organization
  • Demonstrated strength in organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:
Human Resources
Re: Assistant Curator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


Associate Educator, Teacher Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Educator for its teacher programs. The Associate Educator is an integral member of the Education department and reports to the Head of School and Teacher Programs. S/he works closely with other school and teacher program staff and a corps of school-tour docents.

This is a full-time, 40 hour/week position with benefits. The Associate Educator schedule is generally Tuesday–Saturday throughout the school year and Monday–Friday otherwise.

Responsibilites:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate all museum and arts-based professional development programs for pre-K through Grade 12 teachers, including the Skirball's signature, arts-integration training program, Teaching Our World Through the Arts.
  • Serve as lead teacher for Skirball professional development programs; recruit, hire, and act as main coordinator for guest teaching artists.
  • Cultivate a community of learners oriented around civic engagement, social justice, and arts access in line with the Skirball's values.
  • Engage in outreach efforts to promote teacher programs through teacher newsletters, social media efforts, networking with teachers, administrators and related arts organizations, and presentations at school and district meetings.
  • Serve as a resource for professional development related to visual and performing arts and teaching methodology for Skirball volunteer and staff educators; provide training, and develop relevant supplemental materials and instruction to enrich knowledge and enhance tour facilitation and content skills.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in art education, performing arts, museum education, or related creative discipline
  • Development of arts-based programs for students and/or teachers that embrace a holistic, Constructivist approach to learning
  • Prior teaching experience in informal and formal learning environments
  • Knowledge of Common Core State Standards and Visual and Performing Arts Standards
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and history desirable
  • Experience in recruiting and working with teacher audiences and teaching artists
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience in lesson planning and curriculum development
  • A personal resonance with the Skirball Cultural Center's mission and educational goals
  • Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Please send resume and cover letter by mail, fax, or e-mail by August 15 to:
Human Resources
Re: Associate Educator, Teacher Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


Gallery Coordinator, Noah's Ark at the Skirball

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a full-time Gallery Coordinator for Noah's Ark, the Skirball's interactive children's and family destination, which explores themes of community, diversity, and building a better world. The Gallery Coordinator will work closely with the Head of Noah's Ark to provide operational support, staff coordination, and administrative and budget planning for the Noah's Ark galleries.

The Gallery Coordinator is a member of the Education department and reports to the Head of Noah's Ark. S/he works closely with Noah's Ark Shift Supervisors/Educators, other Education staff, and across departments.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure successful day-to-day operations of the Noah's Ark galleries, working closely with other departments at the Skirball. Proactively identify any operational issues and work to resolve them.
  • Schedule Noah's Ark gallery staff for public hours and trainings, maintain calendar of programs and events, and ensure appropriate parties are informed.
  • Oversee Noah's Ark exhibit upkeep, and manage communication and logistics with the Museum for repairs and new components, with direction from the Head of Noah's Ark and the Vice President and Director of Education.
  • Proactively monitor budget lines related to programs, operations, and hourly staff expenditures. Create Excel spreadsheets to interpret data and identify trends.
  • Provide support to the Head of Noah's Ark with employee recruiting, hiring, orientation, training materials, and payroll. Help build awareness for staff of Education department and general Skirball policies and procedures.
  • Source and order props and program materials for Noah's Ark that support the storyline and fit within the overall design aesthetic.
  • As needed, help coordinate and work special programs and large-scale events related to Noah's Ark family audiences. Occasionally work on the gallery floor, as needed.
  • Provide administrative, project, and planning support to the Head of Noah's Ark. Contribute to meetings, track myriad details, and seek to improve processes.
  • Prepare a wide variety of correspondence as well as forms, reports, and time cards, using word processing, database, spreadsheet, and other software applications.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher; work experience in education, museums, children's spaces or related discipline
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask and track details across many projects
  • Proactive, diplomatic, professional in work style, and effective in solving problems
  • Effective oral and listening communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds. Desire to collaborate as part of a team.
  • Prior background in administration, staff support, and/or operations of a busy public space. Gallery management experience desirable.
  • Prior experience interpreting and organizing data in Excel spreadsheets and working with budgets.
  • Strong administrative and clerical skills, including proficiency with Word, Excel, and FileMaker or comparable database software
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and periodic weekends
  • Willingness to assist where needed; accept and support change; and adapt to different work styles when interacting with team members.
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy.

Please send resume and cover letter by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources
Re: Gallery Coordinator, Noah's Ark
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


Grant Writer

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a grant writer for its Advancement department. This full-time position reports to the Vice President of Advancement and is responsible for researching potential grant opportunities, writing proposals, and preparing reports to funding agencies. 

Responsibilities:

  • Research available grants from diverse sources of funding.
  • Generate and gather data and information to support grant and report preparation.
  • Draft grant proposals, including budgets and necessary supporting materials.
  • Assist with other writing needs within the department, including membership promotions.

Qualifications:

To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have the following qualifications:

  • Prior experience in writing successful grants and reports; other fundraising experience also useful
  • Demonstrated writing ability, including excellent spelling, grammar, and editing skills; effective business, technical, and persuasive writing styles
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including active listening and the ability to build successful professional relationships
  • Effective organizational skills and the capacity to simultaneously handle multiple activities with changing priorities
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight to achieve team goals on a consistent basis
  • Demonstrated grant researching skills
  • Proficiency in office computer programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Raiser's Edge experience strongly preferred

Typically, these skills and knowledge are the result of a combination of an undergraduate degree in English, communications, marketing, or similar field and/or equivalent experience, and at least three years successful nonprofit grant writing experience.

Please send resume and cover letter by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources
Re: Grants Specialist
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


Production Supervisor

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Production Supervisor. Reporting to the Exhibition Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for the production and maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibitions in alignment with aesthetic standards, museum goals, schedules and budgets.

  • Manage and actively participate in all aspects of exhibition production, preparation, and installation. Oversee fabrication, installation, maintenance, and de-installation of temporary and permanent exhibitions; coordinate schedule of preparators; assist museum staff and temporary crews as needed to achieve goals.
  • Work with the Museum Director, Exhibition Manager, curators, preparators, and registrars to develop and implement exhibition production and installations within accepted standards of museum practice. Ensure that design and project scope stay on schedule and within budget.
  • With Exhibition Manager, propose and manage exhibition budgets for labor, materials, fabrication, construction, and graphics; plan, circulate, and implement detailed production schedules for each exhibition cycle, communicating with key personnel and coordinating meetings as needed; work with designers to produce exhibition plans, layouts, and elevations.
  • Work collaboratively to anticipate potential problems, develop contingency plans, and resolve issues effectively as they arise.  
  • Supervise preparators, temporary crews, and outside vendors; communicate clearly with designers and fabricators; establish goals, priorities, schedules, and high standards for job performance; motivate excellent performance and collaboration; provide regular feedback.
  • Hire, train, and supervise freelance technicians for all related needs, including preparation, packing and shipping, gallery construction, and exhibition installation and lighting. Maintain collection storage areas and oversee safety training, practices, and maintenance for all workshop and storage areas. Maintain relationships with and secure bids for outside services.
  • Supervise and assist with all construction necessary for maintenance of collections or installation of exhibitions.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships and communication across the Skirball departments as well as with outside contractors and consultants; ensure that exhibition design and maintenance meet visitor experience goals. 

Qualifications:  

  • A minimum of five years of experience in exhibition preparation and production, with a minimum of three years supervising projects and/or staff
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; design, architecture, or related field preferred
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in preparation, installation, and handling of art and artifacts in a museum, cultural institution, or gallery setting
  • Exceptional organizational, communications, and problem-solving skills; ability to use sound time management to meet deadlines while working on multiple projects
  • Excellent team leadership, delegation, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office programs; proficiency in AutoCAD, Vectorworks preferred

Please send resume and cover letter by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources
Re: Production Supervisor
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org