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2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 - (310) 440-4500
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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.


Administrative Assistant, Advancement and Membership
Administrative Assistant, Operations
Archaeology Dig Facilitator
Associate Educator, Family Programs

AV Performance Production Specialist

Communications Manager
Noah's Ark Gallery Educator (Full Time)


Administrative Assistant, Advancement and Membership

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an energetic, mature, self-motivated, detail-oriented, multitasking, flexible team player with superior communications skills to support the Advancement and Membership team. This position reports to the Vice President of Advancement and supports the work of the Vice President, Grant Writer, and Membership Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree and two years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative role within a corporate or preferably nonprofit or cultural environment.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and manage a changing and varied workload.
  • Team player with superb people skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including online research.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Excel, and FileMaker Pro preferred; relational database experience required.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a knowledgeable representative of  the Skirball Cultural Center.
  • Manage meeting schedules.
  • Maintain paper and electronic files.
  • Process donations under $10,000; send out invoices, receipts, and thank you letters.
  • Routinely check database accuracy and perform record clean-up tasks.
  • Assist with Major Donor events.
  • Assist Membership Manager with processing memberships and coordinating member events.
  • Track and update donation reports.
  • Gather, maintain, and research information about potential foundations, corporate, and individual supporters.
  • Assist with preparation of print and electronic grant application.
  • Manage multiple databases, ensuring that accuracy and integrity of information is maintained.

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:
Human Resources
Administrative Assistant, Advancement and Membership
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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Administrative Assistant, Operations

The Operations department at the Skirball Cultural Center—which encompasses Security, Facilities, Engineering, Purchasing, Guest Services, Audio Visual, and Logistics—is seeking an energetic, mature, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to support the Operations team. This position reports to the Vice President of Operations and supervises the work of one full-time administrative assistant and one volunteer staff member.

Qualifications:

  • Progressively responsible experience in an administrative support role.
  • Previous experience supporting operational functions.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and manage a changing and varied workload.
  • Team player with excellent people skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, as well as Internet research.
  • Able to multi-task and work flexibly in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor Operations department budget and reports monthly expense summary to the Vice President of Operations.
  • Participate in planning new procedures or activities that will impact the department.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings; take notes, prepare and distribute minutes.
  • Act as primary contact for others regarding department policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Supervise the receipt and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, etc.
  • Maintain office supply inventory control and supervise staff responsible for their purchase.
  • Prepare a wide variety of routine and complex correspondence, forms, and reports.
  • Create, maintain, and update department files.
  • Respond to telephone calls, e-mail, etc. from Skirball staff and outside vendors.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate meetings, events, and training sessions for Operations staff.
  • Plan, organize, and implement special projects relative to department needs.
  • Coordinate maintenance, repair, or replacement of department’s office equipment.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for Skirball staff.
  • Maintain the calendar of the Vice President of Operations and department schedules.

To apply, send resume and cover letter by e-mail, fax, or mail to:
Human Resources Department
Administrative Assistant, Operations
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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Archaeology Dig Facilitator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an Archaeology Dig Facilitator to staff its outdoor simulated Bronze Age dig site and field laboratory. The drop-in archaeological dig provides family visitors the opportunity to excavate recreations of artifacts from the Near East and use archaeological tools. The adjacent lab tent offers related hands-on activities, as well as resources for reading and research. Programming in both areas sheds light on the basic human needs and experiences that connect us across time periods and cultures.

The Archaeology Dig Facilitator reports to the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement in the Education department. The position is year-round and part-time, and the schedule includes weekend days throughout the year and some weekdays during summer, winter, and spring public-school breaks. This is an 8–20 hours/week position with a pay rate of $15.25/hour.

Qualifications:

  • Background in or knowledge of archaeology, archaeological methods, and/or related fields
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate educational experiences for people of all ages
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Ability to work long hours that require physical agility and sustained energy
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable conditions (e.g. heat, cold)
  • Understanding of and ability to articulate and embody the Skirball’s welcoming, communal mission and commitment to intergenerational family learning

Responsibilities:

  • Work to ensure successful, participatory, archaeology-related experiences for children and families.
  • Reset and maintain dig and lab, including daily prop cleaning.
  • Assist in preparing materials for daily programs including inventory, upkeep, and organization.
  • Ensure timely and comprehensive implementation of daily opening and closing procedures.
  • Perform related administrative work as assigned.
  • Collaborate with Education staff to create hands-on activities for dig and/or tent.
  • Co-train and mentor fellow colleagues and volunteers as assigned.

Please send resume and cover letter describing your skills and interests by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources
Re: Family Archaeology Dig Facilitator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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Associate Educator, Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks candidates for the position of Associate Educator of Family Programs. This individual is part of a collaborative team that develops and implements participatory programs for families of all types, especially those with young children. The Skirball’s family programs include drop-in experiences in the family art studio and archaeological dig site, amphitheater performances, daylong festivals, exhibition-related family tours and materials, and programs related to the award-winning family destination Noah’s Ark at the Skirball.

The Associate Educator of Family Programs reports to the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement within the Education department. This is a full-time position that includes regular weekend work—generally most Saturdays per month and Sundays as assigned.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate all activities relating to the production of public events and supervise technical components and outside vendors during install, performance, and de-install, including the following essential responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, support, and/or implement a wide variety of participatory arts and culture-based activities within the Skirball’s menu of offerings for young children and children and families.
  • Contribute to curricula for archaeological programs, art workshops, performances, sleepovers, and other family programs; teach/implement programs; develop budget; coordinate/reserve spaces; coordinate with A/V and security as needed; track enrollment; and purchase supplies and snacks.
  • Oversee and facilitate drop-in programs at archaeological dig, open every weekend with extended summer schedule. Facilitate drop-in programs in art studio, Noah’s Ark, and elsewhere as needed.
  • Communicate and work with artists (musicians, visual artists, dancers, etc.) presenting programs at the Skirball, advising or collaborating on content as needed; ensure they have appropriate space and supplies/props; respond to any particular requirements or requests to ensure program meets expectations.
  • Recruit and train teen volunteers to support family workshops, performances, and other programs; supervise volunteers during these programs.
  • Guide and oversee work of Family Programs summer intern.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and 2+ years of work experience in museum education, performing arts education, or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated skill in implementing and developing experiential cultural programs for children and families in an informal setting.
  • Experience in producing large-scale events such as concerts and festivals.
  • Track record of creating innovative/inspiring programs for families that appeal to people of all ages; clear resonance with Noah’s Ark at the Skirball’s aesthetic and educational approach.
  • Proven ability to manage the details of planning and implementing programs.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and listening skills and proven ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds.
  • Collaborative work style; ability and willingness to multitask and assist as needed, accept and support change, and adapt to different work styles and needs.
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices.
  • Personal resonance with the Skirball’s values-based, cross-cultural orientation and commitment to strengthening connections within families and across cultures and communities.
  • Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Current and valid driver’s license and proof of insurance if using vehicle while traveling on Skirball business.

Application deadline: February 9

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail to:
Human Resources
Re: Associate Educator, Family Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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AV Performance Production Specialist

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, conscientious AV Performance Production Specialist to handle a broad range of events including conferences, social gatherings, fundraisers, meetings, concerts, films, lectures, and classes. This position is an integral part of the Skirball’s audio-visual production team.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate all activities relating to the production of public events and supervise technical components and outside vendors during install, performance, and de-install, including the following essential responsibilities:

  • Possess and apply thorough knowledge of lighting design, controls, equipment, and special lighting looks and effects.
  • Create a lighting design package for proposal to clients.
  • Communicate with clients regarding lighting, sound, and AV production needs.
  • Select and order production rentals (stage, lights, backline, sound equipment, etc.).
  • Hire and supervise technical and production staff.
  • Solicit bids from vendors and monitor contracts and invoices.
  • Supervise load-in, tech, rehearsals, programs, and strike.
  • Serve as stage manager and house manager as appropriate.
  • Budget technical support for events.
  • Operate audiovisual equipment, including motion picture projectors, computerized systems, and other means of presenting movies, music, oral commentary, light and sound effects. Coordinate equipment according to notations in script or instructions of program producer or presenter.

Serve as liaison with artists performing at the Skirball, including the following essential responsibilities:

  • Act as primary contact for performing artists relating to production.
  • Negotiate and implement agreed-upon artist specifications for event set-up.
  • Analyze technical riders, assessing and coordinating equipment needs with performers and representatives.
  • Coordinate performer rehearsal times/facilities.

Qualifications:

  • Emphasis on lighting production design experience, with ability to handle a wide range of audiovisual equipment and media set-ups.
  • Ability to develop a variety of lighting plots and special-effect lighting designs using lighting control boards and specialized lighting equipment, such as lighting consoles, moving lights, Source Four LEDS, SeaChanger, Pars, and uplighting.
  • Experience as a working professional with broad expertise in production and technical theater.
  • Working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, sound, staging, rigging, design element.
  • May lift up to 50 lbs. periodically.
  • Very effective oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds.

Please send resume and cover letter describing your skills and interests by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources
Re: AV Performance Production Specialist
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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Communications Manager

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an accomplished communications professional with superior editorial and project management skills, as well as experience in media relations, to serve as Communications Manager. The Communications Manager creates a variety of communications materials on a tight schedule as part of a small, efficient, and close-knit team. The position reports to the Vice President of Communications and Marketing.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and communicate institutional mission, values, and content to both general and target markets to drive attendance, stimulate revenue, and diversify audiences and customer/client base. Ensure that messages are clear, compelling, consistent, and effective.
  • Copywrite, copyedit, fact-check, proofread, and participate actively in the development, production, and delivery of promotional and educational materials as part of a collaborative staff that includes the marketing and design teams. Materials include flyers, brochures, gallery guides, events calendars, invitations, signage, and content for the Skirball's website, ticketing site, e-blasts, radio spots, and social media, including posts for SkirBlog, the institution’s blog.
  • Formulate and/or help to monitor editorial, design, production, printing, and mailing schedules for all materials.
  • Collaborate closely with the VP, Communications and Marketing, in managing, monitoring, and evolving the guidelines for Skirball house style and key messages of the institution across all materials, including social media and ticketing site.
  • Generate media coverage of the Skirball by cultivating business relationships with the media and monitoring trends in arts/culture, hospitality, and retail journalism. Pitch stories to appear in print, electronic, and online media.
  • Write/edit, and distribute press releases, media advisories, images, and fact sheets. Also oversee archiving of media clippings and maintain database of media contacts.
  • Organize media previews and visits, including event flow, attendance, and spokesperson talking points
  • Assist in photography and videography shoots as needed; help to maintain digital asset database.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s established mission and values.

Qualifications:

The skills and knowledge described below are typically the result an undergraduate degree in English, history, art history, marketing, or communications and a minimum of 5−7 years of experience as an account executive, publicist, editor, writer, or related position.

  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy.
  • Exceptional skills, track record, and passionate interest in performing editorial functions, including copywriting, copyediting, fact-checking, giving and receiving editorial feedback, and proofreading, preferably in an arts communications and marketing setting.
  • Strong familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style standards, and superior ability to manage Skirball house style for print, electronic, web, social media, and ticketing site communications. Superb attention to grammar, spelling, diction, word usage, typographic treatment , and punctuation. Firm command of standard typesetters’ notations.
  • Proven success in managing a fast-changing and varied workload and completing both simple and high-profile projects on time and within budget. Ability to meet and drive deadlines, prioritize projects, and problem-solve independently with sound judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a sincere commitment to developing productive relationships, both within and beyond the institution. Ability to thrive in in a busy, multi-sensory, and highly collaborative work environment.
  • Prior experience in securing editorial coverage. Strong working knowledge of media relations practices in the promotion of the visual, literary, and/or performing arts and a strong familiarity with local and regional arts/culture media. Experience in retail and hospitality publicity a plus.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to plan media and other events.
  • Positive, energetic, cooperative, can-do attitude. Self-starter approach to completing projects, as well as improving processes and procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database software such as FileMaker Pro. Experience using a content management system, Photoshop, InDesign, and/or MailChimp (or other e-blast software) a plus.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. Please also submit writing samples (clear photocopies, PDFs, or link to online portfolio all acceptable) that reveal your ability to write for diverse audiences in a variety of formats. Finalists will be required to take a writing/editing test.

Human Resources Department
Re: Communications Manager
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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Noah's Ark Gallery Educator (Full Time)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a dynamic and inspiring Noah's Ark Gallery Educator to facilitate school and public programs within Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, an interactive children’s and family destination that explores themes of community, diversity, and building a better world. Noah's Ark Gallery Educators also facilitate other gallery-based school programs offered by the Skirball.

On a daily basis, Noah's Ark Gallery Educators facilitate school and family learning through full-body puppetry, movement, percussion, cooperative games, storytelling, and hands-on art-making activities during both morning-school and general-public hours.  They also serve as hosts within the gallery, imparting key Noah's Ark messages, and helping to enforce policies and procedures for all guests in order to maintain a safe, orderly and welcoming environment.   

Noah's Ark Gallery Educators report to the Noah's Ark Gallery Manager, and work closely with the school and family programs divisions, as part of the Skirball’s Education department.

The position of Noah's Ark Gallery Educator is year-round and full-time; the schedule includes weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Noah's Ark Gallery Educators are required to work one weekend day each week and to be available to work both weekend days as needed. Due to the variable nature of programming and attendance, candidates must have flexibility with respect to weekend day assignments.

Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively to ensure successful gallery experiences for school groups and the general public, including facilitated and drop-in experiences, table-based activities, and participatory movement, music, and puppetry.
  • Maintain proficiency in all school tour content and facilitation strategies as assigned; team teach experiential, gallery-based programs daily with paid and volunteer educators.
  • Convey key Noah’s Ark messages and content through programs and positive visitor interactions.
  • Help maintain a friendly and safe environment, proactively address customer service and operational issues, and troubleshoot on the gallery floor as needed.
  • Integrate and apply feedback from supervisors to achieve program goals and standards.
  • Reset and maintain galleries to ensure optimal condition and an aesthetically pleasing environment, including daily prop cleaning.
  • Assist in prepping materials for daily programs, including inventory upkeep. 
  • Perform related administrative work as assigned.
  • Contribute to developing new gallery programs, school tours, drop-in performances, and visitor interactions as requested.
  • Co-train and mentor fellow colleagues as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • Background and experience in arts education and/or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead participatory educational experiences for people of all ages.
  • Experience working with children and families; interactive gallery teaching experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following specialized areas: full-body puppetry, movement, ropes/challenge course elements and team building, percussion, storytelling, and visual arts.
  • Team player with a professional, positive attitude, and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and listening communication skills.
  • Ability to work long hours that require physical agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained energy.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, highly sensory environment.
  • Ability to model positive behavior through words, actions, and attitude in challenging situations.
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment, take initiative, and manage a changing and varied workload.
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others.
  • Ability to receive and respond positively to feedback.
  • A keen interest in the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy.
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture/traditions a plus.
  • Fluency in second language a plus.

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail to:
Human Resources Department
Re: Noah’s Ark Gallery Educator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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