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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, Programs
Exhibition Manager

Research Assistant (Limited-Term Position)


Administrative Assistant, Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, flexible, and energetic team player to fill the full-time position of Administrative Assistant for the Program department, which produces film, lecture, music, dance, and theater events for the general public. The Administrative Assistant offers administrative support to the Program department.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with scheduling and forward planning.
  • Coordinate program and meeting logistics
  • Prepare program materials, surveys, and reports.
  • Process invoices, check requests, and income deposits.
  • Create and maintain databases.
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Compile, organize, and edit copy and images for print materials and website.
  • Work program events.
  • Order office supplies.
  • Provide telephone and general office support.
  • Work on special projects as needed.

Qualifications/Required Skills and Experience:

  • Two or more years in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and writing ability; excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High-level expertise in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database applications, such as Access.
  • Ability to produce high-level work against deadlines.
  • Ability to work program events on some evenings and weekends.
  • Physically fit; able to lift 10–25 lbs.

Please send resume and cover letter describing your skills and interests by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Human Resources
Re: Administrative Assistant, Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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Exhibition Manager

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a dynamic, dedicated individual to join the Skirball Museum team as Exhibition Manager.  Reporting to the Museum Director, the Exhibition Manager will coordinate changing and traveling exhibitions, permanent exhibition maintenance, and other Museum projects and initiatives across curatorial, design, and registrarial divisions. The incumbent is expected to have experience working successfully in collaborative environments and providing team leadership.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and update project priorities and timelines for permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Work with curators, registrars, and exhibition design and production teams to develop long-lead and detailed schedules for Museum exhibition projects and initiatives.
  • Supervise the preparation and tracking of Museum operating budget and exhibition project budgets.
  • Organize project meetings and reviews.
  • Draft contracts and oversee contractual commitments of Museum projects.
  • Prepare and negotiate touring agreements for Skirball-organized exhibitions.
  • Develop tour itineraries and coordinate activities related to installation of Skirball exhibitions at other venues.
  • Supervise an administrative assistant to ensure that meetings, schedules, reports, and records are handled smoothly and efficiently.

Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of the exhibition development and design process.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Capacity to work with people of diverse cultures and economic backgrounds.
  • Appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook).
  • Demonstrated success in organizational and project management skills; career path of increasing responsibility and effectiveness in managing museum projects.
  • Excellent connections with other museum professionals and exhibition service providers.
  • Degree in Museum Administration or related field and at least four years of experience working in a museum; advanced degree preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter describing your skills and interests by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Human Resources
Re: Exhibition Manager
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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Research Assistant (Limited-Term Position)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Research Assistant, funded by the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. He or she will assist with the research and organization of a project about the visual culture of twentieth-century Mexico and the Jewish Mexican-American writer Anita Brenner. The Research Assistant’s primary responsibilities include research and translation, as well as organizing, and recording meetings. Further, the Research Assistant will maintain correspondence with colleagues, scholars, artists, and other contacts in the U.S. and Mexico. Reporting to the curators of the exhibition, the Research Assistant will work closely with curatorial, registration, and administrative staff. This is a full-time, limited-term position with benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with researching a range of artists, writers, and filmmakers.
  • Organize and maintain exhibition, subject, and artist files.
  • Conduct photographic/copyright research for website and/or publication use.
  • Help develop and maintain exhibition checklists, including data entry.
  • Correspond with co-curator in Mexico and other project consultants, as well as with artists, lenders, and institutions.
  • Work with curators and registrar to generate and follow up on loan requests.
  • Make travel arrangements for curators’ research travels and meetings.
  • Prepare and write regular progress reports.
  • Other duties as assigned to ensure the project’s successful development.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in art history, Latin American studies, or related humanities field preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish (reading, writing, speaking).
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Acrobat software, and database management programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy.

Please send resume and cover letter to by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Research Assistant, PST: LA/LA
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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