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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

Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement


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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Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement

In keeping with its goal to explore and strengthen connections between people and communities, the Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement, who will serve as a key manager within the Skirball’s Education department. He/she will lead a team that develops and implements participatory programs for families of all types, especially those with young children.

The Skirball’s family programs relate to and take place within its museum galleries, art studio and archaeological dig site, indoor and outdoor performance spaces, and award-winning destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. An important facet of family programs is facilitating community engagement through collaboration with partner groups, artists, and other local institutions with values-aligned missions.

The Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement reports to the Associate Director of Education and works closely with the Head of School and Teacher Programs and the Gallery Manager for Noah’s Ark.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the selection, planning, organization, and implementation of a wide variety of offerings for families and their children, including drop-in programs, performances, festivals, classes, sleepovers, studio projects, archaeological programs, and in-gallery experiences.
  • Shape family programs to achieve the Education department goals; strengthen the Skirball’s reputation as a major family destination that supports family learning through the arts, cross-cultural programming, and intergenerational experiences.
  • Manage a team of regular and on-call staff and volunteers (including a Teen Corps and adult volunteers); provide leadership, support, and guidance to ensure content and experience goals are met.
  • Participate as a key member of the Education department’s management team; collaborate effectively with other managers and the Vice President of Education to set goals and priorities, cultivate leadership, guide staff, and further department goals.
  • Forge partnerships and co-develop programs with mission-aligned community organizations and sister institutions, which serve and promote engagement among diverse audiences and focus on improving the larger community.
  • Work closely with members of other Skirball departments—especially Public Programs, Operations, Communications and Marketing, and Private Events—to ensure smooth, collaborative planning and successful promotion and implementation of all Skirball family programs.
  • Establish and implement plans for assessment of family programs; foster a culture of reflection and evaluation through collection of visitor feedback and staff reflections, and incorporate these in meaningful ways.
  • Identify innovative artists and performers for family programs. Shape or collaborate on content to ensure appropriateness, accessibility, and mission alignment for a general family audience. Negotiate/contract for their services.
  • Develop and write planning and program materials for programs, and oversee their production and distribution.
  • Develops annual budget and track/controls expenses to ensure compliance with approved budget.

 Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in arts education, museum education, or related field.
  • Prior experience in successfully managing an education team and providing effective leadership and coaching to staff and volunteers.
  • Prior experience in developing and managing gallery- or performance-based family programs.  
  • Orientation toward child-directed, flexible, inquiry-based, participatory learning with a focus on collaboration and respect for every learner.
  • Professional experience in experiential education; solid knowledge of how to teach in a gallery setting and how to support families in using museums and other cultural resources.
  • Excellent oral and listening communication skills and the ability to work well with people of diverse cultures, ages, and backgrounds.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including strong editing skills.
  • Knowledge of the various forms of media used in educational programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain productive relationships within an organization and within the field.
  • Active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission and goals. 
  • Organizational skills sufficient to plan large-scale projects and initiatives.
  • Some knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions desirable.
  • Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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

Human Resources
Re: Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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