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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.


Associate Educator, Family Programs
AV Performance Production Specialist

Noah's Ark Gallery Educator (Full Time)


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.

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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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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