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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.


Internship, Communications and Marketing (Fall 2014)
Research Assistant (Limited-Term Position)


Internship, Communications and Marketing (Fall 2014)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a current (or recently graduated) undergraduate or graduate student to serve as Communications and Marketing intern for the fall of 2014. The intern will have the opportunity to help execute communications and marketing plans for exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and the Skirball as a venue for private events. In particular, the intern will support efforts to drive attendance to the Skirball’s major fall exhibition, Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950.

This internship runs September through December up to 40 hours per week, for 12–14 weeks. Compensation is $10 per hour. No benefits are offered for this internship.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute grassroots outreach to schools, cultural institutions, community organizations, online communities, retail businesses, and other local and national audiences in order to stimulate attendance and diversify audiences at Skirball programs and exhibitions.
  • Help track social-networking sites, and contribute to social media posts as needed.
  • Assist with e-mail list maintenance and deployment.
  • Contribute to market research projects—including conducting in-person interviews, tabulating survey responses, and tracking results.
  • Proof and fact-check Skirball publications, such as bimonthly calendars, direct mail postcards, and informational brochures.
  • Research, maintain, and update press clippings and press and community outreach lists.

Qualifications:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate or graduate study.
  • Must be able to get him/herself to the Skirball for work.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-sensory, stimulating work environment.
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. Your cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include availability from the beginning of September to the end of December. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 15, 2014

Human Resources Department
Re: Internship, Communications and Marketing (Fall 2014)
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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