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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.


Art Studio Coordinator
Private and Corporate Sales Specialist, Hospitality and Private Events
Summer Internship: Communications and Marketing
Summer Internship: Museum
Summer Internship: Programs


Art Studio Coordinator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a part-time Art Studio Coordinator to develop and facilitate programs for families in the Skirball’s drop-in art studio. Designed to serve the Skirball’s diverse and sizable corps of family visitors, all programs presented in the art studio embody the innovative sensibility and core values of the Skirball Cultural Center and its interactive destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™. The Art Studio Coordinator reports to the Head of Family Programs.

The weekend art studio is open the last weekend of each month, in addition to extended hours during winter, spring, and summer breaks.
 
The part-time Art Studio Coordinator position begins April 2014 and runs through August 2014.

Applicants must be able to work 8-hour days both Saturday and Sunday during weekends when the art studio is open, plus 5–10 additional prep hours depending on the project. Extended hours (up to 35 hours per week) during periods of school vacations are expected, including one or both weekend days.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, and implement programs for the drop-in art studio that embody the sensibility and values of the Noah’s Ark galleries and the broader Skirball Cultural Center.
  • Run the drop-in studio program during weekend art studio days.
  • Create a studio environment with a workshop/lab feel that inspires visitors to think creatively, work together, and try new things. 
  • Differentiate projects in ways that visitors of different ages, from toddlers to grandparents, can understand and experience successfully
  • Create signage, set up studio, select materials, and direct adult and teen volunteers and intern studio assistants.
  • Represent and promote the Skirball Cultural Center to studio visitors.
  • Administer and collect visitor surveys, and prepare written evaluation of the success of each studio project.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in creating inventive, hands-on art-making activities with non-traditional materials (e.g., repurposed, organic, recycled).
  • Experience in facilitating art programs for families in a creative space (e.g., drop-in workshops, classrooms, studios).
  • Background in art education and/or visual arts (as opposed to craft making).
  • Experience in working successfully with families and young children in high-volume settings.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work well with supervisors, colleagues, volunteers, and the public.
  • Some knowledge of Jewish culture and heritage desirable.

Please send resume and cover letter and a one-page description and photograph of an original art project appropriate for use in a drop-in art setting by April 25, 2014 to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Part-Time Art Studio Coordinator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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Private and Corporate Sales Specialist, Hospitality and Private Events
The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Private and Corporate Sales Specialist in the institution’s Hospitality and Private Events (H&PE) department.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the achievement of event sales objectives on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Solicit and capture group, transient, and/or conference business through action plan preparation and execution.
  • Consistently offer professional, friendly, and engaging service to clients.
  • Build and sustain effective relationships with clients.
  • Participate in developing approach to promoting use of all events venues within the Skirball.
  • Develop client interest in the Skirball as a cultural institution benefitting Los Angeles.
  • Update, maintain, and optimize use of the Ungerboeck Event Management system for bookings, contracts, event orders, invoicing, and maintenance of client correspondence and communications. Maintain accounts, contact, activity, and business details within the Ungerboeck system.
  • Manage RFP process for all inquiries and new accounts in his/her client portfolio.
  • Represent the Skirball and our mission in a knowledgeable and dedicated fashion.
  • Work collaboratively within the H&PE department and all other Skirball departments toward joint goals.

Qualifications:

  • Strong background and proven track record in hospitality and corporate event sales.
  • Network of contacts for business outreach and development.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Superb organizational skills and unerring attention to detail.
  • Prior use of the Ungerboeck Event Management system highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and professional use of social media; strong computer skills.
  • Self-motivated, productive, and goal-oriented.
  • Resilient and positive team player capable of working well with people of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • College degree and five years professional event sales experience preferred.

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

Human Resources Department
Re: Private and Corporate Sales Specialist
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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Summer Internship: Communications and Marketing
Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Communications and Marketing department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. Working closely with members of the team, the intern will have the opportunity to help develop and execute communications and marketing plans for exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and the Skirball as a venue for private events, meetings, and conferences. In particular, the intern will help to create and implement plans for the Skirball’s major fall exhibition, Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950. He/she will also have the chance to participate in ongoing work relating to the Skirball’s summer exhibition, The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, and the popular Sunset Concerts world music series.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $400 per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly planning meetings to help determine communications objectives and advertising/marketing/promotional campaigns.
  • Help to 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, contributing as appropriate.
  • Assist with market research projects.
  • 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 study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2014.
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County.
  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.

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 your school, year, major, and availability from the beginning of June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 2, 2014

Human Resources
Re: Communications and Marketing Summer Intern
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Fax: (310) 440-4595
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Summer Internship: Museum
Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Museum of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. Working closely with the Museum’s curatorial department, the intern will have the opportunity to help finalize the multimedia exhibitions Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950, as well as the companion exhibition The Noir Effect, scheduled to open at the Skirball in fall 2014.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $400 per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn to navigate and manage the exhibition database.
  • Assist curators with research assignments for label copy.
  • Work with curators and designer on design ideas for both exhibitions.
  • Assist registrar and curators in picking up, receiving, and inspecting loans.
  • Work with curators and educators on interactive elements for both exhibitions.
  • Work with curators and educators in organizing material for school and adult tours.

Qualifications:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2014.
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County.
  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.

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 your school, year, major, and availability from the beginning of June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 2, 2014

Human Resources
Re: Museum Intern
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Fax: (310) 440-4595
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Summer Internship: Programs
Through funding support provided by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Arts Internship Program, the Program department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for currently enrolled undergraduate students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County.

The Program Intern will work with the Skirball’s Program department staff to coordinate and present the annual six-week Thursday evening Sunset Concerts series and other public programs. The intern will assist staff in running and conducting research for the Skirball Community Outreach to Seniors program, which provides Los Angeles area senior centers with a full day of educational, cultural, and active programming.  

The full-time internship is ten weeks in duration (beginning June 23, 2014) and offers a stipend of $400 per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist staff in event coordination and planning.
  • Work events with Program department staff including the six-week Thursday evening Sunset Concerts.
  • Interface with artists, their representatives, and vendors as necessary.
  • Participate in department and planning meetings and work with Skirball staff from multiple departments.
  • Prepare concert materials and research and create informational welcome packets for out-of-town performers.
  • Help improve and implement the Skirball’s Sunset Concerts parking pass system.
  • Provide administrative support and compile and organize program materials as necessary.
  • Participate in several off-site educational events, which are sponsored by the Getty Foundation and designed to provide the intern with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the county.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate has an interest or background experience in performing arts and/ or music. Previous event production experience valuable, but not required.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Word and Excel. Experience using database software such as Microsoft Access and/or FileMaker Pro valuable, but not required.
  • Availability and ability to work the entire six-week Thursday evening Sunset Concerts series (Thursdays, July 24 through August 28, 2014).
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to problem-solve independently as well as collaborate with others.
  • Valid driver’s license and car recommended.

Eligibility Criteria:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the internship is intended for currently enrolled undergraduate college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2014 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 and September 1, 2014 in order to be eligible to participate. Students who have already earned a BA, BS, or a higher degree are not eligible.

Students who have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program are not eligible to participate a second time. Students invited to participate in the program must provide a copy of their college transcripts verifying undergraduate enrollment or recent graduation. For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Arts Internship Program, visit the Arts Commission website at www.lacountyarts.org.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter, preferably by email, using the contact information below. The 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 your school, year, degree pursued, and availability from June 23 to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 14, 2014

Human Resources
Re: Program Intern
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Fax: (310) 440-4595
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