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Assistant Educator, School Programs
Research Assistant (Limited-Term Position)


Assistant Educator, School Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a 32-hour/week Assistant Educator to oversee school programming related to the Skirball’s award-winning children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, including curriculum writing and planning, daily teaching, administration and materials, and evaluation, as well as other gallery tours as assigned.

The Assistant Educator reports to the Head of School and Teacher Programs. The schedule for this position is Tuesday–Friday, 9:00 a.m–5:30 p.m. This is a pilot position for the time period of August 1, 2014–June 30, 2015, with possible extension beyond July 1, 2015.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain proficiency in assigned Skirball school tour content and facilitation strategies; team-teach experiential, gallery-based programs daily with a focus on the Noah’s Ark school tours.
  • Create, develop, and implement all Noah’s Ark school tour curricula, including pre-visit and on-site tour materials for general Noah’s Ark school tours for Pre-K to Grade 2 students and more intensive Noah’s Ark “Build a Better World” programs for students in Grades 1 and 2 only. For the latter, develop, teach and coordinate off-site lessons with school groups; maintain database of student work and teacher feedback; and share program outcomes.
  • Lead staff in reflecting upon and evaluating Noah’s Ark school programs.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to school programs, including coordination of staff, preparing materials, and maintaining inventory and upkeep.
  • Collaborate with other members of the School and Teacher Programs team on program development, staff and volunteer docent training, and teaching.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, museum studies, multicultural studies, American studies, history, the arts, or related disciplines preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and implementing cross-disciplinary educational programs for Pre-K to Grade 2 students, preferably in a museum or other nontraditional setting.
  • Experience and/or interest in working directly with teachers and students to integrate service-learning projects into the curriculum.
  • Excellent oral and listening communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds; ability to work as part of a team.
  • An energetic, outgoing personality appropriate for engaging students.
  • Professionalism and ability to represent the Skirball as an ambassador at off-site programs.
  • Proven ability to organize tasks and resolve problems, exercise good judgment, take initiative, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload. Flexibility in undertaking project assignments as needed.
  • Experience working with community groups geared to social betterment or service learning desirable.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the Skirball Cultural Center’s communal mission and philosophy.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid; CPR certification preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs to support clerical and administrative tasks.

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

Human Resources Department
Re: Part-time Gallery Educator
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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