Employment

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Thank you for your interest in employment at the Skirball. Below is a current list of job opportunities.

The Skirball Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, criminal history in accordance with the law, or any other legally protected characteristics.* Everyone is encouraged to apply for available employment to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community.

*Please note that eligibility requirements vary for internship positions, namely those funded by the Getty Foundation and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 



  

Administrative Assistant, Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Programs department. The Programs department produces cultural programs for adult audiences, including music, film, lectures, literary programs, dance, and theater, to explore mission-related themes and achieve goals of high audience engagement, community building, cross-generational exchange, and cross-cultural respect and appreciation. The Administrative Assistant supports a department of six in all aspects of producing programs. The position is central to ensuring smooth coordination between Programs and Education and Visitor Experience, Operations, Hospitality and Private Events, and other Skirball departments.

This non-exempt position reports to the Assistant Director of Programs. The position is full-time, Monday–Friday. 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor expenses to department budget; process invoices and check requests; maintain petty cash; generate monthly expense report.
  • Prepare a wide variety of routine correspondence, forms, reports, mailing and other lists.
  • Gather and organize information and materials for presentation to others; prepare documents and reports; provide information to the public and within the Skirball.
  • Create, maintain, and update department database and files.
  • Draft, edit, and compile copy for publication in promotional materials.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in staff meetings: prepare agenda, take notes, prepare, and distribute minutes.
  • Organize and coordinate planning meetings and training sessions.
  • Maintain calendars, schedule program/department and supervisor appointments as directed; update calendar and ensure appropriate parties are informed.  
  • Act as department receptionist; meet, greet, and escort visitors; respond to telephone calls and assist callers as able; check and respond to emails.
  • Supervise the receipt and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, etc.
  • Order and store office supplies; coordinate maintenance, repair, or replacement of office equipment.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and associated expenses for Skirball staff as well as artist travel and accommodations. 
  • Assist in the administration and operation of programs and special events. 
  • Occasional weekend or evening availability.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in an administrative support role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Team player with excellent people skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, as well as Internet research
  • Able to multitask and work flexibly in a fast-paced environment
  • College degree preferred
  • Interest in cultural arts production

The Skirball Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, criminal history in accordance with the law, or any other legally protected characteristics. Everyone is encouraged to apply for available employment to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Administrative Assistant, Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


  

Event Coordinator, Hospitality and Private Events

The Hospitality and Private Events department of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a capable, conscientious Event Coordinator. Reporting to the Vice President of Hospitality and Private Events, the Event Coordinator will be responsible for client relations, administrative and financial management of accounts, and full operational knowledge and use of the Ungerboeck Event Management software system.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate special events following the policies and practices of event management at the Skirball. 
  • Utilize sales and public relations skills to present Skirball products and services to develop new client base while maintaining long-term accounts.
  • Create and update event orders, which serve as the blueprint for all responsible contributing internal departments and contracted services.
  • Identify concerns and problem-solve within the established guidelines.
  • Create and monitor client contracts, including budget and outside services contracted through the Skirball. 
  • Facilitate and manage changing client needs, paying impeccable attention to detail, and communicate changes to all impacted internal departments. 
  • Assess the entire scope of an event and identify all details necessary for its success.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with Skirball’s mission and vision.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience within social, corporate, or nonprofit event planning
  • Computer skills to include Word, Excel, and event planning software. Previous experience with Delphi or Ungerboeck is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently, as a team player, and cross-functionally with all other Skirball departments

The Skirball Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, criminal history in accordance with the law, or any other legally protected characteristics. Everyone is encouraged to apply for available employment to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community.

Please send resume and cover letter describing your skills and interests by email or mail to:

Human Resources
Re: Administrative Assistant, Hospitality and Private Events
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
humanresources@skirball.org


    

Porter (Full Time)

The Maintenance team at the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to help maintain our facilities as a Porter. This full time position reports to the Facilities Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Sweep, mop, scrub, wax, and vacuum Museum exhibit spaces, hallways, stairs, restrooms, and office spaces; clean furniture and fixtures; wash walls, windows, doors, and equipment.
  • Empty trash and garbage containers.
  • Clean/sweep parking lots and walkways to ensure they are free of debris.
  • Operate equipment and use cleaning and other chemicals, in accordance with safety instructions.
  • Notify supervisor of hazardous conditions or repairs needed for facilities or equipment.
  • Clean debris from sidewalks, parking lots, and surrounding areas.
  • Set up tables, chairs, stands, boxes, equipment, etc. in accordance with pre-determined plans.
  • Break down event and meeting set-ups and store furniture and other equipment; ensure furniture and equipment is clean and ready for future use.
  • Clean event areas (e.g. mop, sweep, vacuum) as needed, to ensure area is clean and ready for the next event or meeting.
  • Ensure all trash is disposed of properly.
  • Assist with loading and unloading of equipment and furniture as-needed; transport, store, and/or deliver items throughout campus as requested.
  • Respond positively to request for assistance from staff and others.
  • Perform related duties as required to meet Skirball mission and goals.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skill in institutional housekeeping
  • Knowledge of floor care equipment, waxes, and cleaners
  • Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, cleaning chemical instructions, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to spend substantial time walking, standing, and performing the physical labor associated with cleaning facilities. This includes reaching with hands and arms, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, speaking, and listening.
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and assist others with heavier items
  • Ability to exert self physically to perform all duties of the job
  • Must be able to perform this job safely, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others
  • Effective oral communication skills; fluency in Spanish, English, or both preferred
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Courteous and friendly people skills
  • Ability to work various shifts including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability and willingness to perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s mission and vision
  • Note: The environment is mostly clean and comfortable but may include some minor annoyances such as noise, odors, drafts, and will include outside temperatures. 

The Skirball Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, criminal history in accordance with the law, or any other legally protected characteristics. Everyone is encouraged to apply for available employment to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community.

To apply, send resume and cover letter by mail, fax, or email to:

Human Resources
Re: Porter (Full Time)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


  

Production Technician, Audio Visual

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, conscientious AV Performance Production Specialist, who will assist with private events, concerts, films, lectures, and classes. This vital team member will be an integral part of the Skirball Cultural Center Audio Visual Production Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in development of facilities usage plan for events
  • Creates stage and event set-ups per artist specifications
  • Interfaces with porters, private events, security, engineering, and catering staff to ensure compliance with plans
  • Orders and coordinates delivery and operation of production rentals (stage, lights, backline, sound equipment, etc.)
  • Supervises event crew
  • Assists with obtaining and reviewing bids from vendors and monitoring contracts and invoices
  • Participates in load in, tech, rehearsals, programs, and strike
  • Serves as stage manager and house manager as appropriate
  • Reviews procedures and systems and plans and implements changes as needed to reduce expenses or increase income
  • Assists in the forward planning of production needs
  • Contacts performing artists and speakers at the direction of the manager
  • Coordinates technical needs with performers and representatives
  • Assists with the coordination of performer rehearsal time and facilities
  • Maintains facility equipment (speakers, amplifiers, mixing board, etc.); develops plans for future equipment purchases; develops procedures and instruction guides for equipment as needed
  • Positions, installs, and connects equipment, such as microphones, amplifiers, and lights
  • Operates audiovisual, sound-reproducing, and computerized systems, motion picture projecting equipment, and slide, video, audio tape, or other equipment to project or produce still or moving pictures, background music, oral commentary, and/or light or sound effects to illustrate, clarify, or enhance impact of presentation; coordinates equipment operation with material presented according to notations in script or instructions of program producer or presenter 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Experience as a working professional with broad expertise in production and technical theater
  • Working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, sound, staging, rigging, and design elements
  • Working knowledge of production equipment with some ability to repair, or problem-solve technical problems
  • Experience in producing shows in nontraditional spaces
  • Leadership skills to comfortably lead crews of all kinds
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multitask
  • Very effective oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Proficient personal computer skills, including utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other multimedia programs
  • Basic accounting skills to develop and manage budgets
  • Current and valid driver’s license and proof of insurance if using vehicle while traveling on the Skirball Cultural Center’s business
  • Active listening and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop productive relationships across the organization and across the field 
  • A sense for the entrepreneurial, high standards, self-motivation, flexibility, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, and high energy 
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • May lift up to 50 lbs. periodically

The Skirball Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, criminal history in accordance with the law, or any other legally protected characteristics. Everyone is encouraged to apply for available employment to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community.

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

Human Resources
Re: AV Production Technician
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org