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. 



Curator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an audience-minded, detail-oriented, multi-tasking team member with superior research, writing, and communications skills for the position of Curator in the Skirball Museum. Guided by the Skirball’s mission and inclusive perspective, the Curator will develop a dynamic range of exhibitions, create original content, and support the efforts of the entire Museum. 

The Curator will lead project teams, collaborating with other curators as well as Education, Registration, Design and Production, Programs, and Communications and Marketing to ensure that projects meet the highest professional standards while fostering the Museum’s values of relevance, innovation, and broad audience engagement. The Curator will also work with the Advancement department to identify and cultivate resources necessary to fund exhibitions, programs, and publications.  

The Curator reports to the Museum Director. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop exhibitions, including original exhibition concepts and preparation of exhibition proposals aligned with the Skirball’s mission and goals.
  • Lead interdepartmental exhibition project teams through each phase of development for both original exhibitions and traveling exhibitions.
  • Prepare budgets and grants; meet curatorial deadlines and objectives essential to on-time and on-budget exhibitions.
  • Research exhibition topics and define content in accord with exhibition objectives, including writing and editing of exhibition didactics.
  • Maintain constructive and collegial relationships across Museum departments and the larger Skirball administration.
  • Support exhibition-related programs and marketing and PR activities.
  • Foster productive relationships with local and national institutions and cultural and community organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in relevant humanities discipline(s); Ph.D. preferred.
  • Five years or more experience as a curator in a museum setting.
  • Demonstrated record of conceptualizing, researching, and planning exhibitions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through.
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy.  

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: Curator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
humanresources@skirball.org  


Manager of Family Programs 

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced Manager of Family Programs to work within the Education and Visitor Experience Department. This person will oversee a team responsible for envisioning and implementing participatory programs for families, especially those with young children. They will provide staff management, program creation and implementation, operational support, and administrative and budget planning for Skirball family offerings that relate to and take place within its Family Art Studio and Archaeology Dig, indoor and outdoor performance spaces, museum galleries, and the award-winning destination Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. 

This position reports to the Head of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs. They work closely with other Education and Visitor Experience staff and across many Skirball departments. This is a full-time position that includes regular weekend and occasional evening work.

Responsibilities:

  • Family Programs Creation, Planning, and Implementation—Select, produce, and organize a wide variety of offerings for families, including campus-wide festivals (the annual Skirball Puppet Festival and Hanukkah Festival), performances (a summer amphitheater series), art studio projects, archaeological programs, and in-gallery experiences. Identify innovative artists and performers of music, storytelling, dance, and puppetry. Shape or collaborate on content to ensure accessibility and mission alignment for a diverse family audience. Negotiate/contract artists and performers. Track myriad details related to program implementation including artist/performer communication, contracts, recruitment, and budget. 
  • Staff and Volunteer Management—Manage and guide a team of regular and on-call staff, volunteers (including the Teen Volunteer Program), and summer interns; provide leadership, support, and guidance to ensure that content and experience goals are met. Provide support to the Head of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs with employee recruiting, hiring, orientation, and training materials. Keep staff and volunteers apprised of Skirball policies, procedures, and content offerings. 
  • Communication and Collaboration—Develop and write program materials and oversee their production and distribution. Must have excellent writing and public speaking skills and the ability to respond quickly and effectively to family audiences and Skirball colleagues. Work closely with other Skirball departments—e.g. Public Programs, Operations, Communications and Marketing, and Private Events—to ensure collaborative planning, successful promotion, and implementation of all Skirball family programs.
  • Budget and Attendance Tracking, Analysis, and Reporting—Support the Head of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs in developing annual family programs’ budget and attendance targets and tracking/managing expenses to ensure compliance with approved budget. Develop assessment tools to measure program impact, interpret data and identify trends, and communicate outcomes. Track data and seek to improve processes.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in performing arts, arts education, museum education, or related field.
  • Prior experience in developing and managing inspiring performance programs for families.
  • Prior experience producing large-scale public events. Organizational skills sufficient to plan large-scale projects and initiatives. Prior experience in successfully managing a team and providing effective leadership and coaching to staff and volunteers. 
  • Orientation toward child-directed, flexible, experiential programming with a focus on collaboration and respect for every learner.
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and abilities.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including strong editing skills.
  • Team player with a collaborative workstyle, ability to accept and support change, and work effectively with people of various backgrounds and work styles.
  • Clear resonance with Noah’s Ark at the Skirball’s aesthetic and educational approach.  
  • Ability to work long hours that require physical agility (kneeling, lifting, sitting on the floor, etc.) and sustained energy.
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices desirable.
  • Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 
  • An active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission and goals.  

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 by mail, fax, or email to: 

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


On-Call Visitor Experience Associate

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a warm and friendly, flexible self-starter with excellent communication skills for an on-call position of Visitor Experience Associate. This person serves on the Visitor Experience team within the Skirball’s Education and Visitor Experience department and reports to the Visitor Experience Manager. 

Responsibilities:

  • Greet, welcome, and engage with visitors to the Skirball in a warm, professional, and outgoing manner that sets them up for a positive overall Skirball experience.
  • Perform Box Office sales using Altru ticketing system. 
  • Resolve any ticketing issues efficiently while providing exceptional customer service. Handle all transactions with attention to detail, discretion, and security.
  • Receive, track, and account for daily cash and credit receipts ensuring accuracy and completeness. Generate daily Will-Call lists.
  • Work closely with Security staff, Porters, and Volunteers at the membership desk to help the lobby run smoothly and ensure a positive visitor experience.
  • Share visitor experiences and weekend activity reports with manager and other senior staff as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and verbal communication skills and a friendly, professional demeanor. Active interest in interacting with people for the bulk of each day. Prior experience interacting with families desirable.
  • Prior sales/box office experience desirable
  • Excellent attention to detail, effectiveness as a team player, and ability to solve problems flexibly in a changing environment
  • Ability to convey the Skirball’s mission and share information about its exhibitions, programs, and other offerings with visitors
  • Ability to interact positively with people of different generations and backgrounds
  • Basic math skills to account for receipts, prepare routine reports, and resolve errors
  • Basic computer skills and competent written communication skills
  • Fluency in (spoken) Spanish preferred

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 by mail, fax, or email to: 

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