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). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or criminal history in accordance with the law.



  

Communications and Marketing Intern, Part-Time

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a part-time intern for the spring 2018 academic term. Working closely with members of the Communications and Marketing department, the intern will have the opportunity to help work on promoting upcoming exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and the Skirball as a venue for private events, meetings, and conferences. In particular, the intern will help to research and implement plans for the Skirball’s major spring exhibition, Leonard Bernstein at 100 and a major summer exhibition TBD.

This part-time internship runs approximately mid-March through May 2018. Ideally 2–3 days, or 10–14 hours, per week, but can be flexible. $12.50 per hour. No benefits.

Responsibilities may include:

  • 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.
  • Maintain and update outreach database.
  • Develop digital outreach materials.
  • Assist with e-mail list maintenance and e-blast reporting.
  • Participate in social media projects and content creation when assigned.
  • Contribute to market research projects—including conducting in-person/online surveys, 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/Requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Some design background or knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign is preferred.
  • Knowledge of web CMS helpful.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-sensory, stimulating office environment.
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others.
  • Must be able to commute to and from the Skirball independently (transportation not provided).

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 mid-March through May. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

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



Maintenance Engineer, Operations

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a friendly, qualified, meticulous self-starter for the position of Maintenance Engineer in the Operations department. The position reports to the Chief Engineer.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Tour buildings, equipment, and grounds to check for problems; determine priorities and make repairs; discuss problems with supervisor.
  • Make routine plumbing repairs including leaky or plugged faucets, toilets, pipes, drains, and waste lines.
  • Repair plaster, paint, or refinish building interiors and exteriors.
  • Make minor electrical repairs such as repairing fuses, replacing fixtures, lights, and ballasts, and installing electrical outlets where wiring already exists.
  • Repair and erect wall partitions, shelves, floors, doors, and other related items.
  • Perform routine carpentry work; repair office furniture; build shelves.
  • Install and repair equipment such as kitchen appliances, exit signs, and other items.
  • Install/repair windows and screens.
  • Install/repair locks.
  • Hang drapery rods and drapes or blinds; hang pictures and signs, install hooks and other household items.
  • Repair and replace floor coverings.
  • Move furniture, equipment, and supplies.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order; request supplies as needed.
  • Respond positively to request for assistance from staff and others and actively cooperate on projects requiring other staff.
  • Develop and maintain maintenance mechanic skills by participating in educational programs, reading, and meetings with supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of equipment and facilities maintenance in an institutional setting
  • Working knowledge of routine plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning maintenance
  • Working knowledge of routine carpentry and repair of furniture and fixtures
  • Effective troubleshooting skills to identify problems with equipment and facilities
  • Effective reading, writing, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to operate/maintain hand and power tools normally associated with facilities and equipment maintenance
  • Ability to perform the physical labor associated with facilities and equipment maintenance including lifting up to 50 lbs. independently
  • Ability to tolerate different weather conditions
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with accepted safety procedures
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment
  • Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Skirball’s insurance carrier
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability and willingness to perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s mission and vision

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

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


  

Part-Time Sales Associate, Audrey’s Museum Store

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Sales Associate to serve in Audrey’s Museum Store. This part-time, on-call position is responsible for providing friendly, professional service to store patrons.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional and hospitable customer service and assistance to customers.
  • Learn and share knowledge about the Skirball and its exhibitions.
  • Assist with maintaining levels and cleanliness of the inventory and store supplies.
  • Accurately process sales transactions.

Qualifications:

  • Possess cheerful, patient personality and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable working with family audience
  • Must be able to work weekends and occasional evenings
  • Must be able to operate a computerized cash register
  • Confident using basic Microsoft Office
  • 1-2 years retail experience

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

Human Resources
Re: Part-Times Sales Associate, Audrey’s Museum Store
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


  

Sales Associate and Web Coordinator, Audrey’s Museum Store

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Sales Associate and Web Coordinator to serve in Audrey’s Museum Store. This full-time position is responsible for providing friendly, professional service to store patrons, as well as taking the lead on coordinating store website. The Sales Associate and Web Coordinator assumes full supervisory responsibility for the store in the absence of the Operations Manager and Assistant Manager.

Responsibilities:

Sales associate and key holder

  • Provide professional and hospitable customer service and assistance to customers.
  • Learn and share knowledge about the Skirball and its exhibitions.
  • Assist with maintaining levels and cleanliness of the inventory and store supplies.
  • Accurately process sales transactions.
  • Address customer concerns if the lead key holders are unavailable.
  • Receive incoming merchandise and ship outgoing packages.

Web store coordinator

  • Manage web store content including writing merchandise descriptive copy, and editing and posting store merchandise.
  • Monitor  POS software (Counterpoint) and web host (Unite U) interface.
  • Process web orders.

Liaison to Communications and Marketing team

  • Prepare merchandise images and descriptive copy for the bimonthly program guide, e-news, and social media posts for submission according to the established schedule.

Merchandise display

  • Create storytelling visual displays to promote changing exhibition merchandise and new product initiatives, and to seasonally promote holidays

Qualifications:

  • Possess cheerful, patient personality and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable working with family audience
  • Must be able to work weekends and occasional evenings
  • Must be able to operate a computerized cash register
  • Familiar with desktop, mobile, and digital technology, including Photoshop
  • Confident using basic Microsoft Office
  • 1-2 years retail experience

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

Human Resources
Re: Store Sales Associate and Web Coordinator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


  

Temporary Preparator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for temporary preparatory work. The temporary preparator performs a wide range of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the preparation, installation, de-installation, and care of objects and works of art at the museum level. Hours, schedule, and available work will vary weekly.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle, move, pack, and safely install artwork and objects
  • Install graphics, signage, labels, and lighting.
  • Receive and uncrate shipments of art and related exhibition materials.
  • Assist in the preparation and fabrication of temporary exhibition components such as display cases, mounts, frames, pedestals, and temporary walls as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge and skills in the preparation, installation and care/handling of valuable objects in a museum or gallery. Museum experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well both in a team environment and independently
  • Ability to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of fabrication and production techniques and experience working with wood and machine shop tools
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Knowledge of audiovisual equipment a plus

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

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