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Skirball Cultural Center

Employment

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

Current Job Opportunities

Advancement Communication Manager/Grant Writer

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an Advancement Communications Manager for its Advancement department. This full-time position reports to the Vice President Advancement. The Advancement Communications Manager is a vital member of the Advancement team, responsible for compelling writing and communications pieces that are responsive to Skirball priorities and funding requirements. The Advancement Communications Manager will contribute to the Skirball’s robust fundraising efforts with philanthropists, foundations, corporations, and government entities, inspiring their impassioned support for the Skirball’s mission, social justice, the arts, and education.

Starting Pay: $70,000 per year

Writing/Communications Responsibilities

  • Develop grant proposals, reports, budgets, and necessary supporting materials
  • Gather and analyze data and information to support grant and report preparation
  • Write major donor acknowledgments and correspondence
  • Develop and design exhibition/program prospectuses and other Advancement communications pieces
  • In collaboration with colleagues in other departments, clarify priorities, goals, and objectives for impactful proposals
  • In collaboration with the Membership Manager, assist with writing membership promotions and materials

Advancement Responsibilities

  • Assist Vice President Advancement in maintaining excellent communications, relationships, and networks with donors and funder contacts
  • Maintain the grants calendar to monitor application processes, deadlines, reports, and grant compliance
  • Research available grants from diverse sources of funding
  • Initiate and develop relationships with potential new funding sources and attend meetings when appropriate
  • Maintain records in donor database, completing prospect plans and recording proposals and acknowledgments
  • Attend grant writing, fundraising, and donor database webinars/workshops
  • Participate in major donor cultivation events and Skirball-wide programs
  • Work evenings and weekends on occasion and as requested to represent the Skirball at community events

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Three years successful nonprofit grant writing experience
  • Undergraduate degree in English, communications, fundraising, or similar field and/or equivalent experience
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated ability to utilize Office 365 applications and Altru, or equivalent donor database software
  • Skilled in graphic design and demonstrated ability using different design software; Adobe InDesign proficiency a plus
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Skirball’s mission to welcome the stranger and help build a more just society

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources
Re: Advancement Communications Manager
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440‐4595
hr@skirball.org

Community Connections Research Fellow, Museum

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks to engage a two-year Community Connections Research Fellow to explore the ongoing and historic connections between Black and Jewish communities, both nationally and in Southern California. The fellowship’s focus will be on conducting an extensive historiography and literature review and identifying contemporary scholars, artists, collections, and institutions whose artifactual holdings or work reflect these histories. Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Research Fellow also will develop four exhibition concepts that align with the Skirball’s mission as a Jewish American cultural institution that celebrates discovery and hope, fosters human connections across generations and communities, and inspires visitors to help build a more just society.

Contract Timeframe: Summer 2024 through Summer 2026

Compensation: Research Fellow will receive a monthly stipend of $4,500-$5,800, based on prior academic and professional experience. Additional funds available for travel research. 

Contract Scope, Deliverables, and Responsibilities

  • Develop a detailed historiography and literature review of existing published work, including journal articles, monographs, conference presentations, exhibitions, and exhibition catalogues
  • Conduct research on local, regional, and national collections
  • Engage with scholars, institutional colleagues, and other content and community specialists
  • Meet monthly with Chief Curator, and quarterly with Museum Director, to receive input and direction that guides further research
  • Submit a monthly progress report to the Chief Curator and Museum Director
  • Consult with Skirball curators and staff to gain insight into Skirball exhibition history and audiences, lessons learned from prior projects, and best practices
  • Consult with Deputy Director to develop budget estimates for each proposed exhibition concept
  • Generate four well-developed concepts for potential exhibitions on aspects of Black and Jewish history (for 1,000-square-foot or 2,500-square-foot galleries) that directly align with the Skirball’s mission and audience goals, each to be accompanied by a sample exhibition checklist as well as potential audiovisual and interactive components
  • Submit a final proposal to the Museum Director with a comprehensive description of four concepts and accompanying materials outlined above in Spring 2026

Contractor Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of Black and Jewish American history, culture, and art
  • Demonstrated record of successfully researching community histories
  • Familiarity with archives and collections related to Black and Jewish cultural history, material culture, and civil rights histories
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, flexibility, and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through
  • Affinity for working consultatively and incorporating the input of others
  • Personal resonance with the Skirball’s mission and values
  • Preferred: prior experience curating exhibitions in community spaces or museums

Please send CV and cover letter, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources 
Re: Research Fellow
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
hr@skirball.org

Deputy Director, Operations

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Deputy Director for its Operations Department. Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive oversight and management to the Facilities and Operations Department by overseeing engineering, security, parking, audio visual, project management, and porter services. 

Starting salary range: $130,000-140,000 per year

Responsibilities: 

  • Directly manage operations and building service areas and supervisors, including engineering, security, grounds, parking, trades, project manager, audio-visual services, porter services, daily operations, and routine maintenance; establish related policies, procedures, and communication processes
  • Collaborate with SVP to make recommendations on facility capital improvement projects
  • Oversee facilities to ensure a safe, secure, attractive, functioning environment that maximizes effective use of the available exterior and interior spaces; oversee and routinely inspect the work of maintenance, grounds, facilities, and equipment
  • Assist SVP with managing construction and retrofitting of interior and exterior spaces to meet changing needs 
  • Assist the SVP with the organization-wide safety and security program to ensure the security of the Skirball’s assets, facilities, and grounds, and the safety of visitors and workforce; makes recommendations for renovations and retrofitting; help ensure that all Skirball facilities remain in compliance with accessibility, health and safety codes and provide a professional and comfortable environment for staff and visitors
  • Support day-to-day office operations
  • Help the SVP evaluate space requirements and develop space plans that consider and balance program requirements with building and safety codes
  • Develop effective working relations with City officials regarding permits, variances, and other needs; manage regulations for fire certification; act as liaison between the Skirball and the Los Angeles City Fire Department; participate in tours of facilities by regulatory agencies and Fire Department staff
  • Collaborate in management meetings to identify protection objectives and standards and to help develop and implement emergency disaster plans and contingency operations; participate in management committees
  • Collaborate with other department leaders in providing support services and resources needed to accomplish institutional goals; work together to manage limited parking resources and ensure cost-effective management of security operations
  • Communicate security and safety policies, procedures, and priorities to other departments
  • Gather and analyze data and prepare reports
  • Help with the hiring process for Operations roles; manage and oversee existing employees
  • Develop and maintain skills through workshops, further education, and research; attend professional development conferences; develop and present programs at conferences designed to promote the Skirball’s programs to others 
  • Perform other duties as required, including full or partial responsibility for major projects and initiative designed to support the Skirball’s mission 

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes: 

  • 10+ years of management-level experience in supervising and overseeing technical trades and administrative facilities staff 
  • Degree in business, facilities management, engineering, or related discipline and/or several years of increasingly responsible professional and managerial experience in similar positions 
  • Working knowledge of facilities, security and safety, custodial, landscape services, trades, and project management and related business processes 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds; effective negotiation and contract management skills  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Current and valid driver’s license and proof of insurance; ability to travel via personal vehicle or personal transport to off-site meetings 
  • Preferred: A master’s degree in business administration and fluency in Spanish 

Physical and environmental demands of the job: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking around. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. 

Please send resume, preferably by email, to: 

Human Resources 
Re: Deputy Director, Operations 
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
hr@skirball.org

Line Cook, Hospitality and Private Events

The Hospitality and Private Events department of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a capable Line Cook. Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Line Cook is responsible for performing a wide variety of moderately difficult food preparation in a high-volume institutional kitchen.

Starting salary: $19 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Prepares or directs preparation of regular hot, cold, and special diet foods according to prescribed menus, plans, and recipes
  • Follows established schedule in cooking, baking, sanitation, and related activities
  • Determines proper cooking time and temperature
  • Operates broiler, ovens, grills, fryers, and a variety of other kitchen equipment
  • Cleans and sanitizes all food preparation equipment and ensures that it is kept in a safe and operable condition
  • Keeps track of invoices and gives them to supervisor 
  • Performs custodial duties such as mopping floors, washing walls, and cleaning refrigerators 
  • Understands and abides by the standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures 

Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of methods, materials, and practices of volume food preparation
  • Working knowledge of sanitary methods used in food preparation and kitchen maintenance
  • Physical ability to lift and carry heavy bowls 
  • Physical ability to stand and walk most of the working day
  • Ability to read an event order and pay attention to detail 
  • Ability to interact in a friendly, professional manner with other team members

Please send resumé, preferably by email, to:

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

On-Call Dishwasher, Hospitality and Private Events

The Hospitality and Private Events department of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a capable Dishwasher. Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Dishwasher is responsible for cleaning a wide variety of food preparation and service items in accordance with Health Department sanitation and safety standards. The Dishwasher will also help with routine food preparation.

Starting salary: $19 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Washes and dries dishes, glasses, utensils, pots and pans, and related food preparation/serving items and equipment
  • Loads and operates the dishwasher per approved guidelines
  • Maintains all cleaning/washing equipment at proper temperature and in proper operating order; loads equipment correctly; checks temperature per approved schedule and adjusts as needed; disassembles, inspects, cleans, performs maintenance on, and reassembles equipment properly
  • Checks all items for cleanliness and stores clean, dry items and equipment in proper places
  • Cleans floor area of any water spillage, detergent, and/or foodstuffs per safety and sanitation guidelines
  • Disposes of garbage in proper waste/refuse containers
  • Assists with some food preparation, as needed
  • Sweeps/mops the kitchen floor; wipes down surfaces to ensure high standards of cleanliness
  • Responds to requests for service from other team members in a friendly, responsive manner

Qualifications

  • Physical ability to stand/walk most of the working day, perform physical labor, and lift and carry heavy pots, trays, and other items
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and accurately follow usage instructions for cleaning products and equipment
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination to operate equipment
  • Routine housekeeping/cleaning skills
  • Ability to interact in a friendly, professional manner with other team members

Please send resumé, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources
Re: On-Call Dishwasher, Hospitality and Private Events
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
hr@skirball.org

On-Call Educator, Education Department

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a dynamic and friendly On-Call Educator to facilitate public programs and/or school tours within Noah’s Ark, the Skirball’s interactive exhibition for children and families, as well as the Archaeology Dig and other outdoor spaces.

Reporting to the Manager of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs and/or the Associate Director of Education, On-Call Educators are part of a collaborative team that implements participatory programs for school groups and/or families of all types, especially those with young children. They facilitate learning through activities such as full-body puppetry, movement, percussion and singing, cooperative games, storytelling, and artmaking. They serve as hosts within the gallery, imparting key Noah’s Ark messages and helping to maintain a safe, orderly, and welcoming environment. They co-teach inquiry-based school programs in Noah’s Ark, at the Archeology Dig, and in other galleries designed for Pre-K through 12 students, supporting all aspects of Skirball’s educational programming.

Starting salary: $19/hour

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with team members to ensure successful experiences for family visitors, students, and community groups, including facilitated and drop-in experiences, table-based activities, school tours, and participatory movement, music, and puppetry
  • Convey key Noah’s Ark and Skirball messages and values through programs and meaningful visitor interactions
  • Help maintain a safe and friendly environment, proactively address customer service and operational issues, and troubleshoot as needed
  • Reset and maintain Noah’s Ark, Family Programs, and School Tour spaces, including ongoing daily prop sanitization 
  • Integrate and apply feedback from supervisors to achieve program goals and standards
  • Contribute to the development of gallery programs, drop-in performances, and visitor interactions
  • Assist in preparing, keeping inventory, and organizing materials for programs
  • Work as a member of the team to ensure timely implementation of daily opening/closing procedures

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • Background in arts education, acting, public speaking, puppeteering, storytelling, early childhood education, archaeology, and/or related fields
  • Prior experience working with children and families, and/or students
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following specialized areas: acting, puppetry, movement, music, storytelling, improvisation, or visual arts
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and abilities
  • Physical ability to work long hours that require agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and a sustained high energy level; to work outdoors in variable conditions (heat, cold, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Jewish cultural practices 
  • Preferred: fluency in spoken Spanish; interactive, informal teaching experience

Schedule:

Multiple shifts are available. Indicate your availability in your application.

In Noah’s Ark and Family Programs:

  • Shifts are scheduled on an as-needed basis, primarily on weekends and holidays.

In School Programs:

  • Shifts are scheduled on an as-needed basis, primarily on weekdays during school hours (8:30am-1:30pm).         

There are occasional weekday afternoon shifts for public hours and employee training.

Please send resume, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources Department 
Re: On-Call Educator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
hr@skirball.org

On-Call Porter

The Operations department of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a capable, self-motivated, attentive, detail-oriented individual for the position of Porter. This person is responsible for maintaining public, office, and surrounding facilities in clean and orderly condition to meet health and safety standards. They will also be required to set up and take down furniture and equipment for special events and meetings in accordance with design plans. This is a variable-hour, on-call position. The schedule for this position is based on scheduled programs and private events. This position reports to the Senior Facilities Supervisor.

Starting salary: $19 per hour

Responsibilities:

Maintenance

  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, waxes, and vacuums Museum exhibit spaces, hallways, stairs, restrooms, and office spaces; cleans furniture and fixtures; washes walls, windows, doors, and equipment.
  • Empties trash and garbage containers.
  • Cleans/sweeps parking lots, walkways, and surrounding areas to ensure they are free of debris.
  • Operates minor cleaning equipment and uses biologically and environmentally safe cleaning agents in accordance with safety instructions.

Notifies supervisor concerning hazardous conditions in or repairs needed to facilities or equipment.

Events/Meetings

  • Sets up tables, chairs, stands, boxes, equipment, etc. in accordance with pre-determined design plans.
  • Breaks down event and meeting set-ups and stores furniture and other equipment; ensures furniture and equipment is clean and ready for future use.
  • Cleans event areas (e.g., mops, sweeps, vacuums) as needed, to ensure area is clean and ready for the next event or meeting.
  • Ensures all trash is disposed of properly.

General

  • Assists with loading and unloading of equipment and furniture as needed; transports, stores, and/or delivers items throughout campus as requested.
  • Responds positively to requests for assistance from staff and others.
  • Performs 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.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds regularly and to assist others with heavier items
  • Ability to exert self physically to perform all duties of the job
  • Ability to perform this job safely, with reasonable accommodation, if necessary, without endangering the health or safety of oneself 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 interpersonal skills
  • Available 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, and drafts, and some duties outdoors in variable temperatures.

 

Please send resumé and cover letter, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources Department
Re: On-Call Porter
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
hr@skirball.org

 

Payroll Specialist, Finance and Human Resources

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a dynamic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible team player for the position of Payroll Specialist. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working with the Accounts Payable Accountant to accomplish biweekly payroll responsibilities, this position oversees and directs payroll procedures, including processing new hires, terminations, pay increases, and other payroll-related changes; ensuring accuracy of payroll data as well as reporting tied to payroll operations; collaborating with Finance and HR, managers, and employees to answer payroll questions and provide timely changes and updates; and staying updated on changes to payroll tax law and wage and hour-related payroll laws. 

Salary range: $60,000–80,000

Responsibilities:

  • Input/update employee payroll data relative to new employment, terminations, status changes, and benefits into the Human Resources Information System in a timely/accurate manner (e.g., tax withholding, garnishments, pay changes, direct deposit, benefit deduction changes)
  • Manage payroll and timekeeping systems
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and policies
  • Collaborate with HR and Finance teams on matters related to payroll including compliance with relevant laws and policies
  • Develop trainings and periodic refreshers for employees; work with ADP representatives to organize ADP online trainings for more robust and best practices needs 
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place and periodically tested and reevaluated; recommend process improvements and controls
  • Work with employees and managers to resolve payroll issues and answer questions related to payroll
  • Resolve payroll errors in a timely manner
  • Cross-train Finance staff to back up payroll
  • Work with the Finance team on account reconciliations related to payroll
  • Run payroll reports for the HR and Finance teams; identify key reports in ADP, develop those that lack and are part of best practices; organizing naming conventions; share with and train appropriate members of the team accordingly
  • Work with auditors and other vendors on any reporting or data collection related to payroll and other financial reporting
  • Prepare financial statements related to payroll data; assist in monthly and year-end financial reporting and analysis 

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • 3+ years of experience managing payroll
  • Personal computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint as well as database programs and/or specific HRIS/payroll experience (ADP Workforce Now experience strongly preferred)
  • Ability to establish and maintain complex and confidential files, records, and official documents
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality about employee information
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals

Physical and environmental demands of the job: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Please send resume, preferably by email, to:

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

Sales and Event Coordinator, Hospitality and Private Events

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate individual to join our team as a Sales and Event Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Hospitality and Private Events, this position is a pivotal link between potential clients and the organization, responsible for qualifying leads, nurturing client relationships, presenting proposals, managing contracts, and overseeing event logistics to ensure seamless execution and client satisfaction.

Salary range: $25–27.50 per hour

Responsibilities:

  • Qualify leads and identify potential clients through various channels (e.g., event marketing, email outreach, and direct inquiries)
  • Develop and maintain guest relationships with potential and existing clients, understanding their needs and exceeding expectations
  • Prepare and present engaging proposals for event and catering services, highlighting our special offerings and competitive pricing
  • Conduct venue tours and offer presentations
  • Prepare all contracts with detailed information regarding room setup, menus, alcohol, budget, staffing, special requests, seating, etc.
  • Secure and finalize contracts, ensuring all agreements comply with organizational policy, insurance requirements, and legal compliance
  • Manage event logistics, coordinating, and clearly communicating with internal teams and vendors for seamless execution
  • Maintain accurate records of contracts, sales data and event details in our CRM system.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • 2+ years of experience in outside sales, food and beverage sales, event catering, AV, or a similar field
  • Proven track record of exceeding goals and building strong client relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain a customer service mindset
  • Proficiency in a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform
  • Commitment to the Skirball’s mission
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, and late hours
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management or public relations; established relationships with vendors; and proficiency in more than one language 

Physical and environmental demands of the job: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and standing and/or walking. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.

Please send resume, preferably by email, to:

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

Security and Safety Director

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced Security and Safety Director to lead the organization-wide security program. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Operations, this position will manage Skirball and contracted security staff and ensure the security of the institution’s assets, facilities, and grounds and the safety of its staff and visitors. This role will also be responsible for advising leadership on high-level security issues and safety concerns. 

Starting salary range: $110,000-120,000

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development and implementation of security policies, standards, and procedures to ensure ongoing security relative to asset protection, workplace violence prevention, emergencies, access control systems, video surveillance, and employee education.
  • Oversee the implementation, updating, and testing of safety and disaster preparedness programs, policies, and procedures; provide relevant staff education; oversee regular security drills and training sessions to educate staff and volunteers about security, safety, and disaster preparedness; manage and train disaster response teams.
  • Perform managerial duties; oversee Site Managers and vendors; interview applicants; assign and review assignment progress; manage performance; develop higher levels of expertise in team members by encouraging further education, participation in seminars, and providing learning opportunities within the department.
  • Provide management oversight and mentorship to Site Managers in their direct supervision of officers, including recruitment, hiring, onboarding, development, management, training and discipline; investigate complaints; maintain manual and electronic records (e.g., background information, personnel files, applicant tracking), ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
  • Design security deployment for daily and special event activities; consult and collaborate with relevant departments to define security needs for exhibitions, including reviewing layout in advance of installation, ensuring security of shipments and receipt of art works, reviewing indemnification specifications from lending institutions to ensure security requirements are met, and recommending necessary changes to security devices and/or procedures.
  • Respond to and investigate security breaches; assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and other related regulations, including preparation and submission of required reports.
  • Maintain file of hazardous materials and procedures for handling a mishap.
  • Create and manage Security budget, ensuring expenditures comply with approvals; recommend salary increases.
  • Help identify and select outside contractors to provide security services; manage related contracts; work with outside consultants for independent security audits.
  • Assess and determine parking and delivery challenges; coordinate contract uses of parking lots including shuttle use, parking attendants, and valet services; provide parking and traffic directional plans for large events that maximize parking resources.
  • Oversee members of the Security team in monitoring on-site security equipment to ensure proper operation and maintenance.
  • Recommend and oversee planning, evaluation, enhancement, purchase, and testing of new and existing security systems, technology, and devices; oversee the implementation of new equipment/devices and their integration with existing systems.
  • Work with management to identify appropriate protection goals, objectives, and metrics.
  • Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with public agencies regarding the Skirball’s position in the community; develop and maintain effective working relationships with local law enforcement agencies.
  • Develop and maintain security skills through participation in workshops, further education, and professional literature.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • Degree in criminal justice or related discipline or equivalent training 
  • More than 5 years of experience as senior security, public safety, or military staff with supervisory responsibility
  • Knowledge of the security policies and practices in museums, including business continuity planning, disaster planning, risk management, security and law enforcement policies and procedures, crime prevention, investigations, and public safety training
  • Managerial experience; ability to manage subordinate supervisors and staff members
  • Experience negotiating and managing security contracts
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to manage and lead a team and to communicate security-related concepts to Skirball staff
  • Knowledge of pertinent law and the law enforcement community
  • Ability to work in high-pressure situations, make decisions rapidly, and exercise sound judgment and discretion
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Physical ability to spend substantial time standing/walking and to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Preferred: bachelor’s degree, bilingual (English/Spanish), firearms training and relevant permits, experience working in the Jewish community and/or anti-terrorism/hate crime experience

Please send resume, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources 
Re: Security and Safety Director 
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
FAX: (310) 440-4595 
hr@skirball.org

Temporary Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Operations

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a mature, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Temporary Part-Time Administrative Assistant to support the Operations Department, which encompasses Security, Facilities, Engineering, Purchasing, Audio Visual, and Logistics. Reporting to the Operations Coordinator, this position will help with day-to-day operations for 24–30 hours per week for the next year, with the possibility of contract renewal.

Starting salary: $20/hour

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in day-to-day logistics of the Operations Department
  • Maintain and oversee vendor service agreements
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and take notes, prepare, and distribute minutes
  • Assist with the receipt and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail and packages
  • Maintain office supplies inventory; assist with the coordination of maintenance, repair, and/or replacement of office equipment
  • Prepare a wide variety of routine correspondence, forms, and reports
  • Create, maintain, and update department files
  • Respond to telephone calls and emails from staff and outside vendors
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate department meetings, events, and training sessions 
  • Assist with special events and minor projects as needed
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for staff
  • Process invoices and purchase orders

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • Prior experience in an administrative role supporting operational functions
  • 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

Physical and environmental demands of the job:  Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.

Please send resume, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources 
Re: Temporary Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Operations
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
hr@skirball.org

Overview

Since opening in 1996, the Skirball Cultural Center has been a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. The Skirball has defined itself by a deep commitment to pluralism, inclusivity, and cross-cultural exchange. We welcome the public to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections across generations and communities, and build a more just society.

The Skirball has experienced significant growth and transformation during the last two decades, including multiple expansions of its campus and programs, broadening its impact and establishing itself as the largest Jewish cultural institution in the nation. This is a pivotal moment for the Skirball, which has new leaders who are charting a path for the future of the organization.

Culture and Compensation

The Skirball Cultural Center is an incredible place to work. We are a dedicated and diverse group of more than two hundred people. Our employees have an average tenure of more than seven years at the Skirball. We are committed to a work environment that is rooted in our mission and our core values. If you would like to join a team where all people are valued, this is the place.

A competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits package, will be offered, commensurate with experience. The Skirball Cultural Center is committed to the safety of its employees, visitors, and vendors. 

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, sex, 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. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups to apply.