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

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 with more than 600,000 visitors annually, 400 employees, and a $22 million operating budget. 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 is an incredible place to work with a dedicated and diverse team. Skirball employees have an average tenure of more than seven years at 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 group where all people are valued, this is the place.

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.*

A competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits package, will be offered, commensurate with experience.


Administrative Assistant, Communications and Marketing

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic and competent team player to serve as the administrative assistant to the Communications and Marketing department, which is responsible for marketing and advertising, media relations, print and web communications (including the Skirball website), social media, community outreach, and graphic design.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in scheduling and preparing for meetings, including booking meetings in Microsoft Teams and on Zoom, preparing agendas, taking notes, and creating presentations.
  • Coordinate photo shoots on the Skirball campus, including helping to select and book photographers, compile shot list, and obtain and archive photo releases. Participate actively in archiving and tagging photographs as required by the photo database system.
  • Process vendor invoices and check requests; help to monitor and forecast budgets.
  • Prepare contracts for consultants and vendors; route contracts for signature.
  • Support production, delivery, and distribution of print materials, such as flyers, postcards, signage, posters, and passes/coupons; serve as primary liaison with print and mail house vendors.
  • Set up and maintain both hard copy and electronic files of documents, print publications, promotional items, and other materials; track inventory.
  • Participate in market research and data collection, including audience testing of materials.
  • Support media outreach efforts, including sending publicity images, archiving media clippings, escorting media, updating media database, distributing press releases and media advisories, and pitching stories to journalists and bloggers as assigned.
  • Support community and grassroots outreach efforts.
  • Assist with wayfinding and promotional activities at both on-site and off-site events.
  • Order office supplies.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball's established mission and values.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree and/or 1–2 years of experience in an office setting.
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including copyediting and proofreading.
  • Strong attention to detail and proven ability to organize tasks and resolve problems, exercise good judgment, take initiative, follow through, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload. Flexibility in undertaking project assignments as needed.
  • Team player with positive, professional, be-of-service demeanor; demonstrated success at working well with others and independently.
  • High-level expertise in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database applications; experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Familiarity with communications and marketing concepts, processes, and tools, including social media, preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to the address below.

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


Administrative Assistant (Temporary), Advancement

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic and competent team player to serve as the temporary Administrative Assistant to the Advancement department. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Advancement, this full-time, limited-term position is responsible for providing clerical and administrative office support to the Vice President and other members of the department.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Vice President of Advancement and assist in all areas, as requested.
  • Organize and maintain computer and hard-copy files.
  • Maintain various Excel department charts.
  • Answer telephones.
  • Administer written correspondence and its dissemination.
  • Schedule, arrange, and prepare rooms for meetings.
  • Coordinate and track department check requests and invoices for payment.
  • Coordinate with mail house mailings.
  • Attend meetings, as requested; take and distribute notes; assist with organization.

Advancement Responsibilities:

  • Meet and greet visitors of the Advancement department.
  • Coordinate external mailings and communications.
  • Work with the Vice President of Advancement to maintain the donor engagement plan.
  • Coordinate donor events, such as special programs and exhibition openings.
  • Conduct prospective donor research resources.
  • Work closely with the President’s Office staff on donor-related projects and reports.
  • Answer donor inquiries.
  • Assist Membership Manager on an as-needed basis.
  • Assist Grant Writer on an as-needed basis.

Altru Administrative/Donor Database Management Responsibilities:

  • Maintain profiles and histories of Skirball donors and potential donors.
  • Sustain Altru database clean-up.
  • Process invoices, receipts, tributes, and thank-you letters to donors and keep copies for department records.
  • Process check, cash, and credit card donations in Altru; prepare related Altru reports for accounting.
  • Set up new profiles and funding pledges in Altru.
  • Complete Altru Monthly Activity Report.
  • Maintain multiple mailing lists in Altru and one in FileMaker Pro.
  • Administer invitation lists for special events in Altru.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • Three years of successful administrative-assistant experience.
  • Undergraduate degree in English, communications, fundraising, or similar field, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent IT tool proficiency and demonstrated ability to utilize Office 365 applications and Altru or equivalent donor database software, FileMaker Pro, and Zoom.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Skirball’s mission to welcome the stranger and help build a more just society.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Friendly, outgoing demeanor and a team player.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent editing skills.
  • Proficiency at computer research.

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

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


Director of Public Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Director of Public Programs. This position will report to the Executive Vice President and partner with the senior leadership team to further position the Skirball as a warm, welcoming, and special place and a preeminent thought leader, convener, and justice-centered arts and culture organization. This impactful role will lead interdisciplinary adult programs in the areas of film, music, theater, dance, performing, food, exhibition-related programs, and literary arts, as well as classes and workshops. All public programming will support the Skirball’s mission and values. Specific responsibilities are as follows:

Public Programs

  • Develop innovative, creative, socially relevant, and distinguished programs attracting a wide array of visitors and diverse audiences.
  • Develop and deliver programs in a variety of formats and distribution channels (e.g., classes, concerts, conferences, lectures, media coverage, mobile technology, publications, social media, tours, and workshops).
  • Oversee program content development to ensure that information is conveyed in a manner relevant and accessible to a diverse audience.
  • Evaluate program components for trends and recommends revisions or new programs to meet projected goals; utilize data and metrics to assess and determine the direction and impact of programs.
  • Plan and implement audience studies, focus groups, visitor surveys, and other methods of data collection for use in planning public programs.
  • Summarize data and prepare reports on visitor attendance, demographics, and experiences.

Operational and Staff Leadership

  • Day-to-day supervision of five full-time staff members.
  • Close collaboration across all departments and with senior leadership to ensure consistent expression of strategic priorities and mission.
  • Recruit, develop, and retain a high-performing team capable of working seamlessly across the organization, programs, functions, and departments; help create a service-minded organization and culture that leverages team and individual strengths to achieve goals and generate new ideas and opportunities.
  • Promote an open, inclusive, collaborative, and accountable culture that embraces a passion for the mission and an urgency to succeed in a rapidly changing environment.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Ten-plus years of experience developing and leading public programs with at least five years of progressively responsible management experience within a nonprofit enterprise, ideally in the arts and culture sector.
  • Proven experience developing compelling public programs that are relevant to and engage diverse communities and multiracial, multicultural, and multigenerational audiences.
  • Cultural competency on key subjects relevant to Skirball programs, including community building, Judaism and Jewish history, immigration and the American immigrant experience, the intersection of arts and culture in expressing and envisioning justice work, or adult learning.
  • Demonstrated management understanding and an ability to lead within an organization that is undergoing a leadership change and becoming focused on performance, metrics, and outcomes.
  • Proven success operating in a complex organization with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a sense of transparency, with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Track record of goal setting, measuring success and holding professionals accountable; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the Skirball’s mission to welcome the stranger and help build a more just society.
  • Creative and innovative thinking.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and cultural fluency.
  • A track record of demonstrating leadership characteristics: personal integrity and accountability, honesty, excellent judgment, tact and diplomacy, commitment to teamwork and quality, and a strong work ethic.
  • Well-developed organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-up abilities; ability to prioritize work effectively and adjust to multiple demands.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles.

For additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact:

Tracy L. Lawrence
Founder & CEO, The Lawrence Advisory
Phone: (213) 221-5372
tracy@thelawrenceadvisory.com

Lisa Fisher
Search Consultant, The Lawrence Advisory
Phone: (301) 273-7074
lisa@thelawrenceadvisory.com


Grant Writer

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Grant Writer for its Advancement department. This full-time position reports to the Vice President of Advancement. The Grant Writer is a vital member of the Advancement team, responsible for compelling writing that is responsive to Skirball priorities and funding requirements. The Grant Writer 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.

Writing Responsibilities

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

Advancement Responsibilities

  • Assist Vice President, Advancement, in maintaining excellent communications, relationships, and networks with representatives of funding sources.
  • Maintain the grants calendar to monitor application processes, deadlines, reports, and grant compliance.
  • Research available grants from diverse sources of funding.
  • Initiate, attend meetings, and develop relationships with potential new funding sources when appropriate.
  • Maintain records in donor database, completing prospect plans and recording proposals and acknowledgments.
  • Attend grant writing, funder, 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 IT tool proficiency and demonstrated ability to utilize Office 365 applications and Altru, or equivalent donor database software.
  • 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: Grant Writer
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440‐4595
hr@skirball.org


Graphic Designer

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a motivated, experienced, and creative professional for the position of full-time, in-house Graphic Designer. A member of the Communications and Marketing department, the Graphic Designer will work under the general supervision of the Graphic Design and Web Manager to create design solutions—both print and digital—that define the Skirball’s visual brand and supports its communications and marketing strategies.

Responsibilities:

  • Create graphic design for a wide range of communications and marketing materials to promote the Skirball’s exhibitions, programs, and institutional initiatives to general and target audiences. Materials include print ads, flyers, brochures, postcards, general Skirball branded materials, invitations, signage, and large-format graphics, plus a variety of digital media such as banner ads and social media images. 
  • Make updates within existing templates for social media, video slides, e-blasts, digital signage, and wayfinding. 
  • Maintain consistency in visual brand identity and uphold the Skirball’s design style guide. 
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues within the Communications and Marketing team and across the institution. 
  • Update and create graphics for the Skirball website using its Drupal content management system, upholding design aesthetic appropriate for Skirball audiences. 
  • Deliver production-ready files to media partners and print vendors, ensuring that all specifications and deadlines are met. Oversee press checks and quality control as needed. 
  • Direct photography and videography shoots as needed. 
  • Commitment to grow graphic design knowledge through participation in workshops, further education, or reading/researching professional literature. Attend professional development conferences when possible. 
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s established mission and values.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and characteristics: 

  • A track record designing effective communications and marketing materials created in accordance with an institutional visual brand identity.  
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite programs and expert knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop (Mac platform). 
  • Strong understanding of best practices relating to page layout design, typography, and photo manipulation for both print and digital usage. 
  • Knowledge of offset and digital print production. 
  • Experience in website maintenance and design. Drupal knowledge a plus. 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. 
  • Positive, energetic, and cooperative work ethic. Self-starter approach to problem solving and enthusiasm in completing both simple and high-profile projects equally. 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with a sincere commitment to establishing productive relationships, both within and beyond the institution. 
  • Superb organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong QA skills. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training in graphic design with 3+ years professional experience as a print and digital designer. 
  • A keen appreciation for and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission.

This position will start remotely and ultimately transition back to on-site work. 

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail (PDFs preferred), as well as a link to online portfolio, to the address below. Finalists may be required to take a skills test. 

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


Vice President of Public Engagement and Access

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Vice President of Public Engagement and Access. This position will report to the Executive Vice President and partner with department leaders from across the institution to further position the Skirball as a warm, welcoming, and special place and a preeminent thought leader, convener, and social justice–centered arts and culture organization. Importantly, the Skirball welcomes visitors from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds, including families with young children, adults, and seniors. The Vice President of Public Engagement and Access will lead the institutional welcome for all campus visitors—those who come for private events and conferences, on-campus dining, and a broad array of cultural and educational experiences. The Vice President of Public Engagement and Access will play a key role in defining and creating the Skirball experience while increasing loyalty, retention, and revenue.

Responsibilities:

Admission and Membership 

  • Ensure a seamless and welcoming experience for visitors, from the first contact with admissions through experiencing the Skirball Cultural Center’s museum, public and private events, online offerings, and retail spaces. 
  • Monitor and establish admissions goals and pricing structure.
  • Monitor visitor demographics, purchase patterns, and feedback with an eye towards developing a highly engaging experience for the broadest possible audience.
  • Measure and track delivery ROI on identified transformation opportunities for visitors.
  • Drive continuous process improvement culture across customer experience.

Retail and Merchandising 

  • Oversee Audrey’s Museum Store team and operations to maximize revenue.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of retail merchandising plans that support programmatic priorities of the Skirball Cultural Center.
  • Recruit, manage and develop a retail staff who is highly motivated and represents the Skirball values in all interactions with the public.

Operational Leadership 

  • Manage, develop, and inspire the Visitor Experience team, including six full-time staff, a small cohort of on-call staff, and >200 docents and volunteers.
  • Ensure close collaboration across all departments to ensure consistent expression of the Skirball’s strategic priorities and mission.
  • Promote an open, inclusive, collaborative, and accountable culture that embraces a passion for the mission and an urgency to succeed in a rapidly changing environment.

Accessibility and Engagement 

  • Ensure that physical spaces reflect the spirit of welcoming the stranger, with an emphasis on customer service.
  • Develop and manage interactive displays and mobile applications that enhance the in-person experience.
  • Collaborate with communications department to expand the Skirball’s digital presence and accessibility to a diverse audience.
  • Train and align frontline team members to provide a satisfying and engaging experience for the public .
  • Develop a seamless experience for the public that furthers the organization’s goal of inspiring visitors to leave the Skirball activated and inspired to build a more just society.

Qualifications:

  • Ten-plus years of experience developing and leading successful visitor or customer experience strategies and programs in cultural, retail, or hospitality organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging patrons online and through social media.
  • Proven ability to create and deliver strategies that engage and make a meaningful impact for visitors across diverse communities and demographic segments.
  • Track record of goal setting, measuring success, and holding professionals accountable.
  • Ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions.

Competencies:

  • Mission-driven: Demonstrated commitment to the Skirball’s mission, inspired by Jewish tradition, to welcome the stranger and help build a more just society.
  • Cultural Competency and Inclusive Leadership Skills: A track record of successfully managing diverse teams; a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles.
  • Creativity: A creative and innovative thinker.
  • Diplomacy and Interpersonal Skills: Able to understand and meet the needs of a variety of stakeholders while in pursuit of a vision.
  • Driving Results: Able to develop and manage towards specific, measurable goals.

For additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact:

Tracy L. Lawrence
Founder & CEO, The Lawrence Advisory
tracy@thelawrenceadvisory.com

Tiffany Scott 
Manager, Client Services 
tiffany@thelawrenceadvisory.com


Visitor Experience Associate (Sunday–Thursday)

The Skirball Cultural Center—an institution guided by a spirit of welcome—seeks a warm, friendly, and flexible self-starter with excellent communication skills for the full-time 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. This is a 36–40 hour/week position with a pay rate of $15.70/hour and full benefits. The general schedule is Sunday–Thursday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm, with two six-hour workdays and some schedule shifts to accommodate evening programming.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet, welcome, and engage with visitors 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. Handles 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, 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.
  • Adhere to COVID-19 safety policies due to working with the public and in different environments.
  • Some scheduled shifts may include working from home.

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 nimbly 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.

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

Human Resources
Re: Visitor Experience Associate (Sunday–Thursday)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440‐4595
hr@skirball.org


Visitor Experience Associate (Wednesday–Sunday)

The Skirball Cultural Center—an institution guided by a spirit of welcome—seeks a warm, friendly, and flexible self-starter with excellent communication skills for the full-time 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. This is a 36–40 hour/week position with a pay rate of $15.70/hour and full benefits. The general schedule is Wednesday–Sunday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm, with two six-hour workdays and some schedule shifts to accommodate evening programming.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet, welcome, and engage with visitors 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. Handles 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, 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.
  • Adhere to COVID-19 safety policies due to working with the public and in different environments.
  • Some scheduled shifts may include working from home.

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 nimbly 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.

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

Human Resources
Re: Visitor Experience Associate (Wednesday–Sunday)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440‐4595
hr@skirball.org