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. 



  

Associate Educator, Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center of Los Angeles seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Educator for family programs.

The Associate Educator is part of a collaborative team that develops and implements participatory programs for families of all types, especially those with young children. These include drop-in experiences in the archaeology dig, art studio, and amphitheater; daylong festivals; and programs related to the award-winning family destination Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. The Associate Educator is a member of the Education and Visitor Experience department and reports to the Manager of Family Programs. This is a year-round, full-time position; the schedule is Sunday–Thursday with additional weekend and evening work, as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, support, and/or implement a wide variety of participatory arts and culture−based activities for children and families. Contribute to curricula for archaeology programs, art workshops, performances, festivals, Noah’s Ark After Dark, and other family programs.
  • Oversee and facilitate drop-in programs at the archaeology dig, open every weekend with extended summer schedule. Facilitate drop-in programs in the art studio, Noah’s Ark, and elsewhere as needed. 
  • Produce programs—Research performers; develop budget; draft contracts; coordinate/reserve spaces; communicate with artists (musicians, visual artists, dancers, etc.), A/V, and Security; purchase supplies; track attendance; and participate in program assessment. 
  • Supervise interns and teen volunteers during family workshops, performances, and other programs.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Education and Visitor Experience department on program development, training, and teaching, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher plus two or more years of work experience in early childhood education, museum education, performing arts education, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated skill in offering inspiring, participatory cultural programs for children and families in an informal setting; clear resonance with Noah’s Ark at the Skirball’s aesthetic and educational approach
  • Experience in producing large-scale events such as concerts and festivals; proven ability to manage the details of planning and implementing programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and work styles
  • Team player with a collaborative work style; ability to accept and support change and work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and work styles 
  • An active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission and philosophy
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices
  • Experience with archaeology, anthropology, or ancient history preferred but not required
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish preferred but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs to support administrative tasks

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 e-mail or mail by September 28, 2018 to:

Human Resources
Re: Associate Educator, Family Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
humanresources@skirball.org


  

Communications and Social Media Associate

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a motivated, personable, and detail-oriented individual for the position of Communications and Social Media Associate. Part of a small, efficient, close-knit team, this position determines and creates various communications to promote the institution, with an emphasis on social media, web, and email content. The Communications and Social Media Associate is also responsible for maintaining customer relations through social media and on-site materials that facilitate the visitor experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Takes a lead role in implementing and refining the Skirball’s social media strategy, working closely with the Senior Communications Manager and the Vice President, Communications and Marketing.
    • Proposes, schedules, sources or creates, and publishes social media content on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in accordance with the department’s strategic goals and best practices for each platform. Creatively communicates and translates institutional mission, values, and content as appropriate to social media. Partners cross-departmentally in order to identify engaging content that represents the institution best.
    • Engages diligently and proactively with social media followers, including serving customer service needs. Manages Skirball review site accounts.
    • Monitors social media metrics and analyzes performance of published content. Experiments with new platforms as opportunities emerge and stays current with social media trends.
    • Provides support to Marketing Manager on paid social media campaigns, including influencer marketing.
  • Plans and executes a variety of email marketing communications. Assists in analyzing email campaign effectiveness. 
  • Supports the Senior Communications Manager in preparing content for skirball.org. Identifies opportunities to enhance the website and its associated ticketing site to help drive sales, boost fundraising, and serve customer service needs.
  • Copywrites, copyedits, fact-checks, proofreads, and participates generally in producing print and digital materials as part of a collaborative staff that includes colleagues working in marketing and design. Projects may include flyers, brochures, event signage, radio spots, pre-program slideshows, and menus.
  • Adheres to and helps to evolve the guidelines for Skirball house style, as well as key messages of the institution.
  • Assists in photography and videography shoots as needed. Helps to maintain digital asset database.
  • Serves as a key brand steward of the Skirball Cultural Center, in keeping with its mission and values.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3–5 years of experience in the field of communications and marketing, preferably in a museum, cultural organization, performing arts, educational, or other nonprofit setting
  • Dedicated experience in managing social media accounts and growing the social media audience base for a professional organization. Must demonstrate potential for developing and adapting content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—both textual and visual—that deepens audience engagement while maintaining the brand and voice of the institution.
  • Experience using social media scheduling, monitoring, and engagement tools, e.g., Hootsuite, Facebook Live. Ability to analyze and report on social media performance metrics.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, in order to cover Skirball events on social media
  • Familiarity with various communications and marketing concepts and processes, including advertising, media relations, email marketing, and community relations.
  • Exceptional skills, track record, and interest in performing editorial functions, including copywriting, copyediting, fact-checking, giving and receiving editorial feedback, and proofreading, preferably in an arts communications and marketing setting. Proficiency in Chicago Manual of Style standards. Writing experience must demonstrate superior ability to adapt the written voice to suit social media platforms and target audiences. 
  • Superior visual storytelling skills and sensibilities and familiarity with digital photo processing. Experience shooting and editing video for social media a plus.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office and PC skills required. Knowledge of and experience with content management systems (preferably Drupal), MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, and Adobe Creative Suite also required. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a sincere commitment to developing productive relationships, both within and beyond the institution. Ability to thrive in in a busy, multisensory, and highly collaborative work environment.
  • Positive, energetic, cooperative, can-do attitude. Self-starter approach to completing projects, as well as improving processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Jewish history and culture and/or ability to speak Spanish are a plus
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission. Ability and willingness to perform all duties in accordance with this mission.

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 a cover letter and resume, preferably by email, to the address below. Please also submit writing samples (PDFs or a link to an online portfolio are acceptable) that reveal your ability to communicate with diverse audiences in a variety of formats, including social media. Finalists will be required to take a skills test.

Human Resources
Re: Communications and Social Media Associate
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

FAX: (310) 440-4595

humanresources@skirball.org


    

Manager of Docent Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an inspiring and effective manager within the Education and Visitor Experience department who will ensure engaging, high-quality, and mission-aligned docent tour experiences for the Skirball’s diverse audiences.

The Manager of Docent Programs will oversee the Skirball’s 60+ docents who facilitate tours for adult visitors and plan recognition events for the entire 130-person docent corps, which also includes school-tour docents. S/he will be directly responsible for the recruitment, training, and evaluation of docents who offer tours for adult visitors of the Skirball’s changing exhibitions and its permanent exhibition on Jewish history, values, and culture. The Manager of Docent Programs will work closely with the school programs team to plan the schedule of speakers and workshops for the full docent corps each semester. 

The Manager of Docent Programs will report to the Vice President of Education and Visitor Experience. This is a full-time, exempt position that includes one regular weekend day per week and the flexibility to work other weekend days, occasional evenings, or holidays, as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise the full-time Docent Coordinator, part-time Private Tour Coordinator, and 60+ Skirball docents who facilitate tours during Skirball public hours.
  • Train, evaluate, and, as needed, recruit docents to provide inclusive and dialogue-based, in-gallery tours for diverse audiences. Model best practices for tour facilitation, and provide regular feedback, observation, and coaching.
  • Research and create tour outlines and talking points for docents; consult with curators as needed on changing exhibitions and the Skirball’s permanent exhibition, Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America.
  • Work closely with the school programs team to create the lineup of workshops, speakers, training sessions, field trips, and recognition events for all docents to build community and strengthen facilitation practices.
  • Work closely with the managers of frontline staff and volunteers to align visitor engagement strategies and customer service practices/policies across areas, and to ensure that Skirball visitors have a positive and meaningful experience.

Qualifications:

  • MA in art history, history, museum studies, or related field
  • 2+ years of prior experience writing tour scripts or talking points for museum exhibitions and training others to deliver them
  • Strong managerial and interpersonal skills; proven ability to guide and inspire teams of docents
  • Excellent communication skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages, communities, and workstyles
  • Sufficient knowledge of Jewish history, culture, and traditions to develop docent content materials for permanent exhibition tours and offer general docent training sessions
  • Experience welcoming diverse audiences to museums and working with frontline staff or volunteers in doing so
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to solve problems with flexibility in a changing environment, and demonstrated effectiveness cultivating teamwork to achieve goals
  • Personal resonance with the Skirball’s mission; ability to convey it to visitors and guide others in doing so

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 email, FAX, or mail to:

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


  

On-Call Visitor Experience Representative 

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a warm and friendly, flexible self-starter with excellent communication and interpersonal skills for the position of On-Call Visitor Experience Representative. Serving on the Visitor Experience team (within the Skirball’s Education and Visitor Experience department) and reporting to the Visitor Experience Manager, this person greets visitors, runs the box office, and provides other front-of-house support for Skirball public programs that take place on weekday evenings and weekends. The On-Call Visitor Experience Representative is scheduled on an as-needed basis, with work shifts primarily beginning at or after 5:00 p.m. There are also occasional daytime commitments for trainings and/or front-of-house duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee box office sales, Will Call, and attendance tracking; receives and accounts for nightly cash and credit receipts ensuring accuracy and completeness. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using Altru ticketing system.
  • Resolve any ticketing issues efficiently while providing exceptional customer service. Handle all transactions with attention to detail, discretion, and security.
  • 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.
  • Orient visitors and answer questions regarding programs, ticket sales, or general information. 
  • Oversee Skirball volunteers assigned to assist with Will Call/ticketing at a given program.
  • Work closely with Program department lead for each evening program; coordinate with Program staff to manage the timely opening and closing of the house and intermissions (if applicable).

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Weekday and weekend evening availability required
  • Prior ticketing/box office experience desired. Familiarity with Altru ticketing software a plus.
  • Strong computer skills and solid math skills to account for receipts, prepare routine reports, and identify and resolve errors
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and verbal communication skills and a friendly, professional demeanor
  • Excellent attention to detail, and ability to identify and solve problems with flexibility and efficiency
  • Ability to convey the Skirball’s mission and share information about its programs, exhibitions, and other offerings with visitors
  • Interest in film, lectures, performing arts, music, literary, or other cultural programming. Experience working in a theater or museum environment a plus.
  • Undergraduate degree preferred but not required
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus

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


  

Porter (On-Call)

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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


  

Visitor Experience Associate

The Skirball Cultural Center—an institution guided by a spirit of welcome, which provides cultural experiences that inspire human connections and help to build a better world—seeks a warm and friendly, 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 a.m.–5:00 p.m., with two six-hour workdays and some schedule shifts to accommodate evening programming. 

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 e-mail to: 

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