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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

Administrative Assistant, Offices of the President and Executive Vice President

One of the premier cultural institutions in Los Angeles is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support its leadership team. Reporting directly to the President and CEO of the Skirball Cultural Center, Jessie Kornberg, and the Executive Vice President, Leslie K. Johnson, and working closely with their Executive Assistant, Susy Rosales, this individual will serve in a critical role at an exciting moment in the institution’s growth providing core administrative responsibilities, including scheduling, correspondence, office logistics, and record keeping.

Starting salary range: $22–25 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Act as gatekeeper and savvy time organizer to ensure effective calendaring, meeting schedules, and equitable prioritization of leadership time towards department needs.
  • Represent the leadership team in communications regarding scheduling, meeting requests, and other inquiries from employees, board members, donors, community partners, and audience members. Respond/redirect to administrative requests from other departments.
  • Draft donor acknowledgment correspondence.
  • Provide administrative support for various organization-wide, cross-departmental, and project-level efforts—arranging meetings and retreats, organizing and disseminating notes and materials, coordinating effective teaming, communicating, tracking, and reporting.
  • Assist the President and Executive Vice President with travel arrangements, meeting logistics, reimbursements, and presentations.
  • Maintain governance and office files, including corporate documents, donor records, board meeting materials, contracts and vendor agreements, companywide calendars and planning timelines, and financial records.
  • Assist with the digitization and digital organization of historically paper files.
  • Assist with the recording of donor data in the Skirball’s donor database.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Minimum three years in an administrative support role or equivalent experience where trust, discretion, and expert communication skills were regularly required
  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Skirball Cultural Center, specifically to the value of welcoming the stranger and the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality
  • English and Spanish language fluency preferred but not required
  • Superior oral and listening communications skills—including editing and proofreading
  • The ability to work effectively with people of diverse identities, cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Excellent IT tool proficiency and demonstrated ability to use Office 365 applications, Adobe Acrobat, Altru, Ungerboeck, or equivalent software; proficiency with computer research and data management.
  • Strong attention to detail and proven ability to organize tasks, resolve problems, exercise good judgment, take initiative, follow through, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Experience and contacts within the Los Angeles arts, culture, and entertainment communities

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

Human Resources
Re: Administrative Assistant, Offices of the President and Executive Vice President
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
hr@skirball.org 

Administrative Assistant, Public Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Public Programs department. The Public Programs department produces cultural programs, including music, film, classes, book talks, dance, and theater to explore mission-related themes and achieve goals of high audience engagement, community building, cross-generational exchange, and cross-cultural respect and appreciation. The Administrative Assistant supports the department in all aspects of producing programs and is central to ensuring smooth coordination between Public Programs, Visitor Experience, Operations, Hospitality, and the Skirball’s other departments. This position reports to the Vice President of Public Programs.

Starting salary range: $19–22 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Monitor expenses to department budget; process invoices and check requests; maintain petty cash; generate monthly expense report.
  • Prepare a wide variety of routine correspondence, forms, reports, mailings, and other lists.
  • Gather and organize information and materials for presentation to others; prepare documents and reports; provide information to the public and within the Skirball.
  • Create, maintain, and update department databases and files.
  • Draft, edit, and compile copy for publication on the website, press releases, and other communications vehicles.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in staff meetings: prepare agenda, take notes, and distribute minutes.
  • Organize and coordinate planning meetings and training sessions.
  • Maintain calendars, schedule program/department and supervisor appointments as directed; update calendar and ensure appropriate parties are informed.  
  • Act as department receptionist; meet, greet, and escort visitors; respond to telephone calls and assist callers as able; check and respond to emails.
  • Supervise the receipt and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Order and store office supplies; coordinate maintenance, repair, or replacement of office equipment.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and associated expenses for team members as well as artist travel and accommodation.
  • Assist in the administration and operation of programs and special events. 

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Experience in an administrative support role
  • 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
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings
  • Team player with excellent people skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, as well as Internet research
  • Able to multi-task and work flexibly in a fast-paced environment

Please send resumé and cover letter, preferably by email, to:
Human Resources Department
Re: Administrative Assistant, Public Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
hr@skirball.org

Advancement Events and Database Manager

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and competent team player to serve as Advancement Events and Database Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Advancement, this full-time position is responsible for the planning and management of Skirball donor and member cultivation events, as well as coordinating private events hosted by existing and prospective donors. This position is also responsible for database maintenance, including guest list generation, event attendance reporting, and documenting donor engagement. This position requires strong attention to detail as well as the ability to regularly interface with the Skirball’s donors and members to help the Advancement team achieve its fundraising goals.

This position will require regular on-site work to support the operations of the Advancement department and manage on-site donor and member cultivation events. This position will regularly require evening and weekend work. Qualified candidates must have an adequate home office for periodic remote work.

Starting salary range: $29–31 per hour

Responsibilities

Event Planning and Management

  • Plan, coordinate, and manage monthly donor cultivation events hosted on-site and virtually by the Advancement department
  • Develop and maintain invitation lists, track RSVPs, respond to reservation inquiries, and create seating charts
  • Assist in the development and editing of invitations and related event communications
  • Assist with donor and member cultivation and stewardship
  • Work closely with the Skirball’s Hospitality and Private Events team to prepare, review, and submit event orders, secure room reservations, create floor plans, develop event menu and flow, and develop creative themes for events
  • Conduct weekly review of the Skirball’s event calendar to identify opportunities for Advancement introduction; deliver public welcome remarks; liaise with Hospitality team to provide Skirball and Advancement marketing materials
  • Liaise with the Public Programs department to successfully plan and develop donor stewardship events related to public programs and exhibitions
  • Coordinate invoices, check requests, and vendor payments related to events
  • Manage meetings as requested, take/distribute notes, assist with organization and distribution of event information in a timely manner
  • Stay apprised of Los Angeles cultural calendar to identify dates for Advancement cultivation events
  • Serve as liaison to Hospitality team
  • Oversee volunteers during donor cultivation events
  • Assist in monitoring and preparing annual Advancement event budget

Donor and Member Support

  • Be a knowledgeable representative of the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission and history
  • Provide excellent service to members, donors, and key partners in person and via phone/email
  • Contribute to the Advancement department’s fundraising and membership goals 

Donor Database Management

  • Administer invitation lists in Altru
  • Manage invitation distribution, track RSVP lists, create seating charts, and oversee event details in various event management platforms
  • Maintain Altru database clean-up
  • Prepare and manage various Altru event activity reports and queries

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • 5 years of successful experience in event planning and management; experience working in a development department for a nonprofit preferred
  • Highly creative and strategic in developing engaging and productive donor cultivation events
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience interacting with donors/high-profile clients
  • Undergraduate degree in business, communications, fundraising, or similar field, and/or equivalent experience
  • Excellent IT tool proficiency and demonstrated ability to utilize Office 365 applications, Altru or similar donor database software, FileMaker Pro, Zoom, and event management platforms
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented with excellent editing and data entry skills
  • Proficiency navigating online directories and databases, conducting prospect research, preparing donor/client profiles
  • Friendly, outgoing demeanor and a team player
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Skirball’s mission to welcome the stranger and help build a more just society

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

Human Resources
Re: Advancement Events and Database Coordinator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049
hr@skirball.org

Assistant/Associate Registrar, Permanent Collections

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic team player to serve as Assistant/Associate Registrar, Permanent Collections. Reporting directly to the Registrar, this position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of collections care as they relate to the Museum’s permanent collection. This will include, but not be limited to, object rotations in permanent galleries, managing collection acquisitions, assisting with regular object conservation, and all related filing, record management, and database management.

This position will also assist with the installation and the de-installation of all temporary and traveling exhibitions on-site at the Skirball, taking direction from the Registrar and Associate Registrar as needed. This position works closely with other members of the Museum department, including curators, preparators, administrative team members, and exhibition coordinators. They will also work cross-departmentally with operations, education, and public programs.

While a portion of this job may be performed remotely, this position will require regular on-site work as needed to support the operations of the Museum department. Qualified candidates must have an adequate home office.

Starting salary range: $24–29 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Conduct object rotations for the Museum’s permanent exhibitions, including updating rotation records, providing pertinent Skirball employees with object change information and photo documentation, and coordinating with contract conservators and other vendors as needed.
  • Manage acquisitions by fielding donation requests, scheduling Acquisitions Committee meetings, and processing all accepted donations by preparing incoming or outgoing receipts, Director’s acknowledgement letters, Deeds of Gift, and other donor correspondence; assign object numbers, physically number objects, and create storage locations for objects.
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of collection records and documentation of accessions and de-accessions, condition reports, conservation treatments, exhibition history, loans, and object location changes and rotations, both in paper format and the Museum collection management database.
  • Object handling with regard to installing, deinstalling, packing, shipping, and storage.
  • Update and manage conservation files; schedule conservation treatments according to approved conservation priorities and plans; assist conservators in stabilizing all temporary exhibition objects.
  • Assist with maintenance of a disaster recovery plan to help ensure the stability of the permanent collection and loans in case of flood, fire, pests, or earthquakes.
  • Assist with developing, maintaining, and enforcing registration policies and procedures.
  • Conduct provenance research on collections objects.
  • Monitor collection environments to ensure their physical safety and security; conduct monthly Integrated Pest Management inspections in collections storage and gallery spaces.
  • Maintain clean storage space and order supplies as needed for daily museum operations and special projects.
  • Maintain storage plan and inventory control procedures; conduct periodic inventories.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in museum studies, art history, or related field, and at least 3 to 5 years of museum registration experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop collaborative relationships across the institution
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent computer skills, demonstrated ability to use Office 365 applications, and experience working in museum collection databases
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission

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

Human Resources
Re: Assistant/Associate Registrar, Permanent Collections
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
hr@skirball.org

Associate Curator, Museum

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an innovative, collaborative, audience-minded Curator (at either the full Curator or Associate Curator level, depending on experience) to join its Museum team. This individual will organize exhibitions on a wide range of subjects and in a variety of media, all aimed at advancing the Skirball’s mission as a Jewish cultural institution that celebrates discovery and hope, fosters human connections across generations and communities, and inspires visitors to help build a more just society.

Reporting to the Museum Director, the Curator/Associate Curator will work collaboratively with other members of the Museum team (Deputy Director, curators, registrars, preparators, and administrative employees); Skirball colleagues in Education, Programs, Visitor Experience, Communications and Marketing, and Retail; and consultants and collaborators within the broader community to ensure that projects meet the highest professional standards while advancing the Skirball’s values of inclusion, relevance, innovation, and broad audience engagement. The Curator/Associate Curator will also work with the Advancement Department to identify and cultivate resources necessary to fund exhibitions and related offerings. 

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.

Starting salary range: $24–29 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop exhibitions; generate original exhibition concepts that directly support the Skirball’s unique mission and engage diverse, intergenerational audiences. Skirball exhibitions are often participatory and range in focus from the visual arts to history and popular culture. Two themes of ongoing institutional importance are immigration and civil rights. 
  • Work collaboratively with exhibition teams at each stage of development, for both Skirball-originated projects and exhibitions traveling from other institutions. 
  • Develop exhibition narratives and checklists, secure loans, assess conservation needs, write didactics, and create and edit content for AV components, audio guides, and printed interpretive materials.
  • Assist in the formulation of exhibition budgets and contribute to grant proposals and fundraising prospectuses; meet deadlines and objectives essential to on-time and on-budget exhibitions.
  • Embrace opportunities for community engagement in exhibition development, building and expanding upon existing Skirball relationships – from integration of community voices to exhibition co-curation.
  • Work productively with members of forward-facing Skirball teams (security, admissions, docent corps, school and family programs, store, private events) to create exhibitions that support overarching goals for the Skirball visitor experience; provide trainings and informational materials.
  • Support the Communications and Marketing team in promoting exhibitions, contribute to press releases, supporting social media efforts, and engage with journalists and other members of the press.
  • Support Public Programs colleagues in the creation of exhibition-related programming.
  • Foster productive relationships with colleagues at museums and arts institutions. Represent the Skirball and its initiatives at professional conferences and remain current on trends and developments in the field.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Advanced degree in humanities discipline or equivalent training/experience. Background in one or more of the following subject areas: visual arts, museum studies, cultural studies, music history, American history. Interdisciplinary orientation preferred.
  • For full Curator, five or more years' experience curating exhibitions in a museum setting. For Associate Curator, three or more years' experience.
  • Demonstrated track record of conceptualizing, researching, and planning innovative exhibitions. 
  • Prior success in curating exhibitions that involve community engagement.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, flexibility, and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through.
  • Experience with exhibition evaluation. 
  • Affinity for working collaboratively and consultatively in an institutional setting.
  • Previous experience managing junior staff or interns preferred.
  • Jewish cultural knowledge desirable but not required.
  • Personal resonance with the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission and approach.

Culture 

The Skirball is a welcoming place to work with a dedicated and diverse team; employees spend an average of more than seven years at the institution. The Skirball is committed to a work environment that is rooted in its mission and core values. If you would like to join a group where all people are valued, this is the place. 

The Skirball is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOC) dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity and to ensuring that its staff reflects the diversity of its visitors and surrounding communities. 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, or any other legally protected characteristics. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send resumé and cover letter, preferably by email, to:
Human Resources
Re: Curator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
humanresources@skirball.org  

Associate Educator, School and Teacher Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a motivated and creative team player to serve as the Associate Educator for Pre-K through Grade 3 school programs. This position is responsible for developing, facilitating, and evaluating programs related to the Skirball’s permanent exhibitions, Visions and Values and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball—including the service-oriented Build a Better World initiative and the Noah’s Ark at the Skirball: Art of Imagination online curriculum. 

The Associate Educator is a member of the Education department and reports to the Head of School and Teacher Programs. This is a year-round, full-time position; the schedule is Monday–Friday with availability needed on select Saturdays and occasional evenings.

Starting salary: $22 per hour

Responsibilities

Program Development and Evaluation:

  • Work collaboratively on content development to ensure accessibility and mission alignment for a wide school and teacher audience.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate school programs for assigned grade levels, including creating and/or revising online and in-person curricula.
  • Implement and evaluate the school residency program, which includes communicating with teaching artists and/or community partners, collaborating with artists and classroom teachers on curriculum development, co-facilitating, and evaluating the program.
  • Support teacher training programs and work closely with the Skirball Teacher Advisory Council.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Education department on programming, training, and other projects as assigned.

Program Facilitation and Educator Training:

  • Co-facilitate experiential, mission-aligned school programs, online and/or in-person, several mornings per week using participatory movement, storytelling, and art making.
  • Co-develop training for, coach, and evaluate paid and volunteer educators who facilitate Skirball programs for students.
  • Facilitate programs for teachers as part of the Skirball’s teacher training program as assigned.
  • Help maintain a friendly, clean, and safe learning environment, proactively address teacher, student, and operational needs; troubleshoot as needed.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Track and manage expenses to ensure compliance with the approved budget.
  • Collect and analyze program evaluation data, create reports, and communicate outcomes.
  • Research and source program supplies; track and fill supply needs accordingly.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Background and proven experience in arts education, curriculum development, or related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead inclusive, participatory educational experiences for students and teachers
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills; warm, welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and abilities
  • Strong written communication skills, including lesson plan and curriculum design for museums or other nontraditional learning settings
  • Detail-oriented with a proven ability to organize tasks and resolve problems, exercise good judgment, take initiative, follow through, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Team player with a collaborative work style and a professional, service-oriented demeanor; demonstrated success at working well with others and independently
  • Experience working with teaching artists and community groups preferred
  • An active interest and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and essential Jewish values
  • High-level experience in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database applications; experience with Altru and FileMaker Pro a plus
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish a plus

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

Human Resources Department
Re: Associate Educator, School and Teacher Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
hr@skirball.org

Busser/Server Assistant

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a warm, friendly person with excellent communication skills for the position of Busser/Server Assistant. This person is responsible for serving food and beverages to customers in a gracious and efficient manner, ensuring a positive dining experience. They will also greet and help guests in every way possible. This is a part-time position, approximately 24 hours per week, with a pay of $19 per hour plus gratuities. This position reports to the Zeidler’s Café Manager.

Starting salary: $19 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Appropriately set tables for meals, including sanitizing and setting up items such as linens, silverware, and glasses
  • Clear dishes and glasses and take them to scullery for cleaning
  • Maintain cleanliness in the front and back of the house
  • Provide courteous and friendly customer service to all guests
  • Assist serving food orders if waiters are busy during peak hours; if an order comes up and the waiter is busy at another table, pick up the order and deliver it to the appropriate table; serve beverages and bread for the table to diners
  • Set up bus station with glasses, silverware, napkins, and additional service ware; ensure glasses and silverware are spot-free (polished) before they are set on the table
  • Respond quickly to guest requests; rectify problem orders if possible or refer to the assigned waiter to address concerns promptly
  • Ensure that all surfaces are kept clean; wipe down prior to the start of shift and clear any spills during service
  • Stock service areas with supplies such as coffee, tableware, and linens
  • Fill and refill salt and pepper shakers and sugar caddies; polish the lids of the shakers and the caddies
  • Ensure the dining room is free of dust and the wood areas are cleaned on a regular basis (at least once a week)

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Prior experience working as a busser/server assistant
  • Must be of legal age to serve alcohol in California
  • Must have a current California Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
  • Must be well-groomed, with hair cut or secured above the collar, clean clothes and shoes, etc.
  • Ability to provide personable and professional customer service
  • Ability to pay close attention to the needs of diners, looking for ways to be of service
  • Ability to work on a team and interact respectfully with colleagues
  • Ability to accomplish routine housekeeping, cleaning, and scullery tasks
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Physical ability to stand/walk most of the working day
  • Physical ability to lift and carry heavy trays and other items up to 40 lbs.

Please send resumé, preferably by email, to:

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

Collections Technician, Museum Department

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic team player to serve as Collections Technician. This is a full-time position for a term of two years, with an option to renew. Reporting directly to and working alongside the Project Registrar, the Collections Technician will be responsible for completing a full inventory of the museum collection of 26,000 objects, to include verifying/updating tombstone and location information, assessing condition, assessing current housing condition, and repacking/re-housing as needed. The Collections Technician will also work with the Project Registrar to photograph all objects, order and maintain necessary project supplies, and maintain overall cleanliness of collection storage. The Collections Technician will work with the Database Technician to ensure accurate updating of inventory information.

Starting salary: $50,000

Essential Duties

  •  Work alongside the Project Registrar to inventory the Skirball Museum’s collections.
  • Verify the following information against inventory lists derived from Argus: object tombstone information, physical description, measurements, current location, condition, keyword tags.
  • Update object tags with accession number, permanent location, and object tombstone information.
  • Assess the condition of a collection object’s permanent housing and re-pack/re-house objects, as necessary.
  • Support the Project Registrar in photographing all collections’ objects as well as assisting in all other inventory duties.
  • Work with the Database Technician to update physical object descriptions, measurements, current locations, and condition.
  • Assist the Project Registrar with ordering necessary supplies for inventory, digitization, and re-housing.
  • Maintain the overall cleanliness of collections storage during the inventory process.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree, with coursework in museum studies, history, art history, archaeology, or closely related field is preferred
  • Experience working in a museum or fine art setting, preferably working with an artifact or archival collection
  • Demonstrated skills in collections management and artifact handling are required
  • Collections object photography and scanning experience is desired
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Office 365 applications

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

Human Resources
Re: Collections Technician, Museum Department
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
hr@skirball.org

Database Technician, Museum Department

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic team player to serve as Database Technician. This is a full-time position for a term of two years, with an option to renew. Reporting directly to and working alongside the Project Registrar, the Database Technician will be responsible for data cleanup of the current collection management system in Argus.net, to include proofreading and light rewriting of data in existing records, standardizing terminology, and general preparing content for eventual publication on the Skirball website, as well as other related tasks. In order to properly complete existing object records, the Database Technician will also digitize physical accession files, transferring any missing data into database records, and work with the Project Registrar to organize and upload newly taken object photography.

Starting salary: $50,000

Essential Duties

  • Clean up Argus database by proofreading and correcting data in existing records, determine if content is ready for eventual publication on Skirball website, and standardize database terminology.
  • Digitize physical accession files and transfer missing data from accession files into records in Argus.
  • Consolidate and eliminate duplicate documents within physical accession files.
  • Working in consultation with the Project Registrar, organize and upload object photographs into Argus.
  • Communicate weekly progress of database cleanup to Project Registrar.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree, with coursework in museum studies, history, art history, or closely related field is preferred
  • Experience working in a museum or fine art setting, preferably working with an artifact or archival collection
  • Demonstrated skills working with collections management databases or another relational database are required
  • Must be detail oriented with strong proofreading, editing, and organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Office 365 applications, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and scanning equipment

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

Human Resources
Re: Database Technician, Museum Department
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
hr@skirball.org

Executive Sous Chef, Hospitality and Private Events

The Hospitality and Private Events department of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a capable Executive Sous Chef. Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Executive Sous Chef is responsible for serving as the second in command, assisting the Executive Chef with the preparation and supervision of food production. The Executive Sous Chef must lead the daily operations and functions of the kitchen with professionalism, respect, and efficiency and support employee development. The Executive Sous Chef must be able to understand Event Orders and assist in the development of future menus that align with general industry trends.

Starting salary range: $70,000–80,000

Responsibilities

  • Supervise kitchen team in the preparation and presentation of food items for elegant banquets, restaurant meals, snacks, hors d’oeuvres, buffet lines, etc.
  • Daily review of event orders; delegate tasks and responsibilities to the sous chefs and kitchen leads to ensure the quality of food for every event and that productivity/efficiency is met.
  • Routinely provide training and implements standards for all food preparations; regularly inspecting taste and quality of food.
  • Routinely participates in meetings to analyze event orders, create custom menus, and develops plans to organize and accomplish tasks.
  • Works with Executive Chef to schedule employees according to the volume of projected events.
  • Assists Executive Chef in maintaining inventory of food, liquor, supplies, and equipment by:
    • Estimating the volume of food items required and requisitions as needed, controlling inventory and shrinkage.
    • Coordinating inventory, purchasing, and disbursing supplies with the Executive Chef.
    • Being versed in current food costs and portion controls.
    • Developing knowledge of competitive pricing.
  • Ensures the compliance of all food and beverage policies, standards and procedures, and safety regulations, by:
    • Checking the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
    • Maintaining food preparation handling and correct storage standards.
    • Ensuring that proper sanitation practices are followed.
    • Understanding and abiding by the standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Supervises the preparation of regular hot, cold, and special diet foods according to menus, plans, and recipes.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Chef to determine menus, special dietary needs, and design of new service concepts and product development.
  • Provides guidance, feedback, coaching, and assistance to individuals to improve service; effectively communicates with employees and participates in their training of menu items, ingredients, and preparation methods.
  • Develops and maintains professional skills through participation in workshops, further education, and reading/researching professional literature.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Current Manager’s Serv Safe Certificate
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, and Payroll
  • Ability to navigate through event management websites such as Ungerboeck
  • Working knowledge of kashrut observance/Kosher products
  • Must have experience calculating figures and performing mathematical functions to meet business needs
  • 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 products and equipment
  • Physical ability to stand and walk most of the working day
  • Ability to read an event order and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate production needs to key personnel so they understand expectations and parameters
  • Ability to interact in a friendly, professional manner with other team members
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to develop productive relationships across the organization
  • High standards, self-motivation, flexibility, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, and high energy
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy
  • Managerial and leadership skills to manage a large team in a commercial kitchen
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred

Please send resumé, preferably by email, to:

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

Human Resources Coordinator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a dynamic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible team player for the position of Human Resources Coordinator. This position reports to the Human Resources Generalist and is responsible for performing a wide variety of specialized and routine clerical and administrative support to the Human Resources department, including maintaining employment and benefits records to ensure their accuracy, completeness, and confidentiality; new hire orientation; leave administration; and the recruitment process. This is a full-time, nonexempt position.

Starting salary range: $25–30 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Input and update employee data relative to new employment, terminations, status changes, and benefits into the Human Resources Information System in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Set up and maintain active/inactive personnel files, both paper and electronic, in a confidential, timely, and accurate manner.
  • Conduct regular audits of files and data to ensure accuracy and completeness; obtain information from employees as needed.
  • Locate and provide information regarding employee files or records to authorized persons, regulatory agencies, or as mandated by law.
  • Maintain benefits forms and information and distribute as needed.
  • Assist with the enrollment of new hires and with annual open enrollment activities; respond to routine employee benefits questions, including by providing information and assistance with claims issues.
  • Administer leaves of absence; maintain communication with employees on leave; work with supervisors to coordinate employees’ return to work as scheduled; keep up to date on all regulations related to leave.
  • Prepare a variety of routine correspondence, forms, reports, and similar items using Word processing, spreadsheets, and HRIS applications.
  • Support the recruitment process for exempt and nonexempt personnel by posting open positions on the website and external sites; facilitate applicant response and resumé retention compliance; schedule and conduct new hire orientations and ensure the completion of new hire paperwork.
  • Respond to telephone calls and emails in a timely, friendly manner, and assist callers as able.
  • Participate in planning and organizing social events for employees; participate in the implementation of other projects as needed.
  • Assist in the facilitation of harassment prevention training for new and existing employees.
  • Develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with all employees, especially with new hires, to ensure they are fully integrated into the organization.
  • Perform related duties as requested.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • 1 to 2 years of experience in a human resources function including program facilitation, data management, and customer service
  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as database programs and/or specific HRIS/payroll experience (ADP Workforce Now experience preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of state and federal regulations including COBRA, FMLA, CFRA, Workers’ Compensation, Americans with Disabilities Act, wage and hour laws, Fair Labor Standards Act, employment regulations, and OSHA, with a willingness to continue to develop this knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of benefits administration with specific understanding of health insurance coverage
  • 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
  • Willingness to commit to the philosophy and goals of the Skirball’s mission and vision
  • Spanish fluency preferred but not required

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

Human Resources 
Re: Human Resources Coordinator
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 Banquet Waiter (Tuesday–Sunday)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a warm, friendly, and flexible self-starter with excellent communication skills for the position of On-Call Banquet Waiter. This person is responsible for serving food and beverages to event attendees in a gracious and efficient manner, ensuring a positive dining experience. They will also greet and provide guidance to guests to help them get to their intended event. 

This is a variable-hour position that can resemble full-time work during our busy seasons. The schedule for this position depends on when events are scheduled. This position reports to the Catering Managers. 

Starting salary: $20 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Welcomes guests and helps direct them to their tables
  • Explains how various menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and cooking methods
  • Records or memorizes guest entrée choice(s) and transmits information to kitchen team
  • Serves food or beverages to patrons as required, including table-side wine service
  • Checks with attendees to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and acts to correct any issues
  • Removes dishes and glasses from tables or counters and takes them to scullery for cleaning
  • Clears and cleans tables or counters after patrons have finished dining
  • Prepares tables for meals, including setting up items such as linens, silverware, and glassware
  • Garnishes and decorates dishes in preparation for serving
  • Stocks service areas with supplies such as coffee, food, tableware, and linens
  • Fills salt, pepper, sugar, cream, condiment, and napkin containers
  • Monitors the dining room and ensures that cleanliness is maintained
  • May assist with routine food preparation (e.g., portioning desserts, making coffee, etc.)

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Prior experience working as a waiter
  • Must be of legal age to serve alcohol in California
  • Must have a current California Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Must be well-groomed, with hair cut or secured above the collar, clean clothes, etc.
  • Ability to provide personable and professional customer service
  • Ability to pay close attention to the needs of attendees, looking for ways to be of service
  • Ability to work on a team and interact respectfully with colleagues
  • Ability to accomplish routine housekeeping, cleaning, and scullery tasks
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Physical ability to stand/walk most of the working day
  • Physical ability to lift and carry heavy trays and other items up to 40 lbs.

Please send resumé, preferably by email, to: 

Human Resources
Re: On-Call Banquet Waiter
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
​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, Noah’s Ark and Family Programs

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

On-Call Educators are part of a collaborative team that implements participatory programs for families of all types, especially those with young children. They facilitate family learning through activities such as full-body puppetry, movement, percussion and singing, cooperative games, storytelling, and art-making. They also serve as hosts within the gallery, imparting key Noah’s Ark messages and helping to maintain a safe, orderly, and welcoming environment. As needed, they co-teach inquiry-based Noah’s Ark school programs designed for Pre-K through Grade 3 students. They support all aspects of family programming, indoors and outdoors, as needed.

On-Call Educators report to the Manager of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs. The position is scheduled on an as-needed basis, primarily on weekends and holidays with pay of $19 per hour. There are also occasional weekday shifts during morning school programs, afternoon public hours, and employee trainings.

Starting salary: $19 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with Skirball team members to ensure successful experiences for family visitors, students, and community groups, including facilitated and drop-in experiences, table-based activities, 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.
  • 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 as requested.
  • Reset and maintain Noah’s Ark and Family Programs spaces, including ongoing daily prop sanitizing.
  • 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; interactive, informal teaching experience preferred
  • Must be proficient in one or more of the following specialized areas: acting, puppetry, movement, music, storytelling, improvisation, or visual arts
  • Must have excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and abilities
  • A team player with a professional, positive attitude
  • Physical ability to work long hours that require agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained high energy level
  • Physical ability to work outdoors in variable conditions (heat, cold, etc.)
  • Actively committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • An active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy 
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices desirable
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish preferred, but not required

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

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

On-Call General Carpenter, Noah’s Ark and Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a General Carpenter to perform a wide range of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the preparation, construction, installation, and repair of preexisting or new educational or interactive components.

This is an on-call position with a variable, seasonal schedule. The schedule ranges from 4 to 30 hours per week and is dependent on departmental need and employee availability. 

Starting salary: $22 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Assist in repairing, building, and revitalizing new or existing components in the Noah’s Ark exhibition and outdoor education areas that are beyond the scope and responsibilities of the Museum and Operations departments.
  • Safe handling of tools as well as any preexisting exhibition or educational components.
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs in the design and construction of new educational components, as well as source appropriate materials and create a workflow with detailed project timelines and estimates.
  • Track expenses and collaborate with the Noah’s Ark and Family Programs Coordinator to maintain a working budget.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes 

  • Strong working knowledge of and skills in carpentry and construction, including fabrication and production techniques
  • Experience working with wood and machine shop tools
  • Ability to create freestanding objects and pieces that are structurally safe for children and people of all ages and meet applicable code and fire safety regulations
  • Ability to work in a variety of locations, both indoors and out 
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to work well in both a team environment and independently
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Knowledge of painting and staining techniques are a plus

Please send resumé and cover letter, preferably by email, to:
Human Resources 
Re: On-Call General Carpenter
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
FAX: (310) 440-4595 
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

 

On-Call Preparator, Museum Department

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of On-Call Preparator. The On-Call Preparator performs a wide range of skilled and semi-skilled duties in the preparation, installation, deinstallation, and care of objects and works of art at the museum level. This is an on-call position with a variable schedule. 

 Salary range: $25-$27/hour

Responsibilities

  • Use best-practice methods for handling, moving, packing, and installing artwork and objects
  • Safe handling and installation/deinstallation of art, artifacts, ephemera, and related materials for exhibitions
  • Installation of graphics, signage, labels, and lighting
  • Receive and uncrate shipments of art and related exhibition materials
  • Assist in the preparation and fabrication of temporary exhibition components such as display cases, mounts, frames, pedestals, and temporary walls as needed

Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge and skills in the preparation, installation/deinstallation, and care/handling of valuable objects in a museum or gallery
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to work well in both a team environment and independently
  • Ability to multi-task and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of fabrication and production techniques
  • Experience working with wood and machine shop tools preferred
  • Knowledge of audio-visual equipment a plus
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

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

Human Resources 
Re: On-Call Preparator, Museum Department
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
FAX: (310) 440-4595 
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. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for overseeing and directing 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 questions related to payroll and provide timely changes and updates; staying updated on changes to payroll tax law and wage and hour-related payroll laws. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Starting 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.
  • 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 finance team on account reconciliations related to payroll.
  • Run payroll reports for the HR and finance teams.
  • Work with auditors and other vendors on any reporting or data collection related to payroll.
  • Prepare financial statements related to payroll data.
  • Perform related duties as requested.

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.
  • Willingness to commit to the philosophy and goals of the Skirball’s mission and vision.

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

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

Senior Program Associate, Public Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a programmer with five or more years' experience to join the Public Programs department. Public Programs at the Skirball support the institution’s mission through the presentation of music, talks, film, performing arts, culinary experiences, and special events for a diverse and multigenerational adult audience. Applicants should be detail-oriented, team-minded, mature, professional, and creative—a flexible team player with excellent communications skills to research, create, and implement public programs. This position reports to the Vice President of Public Programs.

Starting salary range: $60,000–70,000 per year 

Responsibilities

Public Program Development and Production

  • In collaboration with colleagues, develop and lead programs across multiple disciplines to support the Skirball mission and the Public Program department’s audience goals.
  • In collaboration with the Vice President of Public Programs, oversee and manage the department budget. 
  • Play a support role in the production of programs on which other colleagues in the department have taken a lead role.
  • Present program ideas to the team and take steps to implement approved activities as directed.
  • Gather, compile, and organize program information, artist’s marketing materials, and promotional copy for presentations and external communications.
  • Negotiate and draft contracts across all disciplines.

Event Logistics

  • Communicate with all departments for event logistics (Hospitality and Private Events, Operations, Communications and Marketing, Security, Visitor Experience, Audrey’s Museum Store, and Zeidler’s Café).
  • Coordinate communications between artists, speakers, and Skirball employees.
  • Represent the department at public events; introduce speakers and performers, monitor audience flow, and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Supervise volunteers during events.

Qualifications, Experience, Attributes

  • Minimum five years of significant responsibility for programming and implementing cultural events in a cultural arts environment, and preferably seven or more years of experience in similar programming or production positions
  • Collaborative work style; able to work successfully in teams
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multitask
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings
  • Prior experience negotiating fees and contract details with talent
  • Superior oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, as well as Internet research
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy
  • Experience and contacts within the Los Angeles arts, culture, and entertainment communities
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture, traditions, and history preferred

Please send resumé and cover letter identifying examples of programs that you initiated and implemented, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources
Re: Senior Program Associate, Public Programs
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. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing as part of an approved accommodation exemption.

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.