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

Overview

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

The Skirball has experienced significant growth and transformation during the last two decades, including multiple expansions of its campus and programs, broadening its impact and establishing itself as the largest Jewish cultural institution in the nation with more than 600,000 visitors annually, 400 employees, and a $22 million operating budget. This is a pivotal moment for the Skirball, which has new leaders who are charting a path for the future of the organization.

Culture and Compensation

The Skirball is an incredible place to work with a dedicated and diverse team. Skirball employees have an average tenure of more than seven years at 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 group where all people are valued, this is the place.

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

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


Administrative Assistant, Education

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a dynamic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible team player for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Education department. This position reports to the Director of Education and is responsible for providing administrative, clerical, and financial management support to a collaborative team of managers, educators, and coordinators. This is a year-round, full-time, non-exempt position with pay of $19 per hour. The schedule is Monday–Friday with flexibility to work weekend days and occasional evenings. 

Responsibilities

  • Support the Education team, which develops participatory programs for youth, families, and teachers, by successfully performing the day-to-day operations of the department and working closely with other departments at the Skirball
  • Handle a wide range of clerical and administrative duties including:
    • Managing general office operations
    • Preparing correspondence
    • Generating, editing, and reformatting documents
    • Maintaining digital and physical department files and records as needed
    • Scheduling meetings
    • Responding to inquiries and problems
  • Maintain the department budget, tracking and reconciling expenses and income, and creating reports as needed
  • Facilitate, schedule, and arrange employee travel and professional development; track and maintain both individual and department memberships for professional associations
  • Serve as the central contact for the Education department, working closely with team members to share department information and coordinate a full range of meetings and events
  • Act as the department’s main administrative point-of-contact with other departments, including Operations, Communications and Marketing, and the Museum
  • Support morning school tour arrivals in the main lobby, as needed
  • Assist team members with contract management, supply orders, and other duties as assigned 
  • Occasionally work with visitors in the exhibition Noah’s Ark at the Skirball and in various participatory cultural offerings for families, including campus-wide festivals and other drop-in family programs
  • Act as the department receptionist by greeting and escorting visitors, responding to telephone calls and emails, and assisting visitors as able
  • Meet deadlines and accomplish priorities drawing on your own initiative, judgment, and business knowledge

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Two or more years of experience in a clerical/administrative support role within a corporate or nonprofit/cultural environment 
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office products (including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and OneDrive) and Zoom 
  • Experience with database software, Financial Edge, Altru, and Filemaker Pro preferred
  • Extremely strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills—exercises patience, diplomacy, and the ability to work well with people of different ages and backgrounds
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and exercise follow-through
  • Proven ability to organize tasks and resolve problems, exercise good judgment, take initiative, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Must be actively committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • Must be willing to assist where needed, accept and support change, and adapt to different work styles when interacting with team members and visitors
  • Have an active interest in and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission
  • Proficient in spoken and written Spanish preferred but not required

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

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


Associate Educators, School and Teacher Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks two motivated and creative team players to serve as the Associate Educators in the School and Teacher programs division of the Education Department. The Associate Educator for Pre-K through Grade 3 is responsible for developing, facilitating, and evaluating programs related to Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, including the Build a Better World initiative and the Art of Imagination online curriculum. The Associate Educator for Grades 4 through 12 is responsible for developing, facilitating, and evaluating programs related to the Visions and Values Curriculum, Skirball’s archaeology collection, and changing exhibitions.

The Associate Educators are members of the Education Department and report to the Head of School and Teacher Programs. These are year-round, full-time positions with a pay of $22.00 per hour; the schedule is Monday–Friday with availability needed on select Saturdays and occasional evenings.

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 residency program, which includes communicating with teaching artists and/or community partners, developing curricula with teaching artists and classroom teachers, and co-facilitating 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
  • Coach, evaluate, and co-develop trainings for paid and volunteer educators who facilitate Skirball programs for students
  • Facilitate programs for teachers as part of the Skirball’s teacher and educator training program
  • Help maintain a friendly, clean, and safe learning environment by proactively addressing student, teacher, and operational needs

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 in and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and essential 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 preferred

Please send resume and cover letter with desired grade range, 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.

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 resume, 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


Café Manager, Hospitality and Private Events

The Hospitality and Private Events department of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a capable, conscientious Café Manager to manage day-to-day operations of Zeidler’s Café and Judy’s Counter lunch service. Reporting to the Vice President of Hospitality and Private Events, the Café Manager will be responsible for the smooth and efficient operations of Zeidler’s Café and Judy’s Counter and ensuring customers have an enjoyable dining experience.

Responsibilities

Café Management

  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise server team
  • Oversee scheduling of server team and volunteers
  • Take and confirm reservations via email, telephone, and in-person
  • Perform host duties, meeting and greeting customers
  • Maintain a clean and presentable environment both in the front and back of house

Café Operations

  • Monitor budgets to ensure the café remains profitable while actively finding ways to lower operational costs
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of food, supplies, and equipment
  • Process payments and submit bank deposits for both Zeidler’s Café and Judy’s Counter
  • Work with Executive Chef to develop and showcase menu items likely to attract new and return clientele
  • Ensure all operations comply with OSHA and Health Department regulations
  • Handle employee reports and payroll
  • Operate cash register
  • Deliver monthly income and expense reports to accounting
  • Work closely with Catering department as needed

Organizational Integration

  • Participate in weekly departmental meetings
  • Work with Public Programs department on special food events
  • Work with Communications and Marketing department to increase exposure, branding, and advertising
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s mission and vision

Qualifications

  • Five years of management experience within the restaurant industry
  • Working knowledge of restaurant operations and food handling procedures
  • Understanding of Jewish dietary laws
  • Catering experience a plus
  • Routine personal computer skills including Microsoft Office, Aloha, and NCR
  • Thorough knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and general office practices and procedures
  • Basic math skills sufficient to monitor routine budgets, calculate/balance invoices, and similar 
  • Must be able to work independently, as a team player, and cross-functionally with all other Skirball departments
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, which will include evenings and weekends

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

Human Resources
Re: Café Manager, Hospitality and Private Events
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.

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 resume, 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 with a pay range of $20–$22.50 per hour. The schedule for this position depends on when events are scheduled. This position reports to the Catering Managers. 

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 resume, preferably by email, to: 

Human Resources Department
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.

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 resume, 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


Part-Time, Temporary Administrative Assistant I, Operations Department

The Operations department of the Skirball Cultural Center—which encompasses Security, Facilities, Engineering, Purchasing, Audio Visual, and Logistics—seeks an energetic, mature, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to support the Operations team. This person serves on the Operations administrative team working 24–30 hours/week with a pay rate of $19/hour and reports to the Operations Coordinator. This is a part-time, temporary position, available immediately and will end on July 1, 2023.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in day-to-day logistics of the Skirball Operations department
  • Maintain and oversee vendor service agreements
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings; take notes, prepare, and distribute minutes
  • Assist with the receipt and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail and packages
  • Maintain office supplies inventory control 
  • Prepare a wide variety of routine correspondence, forms, and reports
  • Create, maintain, and update department files
  • Respond to telephone calls and emails from Skirball colleagues and outside vendors
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate meetings, events, and training sessions for Operations team
  • Assist with the coordination of maintenance, repair, or replacement of the department’s office equipment
  • Assist with Skirball special events in various capacities
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for Operations team

Qualifications

  • Prior experience in an administrative role supporting operational functions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Team player with excellent people skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, as well as web research

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

Human Resources 
Re: Part-Time, Temporary Administrative Assistant I, Operations Department
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
FAX: (310) 440-4595 
hr@skirball.org 


Risk Management Coordinator (Part Time)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Risk Management Coordinator to oversee matters related to the organization’s risk management, insurance, claims, and liability. Essential responsibilities include working with insurance brokers to bind annual insurance renewals, assisting with the management of any claims and providing day-to-day risk management support duties to the Skirball Cultural Center. This is a part-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Chief Financial Officer while also working closely with the Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, and the Vice President, Operations.

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with external vendors, including but not limited to insurance brokers, third-party claim adjusters, and underwriters
  • File liability and insurance claims, including compiling all data needed to provide to insurance carriers and third parties
  • Regularly update insurance and risk management contact lists, annual renewals, policy information/coverages, self-insurance levels, claims history by insurance type, COI, covered assets details, driver’s license data, etc., and maintain digital archive for the organization
  • Support supervisor in managing policy renewal/midterm process and change information
  • Facilitate data gathering from finance, operations, museum, etc. for insurance and indemnity applications
  • Learn and interpret policies and risks of the organization with an aim to become a key risk management resource on which internal and external customers and supervisor can rely upon to ensure compliance
  • Assist supervisor to maintain relationships and work with our internal operations teams, finance, legal, and museum, along with our insurance broker and carrier partners
  • Facilitate ongoing and adequate monitoring, testing, and reporting of operational risk to all stakeholders
  • Draft and maintain risk management policies and procedures for supervisor approval
  • Perform other risk management related duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Exhibit business acumen promoting transparency and accountability for inherent risk and controls
  • Make decisions on moderately complex issues
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
  • Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation preferred
  • At least 4 years of experience with commercial insurance administration preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in a nonprofit or cultural institutional setting preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 products, including Excel (with strong formula skills, nested, index/match, SUMIFS, etc.), Outlook, and Word
  • Strong verbal communications with all levels, both internally and externally, as this person will work with critical vendors and Skirball employees at all levels
  • Ability to effectively manage projects and resolve problems that may vary in nature and scope
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and manage time well

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

Human Resources 
Re: Risk Management Coordinator

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