Employment

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

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

*Please note that eligibility requirements vary for internship positions, namely those funded by the Getty Foundation and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 



   

Assistant to the Vice President, Operations

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 position reports to the Vice President of Operations and supervises the work of one full-time administrative assistant, as well as temporary and volunteer staff in operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and supervise routine daily operational tasks and procedures.
  • Oversee special repairs and maintenance as needed with direction from the Vice President of Operations.
  • Participate in planning and implementing new procedures that will impact the department.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings; take notes, prepare and distribute minutes.
  • Act as primary contact for others regarding department policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Supervise the receipt and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, etc.
  • Maintain office supply inventory control and supervise staff responsible for their purchase.
  • Prepare a wide variety of routine and complex correspondence, forms, and reports.
  • Create, maintain, and update department files.
  • Respond to telephone calls, e-mail, etc. from Skirball staff and outside vendors.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate meetings, events, and training sessions for Operations staff.
  • Plan, organize, and implement special projects relative to department needs.
  • Coordinate maintenance, repair, or replacement of the department’s office equipment.
  • Monitor Operations department budget and report monthly expense summary to the Vice President of Operations.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for Skirball staff.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in an administrative role supporting operational functions
  • Supervisory experience required
  • 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

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

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


  

Head of Visitor Experience

The Skirball Cultural Center of Los Angeles—a dynamic cultural institution guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and devoted to strengthening connections between people and communities—seeks to fill a new managerial position within the Education and Visitor Experience department, with a focus on ensuring optimal experiences for the Skirball’s diverse, cross-generational audiences.

The Head of Visitor Experience will supervise the Docent Coordinator, the Volunteer Services Manager, and the Visitor Experience Manager, with the goal of creating a positive, welcoming, and accessible experience for all Skirball visitors. The Head of Visitor Experience will be directly responsible for the training, evaluation, and recruitment of docents touring the Skirball’s changing exhibitions and its permanent exhibition on Jewish history, values, and culture. 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise the Docent Coordinator, Private Tour Scheduler, and 60+ Skirball docents who offer adult tours; the Visitor Experience Manager, who oversees admissions staff; and the Volunteer Services Manager, who oversees the Skirball’s 120+ volunteers.
  • Train, coach, evaluate, and, as needed, recruit docents responsible for providing adult tours and in-gallery facilitation.
  • Create talking points and tour guidelines for docents on changing and permanent exhibitions for adult visitors, consulting with curators as needed. Research and select reading materials. Model touring and facilitation techniques.
  • Work closely with the school programs team to create the lineup of workshops, speakers, training sessions, and recognition events for all docents, including school and adult docents.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of customer-service procedures, messaging, and engagement strategies; serve as a greeter/concierge in the lobby one weekend day per week and at other times as needed.
  • Work with heads of different Skirball teams to ensure that all relevant, accurate information (both day-of and ongoing) is conveyed to all frontline staff, including Security, Membership, and store and café staff.
  • Build positive relationships with the Docent Council and Volunteer Board.

Qualifications:

  • BA or higher (MA preferred) in art history, history, museum studies, or related field
  • Strong leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills; proven ability to guide effectively teams of volunteers or docents
  • Excellent communication skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and workstyles
  • Prior experience writing tour scripts or talking points for museum exhibitions and training others to deliver them
  • Sufficient knowledge of Jewish history, culture, and traditions to develop docent content materials for permanent exhibition tours and offer general docent training sessions
  • Experience welcoming diverse audiences to museums and working with frontline volunteers and staff on doing so
  • Successful experience providing effective customer service training
  • Excellent attention to detail, the ability to solve problems with flexibility in a changing environment, and demonstrated effectiveness cultivating teamwork to achieve goals
  • Understanding of and ability to convey the Skirball’s mission and guide others in doing so

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:

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


  

Part-Time Sales Associate, Audrey’s Museum Store

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Sales Associate to serve in Audrey’s Museum Store. This part-time, on-call position is responsible for providing friendly, professional service to store patrons.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional and hospitable customer service and assistance to customers.
  • Learn and share knowledge about the Skirball and its exhibitions.
  • Assist with maintaining levels and cleanliness of the inventory and store supplies.
  • Accurately process sales transactions.

Qualifications

  • Possess cheerful, patient personality and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable working with family audience
  • Must be able to work weekends and occasional evenings
  • Must be able to operate a computerized cash register
  • Confident using basic Microsoft Office
  • 1-2 years retail experience

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:

Human Resources
Re: Part-Times Sales Associate, Audrey’s Museum Store
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


  

Program Associate (Music and Performing Arts)

The Skirball Cultural Center—an institution guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and committed to presenting cultural experiences that foster human connection and empathy—seeks a programmer with 5+ years of experience to join the Programs department. Public programs at the Skirball support the institution’s mission through the presentation of music, talks, film, performing arts, culinary, and special events for a diverse and multigenerational adult audience. This Program Associate position will have a particular focus on music and performing arts. Applicants should be detail-oriented, mature, professional, and creative—a flexible team player with excellent communications skills to research, create, and implement public programs. See additional qualifications/requirements below.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Programs.

Responsibilities:

In the development and production of public programs:

  • In collaboration with colleagues, develop and produce programs in music and performing arts, as well as across multiple disciplines, that support the Skirball mission and the Program department’s audience goals.
  • 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.
  • Present fees for approval, maintain and update contracts and data on expenditures, attendance, and income. Prepare financial projections and per event budgets.

In the coordination of all activities related to event logistics:

  • Communicate with all departments for event logistics (Hospitality and Private Events, Operations, Communications and Marketing, Security, Audrey’s Museum Store, and Zeidler’s Café).
  • Coordinate communications between artist and production manager.
  • Coordinate travel for performers and speakers, both domestic and international.
  • Represent the department at public events; introduce speakers and performers, monitor audience flow, and troubleshoot as needed. Supervise volunteer staff at events.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of significant responsibility for programming and implementing cultural events in a cultural arts environment, and preferably 5+ 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
  • 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
  • Experience and contacts within the Los Angeles arts, culture, and entertainment communities

Please send resume and cover letter, which should include examples of programs that you initiated and implemented, by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Program Associate (Music and Performing Arts)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
Or e-mail to humanresources@skirball.org


  

Summer Internship: Communications and Marketing

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Communications and Marketing department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. Working closely with members of the team, the Communications and Marketing Intern will have the opportunity to help develop and execute communications and marketing plans for exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and the Skirball as a venue for private events, meetings, and conferences. In particular, the intern will help to create and implement plans for the summer exhibitions The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited and Leonard Bernstein at 100, as well as the upcoming fall exhibition Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $550 per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly planning meetings to help determine communications objectives and advertising/marketing/promotional campaigns.
  • Execute grassroots outreach to schools, cultural institutions, community organizations, online communities, retail businesses, and other local and national audiences in order to stimulate attendance and diversify audiences at Skirball programs and exhibitions.
  • Maintain and update outreach database.
  • Develop digital outreach materials.
  • Assist with e-mail list maintenance and e-blast reporting.
  • Participate in social media projects and content creation when assigned.
  • Contribute to market research projects—including conducting in-person/online surveys, tabulating survey responses, and tracking results.
  • Proof and fact-check Skirball publications, such as bimonthly calendars, direct mail postcards, and informational brochures.
  • Research, maintain, and update press clippings and press and community outreach lists.

Qualifications:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2018. Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County.
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Some design background or knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign is preferred.
  • Knowledge of web CMS helpful
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-sensory, stimulating office environment
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others
  • Must be able to commute to and from the Skirball independently (transportation not provided).

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. Your cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school, year, major, and availability from the beginning of June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Human Resources
Re: Communications and Marketing Summer Intern
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
e-mail: humanresources@skirball.org


  

Summer Internship: Curatorial

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Museum of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. This Curatorial Intern will work closely with the Skirball’s curators and Museum staff on upcoming or potential Skirball exhibitions, including but not limited to Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $550 per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist curator with exhibition research assignments.
  • Work with exhibition team on in-gallery exhibition evaluation.
  • Assist registrar and curator in picking up, receiving, and inspecting loans.

Qualifications:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2018
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-sensory, stimulating work environment.
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. A strong cover letter will draw connections between the work of the Skirball Museum and your interests and skills. Be sure to explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school, year, major, and availability from the beginning of June to the end of August. Applicants are encouraged to review our Exhibitions page at as well as our Mission Statement online.

Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Saturday, May 6, 2018

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


  

Summer Internship: Education and Visitor Experience

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Education and Visitor Experience department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. Working closely with members of the Family Programs team, the Education Intern will help facilitate intergenerational learning experiences for families in the Family Art Studio and other drop-in programming, as well as support the permanent children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, and the major summer exhibition The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. The schedule is Tuesday–Saturday, June 12–August 18, 2018. Stipend is $550 per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Education staff to develop, coordinate, and facilitate educational summer programming for family visitors (designed for people of all ages, but intended to serve our primary audience of families with children ages 8 and under) with an emphasis on the drop-in Family Art Studio and Family Amphitheater Performances Series.
  • Develop art projects and interactive activities for families that embody the Skirball’s values, themes, and aesthetic sensibility.
  • Assist with facilitation in the Family Room during six summer evening concerts.
  • Serve as a facilitator, as needed, in the Skirball’s Noah’s Ark galleries, or other exhibitions and programs.

Qualifications:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2018. Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County.
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Active interest in cross-cultural programming
  • Ability to work directly with families and visitors of all ages and backgrounds
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multisensory, stimulating work environment
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others
  • Availability to work at least one weekend day per week and occasional evenings

Please submit resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, using the contact information below. The cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school, year, degree pursued, and availability from June 12 through August 18, 2018. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday, May, 1, 2018

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


  

Summer Internship: Programs

Through funding provided by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Programs department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $530 per week.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  179 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 127 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County.  In addition to their full-time ten-week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation. The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County.  For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at www.lacountyarts.org.

Responsibilities:

The Programs summer internship provides hands-on experience in live arts programming via the Skirball’s annual Sunset Concerts series. It will require the Programs Intern to become familiar with the series as well as the greater mission of the Skirball, and will allow for regular collaboration with various departments at the Skirball. 

  • Work with artists, vendors, and Skirball staff from multiple departments.
  • Help to develop and implement day-of-show logistics, including the parking pass and reserved seating system.
  • Research and create informational booklets for international and out-of-state artists.
  • Develop and prepare handouts, signs, and program notes.
  • Work with staff to produce each Sunset Concerts performance. Duties include managing guest and parking lists, greeting VIPs, assisting with merchandise sales, communicating with artists and artist management to coordinate their needs, and interacting with the public to provide a positive experience for all.
  • Participate in weekly department staff meetings and marketing meetings as well as regular concert planning meetings.
  • Provide on-site event support to a range of daytime and evening programs throughout the summer.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should be motivated, organized, and adaptable to working in a fast-paced creative environment.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, database experience, internet research, and accurate typing) are required.
  • Availability for event coverage during the entire summer concert series in July and August, Thursdays, July 26–August 30. Weekday work hours will be adjusted accordingly for time spent working programs.
  • A passion for the arts and previous event production experience is preferred but not required.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. The cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school year, degree pursued, and availability from mid-June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

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