Noah's ark educators in gallery

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.


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 Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, including the Build a Better World initiative and the 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 with a pay of $22 per hour; the schedule is Monday through 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, 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


Exhibitions Coordinator, Museum

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic team player to serve as Exhibitions Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director, the Exhibitions Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and project managing a portion of the four to nine temporary exhibitions that the Skirball presents to the public each year. Exhibitions range from art to history and culture focused—some explicitly Jewish in subject matter and others not—with a strong emphasis on offering welcoming experiences that foster human connections for a wide range of audiences. The Exhibitions Coordinator assists with exhibition development and works closely with the Skirball Deputy Director and other members of the Museum department, including curators, registrars, preparators, and administrative team members. They will also work cross-departmentally with Education, Public Programs, and Operations teams. They will assist in the management of traveling exhibitions and act as primary liaison and courier, coordinating shipping and overseeing installation to ensure proper care and handling of objects.

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. This position also requires some travel. 


Essential Duties

  • Assists Deputy Director with overall project management of upcoming temporary and traveling exhibitions
  • Supports coordination of exhibition planning with all appropriate parties, including curators, registrars, preparators, designers and fabricators
  • Works collaboratively with other departments, including Public Programs, Education, Visitor Experience, and Advancement, as well as with partner institutions
  • Assists Deputy Director in marketing and management of traveling exhibitions schedule
  • Acts as primary liaison and courier for traveling exhibitions, overseeing installation to ensure proper care and handling of all objects
  • Creates manuals outlining installation guidelines and procedures for traveling exhibitions
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of the master exhibition schedule
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of exhibition budgets
  • Creates and maintains exhibition database records throughout each exhibition cycle
  • Works with curators and registrars to generate and follow up on loan requests and other logistics as needed


Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • The individual must be an alumna/us/i of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program.

  • Experience working in a museum or fine art setting and an undergraduate degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience with the coordination of exhibitions and working knowledge of museum best practices and procedures a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop collaborative relationships across the institution
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements relating to exhibitions with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent IT tool proficiency and demonstrated ability to use Office 365 applications
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission 

This position is made possible with support from the Getty Foundation through its Getty Marrow Emerging Professionals Pilot Program.

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

Human Resources
Re: Exhibitions Coordinator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
 Los Angeles, CA 90049
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


Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture Arts Internship: Events Production Intern (Part-Time)

Through funding provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture (LACDAC) Arts Internship Program, the Public Programs department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one part-time paid internship for a qualified undergraduate student. Join the Audio-Visual team in a technical role working on various concerts, performances, lectures, and corporate events. Individuals looking to gain experience in event production should apply!

Through the LACDAC Arts Internship program, 228 undergraduate interns will participate this year at performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout Los Angeles County. In addition to their 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 Los Angeles County. For additional information on the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered, visit lacountyarts.org.

Dates/Hours

The part-time internship will be a mostly in-person position with on-site work expected at the Skirball Cultural Center for all events (an average of 10–20 hours per week, with hours increasing based on event workload), with a stipend of $16.04 per hour. The internship period will run from August 1, 2022–March 15, 2023, or for a total of 400 hours. Some evenings will be required including four mandatory Thursdays, August 4–25, for our summer concert series. This internship will be flexible with class schedules. All work shifts will be pre-assigned to accommodate scheduling and class load conflicts. On-site work expected. Any remote hours will be determined according to current Skirball work-from-home policies and department needs. 

Responsibilities

The Events Production Intern will work alongside seasoned technicians in various event spaces throughout the Skirball campus to provide audio, video, and lighting support as each unique event requires. Primary duties will be to support our public programs and annual summer concert series. This internship provides an outstanding opportunity to participate in the planning and execution of live cultural, educational, and corporate events of all types. Allowing for a broad view of the live event audio-visual field, and the many elements that make up this fast-paced and rewarding type of production. This will be a hands-on role and some medium to heavy lifting of equipment and gear will be required.

  • Work alongside the Skirball AV Manager in planning meetings with both external and internal clients
  • Participate in supporting the technical needs of a variety of private and public events
  • Set up and operate equipment and interact with clients to ensure their technical needs are met
  • Work with artists, vendors, and Skirball team members from multiple departments
  • Work with other AV team members to refine our equipment inventory
  • Participate in weekly department meetings
  • Provide on-site event support to a range of daytime and evening programs

Eligibility

As per the eligibility criteria of the LACDAC Arts Internship Program, this internship is intended for students who must:

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in a four-year or community college, or have graduation dates between December 2021–June 2022
  • Attend a college in Los Angeles County or show proof of Los Angeles County residency if attending an out-of-county school
  • Be a first-time participant of this internship program
  • Not hold a previous BA, BS, or higher degree

Qualifications

  • Motivated, organized, and adaptable to working in a fast-paced creative environment
  • A basic understanding of and desire to work in the world of live event production
  • Availability for event coverage during the summer concert series, Thursdays, August 4–25
  • A passion for the arts; previous event production experience is preferred but not required

Please send a resume and cover letter by email using the contact information below. 

Your cover letter should explain your interest in this internship, your academic and/or job experiences that are most relevant to this position, as well as how this internship might impact your long-range academic and career goals. Please include your school, year, major, and availability from the end of August to March. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

Application deadline: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Human Resources
Re: LACDAC Events Production Intern 
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


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.

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 resume and cover letter preferably by email to:

Human Resources Department 
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 with pay of $25 per hour. The schedule ranges from 4 to 30 hours per week and is dependent on departmental need and employee availability. 

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 resume 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 


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 


Vice President, Communications and Marketing

The Vice President of Communications and Marketing will report to the Executive Vice President, and direct the institution’s communications and marketing strategies, initiatives, and activities. The goal of this position is to enhance the Skirball’s public image and visibility with a focus on increasing attendance and support among diverse audiences and constituencies. As a member of the senior management team, the Vice President of Communications and Marketing will help lead the positioning of the Skirball and its leadership in the community, playing a key role in increasing brand awareness in Los Angeles and beyond; and contribute to the consideration, selection, development, and success of the Skirball's education, museum, public program, and entrepreneurial initiatives to advance our mission. They will work across departments to build long- and short-term plans and promote an understanding of the Skirball’s philosophy, goals, and activities both internally and externally.     

At the center of the Skirball’s mission is a commitment to welcoming visitors from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds, including families with young children, adults, and seniors. The Vice President of Communications and Marketing will be responsible for how we engage both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is expressed in all communications.

About the Communications and Marketing Department

In fulfillment of the mission and to uphold the Skirball’s outstanding institutional reputation, the Communications and Marketing department plays a critical role in attracting and welcoming a diverse audience. In collaboration with fellow departments, the Communications and Marketing team is responsible for promoting and attracting audiences to our array of exhibitions, performances, educational, and cultural offerings; strong ticket sales and attendance; and positive press coverage. The team plays a critical role in promoting sales for private events, as well as marketing the complete visitor experience, including on-campus dining and the museum store. Supporting the Skirball’s efforts in arts education for Pre-K through Grade 12 students and educators and creative play for children and families, the Communications and Marketing team also collaborates regularly on the creation and distribution of gallery guides, lesson plans, and print and digital educational content and collateral. The objective of the department is not only to drive revenue and boost brand awareness, but also to craft messaging and materials that advance public understanding of the Skirball’s mission and values.

The team partners across the institution to ensure excellent and consistent patron communications and experience, member retention, and customer service. This includes creating and executing a strategic mix of general and targeted earned, paid, and digital media initiatives to inform and attract audiences for various programs, offerings, and services. The team also manages a robust production schedule of print, digital, radio, and video projects as well as visitor surveys; plays an active role in conversations about the visitor experience and touchpoints (digital communications, signage, visitor surveys). The department also includes the Skirball’s in­house graphic design team. The graphics team oversees the Skirball website, skirball.org, as well as the creation, quality, and branding of the Skirball’s range of communication and marketing materials.

Responsibilities

Operational Leadership

  • Provides vision and leads all aspects of the creation, execution, and evaluation of major aspects of branding, communications, marketing, digital strategy, public/media relations, graphic design, and organizational communications efforts in alignment with the Skirball’s mission, goals, and objectives across all channels and audiences.
  • Develops annual and multi-year plans and goals for the department to support achieving organizational objectives. Uses data and a range of inputs to make decisions related to operational leadership.
  • Supervises and directs a high-performing team of communications and marketing professionals, including a Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, Communications Manager, Digital Content Manager, Graphic Design and Web Manager, Graphic Designer, and Administrative Assistant, as well as numerous independent contractors. Promotes a culture of collaboration, quality, values, and professional development.
  • Develops and manages the department’s annual budget, authorizes expenditures, and allocates resources across marketing, public relations, web management, advertising/promotions, and publications.
  • Oversees and works hands-on to manage the day-to-day department operations to prioritize, organize, assign, track, and execute communications and marketing projects.
  • Ensures the integration of effective marketing and communication strategies across all functional areas of the organization.

Branding and Positioning

  • Serves as advisor to the leadership’s strategic thinking on organizational position and contributes thought leadership to inform conversations, decisions, and strategic, budget, and season planning on content, programs, and services for the full range of exhibition, educational, and cultural programs. 
  • Effectively guides and leads conversations about positioning the multi-dimensional brand of the Skirball Cultural Center as a place of gathering guided by Jewish values and American democratic ideals.
  • Creates, develops, implements, and manages a proactive and comprehensive brand management strategy to position and promote the Skirball, its leadership, and its programs. Helps grow and expand the Skirball’s positive visibility and influence.
  • Oversees and directs the Skirball’s social media campaigns.
  • Guides standards and aesthetics for organizational look-and-feel, including providing leadership and direction on design projects, website, photography, etc. 

Communications Leadership

  • Leads the Skirball Cultural Center in communicating its mission to the general public and targeted audiences.
  • Manages a proactive and comprehensive communications strategy to position and promote the Skirball and its many offerings. 
  • Serves as chief writer/editor for numerous print and digital projects including developing, writing, copy editing, and regularly collaborating within and beyond the team to ensure Skirball communications are clear, welcoming, inclusive, and accurate. The Vice President serves as project lead on several organizational publications including our annual magazine, Oasis, and select annual reports. 
  • Serves as advisor and collaborator with President/CEO on executive communications and select donor/member-facing communications.
  • Oversees and directs the development and management of a vibrant, on-brand presence that engages visitors, patrons, and the broader community through online content development and integration strategy across a wide range of digital platforms including the Skirball website, social media, and other online marketing, communications, and engagement tools for optimal impact.
  • Oversees the Skirball Cultural Center’s occasional book publication efforts, develops partnerships with outside book distributors, and ensures Library of Congress cataloging.

Marketing Leadership

  • Leads the team in developing and managing multi-channel marketing campaigns to promote Skirball programs and offerings, and achieve audience and enrollment goals.
  • Oversees the design, writing, editing, development, implementation, and production of highly effective and creative promotional marketing strategies and tools, including print and digital publications, direct response marketing and fundraising, content strategy, branding, and advertising.
  • Provides insight and leadership on targeting and attracting key audiences including collaborating on conversations and decisions on audience development, advertising, and marketing initiatives. 
  • Oversees tracking and analysis of data and research into audience segmentation and insights which will yield the development of compelling communications and marketing content.

Media and Public Relations

  • Oversees publicity and media relations efforts to promote the organization, its executives, and subject matter experts. Leverages opportunities for executive visibility and thought leadership while simultaneously building a reputation around purpose, values, and issues management. 
  • Serves as the public information officer (i.e., the voice) of the Skirball.
  • Provides leadership on comprehensive crisis communications, including advising on messaging and platform.
  • Develops, cultivates, and maintains relationships with national, regional, and local media. Responds to major news inquiries; organizes press and opening events. Executes proactive story and speaking opportunities.

Skills and Experience

  • Articulates clear and powerful connections to the Skirball mission and values, our history, and impact—past, present, and future.
  • Brings the necessary knowledge, energy, and curiosity to working at a Jewish cultural center that offers a full range of programs, services, and offerings—from museum exhibitions, education programs, and performing arts to private events, dining, and retail.  
  • 10+ years as a communications and marketing leader in the nonprofit arts/culture/education and/or museum field.
  • Track record developing communications strategies using a variety of tools and platforms.
  • Proficiency as a writer/editor with 
    • long-form feature writing, 
    • interviewing and reporting skills, 
    • speech writing, 
    • social media, 
    • copyediting, 
    • and publishing.
  • Proven track record working with press/media outlets; capable public speaker with experience as a public information officer.
  • Savvy and engaged cultural leader with experience, know-how, and passion for working in the vibrant and diverse Los Angeles/Southern California arts community.
  • Experience with branding, cause marketing, audience development, and growing organizational reach.
  • Experience with developing and managing digital strategy, tactics, tools, and techniques.
  • 10+ years of people and resource management experience, with proven leadership skills in supporting and maximizing team strengths, including collaborating with designers.
  • Proven experience working with executive leadership and collaborating with other department leaders on organization-wide positioning, messaging, planning, budgeting, and strategy.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, diverse environment in close collaboration with various departments, teams, and contractors. 
  • Strong project management and analytical skills. Capable with project management systems, demonstrated decision-making, priority setting, and resource management skills. 
  • Dexterous with technology and data management (Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Drupal, Google Analytics, Altru, social media interfaces, etc.).

Personality Qualities Sought

The finalist will a be self-assured team leader whose capabilities range from being hands-on when the team is under pressure, yet comfortable engaging with other senior department heads at a strategic level. The most important personality traits and experience include being: 

  • Strategic and creative
  • Reliable, supportive, empathetic 
  • Collaborative and bridge-building
  • A solid manager who helps others navigate change and has a growth mindset 
  • A kind-yet-firm decision-maker who is a clear communicator
  • Accountable, responsible, transparent      
  • Someone who leads by example and believes no task is too small; hands-on and willing to jump in     
  • Someone who values professional development in skills and knowledge for themselves and others

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter in Word format to:

Martin Shirley, Managing Partner, Shirley Associates—Nonprofit Executive Search Consultants, Los Angeles
Please include “SKIRBALL VP” in the subject of the email
martin@shirleyassociates.com