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Skirball Cultural Center


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

Current Job Opportunities

Accounting Director

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced and inspiring full-time Accounting Director to lead a small team at one of Los Angeles’ leading cultural institutions. The role is responsible for month-end close, cash management, accounts payable, general ledger, bi-weekly payroll and annual audit and tax preparation activities.  

Other aspects of the role are to maintain financial controls designed to mitigate risk, account reconciliations, budget vs. actuals analysis, and ensure a reliable record keeping system. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, organized, dependable, and have a passion for working in a team-oriented environment.  

Starting Pay: $135,000 per year


  • Lead/assist month-end and year-end close tasks according to established deadlines and ensure internal control processes are operating effectively.
  • Ensure timely preparation of financial statements.
  • Lead or delegate regular account reconciliations and reviews of cash, investment accounts, fixed assets, accruals, etc.
  • Maintain accounting policies and procedures, as well as actively review and propose updates. 
  • Lead and/or assist in researching and analyzing new accounting standards and ensure appropriate planning and implementation of new standards.
  • Report spending across our programs, gifts/donations and grant receipts, and capital expenditures, collaborating with departments to deliver needed reporting.
  • Actively assist in the planning, organizing, and coordinating the year-end close process with the CFO and external auditors and tax preparers (990, 5500, etc.) and help drive deadlines and calendar.  
  • Prepare schedules and reconciliations for annual financial statement audit, tax returns, and other financial reporting.  
  • Assist in preparation of annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Facilitate process improvements of accounting processes and team workflow.
  • Ensure and maintain an organized archiving process for digital and physical documents/files and help ensure compliance with retention policy.
  • Actively reprioritize deliverables as competing priorities evolve to ensure balanced workload while meeting deadlines and provides CFO timely updates to changes.
  • Guide team to achieve goals by helping to direct, train, and mentor staff. Actively participate in career development of team. 

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • 8+ years of experience in accounting in a operational multi-unit organization. Experience in accounting for a nonprofit organization a plus.
  • Certified Public Accountant License (CPA) preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, or Economics.
  • Proven experience in staff management, including demonstrated ability to form, lead, and develop team members.
  • Demonstrated self-drive and agility, including ability to effectively manage multiple projects, dynamically shift prioritization, operate with both attention-to-detail and big picture focus, and work effectively against multiple competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Working knowledge and application of GAAP.
  • Ability to identify, promote, and implement change and efficiencies.
  • Excellent listening, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication, including the ability to translate financial data into meaningful information.
  • Proven skills in accounting/financial systems and processes, as well as strong Excel skills.
  • Motivated by collaboration and commitment to provide high quality, timely customer service to internal and external customers.

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

Human Resources 
Re: Accounting Director 
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
FAX: (310) 440-4595 

Advancement Communication Manager/Grant Writer

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an Advancement Communications Manager for its Advancement department. This full-time position reports to the Vice President Advancement. The Advancement Communications Manager is a vital member of the Advancement team, responsible for compelling writing and communications pieces that are responsive to Skirball priorities and funding requirements. The Advancement Communications Manager will contribute to the Skirball’s robust fundraising efforts with philanthropists, foundations, corporations, and government entities, inspiring their impassioned support for the Skirball’s mission, social justice, the arts, and education.

Starting Pay: $70,000 per year

Writing/Communications Responsibilities

  • Develop grant proposals, reports, budgets, and necessary supporting materials
  • Gather and analyze data and information to support grant and report preparation
  • Write major donor acknowledgments and correspondence
  • Develop and design exhibition/program prospectuses and other Advancement communications pieces
  • In collaboration with colleagues in other departments, clarify priorities, goals, and objectives for impactful proposals
  • In collaboration with the Membership Manager, assist with writing membership promotions and materials

Advancement Responsibilities

  • Assist Vice President Advancement in maintaining excellent communications, relationships, and networks with donors and funder contacts
  • Maintain the grants calendar to monitor application processes, deadlines, reports, and grant compliance
  • Research available grants from diverse sources of funding
  • Initiate and develop relationships with potential new funding sources and attend meetings when appropriate
  • Maintain records in donor database, completing prospect plans and recording proposals and acknowledgments
  • Attend grant writing, fundraising, and donor database webinars/workshops
  • Participate in major donor cultivation events and Skirball-wide programs
  • Work evenings and weekends on occasion and as requested to represent the Skirball at community events

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Three years successful nonprofit grant writing experience
  • Undergraduate degree in English, communications, fundraising, or similar field and/or equivalent experience
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated ability to utilize Office 365 applications and Altru, or equivalent donor database software
  • Skilled in graphic design and demonstrated ability using different design software; Adobe InDesign proficiency a plus
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Skirball’s mission to welcome the stranger and help build a more just society

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

Human Resources
Re: Advancement Communications Manager
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440‐4595

Assistant/Associate Registrar, Museum

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic team player to serve as Assistant or Associate Registrar (title to be commensurate with experience). Reporting to the Registrar, this position will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the Museum’s robust schedule of rotating and traveling exhibitions and supporting the Assistant Registrar of Permanent Collections with the care and maintenance of the permanent collections and gallery spaces. 

Starting Salary: $24-$29/hour


  • Work with Registrar to manage all details of temporary and traveling exhibitions, including loan documentation, condition reports, conservation, lender agreements, mount making and display requirements, packing, shipping, and insurance; perform courier service as necessary
  • Object handling with regard to installing, deinstalling, packing, shipping, and storage
  • Conduct object rotations for the permanent exhibitions, including updating rotation records, providing pertinent Skirball staff with object change information and photo-documentation, and coordinating with contract conservators and other vendors alongside the Assistant Registrar of Permanent Collections
  • Assist in fielding object donation offers, processing all related deed and receipt paperwork, assigning object numbers, and creating storage locations for objects
  • Assist with the maintenance of collection records, documentation of accessions and de-accessions, condition reports, conservation treatments, exhibition history, and loans, both in paper format and museum collection management database
  • Assist with developing, maintaining, and enforcing registration policies and procedures
  • Monitor collection environments to ensure their physical safety and security; conduct monthly Integrated Pest Management inspections in collections storage and gallery spaces
  • Assist in maintaining clean storage space and ordering supplies as needed for daily museum operations and special projects

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • At least 3-5 years of museum registration experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop collaborative relationships across the institution
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent IT tool proficiency, demonstrated ability to utilize Office 365 applications, and experience working in museum collection databases
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in museum studies, art history, or related field 

Please send resume, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources
Re: Assistant/Associate Registrar
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
FAX: (310) 440-4595

Associate Educator, Teacher Programs – Education Department

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic and qualified Associate Educator, Teacher Programs to join the Education Department. Reporting to the Associate Director of Education, this position is responsible for teacher professional development workshops for pre-K through grade 12 educators, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. The Associate Educator facilitates these workshops with teaching artists and gallery educators on weekdays and select Saturdays throughout the school year and leads other in-gallery school programs with educators and volunteer docents as assigned. 

Starting salary range: $22.00 to $25.00 per hour


  • Develop, implement, and evaluate museum- and arts-based professional development programs for pre-K through grade 12 teachers, including “Skirball at Your School” and Noah’s Ark Group Workshops 
  • Recruit, hire, and act as the main coordinator for guest teaching artists and Skirball Teacher Advisory Council members; oversee communication and lesson plan development with teaching artists and presenters for teacher programs
  • Create and maintain teacher databases; manage teacher program registration; analyze information and provide reports and recommendations to guide program decision-making; make data available as needed to meet departmental and institutional goals
  • Integrate and apply feedback from supervisors and program participants to achieve program goals and standards; assess teacher programs for relevance, achievement of learning outcomes, and appeal to teachers; revise programs as needed; research and coordinate credit options for participants
  • Create and facilitate trainings for Skirball educators and volunteer docents alongside the Docent Manager
  • Co-facilitate experiential, gallery-based school programs for K-12 students several mornings per week with gallery educators and volunteer docents
  • Collaborate with school partners, district administrators, and related arts and education organizations to promote and build an audience with and for Skirball school and teacher programs
  • Work to build new and deepen existing relationships with guest teaching artists, participating teachers, and sister institutions

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • 2-3 years of experience teaching or coaching adults in the field of arts education, performing arts, museum education, or related discipline; experience working with teachers and teaching artists
  • Demonstrated ability to create and facilitate arts-based, cross-disciplinary, educational programs for pre-K through grade 12 teachers and students in museum and classroom settings
  • Knowledge of Common Core, CA State Standards, and Visual and Performing Arts Standards
  • Experience in lesson planning and curriculum development that embrace a holistic approach to learning
  • Ability to organize tasks, manage a changing workload, and proactively address the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills, warm and welcoming manner, and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and abilities
  • Team player with a collaborative workstyle; willingness to embrace change and work effectively with people of various backgrounds and work styles
  • Ability to work long hours that require physical agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on the floor, etc.) and sustained energy
  • Ability to work select Saturdays, evenings, and holidays, as needed
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills. Knowledge of and experience with SurveyMonkey and FileMaker Pro strongly preferred. 
  • Preferred: experience with SurveyMonkey and FileMaker Pro; knowledge of Jewish history and culture; ability to speak Spanish 

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

Human Resources 
Re: Associate Educator, Teacher Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90049

Counter Attendant, Judy’s Counter

The Skirball seeks a Counter Attendant for Judy’s Counter to serve food and beverages to customers in a gracious and efficient manner. For this full-time non-exempt position, the Counter Attendant serves on the Café team within the Hospitality and Private Events Department and reports to the Onsite Dining Senior Manager.

Starting Pay: $19.00 per hour


  • Support Judy’s Counter which provides simply prepared menu items at the Skirball.
  • Welcome guests
  • Answer questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request
  • Describe daily special dishes; promote purchase of additional food and beverage items
  • Explain how menu items are prepared by describing ingredients and cooking methods
  • Operate the cash register and make change for customers
  • Serve food or beverages to customers
  • Check with customers to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and act to correct any issues
  • Clear and clean tables or counters after customers have finished dining
  • Stock service areas with supplies such as napkins, salt, pepper, napkin containers
  • Monitor the dining room and ensure that cleanliness is maintained 
  • Assist with occasional large lunch orders for event clients.
  • Attend and participate in restaurant staff meetings
  • Adhere to the Skirball’s general safety policies due to working with the public and in different environments

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • 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.
  • Prior experience working as a waiter or in a delicatessen
  • Ability to provide personable and professional customer service; to pay close attention to the needs of attendees, looking for ways to be of service; to work on a team and interact respectfully with colleagues; to accomplish routine housekeeping, cleaning, and scullery tasks; to speak, read, and write in English
  • Committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • Willing to assist where needed, accept and support change, and adapt to different work styles when interacting with team members and customers
  • Have an active interest in and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission
  • Availability to work from 10am to 4:45pm, Tuesday through Sunday, with occasional evening hours.

Physical and environmental demands of the job: Prolonged periods of standing, walking, and carrying food trays and other items during most of a shift. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.

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

Human Resources 
Re: Counter Attendant
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
FAX: (310) 440-4595

Deputy Director, Operations

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Deputy Director for its Operations Department. Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive oversight and management to the Facilities and Operations Department by overseeing engineering, security, parking, audio visual, project management, and porter services. 

Starting salary range: $130,000-140,000 per year


  • Directly manage operations and building service areas and supervisors, including engineering, security, grounds, parking, trades, project manager, audio-visual services, porter services, daily operations, and routine maintenance; establish related policies, procedures, and communication processes
  • Collaborate with SVP to make recommendations on facility capital improvement projects
  • Oversee facilities to ensure a safe, secure, attractive, functioning environment that maximizes effective use of the available exterior and interior spaces; oversee and routinely inspect the work of maintenance, grounds, facilities, and equipment
  • Assist SVP with managing construction and retrofitting of interior and exterior spaces to meet changing needs 
  • Assist the SVP with the organization-wide safety and security program to ensure the security of the Skirball’s assets, facilities, and grounds, and the safety of visitors and workforce; makes recommendations for renovations and retrofitting; help ensure that all Skirball facilities remain in compliance with accessibility, health and safety codes and provide a professional and comfortable environment for staff and visitors
  • Support day-to-day office operations
  • Help the SVP evaluate space requirements and develop space plans that consider and balance program requirements with building and safety codes
  • Develop effective working relations with City officials regarding permits, variances, and other needs; manage regulations for fire certification; act as liaison between the Skirball and the Los Angeles City Fire Department; participate in tours of facilities by regulatory agencies and Fire Department staff
  • Collaborate in management meetings to identify protection objectives and standards and to help develop and implement emergency disaster plans and contingency operations; participate in management committees
  • Collaborate with other department leaders in providing support services and resources needed to accomplish institutional goals; work together to manage limited parking resources and ensure cost-effective management of security operations
  • Communicate security and safety policies, procedures, and priorities to other departments
  • Gather and analyze data and prepare reports
  • Help with the hiring process for Operations roles; manage and oversee existing employees
  • Develop and maintain skills through workshops, further education, and research; attend professional development conferences; develop and present programs at conferences designed to promote the Skirball’s programs to others 
  • Perform other duties as required, including full or partial responsibility for major projects and initiative designed to support the Skirball’s mission 

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes: 

  • 10+ years of management-level experience in supervising and overseeing technical trades and administrative facilities staff 
  • Degree in business, facilities management, engineering, or related discipline and/or several years of increasingly responsible professional and managerial experience in similar positions 
  • Working knowledge of facilities, security and safety, custodial, landscape services, trades, and project management and related business processes 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds; effective negotiation and contract management skills  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Current and valid driver’s license and proof of insurance; ability to travel via personal vehicle or personal transport to off-site meetings 
  • Preferred: A master’s degree in business administration and fluency in Spanish 

Physical and environmental demands of the job: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking around. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. 

Please send resume, preferably by email, to: 

Human Resources 
Re: Deputy Director, Operations 
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Educator (Part-Time)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a creative and collaborative Educator to work part-time (24 hours/week) in the Education Department. Reporting to the Associate Director of Education, this position facilitates school visits across various galleries, including Noah’s Ark, the Visions and Values exhibition, the Archaeology Dig, and other indoor and outdoor spaces.

Starting salary: $19.00 per hour


  • Work with a team of paid and volunteer educators to teach hands-on and inquiry-based school tours that include puppetry, movement, percussion, cooperative games, storytelling, and artmaking; maintain proficiency in program content and student-centered teaching techniques for all school tours; convey key messages of the Skirball’s mission and values.
  • Ensure daily setup and clean-up of classrooms and galleries including the outdoor Archaeology Dig and ongoing daily prop sanitization 
  • Assist in preparing, keeping inventory, and organizing materials for school programs
  • Support the coordination of volunteers who facilitate Skirball’s school programs 
  • Support evaluation of school programs through consistent feedback and communication with Skirball educators, teachers, and students
  • Collaborate with other team members to develop training for, coach, and evaluate paid and volunteer educators who facilitate the Noah's Ark school tours
  • Facilitate programs for families in Noah’s Ark during school breaks

Qualifications, Experiences, and Attributes:

  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and abilities
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams
  • Professional, positive attitude
  • 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
  • Physical ability to work long hours that require agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained high energy level; physical ability to do sustained work outdoors in variable conditions (heat, cold, etc.)
  • Ability to work Tuesday through Friday throughout the school year; ability to work weekends during school breaks; ability to occasionally work weekday shifts during public hours and attend employee trainings throughout the year
  • Preferred: background in arts education, including two or more of the following specialties: early childhood education, visual arts, movement, music, acting, public speaking, puppeteering, and/or storytelling; prior experience teaching inclusive programs for Pre-K-Grade 12 students; basic knowledge and understanding of Jewish cultural practices; fluency in spoken Spanish

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

Human Resources
Re: Educator, Education Department
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595

Deadline: Feb. 19, 2024

Line Cook, Hospitality and Private Events

The Hospitality and Private Events department of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a capable Line Cook. Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Line Cook is responsible for performing a wide variety of moderately difficult food preparation in a high-volume institutional kitchen.

Starting salary: $19 per hour


  • 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 


  • Working knowledge of methods, materials, and practices of volume food preparation
  • Working knowledge of sanitary methods used in food preparation and kitchen maintenance
  • Physical ability to lift and carry heavy bowls 
  • Physical ability to stand and walk most of the working day
  • Ability to read an event order and pay attention to detail 
  • Ability to interact in a friendly, professional manner with other team members

Please send resumé, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources
Re: Line Cook, Hospitality and Private Events
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

On-Call Banquet Waiter (Tuesday–Sunday)

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

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

Starting salary: $20 per hour


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

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

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

Please send resumé, preferably by email, to: 

Human Resources
Re: On-Call Banquet Waiter
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595


On-Call Dishwasher, Hospitality and Private Events

The Hospitality and Private Events department of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a capable Dishwasher. Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Dishwasher is responsible for cleaning a wide variety of food preparation and service items in accordance with Health Department sanitation and safety standards. The Dishwasher will also help with routine food preparation.

Starting salary: $19 per hour


  • 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


  • Physical ability to stand/walk most of the working day, perform physical labor, and lift and carry heavy pots, trays, and other items
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and accurately follow usage instructions for cleaning products and equipment
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination to operate equipment
  • Routine housekeeping/cleaning skills
  • Ability to interact in a friendly, professional manner with other team members

Please send resumé, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources
Re: On-Call Dishwasher, Hospitality and Private Events
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

On-Call Porter

The Operations department of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a capable, self-motivated, attentive, detail-oriented individual for the position of Porter. This person is responsible for maintaining public, office, and surrounding facilities in clean and orderly condition to meet health and safety standards. They will also be required to set up and take down furniture and equipment for special events and meetings in accordance with design plans. This is a variable-hour, on-call position. The schedule for this position is based on scheduled programs and private events. This position reports to the Senior Facilities Supervisor.

Starting salary: $19 per hour



  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, waxes, and vacuums Museum exhibit spaces, hallways, stairs, restrooms, and office spaces; cleans furniture and fixtures; washes walls, windows, doors, and equipment.
  • Empties trash and garbage containers.
  • Cleans/sweeps parking lots, walkways, and surrounding areas to ensure they are free of debris.
  • Operates minor cleaning equipment and uses biologically and environmentally safe cleaning agents in accordance with safety instructions.

Notifies supervisor concerning hazardous conditions in or repairs needed to facilities or equipment.


  • Sets up tables, chairs, stands, boxes, equipment, etc. in accordance with pre-determined design plans.
  • Breaks down event and meeting set-ups and stores furniture and other equipment; ensures furniture and equipment is clean and ready for future use.
  • Cleans event areas (e.g., mops, sweeps, vacuums) as needed, to ensure area is clean and ready for the next event or meeting.
  • Ensures all trash is disposed of properly.


  • Assists with loading and unloading of equipment and furniture as needed; transports, stores, and/or delivers items throughout campus as requested.
  • Responds positively to requests for assistance from staff and others.
  • Performs related duties as required to meet Skirball mission and goals.


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


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

Human Resources Department
Re: On-Call Porter
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049


Payroll Specialist, Finance and Human Resources

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a dynamic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible team player for the position of Payroll Specialist. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working with the Accounts Payable Accountant to accomplish biweekly payroll responsibilities, this position oversees and directs payroll procedures, including processing new hires, terminations, pay increases, and other payroll-related changes; ensuring accuracy of payroll data as well as reporting tied to payroll operations; collaborating with Finance and HR, managers, and employees to answer payroll questions and provide timely changes and updates; and staying updated on changes to payroll tax law and wage and hour-related payroll laws. 

Salary range: $60,000–80,000


  • Input/update employee payroll data relative to new employment, terminations, status changes, and benefits into the Human Resources Information System in a timely/accurate manner (e.g., tax withholding, garnishments, pay changes, direct deposit, benefit deduction changes)
  • Manage payroll and timekeeping systems
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and policies
  • Collaborate with HR and Finance teams on matters related to payroll including compliance with relevant laws and policies
  • Develop trainings and periodic refreshers for employees; work with ADP representatives to organize ADP online trainings for more robust and best practices needs 
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place and periodically tested and reevaluated; recommend process improvements and controls
  • Work with employees and managers to resolve payroll issues and answer questions related to payroll
  • Resolve payroll errors in a timely manner
  • Cross-train Finance staff to back up payroll
  • Work with the Finance team on account reconciliations related to payroll
  • Run payroll reports for the HR and Finance teams; identify key reports in ADP, develop those that lack and are part of best practices; organizing naming conventions; share with and train appropriate members of the team accordingly
  • Work with auditors and other vendors on any reporting or data collection related to payroll and other financial reporting
  • Prepare financial statements related to payroll data; assist in monthly and year-end financial reporting and analysis 

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • 3+ years of experience managing payroll
  • Personal computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint as well as database programs and/or specific HRIS/payroll experience (ADP Workforce Now experience strongly preferred)
  • Ability to establish and maintain complex and confidential files, records, and official documents
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality about employee information
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals

Physical and environmental demands of the job: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Please send resume, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources 
Re: Payroll Specialist 
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
FAX: (310) 440-4595 

Security and Safety Director

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced Security and Safety Director to lead the organization-wide security program. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Operations, this position will manage Skirball and contracted security staff and ensure the security of the institution’s assets, facilities, and grounds and the safety of its staff and visitors. This role will also be responsible for advising leadership on high-level security issues and safety concerns. 

Starting salary range: $110,000-120,000


  • Manage the development and implementation of security policies, standards, and procedures to ensure ongoing security relative to asset protection, workplace violence prevention, emergencies, access control systems, video surveillance, and employee education.
  • Oversee the implementation, updating, and testing of safety and disaster preparedness programs, policies, and procedures; provide relevant staff education; oversee regular security drills and training sessions to educate staff and volunteers about security, safety, and disaster preparedness; manage and train disaster response teams.
  • Perform managerial duties; oversee Site Managers and vendors; interview applicants; assign and review assignment progress; manage performance; develop higher levels of expertise in team members by encouraging further education, participation in seminars, and providing learning opportunities within the department.
  • Provide management oversight and mentorship to Site Managers in their direct supervision of officers, including recruitment, hiring, onboarding, development, management, training and discipline; investigate complaints; maintain manual and electronic records (e.g., background information, personnel files, applicant tracking), ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
  • Design security deployment for daily and special event activities; consult and collaborate with relevant departments to define security needs for exhibitions, including reviewing layout in advance of installation, ensuring security of shipments and receipt of art works, reviewing indemnification specifications from lending institutions to ensure security requirements are met, and recommending necessary changes to security devices and/or procedures.
  • Respond to and investigate security breaches; assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and other related regulations, including preparation and submission of required reports.
  • Maintain file of hazardous materials and procedures for handling a mishap.
  • Create and manage Security budget, ensuring expenditures comply with approvals; recommend salary increases.
  • Help identify and select outside contractors to provide security services; manage related contracts; work with outside consultants for independent security audits.
  • Assess and determine parking and delivery challenges; coordinate contract uses of parking lots including shuttle use, parking attendants, and valet services; provide parking and traffic directional plans for large events that maximize parking resources.
  • Oversee members of the Security team in monitoring on-site security equipment to ensure proper operation and maintenance.
  • Recommend and oversee planning, evaluation, enhancement, purchase, and testing of new and existing security systems, technology, and devices; oversee the implementation of new equipment/devices and their integration with existing systems.
  • Work with management to identify appropriate protection goals, objectives, and metrics.
  • Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with public agencies regarding the Skirball’s position in the community; develop and maintain effective working relationships with local law enforcement agencies.
  • Develop and maintain security skills through participation in workshops, further education, and professional literature.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • Degree in criminal justice or related discipline or equivalent training 
  • More than 5 years of experience as senior security, public safety, or military staff with supervisory responsibility
  • Knowledge of the security policies and practices in museums, including business continuity planning, disaster planning, risk management, security and law enforcement policies and procedures, crime prevention, investigations, and public safety training
  • Managerial experience; ability to manage subordinate supervisors and staff members
  • Experience negotiating and managing security contracts
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to manage and lead a team and to communicate security-related concepts to Skirball staff
  • Knowledge of pertinent law and the law enforcement community
  • Ability to work in high-pressure situations, make decisions rapidly, and exercise sound judgment and discretion
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Physical ability to spend substantial time standing/walking and to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Preferred: bachelor’s degree, bilingual (English/Spanish), firearms training and relevant permits, experience working in the Jewish community and/or anti-terrorism/hate crime experience

Please send resume, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources 
Re: Security and Safety Director 
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
FAX: (310) 440-4595 


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

The Skirball has experienced significant growth and transformation during the last two decades, including multiple expansions of its campus and programs, broadening its impact and establishing itself as the largest Jewish cultural institution in the nation. This is a pivotal moment for the Skirball, which has new leaders who are charting a path for the future of the organization.

Culture and Compensation

The Skirball Cultural Center is an incredible place to work. We are a dedicated and diverse group of more than two hundred people. Our employees have an average tenure of more than seven years at the Skirball. We are committed to a work environment that is rooted in our mission and our core values. If you would like to join a team where all people are valued, this is the place.

A competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits package, will be offered, commensurate with experience. The Skirball Cultural Center is committed to the safety of its employees, visitors, and vendors. 

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.