Employment

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

The Skirball Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, 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.

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



Executive Assistant (Bilingual/Biliterate):
Offices of the President and Executive Vice President

One of the premier cultural institutions in Los Angeles is looking for an Executive Assistant to support its new leadership team. Reporting directly to the President and CEO of the Skirball Cultural Center, Jessie Kornberg, and the Executive Vice President, Leslie K. Johnson, this individual will serve in a critical role at an exciting moment in the institution’s growth. In addition to core administrative responsibilities, including scheduling, correspondence, office logistics, and record keeping, this team member will be responsible for Spanish translation of internal and external communications. 

Core responsibilities in support of the President and Executive Vice President:

  • Provide Spanish language translation of internal messages between the President or Executive Vice President and monolingual Spanish-speaking staff and external communications to members of the Skirball’s Spanish-language audiences. 
  • In partnership with the President and Executive Vice President, act as gatekeeper and savvy time organizer to ensure effective calendaring, meeting schedule, and equitable prioritization of leadership time towards department needs.
  • In partnership with the President and Executive Vice President, represent the leadership team in communications regarding scheduling, meeting requests, and other inquiries from staff, board members, donors, community partners, and audience members. 
  • Assist the President and Executive Vice President with travel arrangements, meeting logistics, and presentations. 
  • Maintain governance and office files, including corporate documents, donor records, board meeting materials, contracts and vendor agreements, and financial records. 
  • Assist with the digitization and digital organization of historically paper files. 
  • Assist with the recording of donor data in the Skirball’s donor database. 

Professional qualifications and key skills and attributes:

  • Minimum three years in an executive support role or equivalent experience where trust, discretion, and expert communication skills were regularly required. 
  • English and Spanish language fluency. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Skirball Cultural Center, specifically to the value of welcoming the stranger and the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. 
  • Superior oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse identities, cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds.
  • Excellent IT tool proficiency and demonstrated ability to utilize Office 365 applications, Adobe Acrobat, Altru, Ungerboeck, or equivalent software. 
  • Experience and contacts within the Los Angeles arts, culture, and entertainment communities.

Compensation: $62,500+ DOQ

Our hiring priorities: 

The Skirball Cultural Center is an incredible place to work. We are a dedicated and diverse group of more than 200 people. Our staff have an average tenure of more than seven years at 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 your team. 

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.

To apply: 

Please email resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Re: Executive Assistant
hr@skirball.org