Employment

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

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

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



Communications Editor

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an accomplished communications professional with superior editorial and project management skills to serve as Communications Editor. The Communications Editor creates a variety of communications materials on a tight schedule as part of a small, efficient, and close-knit team. The position reportsto the Vice President of Communications and Marketing.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and communicate institutional mission, values, and content to both general and target markets to drive attendance, stimulate revenue, and diversify audiences and customer/client base. Ensure that messages are clear, compelling, consistent, and effective.
  • Write, copyedit, fact-check, proofread, and participate actively in the development, production, and delivery of promotional and educational materials as part of a collaborative staff that includes the marketing and design teams, as well as Education and Visitor Experience, Programs, and Museum colleagues. Projects include the Skirball’s major bimonthly brochure, At the Skirball, postcards, flyers, gallery guides, exhibition text and labels, invitations, digital and print signage, press releases, and content for the Skirball's website, ticketing site, e-blasts, radio spots, and social media content.
  • Formulate and monitor editorial, design, production, printing, and mailing schedules for assigned projects.
  • Collaborate closely with the VP, Communications and Marketing, in managing and evolving the guidelines for Skirball house style and key messages of the institution across all materials, including social media and ticketing site. 
  • Assist in photography and videography shoots as needed; help to maintain digital asset database.
  • Support media relations efforts as needed, including writing/editing press releases and fact sheets, preparing spokesperson talking points, and providing assistance during media previews and visits.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s established mission and values. 

Qualifications:

The skills and knowledge described below are typically the result an undergraduate degree in English, history, art history, marketing, or communications and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience as an editor, writer,  account executive, or related position.

  • Exceptional skills, track record, and passionate interest in performing editorial functions, including copywriting, copyediting, fact-checking, giving and receiving editorial feedback, and proofreading, preferably in an arts communications and marketing setting.
  • Strong familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style standards, and superior ability to manage Skirball house style for print, electronic, web, social media, and ticketing site communications. Superb attention to grammar, spelling, diction, word usage, typographic treatment, and punctuation. Firm command of standard typesetters’ notations and annotating PDFs.
  • Proven success in managing a fast-changing and varied workload and completing both simple and high-profile projects on time and within budget. Ability to meet and drive deadlines, prioritize projects, and problem-solve independently with sound judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a sincere commitment to developing productive relationships, both within and beyond the institution. Ability to thrive in in a busy, multisensory, and highly collaborative work environment.
  • Positive, energetic, cooperative, can-do attitude. Self-starter approach to completing projects, as well as improving processes and procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database software such as FileMaker Pro. Basic knowledge of HTML and experience using Drupal (or similar content management systems), Photoshop, InDesign, and/or MailChimp (or other e-blast software) a plus.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Working knowledge of media relations practices a plus.
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy.

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

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to the address below. Please also submit writing samples (clear photocopies, PDFs, or link to online portfolio all acceptable) that reveal your ability to write for diverse audiences in a variety of formats. Finalists will be required to take a writing/editing test.

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


Associate Educator, School and Teacher Programs (Pre-K–Grade 3)

The Skirball Cultural Center is seeking an Associate Educator to facilitate school and teacher programs, including Pre-K–Grade 3 school programs, along with Build a Better World: Noah’s Ark at the Skirball and the Skirball’s summer teacher professional development program. The position is responsible for curriculum development, program facilitation, administration, materials, and evaluation of these offerings. They will co-facilitate school and teacher programs, provide support to a team of gallery educators and volunteer docents on weekday mornings, and lead other school and public programs as assigned. 

The Associate Educator is a member of the Education and Visitor Experience department and reports to the Head of School and Teacher Programs. This is a year-round, full-time position that includes occasional evening and weekend work.

Responsibilities:

Program Development and Evaluation: 

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate gallery-based school programs for PreK–Grade 3 students, which includes creating and revising school-tour curriculum, pre-visit, post-visit, and on-site tour materials.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the Skirball’s Build a Better World initiative, a service-learning program for elementary schools. Responsibilities include creating and revising program curriculum, staff training, coordinating with teachers and school administrations, and building and strengthening relationships with local community organizations.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the Skirball’s summer teacher professional development program, Teaching Through Storytelling. 
  • Collaborate with other members of the Education and Visitor Experience department on programming, training, and other projects as assigned. 
  • Shape content to ensure accessibility and mission alignment for a diverse school and teacher audience.

Program Facilitation and Training: 

  • Facilitate experiential, gallery-based school programs several mornings per week with staff educators and volunteer docents using movement, storytelling, and art making.
  • Train, coach, and evaluate staff educators and volunteer docents responsible for facilitating school tours for Pre-K–Grade 3 students.
  • Facilitate programs for teachers as part of the Skirball’s teacher professional development offerings.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Track and manage expenses for relevant school and teacher programs to ensure compliance with approved budget.  
  • Collect and analyze program evaluation data, create reports, and communicate outcomes. 
  • Research and source program supplies; track and fill supply needs accordingly.
  • Coordinate programs with teaching artists, community partners, and across Skirball departments to create high-quality, student-centered offerings. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in arts education, museum education, or related field
  • Demonstrated skill in creating cross-disciplinary, participatory educational programs for Pre-K–Grade 3 students in a museum or other nontraditional setting
  • Experience working with teaching artists and community groups geared to social betterment or service learning
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following specialized areas: full-body puppetry, acting, movement, music, percussion, storytelling, improvisation, and visual arts
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish preferred
  • Proven ability to organize tasks, communicate with and coordinate needs of multiple stakeholders, take initiative, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Team player with a collaborative workstyle; ability to accept and support change and work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and work styles 
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and abilities
  • Excellent written communication skills, including strong editing skills
  • Alignment with the Skirball’s mission and philosophy 
  • Basic knowledge of Jewish cultural practices desirable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and FileMaker Pro database

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

Please send or email resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
Re: Associate Educator, School and Teacher Programs (Pre-K–Grade 3)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
humanresources@skirball.org


Program Associate (Literary Programs and Jewish Culture)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a programmer with 5+ years of experience to join the Programs department. Public programs at the Skirball support the institution’s mission through the presentation of music, talks, film, performing arts, culinary, and special events for a diverse and multigenerational adult audience. This Program Associate position will have a particular focus on literary programs and Jewish culture. Applicants should be detail-oriented, team-minded, mature, professional, and creative—a flexible team player with excellent communications skills to research, create, and implement public programs. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Programs.

Responsibilities:

In the development and production of public programs:

  • Advance the Skirball mission and audience goals by developing and producing programs across multiple disciplines that focus on the literary arts and Jewish culture.
  • Present program ideas and take steps to implement approved activities as directed.
  • Support the production of programs that other colleagues in the department have taken a lead on. 
  • Negotiate fees, maintain and update contracts and data on expenditures, attendance, and income. Prepare financial projections and per event budgets.
  • Work with colleagues in Communications and Marketing, Operations, A/V, and other key departments to ensure successful production of programs.
  • Gather, compile, and organize program information, artist’s marketing materials, and promotional copy for presentations and publications, including the Skirball’s bimonthly program guide, website, and press releases.
  • Coordinate communications between artist and production manager.
  • Coordinate travel and accommodations in association with Administrative Assistant.
  • Serve as lead facilitator for public programs: welcome speakers and performers and ensure their needs are met; introduce speakers and performers and troubleshoot as needed; supervise volunteer staff at events.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in programming and producing successful cultural programs
  • Collaborative work style; demonstrated ability to work successfully in teams
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multitask
  • Prior experience negotiating fees and contract details with talent; high attention to detail
  • Superior oral, written, and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • A degree in arts administration, humanities, or literature preferred; minimum of two years of experience in similar programming or production positions required
  • Experience and contacts within the Los Angeles arts, culture, and entertainment communities
  • Strong familiarity with Jewish culture, traditions, and history
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary literary arts

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

Please send or email resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
Re: Program Associate (Literature and Jewish Culture)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
humanresources@skirball.org


Part-Time Gallery Educator, School Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center is seeking a dynamic Part-Time Gallery Educator to facilitate school tours (Pre-K–Grade 2) within the Skirball’s interactive children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™, and facilitate other tours in Museum galleries (Grades 2–6). The position is responsible for daily school tour setup, tour materials maintenance, and support to school tour educators.

The Part-Time Gallery Educator is a member of the Education and Visitor Experience Department and reports to the Head of School and Teacher Programs. This is a year-round, part-time position with variable schedules throughout the year (18–22 hours per week) and may include Sundays and occasional evening work.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate experiential, gallery-based school programs with staff educators and volunteer docents using movement, storytelling, and art making.
  • Convey key Noah’s Ark and Skirball messages and content through programs and positive, meaningful visitor interactions.
  • Set up and cleanup school tour supplies, including the outdoor Archaeology Dig.
  • Maintain, research, and source program supplies, and track and fill supply needs accordingly.
  • Support the evaluation of school programs.
  • Support Education Department staff as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in museum education, art education, or related discipline
  • Experience in one or more of the following specialized areas: full-body puppetry, acting, movement, music, percussion, storytelling, improvisation, and visual arts
  • Demonstrated skill in facilitating cross-disciplinary, participatory educational programs in a museum or other nontraditional setting
  • Team player with a collaborative workstyle; ability to accept and support change and work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and work styles 
  • Proven ability to organize tasks, problem-solve, take initiative, and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Flexibility in undertaking project assignments as needed
  • Ability to work long hours that require physical agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained energy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs 
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish preferred

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

Please send resume and cover letter by email to:

Human Resources
Re: Part-Time Gallery Educator, School Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org