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. 



  

  

Associate Educator, School Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center of Los Angeles seeks an Associate Educator with an emphasis Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, an interactive children’s and family destination that explores themes of community, diversity, and building a better world. 

The Associate Educator oversees Noah’s Ark school programs, including curriculum development, facilitation, administration, materials, and evaluation for Build a Better World: Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. The position co-facilitates these programs with a team of gallery educators and volunteer docents on weekday mornings and leads other in-gallery school and public hours programs as assigned. During public hours, the Associate Educator co-facilitates gallery experiences for Noah’s Ark family audiences. 

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; the schedule is Tuesday–Saturday and may include select Sundays, evenings, and some holidays. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement Noah’s Ark school tour programs for Pre-K to Grade 2 students and the service-learning focused Build a Better World Program for Grade 2 students. Responsibilities include creating and revising school-tour curriculum including pre-visit, post-visit, and on-site tour materials.
  • Train, coach, and evaluate gallery educators responsible for facilitating Noah’s Ark–based school tours. 
  • Facilitate experiential, gallery-based school programs several mornings per week with gallery educators and volunteer docents.
  • Build new and deepen existing relationships with community partners as part of the Noah’s Ark Build a Better World program for both students and the general public.
  • Co-facilitate experiences for Noah’s Ark public audiences through full-body puppetry, movement, percussion, storytelling, and art making. 
  • Collaborate with other members of the Education department on program development, staff and docent training, and teaching practices, as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in arts education, early childhood education, and/or related discipline
  • Demonstrated skill in creating cross-disciplinary, participatory educational programs for Pre-K to Grade 2 studentsin a museum or other nontraditional setting; experience working with children and families
  • Proven ability to organize tasks, communicate with and coordinate needs of multiple stakeholders, take initiative, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal 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 
  • Experience working with community groups geared to social betterment or service learning desirable
  • Team player with a collaborative work style; ability to accept and support change, and work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and work styles
  • Ability to work long hours that require physical agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained energy
  • An active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission and philosophy
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices desirable
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs to support administrative tasks

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 by e-mail or mail to:

Human Resources
Re: Associate Educator, School Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
humanresources@skirball.org


 

    

Noah’s Ark Gallery Educator (Full Time)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an inspiring Noah’s Ark Gallery Educator to facilitate school and public programs within Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™, an interactive children’s and family destination. 

Noah’s Ark Gallery Educators facilitate school and family learning through full-body puppetry, movement, percussion, cooperative games, storytelling, and hands-on art-making activities during both morning-school and general-public hours. They also serve as hosts within the gallery, imparting key Noah’s Ark messages, and helping to maintain a safe, orderly, and welcoming environment.   

Noah’s Ark Gallery Educators are members of the Education and Visitor Experience department and report to the Head of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs. This is a year-round, full-time position; the schedule includes weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Noah’s Ark Gallery Educators are required to work one weekend day each week and to be available to work both weekend days as needed. Due to the variable nature of programming and attendance, candidates must have flexibility with respect to weekend day assignments.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively to ensure successful gallery experiences for school groups and the general public, including facilitated and drop-in experiences, table-based activities, and participatory movement, music, and puppetry. 
  • Maintain proficiency in all school tour content and facilitation strategies as assigned; team-teach experiential, gallery-based programs daily with paid and volunteer educators. 
  • Convey key Noah’s Ark messages and content through programs and positive visitor interactions. 
  • Help maintain a friendly and safe environment, proactively address customer service and operational issues, and troubleshoot as needed. 
  • Integrate and apply feedback from supervisors to achieve program goals and standards.
  • Reset and maintain Noah’s Ark galleries, including daily prop cleaning. 
  • Assist in preparing, keeping inventory, and organizing materials for programs.  
  • Perform related administrative work as assigned.
  • Contribute to developing new gallery programs, school tours, drop-in performances, and visitor interactions as assigned.
  • Co-train and mentor fellow colleagues as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Background and experience in arts education, early childhood education, acting, storytelling and/or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to lead participatory educational experiences for people of all ages
  • Experience working with children and families; interactive gallery teaching experience preferred
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following specialized areas: full-body puppetry, acting, movement, music, percussion, storytelling, improvisation, and visual arts
  • 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 work style; ability to accept and support change, and work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and work styles
  • Ability to work long hours that require physical agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained energy
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, highly sensory environment
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment, take initiative, and manage a changing and varied workload
  • An active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices desirable
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish preferred 

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 by email to:

Human Resources
Re: Noah’s Ark Gallery Educator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
e-mail: humanresources@skirball.org


  

On-Call Educator, Noah’s Ark and Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks dynamic and inspiring on-call Educators to facilitate public programs within the Skirball’s interactive children’s and family destinations: Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™; the Archaeology Dig, a hands-on simulated archaeological dig site; and the drop-in Family Art Studio. 

On-call Educators in Noah’s Ark facilitate family learning through activities such as full-body puppetry, movement, percussion and singing, cooperative games, storytelling, and hands-on art-making activities. 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 participatory, inquiry-based Noah’s Ark school programs designed for Pre-K–Grade 2 students. They support the drop-in Family Art Studio and the archaeological dig site on an as-needed basis.

On-Call Educators report to the Head of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs. The position is scheduled on an as-needed basis, primarily on weekends and holidays. There are also occasional weekday shifts during morning school programs, afternoon public hours, and staff trainings.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with full-time and part-time staff to ensure successful experiences for students, community groups, and family visitors, including facilitated and drop-in experiences, table-based activities, and participatory movement, music, and puppetry. 
  • Convey key Noah’s Ark and Skirball messages and content through programs and positive, meaningful visitor interactions. 
  • Help maintain a friendly and safe 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 developing new gallery programs, drop-in performances, and visitor interactions as requested.
  • Reset and maintain Noah’s Ark and Family Programs spaces, including daily prop cleaning. 
  • 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

  • Background in arts education, early childhood education, acting, storytelling, archaeology, and/or related fields
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate educational experiences for people of all ages
  • Experience working with children and families; interactive gallery teaching experience preferred
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following specialized areas: full-body puppetry, acting, movement, music, percussion, storytelling, improvisation, and visual arts
  • Team player with a professional, positive attitude, and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and abilities
  • Ability to work long hours that require physical agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained energy 
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable conditions (heat, cold, etc.)
  • An active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices desirable
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish preferred

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 by mail, FAX, or email to:

Human Resources
Re: On-Call Educator, Noah’s Ark and Family Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


    

Porter (Full Time)

The Maintenance team at the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to help maintain our facilities as a Porter. This full time position reports to the Facilities Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Sweep, mop, scrub, wax, and vacuum Museum exhibit spaces, hallways, stairs, restrooms, and office spaces; clean furniture and fixtures; wash walls, windows, doors, and equipment.
  • Empty trash and garbage containers.
  • Clean/sweep parking lots and walkways to ensure they are free of debris.
  • Operate equipment and use cleaning and other chemicals, in accordance with safety instructions.
  • Notify supervisor of hazardous conditions or repairs needed for facilities or equipment.
  • Clean debris from sidewalks, parking lots, and surrounding areas.
  • Set up tables, chairs, stands, boxes, equipment, etc. in accordance with pre-determined plans.
  • Break down event and meeting set-ups and store furniture and other equipment; ensure furniture and equipment is clean and ready for future use.
  • Clean event areas (e.g. mop, sweep, vacuum) as needed, to ensure area is clean and ready for the next event or meeting.
  • Ensure all trash is disposed of properly.
  • Assist with loading and unloading of equipment and furniture as-needed; transport, store, and/or deliver items throughout campus as requested.
  • Respond positively to request for assistance from staff and others.
  • Perform related duties as required to meet Skirball mission and goals.

Qualifications:

  • 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, speaking, and listening.
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and assist others with heavier items
  • Ability to exert self physically to perform all duties of the job
  • Must be able to perform this job safely, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself 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 people skills
  • Ability 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, drafts, and will include outside temperatures. 

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.

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

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


 

  

Production Technician, Audio Visual

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, conscientious AV Performance Production Specialist, who will assist with private events, concerts, films, lectures, and classes. This vital team member will be an integral part of the Skirball Cultural Center Audio Visual Production Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in development of facilities usage plan for events
  • Creates stage and event set-ups per artist specifications
  • Interfaces with porters, private events, security, engineering, and catering staff to ensure compliance with plans
  • Orders and coordinates delivery and operation of production rentals (stage, lights, backline, sound equipment, etc.)
  • Supervises event crew
  • Assists with obtaining and reviewing bids from vendors and monitoring contracts and invoices
  • Participates in load in, tech, rehearsals, programs, and strike
  • Serves as stage manager and house manager as appropriate
  • Reviews procedures and systems and plans and implements changes as needed to reduce expenses or increase income
  • Assists in the forward planning of production needs
  • Contacts performing artists and speakers at the direction of the manager
  • Coordinates technical needs with performers and representatives
  • Assists with the coordination of performer rehearsal time and facilities
  • Maintains facility equipment (speakers, amplifiers, mixing board, etc.); develops plans for future equipment purchases; develops procedures and instruction guides for equipment as needed
  • Positions, installs, and connects equipment, such as microphones, amplifiers, and lights
  • Operates audiovisual, sound-reproducing, and computerized systems, motion picture projecting equipment, and slide, video, audio tape, or other equipment to project or produce still or moving pictures, background music, oral commentary, and/or light or sound effects to illustrate, clarify, or enhance impact of presentation; coordinates equipment operation with material presented according to notations in script or instructions of program producer or presenter 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Experience as a working professional with broad expertise in production and technical theater
  • Working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, sound, staging, rigging, and design elements
  • Working knowledge of production equipment with some ability to repair, or problem-solve technical problems
  • Experience in producing shows in nontraditional spaces
  • Leadership skills to comfortably lead crews of all kinds
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multitask
  • Very effective oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Proficient personal computer skills, including utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other multimedia programs
  • Basic accounting skills to develop and manage budgets
  • Current and valid driver’s license and proof of insurance if using vehicle while traveling on the Skirball Cultural Center’s business
  • Active listening and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop productive relationships across the organization and across the field 
  • A sense for the entrepreneurial, high standards, self-motivation, flexibility, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, and high energy 
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • May lift up to 50 lbs. periodically

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 describing your skills and interests by mail, fax, or email to:

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