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). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.



Maintenance Engineer, Operations

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a friendly, qualified, meticulous self-starter for the position of Maintenance Engineer in the Operations department. The position reports to the Chief Engineer.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Tour buildings, equipment, and grounds to check for problems; determine priorities and make repairs; discuss problems with supervisor.
  • Make routine plumbing repairs including leaky or plugged faucets, toilets, pipes, drains, and waste lines.
  • Repair plaster, paint, or refinish building interiors and exteriors.
  • Make minor electrical repairs such as repairing fuses, replacing fixtures, lights, and ballasts, and installing electrical outlets where wiring already exists.
  • Repair and erect wall partitions, shelves, floors, doors, and other related items.
  • Perform routine carpentry work; repair office furniture; build shelves.
  • Install and repair equipment such as kitchen appliances, exit signs, and other items.
  • Install/repair windows and screens.
  • Install/repair locks.
  • Hang drapery rods and drapes or blinds; hang pictures and signs, install hooks and other household items.
  • Repair and replace floor coverings.
  • Move furniture, equipment, and supplies.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order; request supplies as needed.
  • Respond positively to request for assistance from staff and others and actively cooperate on projects requiring other staff.
  • Develop and maintain maintenance mechanic skills by participating in educational programs, reading, and meetings with supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of equipment and facilities maintenance in an institutional setting
  • Working knowledge of routine plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning maintenance
  • Working knowledge of routine carpentry and repair of furniture and fixtures
  • Effective troubleshooting skills to identify problems with equipment and facilities
  • Effective reading, writing, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to operate/maintain hand and power tools normally associated with facilities and equipment maintenance
  • Ability to perform the physical labor associated with facilities and equipment maintenance including lifting up to 50 lbs. independently
  • Ability to tolerate different weather conditions
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with accepted safety procedures
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment
  • Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Skirball’s insurance carrier
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability and willingness to perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s mission and vision

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Maintenance Engineer, Operations
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Or e-mail to humanresources@skirball.org


Program Associate (Jewish Life and Community Programs)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an early career arts administrator with 2–3 years experience to join the Programs department as an Associate. Public programs at the Skirball support the institution’s mission through the presentation of film, lectures, music, performing arts, culinary, and special events for a diverse adult audience. This Associate position will have a particular focus on Jewish life and community programs. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience and expertise in at least one of the abovementioned areas. Applicants should be detail-oriented, mature, professional, and creative—a flexible team player with excellent communications skills to research, create, and implement public programs. See additional qualifications/requirements below.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Programs.

Responsibilities:

In the development and production of public programs including:

  • Develop and produce programs across multiple disciplines.
  • Present program ideas and take steps to implement approved activities as directed.
  • Research key ideas for programs that support the Skirball mission.
  • Maintain knowledge of artist/performer visa and tax policies.
  • Maintain and update contracts, budgets, cost, and revenue data. Prepare financial projections and per event budgets.
  • Gather, compile, and organize program information, artist’s marketing materials, and promotional copy for presentations and publications including program guides, website, and press releases.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public relative to program suggestions.

In the coordination of all activities related to event logistics including:

  • Communicate with all departments for event logistics (Private Events, Operations, Communications and Marketing, Security, Audrey’s Museum Store, and Zeidler’s Café).
  • Coordinate communications between artist and production manager.
  • Coordinate travel for performers and speakers, both domestic and international.
  • Manage relationships with travel vendors, oversee travel accounts, and negotiate hotel rates for guest accommodations in collaboration with department administrative assistant.
  • Represent the department at public events; introduce speakers and performers, monitor audience flow, and troubleshoot as needed. Supervise volunteer staff at events.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Prior experience in programming and providing logistical and administrative support in a cultural arts environment.
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multitask.
  • Prior experience negotiating fees and contract details with talent.
  • Superior oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds.
  • A degree in film, theater, performing arts, or arts administration and/or 2–3 years of experience in similar programming or production positions.
  • Experience and contacts within the Los Angeles arts, culture, and entertainment communities.
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture is a plus.

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Program Associate (Jewish Life and Community Programs)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4595
Or e-mail to humanresources@skirball.org


Program Associate (Film, Talks, and Food)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an early-career arts administrator with 2–3 years experience to join the Programs department as an Associate. Public programs at the Skirball support the institution’s mission through the presentation of film, lectures, music, performing arts, culinary, and special events for a diverse adult audience. This Associate position will have a particular focus on film, talks, and food-related programs. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience and expertise in at least one of the abovementioned areas. Applicants should be detail-oriented, mature, professional, and creative—a flexible team player with excellent communications skills to research, create, and implement public programs. See additional qualifications/requirements below.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Programs.

Responsibilities:

In the development and production of public programs including:

  • Develop and produce programs across multiple disciplines.
  • Present program ideas and take steps to implement approved activities as directed.
  • Research key ideas for programs that support the Skirball mission.
  • Maintain knowledge of artist/performer visa and tax policies.
  • Maintain and update contracts, budgets, cost, and revenue data. Prepare financial projections and per event budgets.
  • Gather, compile, and organize program information, artist’s marketing materials, and promotional copy for presentations and publications including program guides, website, and press releases.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public relative to program suggestions.

In the coordination of all activities related to event logistics including:

  • Communicate with all departments for event logistics (Private Events, Operations, Communications and Marketing, Security, Audrey’s Museum Store, and Zeidler’s Café).
  • Coordinate communications between artist and production manager.
  • Coordinate travel for performers and speakers, both domestic and international.
  • Manage relationships with travel vendors, oversee travel accounts, and negotiate hotel rates for guest accommodations in collaboration with department administrative assistant.
  • Represent the department at public events; introduce speakers and performers, monitor audience flow, and troubleshoot as needed. Supervise volunteer staff at events.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Prior experience in programming and providing logistical and administrative support in a cultural arts environment.
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multitask.
  • Prior experience negotiating fees and contract details with talent.
  • Superior oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds.
  • A degree in film, theater, performing arts, or arts administration and/or 2–3 years of experience in similar programming or production positions.
  • Experience and contacts within the Los Angeles arts, culture, and entertainment communities.
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture is a plus.

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Program Associate (Film, Talks, and Food)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4595
Or e-mail to humanresources@skirball.org