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


On-call Family Programs Amphitheater Coordinator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Family Programs Amphitheater Coordinator to oversee summer performance programs presented adjacent to—and programmed in connection with—the interactive children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball.  

The Family Programs Amphitheater Coordinator is a member of the Education and Visitor Experience department and reports to the Manager of Family Programs. 

This is an on-call position. From early July through mid-August 2020, the Family Programs Amphitheater Coordinator will work approximately 20 hours per/week. The schedule during this window will be 9:30 am–3:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm on Wednesdays, and additional hours as assigned. During the rest of the year, the schedule includes weekdays, weekends, and possible holidays. Due to the variable nature of programming and attendance, candidates must have flexibility with respect to weekend day assignments.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Manager of Family Programs with coordination of all summer 2020 family performance programs presented in the Skirball’s outdoor amphitheater. 
  • Oversee, operate, and house-manage all weekend amphitheater performance programs for the duration of the season. Many performances are participatory and involve audience interaction.
  • Set up and operate a small PA system consisting of two main speakers, two monitors, a Berhinger X32 digital console, digital stage box, and microphones. Performances are varied and include dance, storytelling, and musical acts (small bands, voice, and music playback). Knowledge of how to troubleshoot a sound system and operate a digital mixing console is required.
  • Act as liaison between the Skirball and performing artists or groups in advance of the performance day to ensure that all needs on the day of the performance itself are addressed and met. 
  • Produce each performance, including creating signage, setting up sound equipment, greeting artists, working with visitors, and overseeing each performance to completion. 
  • Represent the Skirball and its mission to the public in positive interactions with visitors. 
  • Occasional support of other family programs and Noah’s Ark gallery facilitation as needed throughout the year.

Qualifications:

  • Experience running digital live sound, including setting up speakers and minor stage elements, stage managing, and operating/troubleshooting sound equipment
  • Prior live audio experience required
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multisensory work environment
  • Ability to problem-solve independently as well as collaboratively with other staff
  • Ability to work directly with Skirball visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds

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: 

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


Retail Assistant Store Manager, Star Trek Pop-Up Shop

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a qualified retail professional to launch and manage a temporary in-house pop-up shop presented in conjunction with the Skirball’s major spring/summer 2020 exhibition, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds. This is a limited-term position beginning in April through September and reports to the Museum Store Operations Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the retail space, including set-up and break-down after the close of the exhibition 
  • Provide friendly, professional, and knowledgeable service to visitors
  • Facilitate opening and closing procedures for POS system 
  • Review and assess approval of returns or exchanges
  • Maintain backstock and organize merchandise to attract buyers
  • Manage a small group of sales associates and volunteers

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of two years retail experience with keyholder responsibilities and management of a small staff 
  • Possess a cheerful, patient personality and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate a computerized cash register and execute basic math calculations accurately
  • Must be self-motivated, resourceful, and able to work independently
  • Exercises good judgement to analyze and assess information to resolve issues
  • Ability to stand for extended periods, climb ladders, and lift up to forty pounds
  • Flexibility to work weekends, evenings, and special events as needed
  • Working knowledge of the Star Trek universe a plus
  • Appreciation and understanding of the Skirball’s 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:

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


Visitor Experience Associate

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a warm, friendly, flexible self-starter with excellent communication skills for the full-time position of Visitor Experience Associate. This person serves on the Visitor Experience team within the Skirball’s Education and Visitor Experience department and reports to the Visitor Experience Manager. This is a 36–40 hour/week position with a pay rate of $15.70/hour and full benefits. The general schedule is Sunday–Thursday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm, with two six-hour workdays and some schedule shifts to accommodate evening programming. 

Responsibilities:

  • Greet, welcome, and engage with Skirball visitors in a warm, professional, and outgoing manner that sets them up for a positive overall Skirball experience.
  • Perform box office sales using Altru ticketing system. 
  • Resolve any ticketing issues efficiently while providing exceptional customer service. Handle all transactions with attention to detail, discretion, and security.
  • Receive, track, and account for daily cash and credit receipts ensuring accuracy and completeness. Generate daily Will-Call lists.
  • Work closely with Security, Porters, and Volunteers to help the lobby run smoothly and ensure a positive visitor experience.
  • Share visitor experiences and weekend activity reports with manager and other senior staff as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and verbal communication skills and friendly, professional demeanor. Active interest in interacting with people for the bulk of each day. Prior experience interacting with families desirable.
  • Prior sales/box office experience desirable
  • Excellent attention to detail, effectiveness as a team player, and ability to solve problems nimbly in a changing environment
  • Ability to convey the Skirball’s mission and share information about its exhibitions, programs, and other offerings with visitors
  • Ability to interact positively with people of different generations and backgrounds
  • Basic math skills to account for receipts, prepare routine reports, and resolve errors
  • Basic computer skills and competent written communication skills
  • 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, preferably by email, to: 

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