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. 



Noah’s Ark Gallery Educator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks aninspiring Noah’s Ark Gallery Educator to facilitate school and public programs within Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™, the Skirball’s 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 Assistant Director 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 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, 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, preferably by e-mail, to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Noah’s Ark Gallery Educator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
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 Assistant Director 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.  
  • Works 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: puppetry, acting, movement, music, 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 Department
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


On-Call Visitor Experience Associate

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a warm and friendly, flexible self-starter with excellent communication skills for an on-call 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. 

Responsibilities:

  • Greet, welcome, and engage with visitors to the Skirball 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 staff, Porters, and Volunteers at the membership desk 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 a 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 flexibly 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 by mail, fax, or email to: 

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