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, Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Educator for its family programs.

The Associate Educator is part of a collaborative team that develops and implements participatory programs for families of all types, especially those with young children. These include drop-in experiences in the Family Art Studio, Archaeology Dig, and amphitheater; daylong festivals; and programs related to the award-winning family destination Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™. The Associate Educator is a member of the Education and Visitor Experience department and reports to the Manager of Family Programs. This is a year-round, full-time position; the schedule is Tuesday–Saturday with additional weekend and evening work as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, support, and/or implement a wide variety of participatory arts and culture–based activities for children and families. Contribute to curricula for archaeology programs, art workshops, performances, festivals, Noah’s Ark After Dark, and other family programs.
  • Oversee, design, and facilitate drop-in programs in the Family Art Studio, open every weekend with extended summer, winter, and spring break schedules.
  • Facilitate drop-in programs in Noah’s Ark, Archaeology Dig, and elsewhere as needed. 
  • Oversee teen volunteer program and teen leadership council.
  • Produce programs. Research performers; develop budget; draft contracts; coordinate/reserve spaces; communicate with artists (musicians, visual artists, dancers, etc.), A/V, and Security; purchase supplies; track attendance; and participate in program assessment. 
  • Supervise interns and teen volunteers during family workshops, performances, and other programs.
  • Collaborate with other members of Education and Visitor Experience on program development, training, and teaching, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and two or more years of work experience in early childhood education, museum education, performing arts education, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated skill in offering inspiring, participatory cultural programs for children and families in an informal setting; clear resonance with Noah’s Ark at the Skirball’s aesthetic and educational approach
  • Experience in producing large-scale events such as concerts and festivals; proven ability to manage the details of planning and implementing programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and workstyles
  • Team player with a collaborative work style; ability to accept and support change and work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and work styles
  • An active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission and philosophy
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices
  • Experience with teen programming preferred but not required
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish preferred but not required
  • 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, Family Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
humanresources@skirball.org


Associate Educator, School and Teacher Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center is seeking an Associate Educator to facilitate school and teacher programs, including the Skirball’s high school residency and its teacher professional development series. 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 select Saturdays and occasional evening work.

Responsibilities:

Program Development and Evaluation: 

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate gallery-based school programs for Grades 6–12 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 high school residency program, which includes selecting teaching artists, collaborating with artists and classroom teachers on curriculum development, and facilitating and evaluating the program. 
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the Skirball’s teacher professional development program Teaching Our World Through the Arts.
  • 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 Grades 6–12 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 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 Grades 6–12 students in a museum or other nontraditional setting
  • Experience working with teaching artists and community groups geared to social betterment or service learning
  • 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
  • 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 Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
humanresources@skirball.org