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Thank you for your interest in employment at the Skirball. See below for a list of current job opportunities.

Overview

Since opening in 1996, the Skirball Cultural Center has been a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. The Skirball has defined itself by a deep commitment to pluralism, inclusivity, and cross-cultural exchange. We welcome the public to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections across generations and communities, and build a more just society.

The Skirball has experienced significant growth and transformation during the last two decades, including multiple expansions of its campus and programs, broadening its impact and establishing itself as the largest Jewish cultural institution in the nation with more than 600,000 visitors annually, 400 employees, and a $22 million operating budget. This is a pivotal moment for the Skirball, which has new leaders who are charting a path for the future of the organization. 

Culture and Compensation

The Skirball is an incredible place to work with a dedicated and diverse team. Skirball employees have an average tenure of more than seven years at Skirball. We are committed to a work environment that is rooted in our mission and our core values. If you would like to join a group where all people are valued, this is the place. 

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, sex, 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. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups to apply.*

A competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits package, will be offered, commensurate with experience. 

*Please note the specific eligibility requirements for the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internships listed below.


Administrative Assistant, Communications and Marketing

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic and competent team player to serve as the administrative assistant to the Communications and Marketing department, which is responsible for marketing and advertising, media relations, print and web communications (including the Skirball website), social media, community outreach, and graphic design. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in scheduling and preparing for meetings, including booking meetings in Microsoft Teams and on Zoom, preparing agendas, taking notes, and creating presentations.
  • Coordinate photo shoots on the Skirball campus, including helping to select and book photographers, compile shot list, and obtain and archive photo releases. Participate actively in archiving and tagging photographs as required by the photo database system.
  • Process vendor invoices and check requests; help to monitor and forecast budgets.
  • Prepare contracts for consultants and vendors; route contracts for signature.
  • Support production, delivery, and distribution of print materials, such as flyers, postcards, signage, posters, and passes/coupons; serve as primary liaison with print and mail house vendors.
  • Set up and maintain both hard copy and electronic files of documents, print publications, promotional items, and other materials; track inventory.
  • Participate in market research and data collection, including audience testing of materials.
  • Support media outreach efforts, including sending publicity images, archiving media clippings, escorting media, updating media database, distributing press releases and media advisories, and pitching stories to journalists and bloggers as assigned.
  • Support community and grassroots outreach efforts.
  • Assist with wayfinding and promotional activities at both on-site and off-site events.
  • Order office supplies.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball's established mission and values.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree and/or 1–2 years of experience in an office setting.
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including copyediting and proofreading. 
  • Strong attention to detail and proven ability to organize tasks and resolve problems, exercise good judgment, take initiative, follow through, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload. Flexibility in undertaking project assignments as needed.
  • Team player with positive, professional, be-of-service demeanor; demonstrated success at working well with others and independently.
  • High-level expertise in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database applications; experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Familiarity with communications and marketing concepts, processes, and tools, including social media, preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to the address below. 

Human Resources
Re: Administrative Assistant, Communications and Marketing
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
hr@skirball.org


Director of Public Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Director of Public Programs. This position will report to the Executive Vice President and partner with the senior leadership team to further position the Skirball as a warm, welcoming, and special place and a preeminent thought leader, convener, and justice-centered arts and culture organization. This impactful role will lead interdisciplinary adult programs in the areas of film, music, theater, dance, performing, food, exhibition-related programs, and literary arts, as well as classes and workshops. All public programming will support the Skirball’s mission and values. Specific responsibilities are as follows:

Public Programs

  • Develop innovative, creative, socially relevant, and distinguished programs attracting a wide array of visitors and diverse audiences.
  • Develop and deliver programs in a variety of formats and distribution channels (e.g., classes, concerts, conferences, lectures, media coverage, mobile technology, publications, social media, tours, and workshops).
  • Oversee program content development to ensure that information is conveyed in a manner relevant and accessible to a diverse audience.
  • Evaluate program components for trends and recommends revisions or new programs to meet projected goals; utilize data and metrics to assess and determine the direction and impact of programs.
  • Plan and implement audience studies, focus groups, visitor surveys, and other methods of data collection for use in planning public programs.
  • Summarize data and prepare reports on visitor attendance, demographics, and experiences.

Operational and Staff Leadership

  • Day-to-day supervision of five full-time staff members.
  • Close collaboration across all departments and with senior leadership to ensure consistent expression of strategic priorities and mission.
  • Recruit, develop, and retain a high-performing team capable of working seamlessly across the organization, programs, functions, and departments; help create a service-minded organization and culture that leverages team and individual strengths to achieve goals and generate new ideas and opportunities.
  • Promote an open, inclusive, collaborative, and accountable culture that embraces a passion for the mission and an urgency to succeed in a rapidly changing environment.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Ten-plus years of experience developing and leading public programs with at least five years of progressively responsible management experience within a nonprofit enterprise, ideally in the arts and culture sector.
  • Proven experience developing compelling public programs that are relevant to and engage diverse communities and multiracial, multicultural, and multigenerational audiences.
  • Cultural competency on key subjects relevant to Skirball programs, including community building, Judaism and Jewish history, immigration and the American immigrant experience, the intersection of arts and culture in expressing and envisioning justice work, or adult learning.
  • Demonstrated management understanding and an ability to lead within an organization that is undergoing a leadership change and becoming focused on performance, metrics, and outcomes.
  • Proven success operating in a complex organization with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a sense of transparency, with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Track record of goal setting, measuring success and holding professionals accountable; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the Skirball’s mission to welcome the stranger and help build a more just society.
  • Creative and innovative thinking.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and cultural fluency.
  • A track record of demonstrating leadership characteristics: personal integrity and accountability, honesty, excellent judgment, tact and diplomacy, commitment to teamwork and quality, and a strong work ethic.
  • Well-developed organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-up abilities; ability to prioritize work effectively and adjust to multiple demands.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles.

For additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact:

Tracy L. Lawrence
Founder & CEO, The Lawrence Advisory
Phone: (213) 221-5372
tracy@thelawrenceadvisory.com

Lisa Fisher
Search Consultant, The Lawrence Advisory
Phone: (301) 273-7074
lisa@thelawrenceadvisory.com


Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internship: Communications and Marketing

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation for the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internship program, the Communications and Marketing department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one remote summer internship for a qualified undergraduate student. Working closely with members of the team, the Communications and Marketing Intern will help develop and execute communications and marketing plans for exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, including the forthcoming exhibition Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds.  

Additionally, the intern will help maintain and analyze the Skirball’s social media accounts, particularly Instagram and Facebook. This responsibility is especially crucial as the Skirball continues to build its digital audience by continuing to create online experiences (e.g. online exhibitions and programs, mobile guides, virtual tours) as we simultaneously work to re-engage our core in-person audiences and bring new audiences to campus. They will also assist the Communication and Marketing department with additional projects as needed. 

Dates/Hours: This remote internship is full-time (40 hours/week), with a stipend of $600 a week, for a consecutive ten-week work period between approximately June through August 2021.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly planning meetings to help determine communications objectives and advertising/marketing/promotional campaigns.
  • Execute grassroots outreach to schools, cultural institutions, community organizations, online communities, retail businesses, and other local and national audiences in order to stimulate attendance and diversify audiences at Skirball programs and exhibitions.
  • Maintain and update outreach database.
  • Develop digital outreach materials.
  • Assist with email list maintenance and e-blast reporting. 
  • Create content for social media, engage with the community on specific platforms, collect analytics, and assist with social media-specific projects when assigned.
  • Contribute to market research projects—including conducting in-person/online surveys, tabulating survey responses, and tracking results.
  • Proof and fact-check Skirball publications, such as bimonthly calendars, direct mail postcards, and informational brochures.
  • Research, maintain, and update press clippings and press and community outreach lists.

Eligibility:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program, this internship is intended for an outstanding student who is a member of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to an individual of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Applicants must also fulfill all of the following requirements: 

  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2021. Students graduating in May or June 2021 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.) 
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and be a United States citizen or permanent resident

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others. 
  • Interest in building a career in marketing/communications and/or the arts. 
  • Fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Familiarity with social media platforms. 
  • Some design background or knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of web CMS helpful. 
  • Must be able to commute to and from the Skirball independently (transportation not provided).

Please send a resume and cover letter by email, using the contact information below. Your cover letter should explain your interest in this internship, your academic and/or job experiences that are most relevant to this position, as well as how this internship might impact your long-range academic and career goals. In your letter, also describe your commitment to representing diversity in museums and the visual arts. Please include your school, year, major, and availability from the beginning of June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021

Human Resources
Re: Communications and Marketing Intern
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440‐4595
hr@skirball.org


Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internship: Education and Visitor Experience

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation for the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internship, the Education and Visitor Experience department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for a qualified undergraduate student. Working closely with members of the family programs team—which provides intergenerational learning experiences related to its exhibitions and permanent children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball—the Education and Visitor Experience Intern will help develop and support Noah’s Outdoor Explorers, the Archaeology Dig, and virtual family programming. 

Dates/Hours: The internship is partially virtual and in-person, full-time (40 hours/week), with a stipend of $600 a week, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June through August 2021.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Education staff to develop, coordinate, and facilitate educational summer programming for family visitors (designed for people of all ages, but intended to serve our primary audience of children and their families ages 8 and under) with an emphasis on Noah’s Outdoor Explorers, a self-guided family program. 
  • Develop art projects and interactive activities for families that embody the Skirball’s values, themes, and aesthetic sensibility. 
  • Support virtual family programs as needed. 
  • Serve as a facilitator, as needed, at the archaeological dig site. 
  • Support the Skirball Teen Volunteer Program as needed. 
  • Assist with visitor surveys and other data collection that informs Education programming. 

Eligibility:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program, this internship is intended for an outstanding student who is a member of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to an individual of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Applicants must also fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2021. Students graduating in May or June 2021 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.) 
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and be a United States citizen or permanent resident

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Active interest in cross-cultural programming. 
  • Ability to work directly with families and visitors of all ages and backgrounds. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multisensory, stimulating work environment. 
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others. 
  • Availability to work on site at least one weekend day per week.

Please send a resume and cover letter by email, using the contact information below. Your cover letter should explain your interest in this internship, your academic and/or job experiences that are most relevant to this position, as well as how this internship might impact your long-range academic and career goals. In your letter, also describe your commitment to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion with respect to museums and arts education. Please include your school, year, major, and availability from the beginning of June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021

Human Resources
Re: Education and Visitor Experience Intern
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440‐4595
hr@skirball.org


Grant Writer

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Grant Writer for its Advancement department. This full-time position reports to the Vice President of Advancement. The Grant Writer is a vital member of the Advancement team, responsible for compelling writing that is responsive to Skirball priorities and funding requirements. The Grant Writer will contribute to the Skirball’s robust fundraising efforts with philanthropists, foundations, corporations, and government entities, inspiring their impassioned support for the Skirball’s mission, social justice, the arts, and education.

Writing Responsibilities

  • Develop grant proposals, reports, budgets, and necessary supporting materials.
  • Write major donor acknowledgments and correspondence, exhibition and program prospectuses, and other Advancement department communications. 
  • Gather and analyze data and information to support grant and report preparation. 
  • In collaboration with program colleagues, clarify priorities, goals, and objectives for impactful proposals. 
  • In collaboration with Membership Manager, assist with writing membership promotions and materials.

Advancement Responsibilities

  • Assist Vice President, Advancement, in maintaining excellent communications, relationships, and networks with representatives of funding sources.
  • Maintain the grants calendar to monitor application processes, deadlines, reports, and grant compliance.
  • Research available grants from diverse sources of funding.
  • Initiate, attend meetings, and develop relationships with potential new funding sources when appropriate.
  • Maintain records in donor database, completing prospect plans and recording proposals and acknowledgments.
  • Attend grant writing, funder, and donor database webinars/workshops.
  • Participate in major donor cultivation events and Skirball-wide programs. 
  • Work evenings and weekends on occasion and as requested to represent the Skirball at community events.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Three years successful nonprofit grant writing experience.
  • Undergraduate degree in English, communications, fundraising, or similar field and/or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent IT tool proficiency and demonstrated ability to utilize Office 365 applications and Altru, or equivalent donor database software.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Skirball’s mission to welcome the stranger and help build a more just society.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources
Re: Grant Writer
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440‐4595
hr@skirball.org


Visitor Experience Associate (Sunday–Thursday)

The Skirball Cultural Center—an institution guided by a spirit of welcome—seeks a warm, friendly, and 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 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. Handles 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 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.
  • Adhere to COVID-19 safety policies due to working with the public and in different environments.
  • Some scheduled shifts may include working from home. 

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 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.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to:

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


Visitor Experience Associate (Wednesday–Sunday)

The Skirball Cultural Center—an institution guided by a spirit of welcome—seeks a warm, friendly, and 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 Wednesday–Sunday, 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 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. Handles 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 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.
  • Adhere to COVID-19 safety policies due to working with the public and in different environments.
  • Some scheduled shifts may include working from home. 

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 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.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to:

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