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.



Administrative and Data Processing Assistant, Advancement Department

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an energetic, mature, self-motivated, detail-oriented, multitasking, flexible team player with administrative support and relational database skills. This position reports to the Vice President of Advancement and supports the work of the Vice President, Grant Writer, and Membership Manager.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Be a knowledgeable representative of the Skirball Cultural Center.
  • Manage meeting schedules.
  • Maintain paper and electronic files.
  • Process donations under $10,000; send out invoices, receipts, and thank-you letters.
  • Maintain database accuracy and perform record clean-up tasks.
  • Produce database reports, including donor lists, mailing lists, and donation summaries.
  • Process new and renewing memberships.
  • Assist with Major Donor and Skirball Member events.
  • Gather, maintain, and research information about potential foundations, corporate, and individual supporters.
  • Assist with preparation of print and electronic grant application.
Qualifications:
 
  • Minimum of two years in an administrative role with database processing duties
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to draft and edit correspondence and to proofread documents for spelling and basic syntax errors
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in managing a changing and varied workload
  • Team player with excellent people skills
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and Access; skill in conducting online research
  • Experience working with relational database required; proficiency in Altru, Raiser’s Edge, and/or FileMaker Pro preferred
Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:

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

Graphic Design and Web Manager

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a motivated, experienced, and creative professional for the position of Graphic Design and Web Manager. A member of the Communications and Marketing department, the Graphic Design and Web Manager is responsible for creating design solutions—both print and electronic—that define the Skirball’s visual brand and support its communications and marketing strategies. The position is also responsible for managing the Skirball’s website.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Collaborate closely with VP, Communications and Marketing, in managing, monitoring, and evolving the Skirball’s design style guide. Proactively seek to maintain consistency in design aesthetic and identity.
  • Develop concepts, graphics, and layouts for a wide range of communications and marketing materials to promote the Skirball’s exhibitions, programs, and entrepreneurial initiatives to general and target audiences. Materials include flyers, brochures, postcards, street banners, gallery guides, invitations, signage, advertisements (print, outdoor, and online static and animated), and e-mail templates.
  • Cooperate with staff colleagues and web vendors to maximize value and impact of the Skirball website in meeting institutional goals. Update, maintain, and optimize the Skirball website using the content management system. Ensure that all aspects of the website (informational and ticketing) are current and meet content and user needs.
  • Participate in budgeting and scheduling print and web projects; advise on project bids and evaluate vendors for production of materials, ensuring highest-quality results commensurate with cost.
  • Deliver production-ready files to media partners and print vendors, ensuring that all specifications and deadlines are met. Oversee press checks and quality control as needed.
  • Manage Designer or Junior Designer-level staff. Work with and/or supervise freelance graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers.
  • Participate in design of site-wide signage at the Skirball, including wayfinding, identification signage, promotional banners, memorial plaques, and publications as assigned. Collaborate with exhibition design team as assigned.
  • Direct photography and videography shoots as needed.
  • Monitor trends in graphic design, content management systems, and other relevant digital technologies.
  • Develop and grow graphic design and web management expertise through participation in workshops, further education, and reading/researching professional literature; attend professional development conferences when possible.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s established mission and values.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Experience in the design of effective communications and marketing materials created in accordance with an institutional visual brand identity; experience in developing and evolving such an identity.
  • Ability to assemble and lead graphic design and web teams; skill and experience supervising junior staff.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, as well as page layout design and typography, photo manipulation, pre-press workflow, and the printing process.
  • Exceptional skills and track record in website maintenance and design.  Prior work with content management systems, such as Drupal.
  • In-depth understanding of user interface/experience (UI/UX) design and information architecture. Keen eye for clean user interface implementation. Ability to recognize problems that arise with site usability and make immediate corrections.
  • Strong command of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript programming, and SEO best practices.
  • Experience using MailChimp (or other e-blast software) and understanding of social media techniques and platforms.
  • Superior ability to establish and adhere to strict style standards.
  • Positive, energetic, cooperative, can-do attitude. Self-starter approach to problem solving and completing both simple and high-profile projects independently, as well as improving processes and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills, with a sincere commitment to and proven success at establishing productive relationships with key stakeholders at all levels of the institution and with external contacts.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality materials in a busy, multi-sensory, and highly collaborative work environment.
  • Superb organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong QA skills.
  • A keen appreciation for and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission

Typically, these skills and knowledge are the result of an undergraduate degree in graphic design, and 5–7 years of professional experience in graphic design, including supervision of junior designers. An interest in working in a nonprofit setting preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail (PDFs preferred; no Word documents), as well as link to online portfolio, to the address below. Finalists may be required to take a skills test.

Human Resources Department
Re: Graphic Design and Web Manager
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Or e-mail to humanresources@skirball.org


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


Summer Internship: Communications and Marketing

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Communications and Marketing department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. Working closely with members of the team, the Communications and Marketing Intern will have the opportunity to help develop and execute communications and marketing plans for exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and the Skirball as a venue for private events, meetings, and conferences. In particular, the intern will help to create and implement plans for the Skirball’s major fall exhibitions, Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner's Mexico and Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day, as well as the major summer exhibition Paul Simon: Words & Music, among other Skirball programs. 

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $500 per week.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Participate in weekly planning meetings to help determine communications objectives and advertising/marketing/promotional campaigns
  • Help to 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
  • Assist with social media marketing and strategy
  • Assist with market research projects
  • 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
Qualifications:
 

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2017. Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-sensory, stimulating work environment
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others
  • Proficiency in Spanish is helpful for work related to the fall exhibitions

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. Your cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also 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: Monday, May 1, 2017

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

Summer Internship: Education

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Education and Visitor Experience department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers a summer internship. 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 Intern will help develop and support the drop-in Family Art Studio and a Family Lounge inspired by the Skirball’s major summer exhibition, Paul Simon: Words & Music.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. The schedule is Tuesday–Saturday, June 13–August 19, 2017. Stipend is $500 per week.
 
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 the drop-in Family Art Studio and Summer Family Lounge.
  • Develop art projects and interactive activities for families that embody the Skirball’s values, themes, and aesthetic sensibility.
  • Assist with facilitation in the Family Room during six summer evening concerts.
  • Serve as a facilitator, as needed, in the Skirball’s Noah’s Ark galleries, drop-in art studio, and archaeological dig site.
  • Support the Skirball Teen Corps, a volunteer program for high school students, and help produce a summer teen night.
Qualifications:
 

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2017. Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • 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 at least one weekend day per week and occasional evenings

Please submit resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, using the contact information below. The cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school, year, degree pursued, and availability from June 13 through August 19, 2017. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Monday, May 1, 2017

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


Summer Internship: Museum

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Museum of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. This Curatorial Intern will work closely with the Skirball’s curators and Museum staff on upcoming or potential Skirball exhibitions, including but not limited to Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, And Mark-Making In L.A.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $500 per week.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Assist curator with research assignments for checklists and label copy.
  • Work with exhibition team on design ideas.
  • Assist registrar and curator in picking up, receiving, and inspecting loans.
  • Work with curator and Education department on developing interactive elements
Qualifications:
 

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2017
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-sensory, stimulating work environment
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. Your cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Applicants are encouraged to review our exhibition page online at http://www.skirball.org/exhibitions as well as our Mission Statement http://www.skirball.org/about to gain insight into our exhibition process.

Please also 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: Saturday May 6, 2017

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


Summer Internship: Programs

Through funding provided by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Program department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $480 per week.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  One hundred thirty-two undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 119 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County.  In addition to their full-time ten-week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation. The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County.  For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at www.lacountyarts.org.

Responsibilities:

The Programs summer internship provides hands-on experience in live arts programming via the Skirball’s annual Sunset Concerts series. It will require the Programs Intern to become familiar with the series as well as the greater mission of the Skirball, and will allow for regular collaboration with various departments at the Skirball. 

  • Work with artists, vendors, and Skirball staff from multiple departments.
  • Help to develop and implement day-of-show logistics, including the parking pass and reserved seating system.
  • Research and create informational booklets for international and out-of-state artists.
  • Book and confirm artist hotel and transportation reservations.
  • Develop and prepare handouts, signs, and program notes.
  • Review artist hospitality riders and develop hospitality inventories.
  • Work with staff to produce each Sunset Concerts performance. Duties include managing guest and parking lists, greeting VIPs, assisting with merchandise sales, communicating with artists and artist management to coordinate their needs, and interacting with the public to provide a positive experience for all.
  • Participate in weekly department staff meetings and marketing meetings as well as regular concert planning meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should be motivated, organized, and adaptable to working in a fast-paced creative environment.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, database experience, internet research, and accurate typing) are required.
  • Availability for event coverage during the entire summer concert series in July and August, Thursdays, July 27–August 31. Weekday work hours will be adjusted accordingly for time spent working programs.
  • A passion for the arts and previous event production experience is preferred but not required.
  • A valid driver’s license and car are recommended.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to the e-mail address below. The cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school year, degree pursued, and availability from mid-June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Monday, May 1, 2017

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