Noah's ark educators in gallery

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 the 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. The Skirball Cultural Center is committed to the safety of its employees, visitors, and vendors. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing as part of an approved accommodation exemption.


Administrative Assistant, Advancement and Membership

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic and competent team player to serve as Administrative Assistant for Advancement and Membership. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Advancement, this full-time position is responsible for providing clerical and administrative office support to the Vice President and other members of the department. This position requires strong attention to detail as well as the ability to regularly interface with the Skirball’s member and donor base.

While a portion of this job may be performed remotely, this position will require regular on-site work as needed to support the operations of the Advancement department and assist with on-site Donor and Member Events. Qualified candidates must have an adequate home office.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Report to the Vice President of Advancement and assist in all areas, as requested
  • Organize and maintain computer and hard-copy files
  • Maintain various Excel department charts
  • Answer telephones
  • Monitor Advancement email
  • Administer written correspondence and its dissemination
  • Schedule, arrange, and prepare rooms for meetings
  • Coordinate and track department check requests and invoices for payment
  • Coordinate mail house mailings
  • Attend meetings, as requested; take and distribute notes; assist with organization
  • Assist in monitoring and preparing annual department budget

Advancement Responsibilities

  • Be a knowledgeable representative of the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission and history
  • Meet and greet visitors of the Advancement department
  • Provide excellent service to donors and key partners via phone, email, and in-person
  • Coordinate and assist with hosting on-site and virtual Advancement events
  • Coordinate external mailings and communications
  • Work with the Vice President of Advancement to maintain the donor engagement plan
  • Conduct prospective donor research
  • Work closely with the President’s Office staff on donor-related projects and reports
  • Assist Membership Manager on an as-needed basis
  • Assist Grant Writer on an as-needed basis
  • Oversee volunteers on special projects

Administrative/Donor Database Management Responsibilities

  • Process checks, cash, and credit card donations in Altru
  • Create and maintain donor and prospect profiles in Altru
  • Sustain Altru database clean-up
  • Process invoices, receipts, tributes, and thank-you letters to donors
  • Process memberships in Altru
  • Prepare and manage various Altru activity reports and queries
  • Maintain multiple mailing lists in Altru and one in FileMaker Pro
  • Administer invitation lists for mailings and special events in Altru

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Three years of successful administrative assistant experience; experience working in a development department for a non-profit preferred
  • 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, Altru or equivalent donor database software, FileMaker Pro, and Zoom
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented with excellent editing and data entry skills
  • Proficiency at computer research and navigating online directories and databases
  • Friendly, outgoing demeanor and a team player
  • 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: Administrative Assistant, Advancement and Membership
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
hr@skirball.org


Administrative Assistant, SVP, General Counsel & Secretary 

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic and competent team player to serve as the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, and the Human Resources department. This person is responsible for supporting the Skirball’s mission through compassion, service, efficiency, and legal compliance. 

Responsibilities

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

  • Assist in scheduling and preparing for meetings, including booking meetings in Microsoft Teams and on Zoom, preparing agendas and outlines, handling inquiries/next steps via email and phone, recording and monitoring deadlines, processing and tracking legal work, data entry, drafting correspondence, taking notes, and creating presentations
  • Sustain and build external relations efforts by researching relevant parties, creating bios, developing lists with contact information, scheduling and following-up on meetings, and keeping chronological files of last dates of contact and notes
  • Respond to inquiries and provide information as needed
  • Set up and maintain both hard copy and electronic files for documents, including labeling system
  • Order supplies and respond to admin requests (e.g., grant writer requests)
  • General research questions and implementation
  • Gather forms and updates, finalize agreements, and share for signature
  • Act as gatekeeper and savvy time organizer to ensure effective calendaring, meeting scheduling, and equitable prioritization of leadership time towards department needs
  • Maintain governance and office files, including corporate documents, policies, and board meeting minutes

Human Resources

  • Support recruitment efforts by electronically filing resumes based on hiring departments’ needs
  • Process vendor invoices and check requests to ensure timely payments
  • Set up and maintain both hard copy and electronic employee files
  • Prepare new hire packets and facilitate orientation meetings in person or virtually
  • Support leave of absence management by tracking bi-weekly hours in Excel
  • EDD claim management for unemployment, paid family leave, or disability insurance
  • Retrieve weekly mail and process for distribution or respond to inquiries
  • Send monthly birthday/anniversary emails in celebration of milestones
  • Conduct employment verifications for approved requests
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball's established mission and values

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • 1–2 years of experience in an office setting; undergraduate degree desired
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading
  • Strong attention to detail and proven ability to organize tasks, resolve problems, exercise good judgment, take initiative, follow through, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Proven experience in managing sensitive and confidential information and materials
  • Team player with a positive, professional, be-of-service demeanor; demonstrated success at working well with others and independently; excellent communication skills
  • Intermediate-level expertise in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database applications
  • Flexibility in undertaking project assignments as needed
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to:
Human Resources 
Re: Administrative Assistant, SVP, General Counsel & Secretary
Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
FAX: (310) 440-4595 
hr@skirball.org 


Associate Educator, Family Programs (Tuesday–Saturday)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a motivated and creative team player to serve as the Associate Educator for Family Programs in our Education Department. 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 ages 8 and under. These include drop-in experiences in the Family Art Studio, Archaeology Dig, and amphitheater; day-long festivals; and programs related to the award-winning Noah’s Ark at the Skirball exhibition.

The Associate Educator reports to the Manager of Family Programs. This is a year-round, full-time position with a pay of $22.00 per hour; the schedule is Tuesday–Saturday with some schedule shifts to accommodate weekend and evening work as assigned.

Responsibilities

Program Development

  • Plan, develop, support, and/or implement a wide variety of participatory arts and culture-based activities for children and families including in-person and/or virtual art workshops, performances, archaeology programs, festivals, and Noah’s Ark–related events
  • Oversee, design, and facilitate innovative drop-in art projects year-round with a focus on values-based learning and sustainability
  • Adapt and develop projects for Skirball web and social media presence as needed
  • Support the development of programs for teens and young adults
  • Build and sustain relationships with local community partner organizations
  • Collaborate with other members of the Skirball Education department on program development, training, and teaching, as assigned

Project Management

  • Produce programs—research performers; develop budgets; draft contracts; coordinate/reserve campus spaces; communicate with artists (musicians, visual artists, dancers, etc.), A/V, and Security; purchase supplies; track attendance; and participate in program assessment
  • Support the production of print materials for family audiences including gallery guides, brochures, and promotional materials
  • Work cross-departmentally with Operations, Security, Catering, Communications and Marketing, Museum, Visitor Experience, and Programs Departments to promote and coordinate family programs across campus

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Three or more years of work experience in early childhood education, museum education, arts education, or a related discipline
  • Experience leading inspiring, participatory cultural programs for children and families in an informal setting; clear resonance with the Noah’s Ark at the Skirball 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 visitors of varying abilities, ages, and backgrounds
  • A positive team player with a collaborative work style; ability to adapt to, accept, and support change and work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and workstyles
  • Actively committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • Have an active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission and philosophy
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices preferred, but not required
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook
  • Ability to communicate via telephone, video conference, email, and in-person

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry items up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to do work that requires sustained energy and agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.)
  • Ability to do work outdoors in variable conditions (e.g., heat, cold, etc.)
  • Ability to stand/walk for sustained periods of time
  • Ability to make substantial movements of wrists, hands, and fingers

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

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


Associate Educator, School and Teacher Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a motivated and creative team player to serve as the Associate Educator for School and Teacher programs in our Education Department. The Associate Educator is responsible for developing and facilitating programs for students and teachers, co-creating training materials for Skirball educators, and program assessment. The Skirball’s school and teacher programs are designed to put students at the center of safe, accessible, inspiring learning experiences that align with classroom curriculum and the Skirball’s mission.

The Associate Educator reports to the Head of School and Teacher Programs. This is a year-round, full-time position with a pay of $22.00 per hour; the schedule is Monday–Friday with select Saturdays and occasional evening work. 

Responsibilities

Program Development

  • Write, edit, and organize lesson plans and other school programs for both digital and in-person learning with an emphasis on heritage, identity, and culture
  • Co-create and evaluate the Skirball’s teacher professional development program for Pre-K through Grade 12 educators
  • Develop the Skirball’s residency program with a team of Associate Educators
  • Collaborate with teaching artists, classroom teachers, and community partners on curriculum development, facilitation, and evaluation
  • Measure impact by collecting and analyzing program evaluation data, creating reports, and communicating outcomes
  • Collaborate with other members of the Education department on programming, training, and other projects as assigned

Program Facilitation

  • Co-facilitate experiential, mission-aligned school programs online and/or in-person using storytelling, movement, inquiry, visual analysis, and reflective practice
  • Help coach and evaluate educators who facilitate Skirball school programs through group workshops and individual training sessions
  • Facilitate programs for teachers as part of the Skirball’s teacher professional development offerings

Project Management

  • Track and manage expenses for selected school and teacher programs to ensure compliance with the approved budget
  • Coordinate programs with teacher advisors, teaching artists, community partners, and across Skirball departments to create relevant, inspiring, audience-centered offerings
  • Maintain program supplies, researching and sourcing supplies as needed

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Three or more years of work experience in arts education, museum education, or a related discipline
  • Experience successfully developing student- and teacher-centered programs, tracking and measuring impact, as well as experience working with teaching artists and community groups
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including lesson plan/curriculum design for museums or other nontraditional learning environments
  • Must be detail-oriented and able 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
  • Must be a positive team player with a collaborative work style, and professional, proactive demeanor; demonstrated success at working well with others and independently
  • Must be actively committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) preferred
  • High-level of expertise in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database applications; experience with Altru and FileMaker Pro a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as assigned

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry items up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to do work that requires sustained energy and agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.)
  • Ability to do work outdoors in variable conditions (e.g., heat, cold, etc.)
  • Ability to stand/walk for sustained periods of time

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

Human Resources
Re: Associate Educator, School and Teacher Programs 
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
hr@skirball.org


Busser/Server Assistant

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a warm, friendly person with excellent communication skills for the position of Busser/Server Assistant. This person is responsible for serving food and beverages to customers in a gracious and efficient manner, ensuring a positive dining experience. They will also greet and help guests in every way possible. This is a part time position, approximately 24 hours per week, with a pay of $19.00 per hour plus gratuities. This position reports to the Zeidler’s Café Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Appropriately set tables for meals, including sanitizing and setting up items such as linens, silverware, and glasses
  • Clear dishes and glasses and take them to scullery for cleaning
  • Maintain cleanliness in the front and back of the house
  • Provide courteous and friendly customer service to all guests
  • Assist serving food orders if waiters are busy during peak hours; if an order comes up and the waiter is busy at another table, pick up the order and deliver it to the appropriate table; serve beverages and bread for the table to diners
  • Set up bus station with glasses, silverware, napkins, and additional service ware; ensure glasses and silverware are spot free (polished) before they are set on the table
  • Respond quickly to guest requests; rectify problem orders if possible or refer to the assigned waiter to address concerns promptly
  • Ensure that all surfaces are kept clean; wipe down prior to the start of shift and clear any spills during service
  • Stock service areas with supplies such as coffee, tableware, and linens
  • Fill and refill salt and pepper shakers and sugar caddies; polish the lids of the shakers and the caddies
  • Ensure the dining room is free of dust and the wood areas are cleaned on a regular basis (at least once a week)

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Prior experience working as a busser/server assistant
  • Must be of legal age to serve alcohol in California
  • Must have a current California Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
  • Must be well-groomed, with hair cut or secured above the collar, clean clothes and shoes, etc.
  • Ability to provide personable and professional customer service
  • Ability to pay close attention to the needs of diners, looking for ways to be of service
  • Ability to work on a team and interact respectfully with colleagues
  • Ability to accomplish routine housekeeping, cleaning, and scullery tasks
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Physical ability to stand/walk most of the working day
  • Physical ability to lift and carry heavy trays and other items up to 40 lbs.

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

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


On-Call Banquet Waiter (Tuesday–Sunday)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a warm, friendly, and flexible self-starter with excellent communication skills for the position of On-Call Banquet Waiter. This person is responsible for serving food and beverages to event attendees in a gracious and efficient manner, ensuring a positive dining experience. They will also greet and provide guidance to guests to help them get to their intended event. 

This is a variable-hour position that can resemble full-time work during our busy seasons with a pay range of $20–$22.50/hour. The schedule for this position depends on when events are scheduled. This position reports to the Catering Managers. 

Responsibilities

  • Welcomes guests and helps direct them to their tables
  • Explains how various menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and cooking methods
  • Records or memorizes guest entrée choice(s) and transmits information to kitchen team
  • Serves food or beverages to patrons as required, including table-side wine service
  • Checks with attendees to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and acts to correct any issues
  • Removes dishes and glasses from tables or counters and takes them to scullery for cleaning
  • Clears and cleans tables or counters after patrons have finished dining
  • Prepares tables for meals, including setting up items such as linens, silverware, and glassware
  • Garnishes and decorates dishes in preparation for serving
  • Stocks service areas with supplies such as coffee, food, tableware, and linens
  • Fills salt, pepper, sugar, cream, condiment, and napkin containers
  • Monitors the dining room and ensures that cleanliness is maintained
  • May assist with routine food preparation (e.g., portioning desserts, making coffee, etc.)

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Prior experience working as a waiter
  • Must be of legal age to serve alcohol in California
  • Must have a current California Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Must be well-groomed, with hair cut or secured above the collar, clean clothes, etc.
  • Ability to provide personable and professional customer service
  • Ability to pay close attention to the needs of attendees, looking for ways to be of service
  • Ability to work on a team and interact respectfully with colleagues
  • Ability to accomplish routine housekeeping, cleaning, and scullery tasks
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Physical ability to stand/walk most of the working day
  • Physical ability to lift and carry heavy trays and other items up to 40 lbs

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

Human Resources Department
Re: On-Call Banquet Waiter
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
hr@skirball.org


On-Call Educator, Noah’s Ark and Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks dynamic and friendly on-call Educators to facilitate public programs within Noah’s Ark (the Skirball’s interactive exhibition for children and families), the Archaeology Dig, and other outdoor spaces.

On-call Educators are part of a collaborative team that implements participatory programs for families of all types, especially those with young children. They facilitate family learning through activities such as full-body puppetry, movement, percussion and singing, cooperative games, storytelling, and 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 inquiry-based Noah’s Ark school programs designed for Pre-K through Grade 5 students. They support all aspects of family programming, indoors and outdoors, as needed.

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 employee trainings.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with Skirball team members to ensure successful experiences for family visitors, students, and community groups, including facilitated and drop-in experiences, table-based activities, and participatory movement, music, and puppetry
  • Convey key messages and values related to the Skirball and Noah’s Ark through programs and meaningful visitor interactions
  • Help maintain a safe and friendly 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 the development of gallery programs, drop-in performances, and visitor interactions as requested
  • Reset and maintain Noah’s Ark and Family Programs spaces, including ongoing daily prop sanitizing
  • Assist in preparing, keeping inventory, and organizing materials for programs
  • Work as a member of the team to ensure timely implementation of daily opening/closing procedures

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Background in arts education, early childhood education, acting, storytelling, archaeology, and/or related fields
  • Prior experience working with children and families; interactive gallery teaching experience preferred
  • Must be proficient in one or more of the following specialized areas: puppetry, acting, movement, music, storytelling, improvisation, and/or visual arts
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills: warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with visitors of varying abilities, ages, and backgrounds
  • Ability to work as a team player with a professional, positive attitude
  • Physical ability to work long hours that require agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained energy
  • Physical ability to work outdoors in variable conditions (heat, cold, etc.)
  • Actively committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • An active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices desirable
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish preferred, but not required

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

Human Resources Department
Re: On-Call Educator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
hr@skirball.org


Full-Time and Part-Time Sales Associates, Audrey’s Museum Store 

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for Full-Time and Part-Time Sales Associates to serve in our Audrey’s Museum Store and Star Trek pop-up shop. Our Sales Associates are responsible for providing warm and friendly customer service to all store patrons. Positions are a limited-term role ending February 28, 2022, reporting to the Store Operations Manager. Weekly scheduling is provided in advance and includes most weekends.

Responsibilities

  • Greet customers in a welcoming manner
  • Learn and share knowledge about the Skirball, our exhibitions, and store merchandise
  • Help customers select products as needed
  • Assist with maintaining inventory levels for shopper convenience
  • Consistently monitor sales floor for neatness, cleanliness, and store supplies
  • Accurately process all sales transactions

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Enthusiastic, friendly, and energetic with a genuine desire to provide outstanding service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable working with family audiences
  • Must be able to work weekends and occasional evenings
  • Must be able to operate a computerized cash register
  • 1–2 years retail experience required
  • Microsoft Office basic product knowledge required
  • Appreciation and understanding of the Skirball’s mission and philosophy
  • Working knowledge of the Star Trek universe a plus

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

Human Resources Department
Re: Sales Associate, Audrey’s Museum Store (Indicate Full-Time or Part-Time)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
hr@skirball.org


Vice President of Communications and Marketing

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Vice President of Communications and Marketing. This position will report to the Executive Vice President and direct the institution’s communications and marketing activities, initiatives, and strategies. The goal of this position is to enhance the Skirball’s public image and visibility with a focus on increasing attendance and support among diverse audiences and constituencies. As a member of the senior management team, the Vice President of Communications and Marketing will contribute to the consideration, selection, development, and success of the Skirball's education, museum, program, and entrepreneurial initiatives to advance our mission. They will work across departments to build long- and short-term plans and promote an understanding of the Skirball’s philosophy, goals, and activities both internally and externally.

Importantly, the Skirball welcomes visitors from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds, including families with young children, adults, and seniors. The Vice President of Communications and Marketing will be responsible for how we engage both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is expressed in all communications.

Responsibilities

Communications and Marketing Strategy

  • Leads the Skirball Cultural Center in communicating the mission to the general public and targeted audiences
  • Creates, develops, implements, and manages a proactive and comprehensive communications and marketing program to promote the Skirball and its many activities 
  • Oversees strategic, comprehensive marketing initiatives and project plans that engage audiences for exhibitions, educational and family programs, and cultural events, as well as clients for entrepreneurial initiatives 

Branding and Promotion

  • Guides the overall branding and promotion of the Skirball to advance its mission and meet the needs of its many stakeholders
  • Oversees the design, writing/editing, art, development, implementation, and production of highly effective promotional marketing tools and strategies, including print and electronic publications
  • Ensures brand consistency across all products and ensures appropriateness to the Skirball’s mission and intended audiences
  • Guides the nuanced and appropriate use of social media to promote the Skirball’s mission and goals

Media Relations and Community Outreach

  • Serves as the public information officer, i.e., the voice, for the Skirball
  • Serves as spokesperson in local, regional, and national media through speeches and presentations, publications, and other external activities
  • Responds to major news inquiries; organizes press conferences and opening events
  • Executes proactive story and speaking opportunities
  • Develops and maintains internal and external relationships with key media and community stakeholders that advance and support the Skirball’s initiatives, recognizes and invests in relationships that have maximum potential yield for the institution, and builds trust through active response and ongoing engagement

Operational Leadership

  • Manages a team of seven marketing and communications professionals
  • Understands, mediates, and effectively resolves needs and priorities across the Skirball’s many departments; ensures clear priorities, well-defined outcomes, and reasonable resources to achieve targets
  • Develops and manages the department’s annual budget; authorizes expenditures; and allocates resources across marketing, public relations, web services, advertising/promotions, and publications
  • Oversees the review, selection, and removal/addition of communications consultants, vendors, and/or agencies as necessary; authorizes all consultant contracts and monitors compliance with contract specifications
  • Oversees the Skirball Cultural Center’s occasional book publication efforts, develops partnerships with outside book distributors, and ensures Library of Congress cataloguing

Qualifications

  • Senior-level management experience in marketing and communications, including print and electronic media; direct experience in a cultural or non-profit institution preferred
  • Demonstrated success in creating, developing, and implementing effective media, marketing, and promotional strategies, plans, and campaigns with a strong emphasis on meeting goals and maximizing return on investment
  • Proficiency in utilizing digital distribution platforms, including social media and advertising technology; experience in the leadership of distribution strategy
  • Excellent written communication skills, strong editing skills, and the ability to write for a wide variety of audiences and mediums; expertise with social media, Internet, and e-commerce tools
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills; experience guiding organizations through the launch of important initiatives
  • Track record of interacting effectively with media contacts; experience preparing others for press events and interviews

Competencies

  • Mission-Driven: Demonstrated commitment to the Skirball’s mission, inspired by Jewish tradition, to welcome the stranger and help build a more just society 
  • Cultural Competency and Inclusive Leadership Skills: A track record of successfully managing diverse teams; a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles 
  • Creativity: A creative and innovative thinker; a passion for the entrepreneurial in the non-profit arena 
  • Diplomacy and Interpersonal Skills: Able to understand and meet the needs of a variety of stakeholders while in pursuit of a vision 
  • Driving Results: Able to develop and manage toward specific, measurable goals 

For additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact:

Tracy L. Lawrence
Founder & CEO, The Lawrence Advisory
tracy@thelawrenceadvisory.com

Tiffany Scott 
Manager, Client Services 
tiffany@thelawrenceadvisory.com


Visitor Experience Associate (Wednesday–Sunday)

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 Visitor Experience Department and reports to the Visitor Experience Manager. This is a 36–40 hour/week position with a pay rate of $19/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 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, Experience, and Attributes 

  • 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

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