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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 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, Museum Department

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic and competent team player to serve as the Administrative Assistant in the Museum Department. Reporting to the Museum Director, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative, clerical, and financial management support to the Museum Director, the Director of Exhibitions, and other members of the Museum Department. This is a full-time non-exempt position.

Responsibilities

  • Organize and maintain digital and physical department files and records
  • Prepare a wide variety of routine correspondence, forms, reports, and spreadsheets using various databases and software applications
  • Field all general department inquiries via telephone and email
  • Manage general office operations, including office-space maintenance, mail sorting and distribution, supply orders, and equipment repairs or replacement
  • Track and facilitate department financials, including processing invoices and credit card purchase requests, managing petty cash disbursement and replenishment, and preparing budget reports as needed
  • Serve as Museum receptionist, meeting and escorting guests as needed
  • Maintain calendars; schedule, arrange, and prepare rooms for meetings
  • Attend meetings and take minutes for circulation as needed
  • Facilitate and schedule staff travel and professional development
  • Track and maintain institutional memberships
  • Assist the Director of Exhibitions in developing and tracking contracts, schedules, and budgets for exhibitions; invoice vendors and partner institutions as assigned
  • Assist in overall exhibition coordination and development
  • Assist with compiling guest lists for exhibition openings and other public-facing events using Altru database; greet and check guests in during exhibition openings
  • Answer inquiries pertaining to exhibitions and collections/acquisitions; organize, track, and respond to all incoming exhibition and acquisition proposals using Microsoft Teams
  • Manage collaborative project files using Microsoft Teams; enforce Microsoft Teams workflows and protocols

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Two years of administrative/clerical experience
  • Prior experience tracking budgets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 applications, especially Outlook, Teams, Word, and Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines; proven ability to organize tasks, resolve problems, exercise good judgment, take initiative, be flexible, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Team player with a positive, professional demeanor; can-do outlook; demonstrated success at working well with others and independently
  • An appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and values

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

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


Assistant Manager, Retail Operations

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an Assistant Manager of Retail Operations, who will lead our Sales and Service Team with the Store Manager for Audrey’s Museum Store. Together the management team will set the standard for excellence by creating a warm, engaging, and consistently well-merchandised space. The Assistant Manager will also assist in a variety of initiatives to support our ongoing and varied business requirements. This is a full-time exempt position.

Responsibilities

Financial

  • Assists in setting, tracking, and meeting daily, weekly, and monthly sales goals and target metrics through visitor engagement
  • Ensures expenses comply with approved budgets; calculates/projects open-to-buy by department; analyzes sales and expenses for optimum profitability
  • Perform all point-of-sale (POS) related activities to facilitate accurate and efficient transactional flow
  • Supervises and resolves complex customer transactions (i.e., returns) and special orders
  • Manage stock levels and complete annual stock inventory count
  • Break down shipments, ticket and organize merchandise
  • Adhere to all established loss prevention and operational policies and procedures

Merchandising

  • Learn and share the store’s extensive Judaic content and ceremonial merchandise
  • Ensure the guest experience is at the center of all decision-making by creating a dynamic and engaging shopping experience
  • Create and maintain merchandise displays appropriate for temporary exhibitions, holidays, programs, and events
  • Take an active role on the sales floor, ensuring all clients are greeted and engaged
  • Analyze metrics and reporting to identify trends and recommend new merchandising/sales approaches
  • Ensure consistent execution of store merchandising and operational standards
  • Teach product knowledge and train the team to drive sales through service
  • Create product stories and merchandise displays that reflect the Skirball’s values
  • Utilize techniques to develop repeat clients with data on preferences and purchase history
  • Replenish, organize, and clean floor fixtures daily

Supervision

  • Create an inclusive, supportive, and focused environment for the retail team by performing routine supervisory and training duties
  • Assist in the day-to-day supervision of Audrey’s Museum Store to ensure a high level of customer service, assuming full supervisory responsibility for the store in the absence of the Operations Manager
  • Train, inform, motivate, and evaluate employees and volunteers
  • Develop operations manual that sets policies and procedures; ensures compliance with same
  • Ensure employees and volunteers are knowledgeable in visitor satisfaction methods, store products and retail operations
  • Provide coaching to employees for the purpose of training and development
  • Foster a collaborative and engaging environment and address employee concerns
  • Collaborate to execute employee retention strategies
  • Assist with employee and volunteer scheduling to always ensure adequate floor coverage with consideration for special exhibitions, holidays, programs, festivals, and private events
  • Assist with recruiting, interviewing, and hiring part-time employees

Web Presence

  • Engage with the Shopify website by suggesting products, creating their web presence, reviewing their performance
  • Manage the fulfillment of orders
  • Assist with social media content generation and implementation

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Experience managing and inspiring a team and resolving issues
  • Ability to professionally communicate information through oral, written, and technological methods to a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • High school diploma required; relevant coursework from an accredited college or university preferred
  • Retail sales and decision-making experience that include providing a high level of customer service, building relationships with clients, purchasing based on customer desires, merchandising, and positively resolving customer issues in the moment
  • A history of achieving sales targets
  • Foreign language skills are a plus
  • Must be able to work any day of the week, holidays, exhibition openings, and late-night special events
  • Working knowledge of information technology and business software applications, particularly the Microsoft Suite, Counterpoint POS, and Shopify
  • A passion for the Skirball’s guiding values, a work philosophy of integrity and honesty, and the desire to foster a culture of diversity and inclusiveness for employees and visitors

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull items weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Have a full range of body motion is required on the job to include frequent sitting, bending, stooping, crouching, lifting, carrying, walking, and standing
  • Ability to spend a considerable amount of time standing, working on the floor of the museum store
  • May spend time sitting, using a computer
  • May climb short ladders and lift up to 30 lbs periodically

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

Human Resources 
Re: Assistant Manager, Retail Operations
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

  • Create and implement teacher professional development workshops for Pre-K through Grade 12 educators with an emphasis on social and emotional competencies, twenty-first-century skills, and arts education–based skills
  • Serve as the lead educator with the Skirball’s Teacher Advisory Council
  • Research and 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

  • Lead the Skirball’s teacher professional development offerings
  • Co-facilitate experiential, mission-aligned programs for educators online and 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

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


Manager of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced and creative team player to serve as the Manager of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs in our Education Department. The Manager leads a team responsible for envisioning and implementing participatory programs for families, especially those with young children ages 8 and under. These include indoor and outdoor drop-in experiences in the Family Art Studio, Archaeology Dig, and amphitheater; day-long festivals; and programs related to Museum exhibitions and the award-winning family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs. This is a year-round, full-time position that includes regular weekend and occasional evening hours.

Responsibilities

Team Leader

  • Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs, manage all aspects of programming, as well as employee recruiting, hiring, orientation, and training materials
  • Manage and guide a team of full-time employees, on-call employees, and interns
  • Provide leadership, support, and guidance to ensure that content, experience, and mission goals are met
  • Keep team apprised of Skirball policies, procedures, and content offerings

Program Development and Management

  • Select, produce, and organize 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
  • Identify and contract innovative artists and performers who will enhance new and existing programming
  • Shape or collaborate on content to ensure accessibility, inclusivity, and overall mission alignment for diverse family audiences
  • Build and sustain relationships with local community partner organizations

Noah’s Ark Gallery Management

  • Work cross-departmentally to ensure excellent conditions in the Noah’s Ark gallery space and functioning exhibit components
  • Identify needs for and provide input on the creation of new and modified exhibit elements
  • Contribute to impactful long-term planning for Noah’s Ark and Family Programs
  • Contribute to creation and maintenance of community partnerships and the public-hours Build a Better World program
  • Work in Noah’s Ark to support the team and teach Noah’s Ark school tours in-person or online, as needed

Budget and Attendance Tracking, Analysis, and Reporting

  • Track myriad details related to program implementation including artist/performer communication, contracts, recruitment, and budget
  • Support the Assistant Director of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs in developing annual budget and attendance targets, and track/manage expenses to ensure compliance with approved budget
  • Co-develop assessment tools to measure program impact, interpret data and identify trends, and communicate outcomes
  • Track data and seek to improve processes

Communication and Collaboration

  • Develop and write program materials and oversee their production and distribution
  • Work closely with other Skirball departments—including Visitor Experience, Public Programs, Operations, Communications and Marketing, and Private Events—to ensure collaborative planning and successful promotion and implementation of all Skirball offerings for families

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or significant work experience in arts education, museum education, children’s spaces, or related disciplines
  • Experience developing, producing, and managing inspiring performance programs for families
  • Must have excellent organizational skills sufficient to plan large-scale projects and initiatives
  • Experience in gallery management of an immersive space preferred
  • Experience successfully managing a team and providing effective leadership and coaching
  • Clear resonance with Noah’s Ark at the Skirball’s aesthetic and educational approach
  • 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
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills; warm, willing, and welcoming manner and ability to listen and engage positively with visitors and colleagues of varying abilities, ages, and backgrounds
  • Must have excellent written communication skills, including strong editing skills, and the ability to respond quickly and effectively to family audiences and Skirball colleagues
  • A positive team player, with a collaborative workstyle
  • Ability to adapt to, accept, and support change 
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and work styles
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook
  • Ability to communicate via telephone, video conference, email, and in-person
  • Proficient in spoken Spanish preferred but not required

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: Manager of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs
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


Risk Management Coordinator (Part Time)

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Risk Management Coordinator to oversee matters related to the organization’s risk management, insurance, claims, and liability. Essential responsibilities include working with insurance brokers to bind annual insurance renewals, assisting with the management of any claims and providing day-to-day risk management support duties to the Skirball Cultural Center.  This a part-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Chief Financial Officer while also working closely with the Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, and the Vice President, Operations.

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with external vendors, including but not limited to insurance brokers, third-party claim adjusters, and underwriters
  • File liability and insurance claims, including compiling all data needed to provide to insurance carriers and third parties
  • Regularly update insurance and risk management contact lists, annual renewals, policy information/coverages, self-insurance levels, claims history by insurance type, COI, covered assets details, driver’s license data, etc., and maintain digital archive for the organization
  • Support supervisor in managing policy renewal/midterm process and change information
  • Facilitate data gathering from finance, operations, museum, etc. for insurance and indemnity applications
  • Learn and interpret policies and risks of the organization with an aim to become a key risk management resource on which internal and external customers and supervisor can rely upon to ensure compliance
  • Assist supervisor to maintain relationships and work with our internal operations teams, finance, legal, and museum, along with our insurance broker and carrier partners
  • Facilitate ongoing and adequate monitoring, testing, and reporting of operational risk to all stakeholders
  • Draft and maintain risk management policies and procedures for supervisor approval
  • Perform other risk management related duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Exhibit business acumen promoting transparency and accountability for inherent risk and controls
  • Make decisions on moderately complex issues
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
  • Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation preferred
  • At least 4 years of experience with commercial insurance administration preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in a nonprofit or cultural institutional setting preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 products, including Excel (with strong formula skills, nested, index/match, SUMIFS, etc.), Outlook, and Word
  • Strong verbal communications with all levels, both internally and externally, as this person will work with critical vendors and Skirball employees at all levels
  • Ability to effectively manage projects and resolve problems that may vary in nature and scope
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and manage time well

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

Human Resources 
Re: Risk Management Coordinator

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


Temporary Preparator, Museum Department

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Temporary Preparator. The Temporary Preparator performs a wide range of skilled and semi-skilled duties in the preparation, installation, deinstallation, and care of objects and works of art at the museum level. This is an on-call position with a variable schedule. 

Responsibilities

  • Use best-practice methods for handling, moving, packing, and installing artwork and objects
  • Safe handling and installation/deinstallation of art, artifacts, ephemera, and related materials for exhibitions
  • Installation of graphics, signage, labels, and lighting
  • Receive and uncrate shipments of art and related exhibition materials
  • Assist in the preparation and fabrication of temporary exhibition components such as display cases, mounts, frames, pedestals, and temporary walls as needed

Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge and skills in the preparation, installation/deinstallation, and care/handling of valuable objects in a museum or gallery
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to work well in both a team environment and independently
  • Ability to multi-task and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of fabrication and production techniques
  • Experience working with wood and machine shop tools preferred
  • Knowledge of audio-visual equipment a plus
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs

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

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