Manager of Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center of Los Angeles

The Skirball Cultural Center of Los Angeles, a dynamic cultural institution
guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and devoted to
strengthening connections between people and communities, is seeking a
Manager of Family Programs within the Education and Visitor Experience
Department. This individual will manage a team that develops and implements
participatory programs for families of all types, especially those with
young children. S/he will provide staff management, program creation and
implementation, operational support, and support administrative and budget
planning for Skirball family offerings that relate to and take place within
its art studio and archaeological dig site, indoor and outdoor performance
spaces, museum galleries, and the award-winning destination, Noah’s Ark at
the Skirball.

The Manager of Family Programs reports to the Head of Noah’s Ark and Family
Programs within the Education and Visitor Experience Department. S/he works
closely with other Education and Visitor Experience staff, and across many
Skirball departments. This is a full-time position that includes regular
weekend and occasional evening work.


   - Selects, plans, organizes and implements a wide variety of offerings
   for families and their children, including performances, art studio
   projects, archaeological programs, campus-wide festivals, sleepovers, and
   in-gallery experiences.
   - Manages a team of regular and on-call staff and volunteers (including
   a Teen Corps); provides leadership, support, and guidance to ensure that
   content and experience goals are met.
   - Identifies innovative artists and performers for family programs.
   Shapes or collaborates on content to ensure appropriateness, accessibility,
   and mission alignment for a general family audience. Negotiates/contracts
   for their services.
   - Develops and writes planning and program materials for programs, and
   oversees their production and distribution.
   - Works closely with members of other Skirball departments—especially
   Public Programs, Operations, Communications and Marketing, and Private
   Events—to ensure smooth, collaborative planning and successful promotion
   and implementation of all Skirball family programs.
   - Supports the Head of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs in developing
   annual family programs budget, and track/controls expenses to ensure
   compliance with approved budget. Interprets data and identifies trends.
   - Provides support to the Head of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs with
   employee recruiting, hiring, orientation, training materials. Helps build
   awareness for staff of Education Department about general Skirball policies
   and procedures.
   - Contributes to meetings, tracks myriad details, and seeks to improve


   - Bachelor’s degree or higher in performing arts, arts education, museum
   education, or related field.
   - Prior experience in successfully managing a team and providing
   effective leadership and coaching to staff and volunteers.
   - Prior experience in developing and managing inspiring programs for
   families, particularly those that are performance based and experiential.
   - Orientation toward child-directed, flexible, inquiry-based,
   participatory learning with a focus on collaboration and respect for every
   - Organizational skills sufficient to plan large-scale projects and
   - Excellent oral and listening communication skills and proven ability
   to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and backgrounds
   - Excellent written communication skills, including strong editing
   - Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain productive relationships
   within an organization and within the field.
   - Active interest in the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission and goals.
   - Clear resonance with Noah’s Ark at the Skirball’s aesthetic and
   educational approach.
   - Collaborative work style preferred; ability and willingness to
   multitask and assist as needed, accept and support change, and adapt to
   different work styles and needs.
   - Some knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions desirable.
   - Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel,

Please email resume and cover letter to or fax
to (310) 440-4595.

*Or send copies to:*

Human Resources Department

Manager of Family Programs

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

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