Assistant Curator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented, multitasking team member with superior research, writing, and communications skills for the position of Assistant Curator. This position reports to the Museum Director and works as a member of the curatorial team. This is a full-time position with benefits.


  • Assist in identification, development, and selection of exhibitions, including originating exhibition concepts and preparing exhibition proposals.
  • Assist in management of traveling exhibitions.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and grants.
  • Research exhibition topics and contribute to exhibition objectives and written materials, including editing of exhibition didactics.
  • Work collaboratively to support smooth coordination of exhibition planning and implementation with all appropriate parties, including exhibition designer, production staff, education staff, store, operations, and registrars.
  • Work collaboratively with other Skirball departments to assist and support exhibition fundraising, programming, and publicity.


  • MA in humanities, history, art history, anthropology, museum studies, or related field
  • Previous museum work experience with changing exhibits
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, with strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive relationships across an organization
  • Demonstrated strength in organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy

About the Skirball:

The mission of the Skirball Cultural Center is to deepen the appreciation of Jewish heritage and American democratic ideals. It seeks to welcome and inspire people of every ethnic and cultural identity in American life. Together we aim to build a society in which all of us can feel at home.

The Skirball Cultural Center achieves its mission through educational programs that explore the literary, visual, and performing arts from around the world; through the display and interpretation of its permanent collections and changing exhibitions; through an interactive family destination inspired by the Noah’s Ark story; and through outreach to the community. 

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to: 
Human Resources
Re: Assistant Curator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595