The Skirball Cultural Center seeks dynamic and inspiring Hourly On-Call Gallery Educators to facilitate public programs within Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, an interactive children’s and family destination that explores themes of community, diversity, and building a better world.  

On a daily basis during public hours, Hourly On-Call Gallery Educators facilitate family learning through activities such as full-body puppetry, movement, percussion, cooperative games, storytelling, and hands-on art-making activities. They also serve as hosts within the gallery, imparting key Noah’s Ark messages, and helping to enforce policies and procedures for all guests in order to maintain a safe, orderly and welcoming environment. As needed, they co-teach participatory, inquiry-based, Noah’s Ark school programs designed for pre-K through 2nd-graders.  They also support other family programs outside of Noah’s Ark on an as-needed basis.

The Hourly On-Call Gallery Educators report to the Noah’s Ark Gallery Manager. 

The position of Hourly On-Call Gallery Educator 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 staff trainings. 


·         Work cooperatively with full time and part-time staff to ensure successful gallery experiences for students, community groups, and family visitors, including facilitated and drop-in experiences, table-based activities, and participatory movement, music, and puppetry.

·         Convey key Noah’s Ark messages and content through programs and positive visitor interactions.

·         Help maintain a friendly and safe environment, proactively address customer service and operational issues, and troubleshoot on the gallery floor as needed.

·         Integrate and apply feedback from supervisors to achieve program goals and standards.

·         Contribute to developing new gallery programs, drop-in performances, and visitor interactions as requested.

·         Reset and maintain galleries to ensure optimal condition and an aesthetically pleasing environment, including daily prop cleaning.

·         Assists in preparing, inventorying and organizing materials for daily programs. 

·         Works as a member of the team to ensure timely implementation of daily opening/closing gallery procedures. 


·         Background in arts education, early childhood education, and/or related field.

·         Demonstrated ability to facilitate educational experiences for people of all ages.

·         Experience working with children and families; interactive gallery teaching experience preferred.

·         Proficiency in one or more of the following: full-body puppetry, movement, ropes/challenge course elements, percussion, storytelling, and visual arts.

·         Team player with a professional, positive attitude, and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.

·         Excellent oral and listening communication skills.

·         Ability to work long hours that require physical agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained energy.

·         Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, highly sensory environment.

·         Ability to model positive behavior through words, actions, and attitude in challenging situations.

·         Ability to problem solve independently and collaborate with others.

·         Ability to receive and respond positively to feedback.

·         A keen interest in the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy.

·         Knowledge of Jewish culture/traditions a plus.

·         Fluency in second language a plus. 

Please send resume and cover letter by mail, FAX, or e-mail to: 

Human Resources Department
Re: Noah’s Ark Hourly On-call Gallery Educator Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
e-mail: [email protected]