Summer Internship: Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship in the area of family programs for undergraduate or graduate students. Working closely with members of the Education department—which provides intergenerational learning experiences related to the Skirball’s exhibitions and permanent children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball—the intern will help develop family programming for both a drop-in art studio  and an exhibition-themed “Family Lounge”. The intern will also have the opportunity to gain teaching experience and work on other projects as needed. 

The internship is 40 hours/week for ten weeks (June 22–August 30, 2015). The compensation is $400 per week. The intern reports to the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement.


  • Work with education staff to plan, coordinate, and execute educational summer programming, such as early childhood classes, drop-in art studio activities, and exhibition-related programs.
  • Help develop activities for families that embody the Skirball’s values, themes, and aesthetic sensibility.
  • Assist with upkeep of and offerings in drop-in “Family Lounge.”
  • Manage “Family Room” during the Skirball’s six Sunset Concerts evenings.
  • Serve as a facilitator, as needed, in the Skirball’s Noah’s Ark galleries, drop-in art studio, and archaeological dig site.


  • Undergraduate or graduate student, preferably with background or interest in museum studies, early childhood education, visual art, or cultural studies
  • Ability to work directly with families and visitors of all ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multisensory environment
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate effectively with others
  • Active interest in cross-cultural programming
  • Availability to work one weekend day per week (with flexibility to work the alternate weekend day on occasion) and select evenings
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel

Please submit resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, using the contact information below. The cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are a good candidate for the position. Please also include your school, year, degree pursued, and availability June 22–August 30, 2015. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position open until filled

Human Resources Department
Re: Family Programs Intern
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
[email protected]