Noah's Ark and Family Programs Coordinator

The Skirball Cultural Center

Los Angeles, CA

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a full-time Coordinator for Noah’s Ark and Family Programs to provide operational support, team member coordination, and administrative and budget planning. The Coordinator is part of a collaborative team that supports participatory programs for families, especially those with young children ages 8 and under. These include indoor and outdoor drop-in experiences in the 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 Manager of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs. This is a year-round, full-time position with pay of $24 per hour; the schedule includes one regular weekend day per week and the flexibility to work other weekend days, occasional evenings, or holidays, as needed.


  • Support successful day-to-day operations of the Noah’s Ark galleries, working closely with other departments at the Skirball
  • Proactively identify any operational issues and work to resolve them
  • Support the Manager of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs in overseeing Noah’s Ark exhibit upkeep, facilitates communication, and logistics with vendors and Museum team for repairs and new components
  • Handle operational aspects of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs, including: 
    • Proactively monitoring budget lines related to programs and hourly staff expenditures
    • Preparing budget reports, timecards, correspondence, and mailings using word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and other software applications
  • Coordinate/reserve spaces, purchase supplies, and coordinate contracts
  • Schedule team members for public hours and trainings, maintain calendar of programs and events, and ensure appropriate parties are informed
  • Provide support with recruiting, hiring, orientation, training materials, and payroll
  • Help build team’s understanding of departmental and Skirball-wide policies and procedures
  • Source and order supplies for Family Programs as well as props and program materials for Noah’s Ark that support the storyline and fit within the overall design aesthetic
  • Provide production support for a wide array of participatory cultural offerings for families, including art projects, the Archaeology Dig site and research tent, virtual and in-person classes, evening programs, campus-wide festivals, and other drop-in family programs
  • Occasionally work with visitors on the Noah’s Ark gallery floor and in various outdoor and indoor family spaces on campus as needed
  • Provide administrative, project, and planning support to the Manager of Noah’s Ark and Family Programs and the Education Department
  • Contribute to meetings, track myriad details, and seek to improve processes
  • Contribute to copy writing in English and Spanish (if able) for printed and online materials
  • Assist as needed with general operations in the Family Programs and Noah’s Ark offices

 Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Three or more years of work experience in arts education, museum education, children’s spaces, or a related discipline
  • 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
  • Prior background in administration, staff support, and/or operations of a busy public space; gallery or production management experience desirable
  • High-level of expertise in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database applications; experience with Altru a plus
  • Must be actively committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • Must be willing to assist where needed, accept and support change, and adapt to different work styles when interacting with team members and visitors
  • Have an active interest in and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission
  • Ability to communicate via telephone, video conference, email, and in-person
  • Proficient in spoken and written Spanish preferred but not required

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to do work that requires sustained energy and agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on the floor, etc.)
  • Ability to do work outdoors for sustained periods of time in variable conditions (e.g., heat, cold, etc.)
  • Ability to stand/walk for sustained periods of time

Application deadline is February 25, 2022.
Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Noah’s Ark and Family Programs Coordinator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90049
[email protected]

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