Employment and Internships
The Hammer Museum is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
• ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
• ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
• CURATOR, GRUNWALD CENTER
• VISITOR SERVICES LEAD BOX OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE
Under the supervision of the Director, Administration, the Administrative Coordinator manages and coordinates work, activities, and projects in support of the Museum's finance, administration, and operations departments and managers, as well as assists with long-range planning and innovative solutions in a variety of areas, including but not limited to administrative, contractual, risk management, governance, and other matters specific to museums and unique to the Hammer Museum and its complex organization and governance structure.
Duties include coordinating projects and ongoing work for the Administration Department; drafting, preparing, reviewing, and amending contracts, insurance documents, and official business and corporate documents; managing budgets, invoices, and expense reports; developing, implementing, and managing institutional policies and procedures; coordinating corporate and governance affairs; overseeing office management; coordinating staff appreciation events and activities; managing meetings and calendars for the department, department managers, organizational groups, and staff; overseeing and managing institutional and departmental files and archives; and supervising work-study students and interns for department as needed.
Application: please email resume, cover letter, and salary history to email@example.com and include "Administrative Coordinator" in the subject line. Selected applicants will be contacted. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process. EEO/AA.
Assistant Director, Academic Programs
Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, the Assistant Director, Academic Programs oversees all academic programs and initiatives for the Hammer Museum.
The Assistant Director, Academic Programs supports the Museum’s mission to contribute to the intellectual life of the UCLA campus and the Los Angeles community at large. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining the Museum’s academic programming, with the primary focus of giving UCLA students firsthand exposure to the larger world of creative human endeavors and the inner workings of the Museum to promote their development. This includes but is not limited to the development and oversight of the Museum’s internship program, the Student Educator program, and the Hammer Student Association. The Assistant Director, Academic Programs, in concert with the Academic Programs Coordinator, works with multiple Museum departments to develop meaningful internship opportunities for UCLA students, which in turn provide valuable administrative support to Museum staff. The Museum’s Student Educators are UCLA students who serve as the Museum’s “docents,” leading tours of special exhibitions and the permanent collection for audiences of diverse backgrounds and ages. Hammer Student Educators are the bridge between our visitors and our artworks and are therefore key representatives of the Museum. The Assistant Director, Academic Programs is responsible for directing the Academic Programs Coordinator in the oversight, training, and administrative support of student educators. Finally, the incumbent oversees and directs the activities of the Academic Programs Coordinator, who runs the Hammer Student Association at UCLA. This student group was organized to give undergraduate students ownership of the museum and its programs through the production of events, an interdisciplinary arts journal, and design and marketing efforts on campus. Since 2009, the committee has produced countless events and one critically-acclaimed journal issue each year, and has become a staple of the Hammer and greatly increased UCLA student awareness and attendance.
The Assistant Director, Academic Programs is charged with the research, development, and implementation of academic programs, including but not limited to fostering creative partnerships with UCLA faculty from various disciplines on academic projects and the development of University seminars and courses related to the Museum’s collections and exhibitions by using the Museum’s resources as a point of departure for scholarly and multi-disciplined investigation.
This position also oversees the development, implementation, and assessment of the museum’s new Family Programming Initiative, with the support of the Academic Programs Assistant and in collaboration with other programming departments. This initiative includes a large-scale Family Day event, which includes forming outreach partnerships with under-resourced schools to attend, and invites significant artists to create exhibition-related workshops for multi-generation families. It also includes the oversight and expansion of Classroom-in-Residence, including working closely with a hired Arts Integration consultant and in close collaboration with the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program at UCLA (a co-producer and co-creator of the program). Classroom-in-Residence at the Hammer is based on the Open Minds/Beyond the Classroom initiative in Calgary, Canada, founded by Dr. Gillian Kydd, and consists of 2 classes of sixth graders from the UCLA community school spending an entire week at the Hammer Museum engaging with the exhibitions and collections as well as their own instructional standards. The “slow” field trip idea and the power of arts integration underlie this initiative. The curriculum focuses on arts integration, Visual Thinking Strategies, Visible Thinking Routines, and observational drawing and writing, and is developed in concert (and largely taught by) the 6th grade classroom teachers, with support from museum staff, arts education students, and arts professionals. The 6th grade pupils prepare with both Arts Education lessons taught by UCLA students as well as lessons taught by the Arts Integration Specialist in their own classrooms in the months leading up to the field trip.
The Assistant Director, Academic Programs’ oversight of Family Programs also includes the development and production of at least two 12-16 page family activity guides and PDF lessons plans per year, and the development and implementation of a new Sunday Family Programs series, which will be executed by Student Educators and the Academic Programs Assistant. This also includes the expansion of the above programs, including but not limited to further curricular development, and the implementation of teacher professional development events (such as educator open houses or a summer arts integration institute).
This position also oversees departmental outreach to build and maintain new family and UCLA-related audiences, promotes and follows up on new collaborations with campus, professors, teachers, area schools, artists, and community organizations, advocating and increasing the reach of the Hammer’s programming – specifically on campus and in underserved, diverse youth communities throughout the city.
The incumbent is responsible for directing the Academic Programs Coordinator and Academic Programs Assistant as well as interns, consultants, and educators in maintaining administrative databases, files, and finances, overseeing the departmental budget, and overseeing event and board reports. This position is responsible for determining clear programming metrics related to the goals and mission of the museum, and developing systems to evaluate and qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the impact of these programs.
Application: please email resume, cover letter, and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Academic Programs" in the subject line. Selected applicants will be contacted. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process. EEO/AA.
Curator, Grunwald Center
The Curator, Grunwald Center is responsible for overseeing, researching, and acquiring works of art for the Grunwald Center’s collection of over 45,000 works on paper from the Renaissance to the present; developing and organizing selected exhibitions and publications; overseeing scholarly online projects and other research initiatives; and working with UCLA faculty and students. The position requires a candidate with an exemplary background in works on paper who also can assist in the oversight of the other historical collections at the Hammer Museum, including the Armand Hammer paintings collection, the Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection, and the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. The Curator reports directly to the Grunwald Director/Deputy Director of Curatorial affairs and works closely with other curatorial staff to develop programming for the Museum. This position also represents the Museum to the outside community, particularly scholars, museums, universities, donors, artists, and galleries.
Requirements: extensive curatorial experience, particularly in scholarship of works on paper; advanced degree in art history or a related field; knowledge of standard curatorial practice and collections management policies; thorough knowledge of 20th century art history with emphasis on works on paper; thorough knowledge of the historical and contemporary art market, galleries, and museums; knowledge of standard museum policy and procedures; knowledge of conservation needs of works of art; research skills to pursue independently exhibitions and publications; basic knowledge of the printing industry as it relates to the publication of exhibition catalogues; knowledge of granting agencies and procedures for applying for grants and external funds; interpersonal skills to deal effectively with artists, collectors, art dealers, and museum personnel, as well as with diverse student, faculty, volunteer, community, and administrative personnel on university, local, national and international levels; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, subordinates, and administrators; ability to make oral group presentations; skill in writing proposals, reports, and summaries of research and curatorial projects; skill in organizing, conceptualizing, and directing a variety of projects.
Application: please email resume, cover letter, and salary history to email@example.com and include "Grunwald" in the subject line. Selected applicants will be contacted. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process. EEO/AA.
Visitor Services Lead Box Office Representative
This position oversees front-of-house staff and volunteers for the Hammer Museum at public programs and special events in all Hammer event spaces, including the Billy Wilder Theater, Annex, and Museum courtyard. Incumbent is the primary point of contact during events for both museum staff and patrons. Approximate number of hours per week: 15-20. This is a renewable contract position.
Requirements: ability to work independently and initiate projects and strategies to improve overall level of customer service; excellent command of written and spoken English; excellent interpersonal skills and poise to deal with a diverse range of people in highly varied situations, including complex scenarios; ability to work fluctuating hours that includes many evenings, nights, and weekends; ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines in a self-directed, prioritized manner; ability to meet external and internal deadlines and have the flexibility to meet changing needs and priorities as they occur; skill in planning and organizing varied work assignments; excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Preferred: experience working in a theater, box office, ticketing station, and/or hospitality environment; prior supervision experience in a customer service setting; first aid and/or CPR training certification (we will provide training if incumbent is not currently certified).
Application: please email resume, cover letter, and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Visitor Services" in the subject line. Selected applicants will be contacted. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process. EEO/AA.