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Frontline Services Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Student and Part-time Specialist, the Frontline Services Coordinator is responsible for scheduling more than 150 frontline staff members for the Visitor Experience (VE) and other frontline Museum departments. In addition, the Coordinator facilitates collaboration and communication between Human Resources, Security and VE departments. The incumbent serves as lead coordinator of key frontline tools such as hosted parking request/logs, daily museum wide email "Hammer Today" and others to be developed.

Duties include coordinating complex staff schedules; and functions related to scheduling duties such as processing expense reports, creating and analyzing labor and cost reports using Excel, managing attendance records, corresponding heavily with staff in regard to scheduling.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 25588. Please submit online application as instructed. 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.

Part-time Store Clerk

The Hammer Store seeks a part-time Store Clerk. The Store Clerk assists with the day-to-day operations of the Hammer Museum’s bookstore, which includes assisting bookstore customers with purchases, answering museum visitors’ questions, compiling daily sales reports, daily cash control responsibilities, annual inventory, shipping and receiving store merchandise and assisting with stock pricing and displays.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu with “Store Clerk application” in the subject line.

Maintenance Technician

Under the direction of the Director, Operations, perform unskilled tasks not requiring a licensed technician, involving the installation, removal, diagnosis, repair, and preventive maintenance of various parts, equipment, and assemblies on a regular and continuous basis. Coordinate and assist with more skilled tasks related to plumbing, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, doors, windows, building hardware appliances, floor and ceiling systems, roofing, and basic construction methods. The position is physically demanding and the necessity to work varying and sometimes extended hours under difficult conditions should be expected. Prepare forms and paperwork associated with the various tasks.  

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 25774. Please submit online application as instructed. 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.

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internships

Communications and Academic Programs Internship

The Hammer's Communications and Academic Programs internship is designed to provide an undergraduate student with a comprehensive overview of audience and community building through a variety of communications outlets, as well as insight into the museum's core programming activities. The intern's primary responsibilities with the Communications department will be to assist with social media marketing and strategy, public relations efforts, and targeted outreach for exhibitions and programs. The intern will learn how to develop a communications/marketing plan and content strategy. The Museum's Academic Programs department implements educational programming for K-12 students and teachers, families, and university audiences. The intern will gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of educational programming across all audiences by providing research, program development, and administrative and logistical support. Specifically, the intern will assist in planning museum pedagogy trainings for gallery teachers and graduate students, support preparations for the annual Family Day at the Hammer, and conduct peer institution research about multiple-visit museum programs for high school students. Additionally, the intern must be available two Sundays per month to assist with weekend family programs.

Eligibility for the internship is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who reside in or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2017, and those who will complete their degree by September 1, 2017 are also eligible to apply. Candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

The internship is intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.

Contact: Send a résumé and cover letter to Zoe Silverman, Specialist, University Audiences at zsilverman@hammer.ucla.edu by May 1, 2017.

Curatorial Internship 

The Hammer's Curatorial Intern will provide an undergraduate student with a comprehensive overview of the museum's core exhibition activities. This year's Getty intern will work closely with curators on the development of the Hammer Museum Biennial, Made in LA 2018 while supporting ongoing collection projects. The intern will be introduced to basic museum information standards and procedures and also gain first-hand experience corresponding with artists and galleries. Additionally, the intern will complete a variety of tasks related to collections, exhibitions, and publications, including: aiding with exhibition checklists and data entry in The Museum System (TMS), coordinating aspects of the exhibition catalogue, scanning and archiving exhibition and collection material, assisting with loans and logistics, processing rights and reproduction requests, and supporting the department with daily office duties and administrative tasks as needed. Successful candidates will be detail-oriented and have excellent research and communication skills, a professional demeanor, knowledge of contemporary art, and an interest in all aspects of exhibition production. Applicants must be familiar with PCs and Microsoft Office, including Excel. Experience with Adobe Suite and database management desired.

Eligibility for the internship is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who reside in or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2017, and those who will complete their degree by September 1, 2017 are also eligible to apply. Candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

The internship is intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.

Contact: Send a résumé and cover letter to MacKenzie Stevens, Curatorial Assistant at mstevens@hammer.ucla.edu by May 1, 2017.

UCLA STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Paid Student Educator Positions

The Hammer Museum is looking for UCLA students to serve as student educators beginning in September 2017 and working, at minimum, through the academic year of 2017-2018. Hammer Student Educators lead tours of special exhibitions and collections for audiences of diverse backgrounds and ages. We are currently accepting applications from rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduate students from all disciplines.

Hammer Student Educators serve as key representatives of the Hammer Museum, connecting visitors to the exhibitions, collections, and mission of the Museum. They help visitors of all ages make authentic and personally relevant connections to art, one another, and the world through close looking, dialogue, inquiry, and reflection. Members of the Educator corps are given in-depth access to the Hammer’s special exhibitions and permanent collections and are responsible for the entire process of creating a tour, from research to execution. Student Educators participate in a year-long, paid training program that explores special exhibitions and collections, museum education pedagogy, strategies for teaching with original works of art, and child development. Educators lead an average of three to six tours per month, and engage in special projects including developing lesson plans for a variety of grade levels and assisting on Sunday family programs on an as-need basis. By serving as educators, students gain in-depth access to Hammer exhibitions, programs, and resources; acquire experience in the museum field; and improve their research, teaching, and communication skills.

Program is open to students in all majors who will be sophomores, juniors, and graduate students during the 2017-2018 academic year. First-year Hammer Student Educators are paid $12.50/hour for undergraduates and $15.50/hour for graduate students. They are expected to work 3 regular office hours per week and approximately 3-6 tours per month. Training is mandatory for all Student Educators and includes summer training from September 20-22 and September 26-27, followed by additional trainings on the first and third Friday per month during the academic year from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

We are currently seeking multiple educator positions, beginning September 2017. The positions continue through the rest of the academic year, with an option to continue over the summer and following academic years. Positions are open only to UCLA students.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a final application deadline of Friday, May 12.

Please send cover letter and resume to academicprograms@hammer.ucla.edu. Your cover letter should address the following:

  • Why are you interested in being a Student Educator at the Hammer Museum?
  • What qualities or experiences would make you a successful guide for touring audiences of diverse backgrounds and ages?
  • How did you first hear about the Hammer Student Educator program?

Internships

Internships at the Hammer last a full academic year and are designed to help UCLA students develop strong professional skills in the arts and nonprofit fields. A full list of available opportunities will be posted here in September. Positions are usually offered in the following museum departments: academic programs, public engagement, curatorial, development and the office of the registrar. In the meantime, UCLA students can learn about other ways of getting involved at the museum by visiting http://hammer.ucla.edu/students/. Please contact academicprograms@hammer.ucla.edu for more information.

Visitor Experience Representatives

Visitor Experience Representatives (VERs) activate public touchpoints throughout the Hammer—including inside the galleries, at the museum’s entrances, and at our programs and events. This paid student position is open to diverse majors and anyone comfortable engaging with the public. Working together, our team of 90 VERs facilitate the museum experience from checking visitors in to protecting the art, answering questions, ushering in our theater, and selling memberships. VE recruits throughout the year. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and your work availability to VEresumes@hammer.ucla.edu with “VER application” in the subject line.