About Us

Curatorial Assistant

Under the supervision of the Chief Curator, the Curatorial Assistant provides research and administrative support to the Chief Curator and Curator. Major curatorial duties include conducting research on the Hammer Contemporary Collection (HCC) and coordinating loans and acquisitions to and from HCC; exhibitions research; checklist development and compilation of publication materials in conjunction with exhibitions; and preparing, coordinating, and monitoring loan forms and contracts in accordance with Museum procedures. Major administrative duties include responding to artist submissions and exhibition proposals; corresponding with guest curators and colleagues in the field; organizing and maintaining collections/exhibition files and various departmental filing systems; schedule and travel planning for artists and museum consultants; preparing drafts and final correspondence, memoranda, reports, tables, and other documents; and assisting the Chief Curator and Curator with administrative duties related to Hammer Contemporary Collection management, and day-to-day museum operations. 

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 26268. 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.

House Manager (Part-time)

The House Manager’s primary responsibility is to oversee all aspects of Front-of-House operations for the Hammer Museum’s 298 seat Billy Wilder Theater, 200 seat annex theater and other locations utilized for film, conversations, music, theater, and dance performances. Duties include: Preparing the lobby and theater for a performance, managing and training student employees, supervising audience seating, communicating with production staff to ensure timely starts and intermissions, maintaining the safety and comfort of all patrons and upholding the highest level of customer service.  Approximate number of hours per week: 15-18.

Other responsibilities include working with the box office staff to address any patron complaints or ticketing issues, handling any issues that arise during performances such as cellphone usage or photography, and securing the building at the close of every shift. House Manager will also supervise box office staff.

Qualifications: A background in Box Office or House Management is required. Must have excellent customer service skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to work well under pressure. Must be reliable, responsible, and a good leader.

Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.

Please submit resume and cover letter to: resumes@hammer.ucla.edu with the subject: House Manager

Senior Custodian

The Senior Custodian is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the Hammer Museum. Performs all duties associated with cleaning the Museum in various areas and provides additional assistance throughout the facility as directed. Responsibilities include setup and breakdown for various functions and events; assisting with installation and removal of furniture and equipment; and operation of various types of maintenance equipment. Assists in changing light bulbs and performs various other maintenance duties as assigned (e.g., painting, assembly of furniture, assisting in office moves). 

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 26162. 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.

UCLA STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Development Student Assistant

The development assistant(s) will support the Hammer Museum development team, reporting directly to the Director of Development and the Director, Events and Visitor Experience, with a variety of administrative tasks related to the daily operations of the department including: support with mailing, proposal development, prospect research, archiving development related materials; support the planning and organization of donor and membership events, including the K.A.M.P, Gala and other special events; event planning such as creating invitations, event check-in, managing event inventory, event set-up/tear down, and providing guests with exceptional visitor experience. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of fundraising work, event management and arts administration.

Qualifications: Must be UCLA student. Successful candidates must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, detail oriented, dedicated, have enthusiasm for the arts and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Must be available during regular business hours (10 am-6pm), during evenings and weekends.

Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.

Please submit resume and cover letter to: resumes@hammer.ucla.edu with the subject: Student Development Assistant.

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.