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UCLA STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Frontline Ambassador 

Salary: $12.25 hourly  

The Frontline Ambassador position aims to create a welcoming and engaging experience for visitors that carries out the Hammer’s mission. A Frontline Ambassador is responsible for engaging with the public, answering questions, providing information about the exhibitions, and promoting membership. There are additional opportunities to assist with public programs in the Billy Wilder Theater, and assist with special events. This position reports to the Visitor Experience Manager with direction and oversight from Visitor Experience Leads. 

DAYS/HOURS: Approximately 15 hours a week, or as needed for operations. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Registered UCLA undergraduate or UCLA Extension 
  • Ability to work a variable schedule of 3-4 five hour shifts per week; Must be able to commit to Tuesday or Wednesday 3:15-8:15 p.m. 
  • Customer service experience/interest; prior retail, food service, hospitality, or museum work preferred 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to conduct oneself in a polite and professional manner in a variety of situations 
  • Ability to assert oneself when needed in order to enforce policies and protect artwork 
  • Ability to use good judgment and to respond in handling crowds while remaining calm and presenting a professional demeanor 
  • Experience with, knowledge of, appreciation for, or interest in visual art with emphasis on contemporary work. 

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected], with “Frontline Ambassador” in the subject line.

Facilities Student Assistant

Salary: $12.75 hourly

The Facilities Student Assistant is responsible for setup and breakdown for various Museum programs and events. The Facilities Student Assistant will help with tasks such as setup of tables and chairs, moving furniture, clean-up and general event duties. They will assist in all aspects of custodial and clean-up duties, including but not limited to: trash removal and disposal, sweeping, mopping, cleaning and restocking restrooms, dusting, and vacuuming of public and administration areas of the building.

DAYS/HOURS: 15-18 hours per week; some afternoons/evenings/weekends required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Helpful attitude and the ability to work within a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to learn from the full-time staff.
  • Ability to operate various types of cleaning equipment (vacuum) and move equipment and furniture (up to 40 lbs).
  • Ability to read floor plans (table and chair layout) and follow instructions.
  • Job requires a basic working knowledge of cleaning materials.
  • Attention to detail on all levels of the job to maintain a clean and orderly building and event.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel and lift when necessary as the job requires.
  • Some prior work experience in housekeeping or custodial work is ideal but not required.
  • Must be focused on customer service and committed to providing our staff and guests with an attractive, clean, and healthy educational environment.
  • Registered UCLA undergraduate or UCLA Extension.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected], with “Facilities Student Assistant” in the subject line.

Gallery Ambassador     

The Gallery Ambassador position combines the responsibilities of art protection with museum information and art appreciation. The primary responsibility of a Gallery Ambassador is the safety of the artwork and enforcement of museum policies. A Gallery Ambassador is responsible for monitoring the gallery spaces and protecting the art while engaging with the public to answer questions and provide information about the exhibits and the Hammer. A Gallery Ambassador also provides exceptional customer service by greeting visitors as they enter the galleries and ensuring that all guests have proper access.

DAYS/HOURS: Approximately 15 hrs/week, or as needed for operations. Must be able to commit to a set schedule each quarter. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work a variable schedule of 3-4 five hour shifts per week; must be available Tuesday-Friday, from 3:15pm-8:15pm
  • Registered UCLA Undergraduate or UCLA Extension student,
  • Experience/interest in working in a dynamic environment with both fast-paced and slower settings,
  • Customer service experience/interest,
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time,
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Friendly and outgoing, able to conduct oneself in a polite and professional manner in a variety of situations
  • Ability to assert oneself when needed in order to enforce policies and protect artwork
  • Ability to use good judgment and to respond to visitor feedback and inquiries,
  • Experience with, knowledge of, appreciation for, or interest in visual art, especially contemporary.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected] with “Gallery Ambassador” in the subject line.

Public Programs Student Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Public Programs

SALARY: $12.75 hourly

JOB SUMMARY:

The Public Programs Student Assistant position is open to all undergraduate UCLA students. The student will aid in Public Programs administrative tasks, including but not limited to organizing files and storage, coordinating hospitality, accounting, and assisting with overall departmental logistics.

DAYS/HOURS: 10-12 hours a week. Appointment for full academic year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered UCLA undergraduate students.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, work independently, and follow through on assignments.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word.
  • Preferred: Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint or Keynote.
  • Preferred: Experience with marketing and social media outreach.
  • Preferred: Basic knowledge of graphic design programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected], with “Public Programs Student Assistant” in the subject line.

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. Available opportunities will be posted on a rolling basis through September. For general questions regarding Hammer internships, please contact [email protected].

Eligibility: Internships are open to currently enrolled UCLA students who are available for the duration of the academic year (October through June). Hammer Interns are required to earn internship course credit for all three quarters. It is incumbent upon students to fully secure course credit prior to accepting a Hammer internship. Course credit may be offered through academic departments or through the Center for Community Learning. Please check with these agencies for specific requirements and conditions.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until each internship position is filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications.