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Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship – Academic Programs/Communications

The Hammer's Academic Programs/Communications Intern will provide an undergraduate student with a comprehensive overview of the museum's educational programming and social media initiatives. The internship will have a two-part focus, working with the Academic Programs and Communications departments on a full-time basis for ten weeks. Under the direction and guidance of Theresa Sotto in Academic Programs, the intern will have a coordinated rotation of projects.

In addition to working in the Academic Programs and Communications departments, the intern will meet with key staff from other museum departments to gain a broader perspective on professional duties and possible careers within an arts-oriented cultural organization.

Academic Programs
The Museum’s Academic Programs department implements educational programming for K-12 students and teachers, families, and university audiences. The intern will provide research, program development, and administrative and logistical support for programs across all audiences. Specifically, the intern will support the planning for and implementation of the annual teacher institute and Hammer Kids programs, including the annual Family Day at the Hammer. Additionally, the intern will research, conduct interviews for, and generate a report about emerging professionals in the museum field who have held internships or jobs at the Hammer. 

Communications
The intern's primary responsibilities with the Communications department will be to assist with social media strategy, public relations efforts, and marketing outreach for all Hammer exhibitions and programs. The intern will research media outlets, update press lists, assist in planning press previews, and help maintain the Hammer's social media, website, and events listings. The intern will have an opportunity to implement new social media campaigns and develop original content for the Hammer’s blog. Throughout the summer, the intern will learn how to create a comprehensive communications plan and content strategy.

Successful candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills, experience working with children or families, familiarity with social media platforms, and an interest in contemporary art.  

Days/Hours: The internships are full-time (40 hours/week) positions, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August 2018. The intern must be available 1-2 weekend days per month to assist with family programs. 

Salary: $5,500 stipend paid at an hourly rate of $13.75

Qualifications:

  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2018. Students graduating in May or June 2018 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by April 23, 2018.

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship – Curatorial

The Hammer's Curatorial Intern will provide an undergraduate student with a comprehensive overview of the museum's core exhibition activities. Under the direction and guidance of Erin Christovale, Assistant Curator and MacKenzie Stevens, Curatorial Associate, the intern will work with the Curatorial Department on a full-time basis for ten weeks.

The Hammer Museum’s curatorial department oversees a rotating schedule of temporary exhibitions as well as five different collections located at the Hammer Museum and on the UCLA campus. This year’s Getty intern will work closely with curators on the Hammer Museum Biennial, Made in LA 2018, and the development of an upcoming exhibition about Adrian Piper. 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 performance programming, including: assisting with data entry in TMS (The Museum System), aiding with logistical details pertaining to performance programming, acting as the curatorial liaison for select performances in the evenings and/or on weekends, writing for the Hammer blog, 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.

Days/Hours: The internships are full-time (40 hours/week) positions, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August 2018. Evening and weekend availability required, pending summer programming schedule.

Salary: $5,500 stipend paid at an hourly rate of $13.75

Qualifications:

  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2018. Students graduating in May or June 2018 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by May 1, 2018.

UCLA STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

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.
  • UCLA enrolled student preferred.

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

Public Programs Student Assistant

Salary: $12.75 hourly

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: 8-10 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.

Development Student Assistant

Salary: $12.75/hour

The Development Student Assistant will support the Hammer Museum development team, reporting directly to the Director of Development, 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. 

DAYS/HOURS: 8-12 hours per week. Must be available during regular business hours (10 a.m.-6 p.m.), evenings, and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and dedicated.
  • Enthusiasm for the arts.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Required working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • UCLA enrolled student preferred.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected] with “Development 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:

  • 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 work a variable schedule of 3-4 five hour shifts per week; must have availability on weekdays, weekends, evenings, as well as some holidays
  • 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.

Undergraduate Student Educator 

Salary: $13.25/hr  

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. 

DAYS/HOURS: Approximately 3-12 hrs/week. Appointment for full academic year with option to renew. Summer training in September and additional trainings two days per month required.  

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Registered UCLA undergraduate students only. 
  • Interest in culture, arts, or nonprofits. 
  • Ability to organize and present complex information effectively to a range of audiences including students and the public. 
  • Skill in interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds. 
  • Ability to conduct basic academic research. 
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, work independently, and follow through on assignments. 
  • 1-2 years of formal or informal education experience. 
  • Ability to work weekends, when needed. 
  • Fluency in Spanish language preferred. 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Undergraduate Student Educator” in the subject line. Applications are due on Friday, May 4.

Graduate Student Educator

Salary: $15.50/hr 

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. 

Graduate Student Educators are expected to work independently at a high level of rigor with minimal supervision. As academic specialists, Graduate Student Educators organize and disseminate domain-specific research to peer Educators and the public. 

DAYS/HOURS: Approximately 3-12 hrs/week. Appointment for full academic year with option to renew. Summer training in September and additional trainings two days per month required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered UCLA graduate students only.
  • Prior cultural, arts, and/or non-profit experience.
  • 2-3 years of formal or informal education experience.
  • Ability to organize and present complex information effectively to a range of audiences including K-12 students and teachers, university students and staff, families, and the public.
  • Skill in interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct academic research in a range of disciplines.
  • Ability to take initiative, pay attention to detail, work independently, establish a productive work environment, and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work weekends, when needed.
  • Fluency in Spanish language preferred.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Student Educator” in the subject line. Applications are due on Friday, May 4.

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.