About Us

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 # 27272. 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.

Temporary Part-Time Security Officer

The Hammer Museum’s Temporary Part-Time Security Officers primary responsibilities are to observe and report activities and incidents during special events/programs and interact with visitors, vendors, and employees while enforcing Museum security and safety policies. Duties include providing access and/or escorts to visitors, vendors, and employees to public/restricted area.  Additional duties may include safeguarding the Museum’s collections, temporary exhibitions, property, employees, and visitors through highly proactive, appropriately preemptive, and immediately responsive action. Security Officers inspect and patrol all Museum spaces on foot; monitor and operate computerized alarm, access, and closed circuit television systems; watch for, report, and address potential security and safety hazards and problems; check entrances and exits; and perform dispatch duties. They maintain and file security logs and reports, and perform other security duties as assigned by supervisors and management.


  • Keen ability to observe, report, and respond to safety and security issues in both public and sensitive museum areas.
  • Ability to think on one’s feet, exercise good judgment, and respond appropriately.
  • Skill in interacting diplomatically with the public in a high-volume, continuous-public-contact setting.
  • Ability to maintain composure in the face of resistance and hostility.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Working knowledge of standard security practices and systems, including computerized security and closed circuit television systems, or ability to learn and operate such procedures and systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing, including effective radio communication, log reporting, and report writing skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact; working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Physical abilities to perform all core functions and duties.
  • Ability to physically stand and walk for extended periods of time, in indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including overtime and varying shifts, as required.
  • Physical abilities to perform all core functions and duties, including but not limited to the ability to talk; hear; stand and walk for extended periods; climb stairs; push; pull; reach; occasionally lift up to 50 pounds; manual dexterity to operate a computer; visual acuity including but not limited to color vision, depth perception, central and peripheral vision, distance vision; visual acuity to read and view computer and video monitors; ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions; ability to work overtime and varying shifts as required.

Application: please email resume and cover letter to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu and include "Temporary Part-Time Security Officer" 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.


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.


  • 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 resumes@hammer.ucla.edu with “Gallery Ambassador” in the subject line.


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 academicprograms@hammer.ucla.edu.

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.