About Us

Chief Communications Officer

The Chief Communications Officer is responsible for strategizing, directing, designing, and implementing effective marketing, media relations, content, and identity programs and campaigns across diverse media that convey a strong identity with broad visibility. Major areas of responsibility include social media, digital/email marketing, reputation and issues management, crisis communications, content production and management, graphic design, and project and budget management.

As an integral member of the Museum's Strategic Management Team, the Chief Communications Officer works closely with and provides leadership and guidance to the Museum Director and other senior management on key communications decisions and matters affecting the Museum's public image and brand identity. The Chief Communications Officer also collaborates with other Museum department heads, including Curatorial, Academic Programs, Public Programs, Visitor Experience, Development, Operations, Technology, and Administration, in addition to coordinating with the Communications Director for the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and serving as the primary point of contact with the UCLA Public Information Office.  

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 26477  . 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.

Visitor Experience Assistant

Under the supervision of the Manager of Visitor Experience, the Visitor Experience Assistant assists with the administrative and operational activities for the Visitor Experience (VE) Department and oversees the Museum's front office. This position generally works Monday through Friday during regular Museum office hours (9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.). Duties include providing administrative support to VE management, and serving as the Museum representative to callers and office visitors.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 26554. 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

Gallery Ambassadors

The Hammer Museum seeks reliable, strong customer service-oriented UCLA and/or UCLA Extension students for Gallery Ambassadors.

Gallery Ambassadors are responsible for monitoring the gallery spaces and protecting the art, while engaging with the public by answering questions and providing information about exhibits/ the Hammer. Gallery Ambassadors are also responsible for: welcoming and monitoring visitors who enter the galleries, prioritizing the safety of the artwork, and enforcing museum policies. See full job description.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu with “Gallery Ambassador Application” in the subject line. Priority will be given to students with availability Thursday mornings or afternoons. Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon availability is also needed.

Public Programs Student Assistant

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

Days/Hours: 8-10 hrs/week. Appointment for full academic year; option to work over the summer and renew appointment the following academic year.

Requirements: 

  • 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 and cover letter to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu 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 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.

Communications Internship
The intern's primary responsibilities will be to assist with social media marketing and strategy, UCLA and Westwood outreach, public relations efforts, and targeted outreach for 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 accounts—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, and Pinterest, among others—website, and event listings. The intern will learn how to develop a communications/marketing plan and content strategy and assist the Communications team with additional tasks as needed.

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.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to afeldman@hammer.ucla.edu with "Communications Internship" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Development Internship

The Development intern will support the Development Events team, reporting directly to the Director, Donor Relations, with a variety of administrative tasks related to daily operations of the department including: research and archiving of development-related materials; database maintenance; reading art publications and newspapers for tracking; providing support for the Museum’s annual family programming fundraiser K.A.M.P. (Kids Art Museum Project); and occasional museum event support such as check-in and event set-up. Students will gain first-hand experience of Museum Development related work, fundraising campaigns, and the “behind-the-scenes” of museum events. Successful candidates are detail-oriented, able to work independently, convey a professional demeanor, and are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite required. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge is preferred, but not required. Must be willing to work during regular museum hours (10am-6pm), and after regular work hours for museum events.

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.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to vpontes@hammer.ucla.edu with "Development Internship" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Registrarial Internship

The intern selected for this position will assist and learn the acquisitions process for works entering the museum’s collection, learn how information on the collection is kept both in the collections database and in paper files, and assist with data entry and file management. This student will learn best practices for artwork storage, object handling, and assist with condition reporting works entering the collection. He/she will also assist with pulling works from the Grunwald Collection for viewing by visiting scholars, classes and curators and assist with updating information in The Museum Systems (TMS), the collections database for the museum’s collections.

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.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to shersey@hammer.ucla.edu with "Registrarial Internship" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.