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CURRENT OPENINGS

Opportunities at the Hammer Museum are posted on UCLA's Career Opportunities portal. To filter for Hammer Museum jobs, click on the Search Jobs button, and scroll to the bottom of the listing page to find the search panel. Enter "Hammer" in the Keyword search field.

Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator provides a high level of administrative and operational support to advance the fundraising goals of the Development Department. This position prepares donor correspondence; tracks and coordinates department schedules, workflows, calendars, and meeting arrangements; handles special projects; and maintains files. This position also assists in the planning and execution of special events; serves as a primary liaison with donors, students, faculty, and staff; and oversees all processing and acknowledgements for gifts. Tracking gifts and maintaining donor, prospect, and member information in Raiser's Edge, including processing mailings, proposals, reports, and invitations will also be a responsibility of the incumbent.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #33384.

Application: Visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #33384. Please submit an 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.

Communications Student Assistant

Department: Communications

Salary: $16.00 hourly

Job Summary: The Communications Student Assistant supports the work of the Communications department. The primary responsibilities will be to assist with social media strategy and marketing outreach for all Hammer exhibitions and programs. The position will assist in planning and creating the content for the Hammer's social media, website, online public programs, and emails. This candidate will be tasked with creating original content for social media campaigns, creating weekly email newsletters, and updating event reservations and the Hammer website.

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

Days/Hours: Approximately 15-18 hrs/week, or as needed

Qualifications:

  • Registered UCLA Undergraduate only;
  • Experience/interest in working in a dynamic environment with both fast-paced and slower settings;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Interest in writing and editing educational and promotional texts about art and social issues;
  • Experience editing digital images;
  • Experience managing content for social media platforms;
  • Experience managing websites and entering content into online applications;
  • Customer service experience;
  • Friendly and outgoing, able to conduct oneself in a polite and professional manner in a variety of situations;
  • 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 “Web & Social Media Coordinator” in the subject line.

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

Department: Gallery Operations

Salary: $15.50 hourly

The Gallery Ambassador position combines the responsibilities of art protection and appreciation promotion with museum visitor service. 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 15–18 hrs/week, or as needed for operations. Must be able to commit to a set schedule each quarter.

Qualifications:

  • Registered UCLA Undergraduate only
  • Experience/interest in working in a dynamic environment with both fast-paced and slower settings
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to work a variable schedule per week; must have availability for one 3:15pm-8:15pm shift Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as a weekend day
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to wear a mask 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.

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

Frontline Ambassador

Department: Visitor Experience

Salary: $15.50 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/week, or as needed for operations.

Qualifications:

  • Registered UCLA undergraduate
  • Ability to work a variable schedule of 2-3 five hour shifts per week; Must be able to commit to Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 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
  • Ability to wear a mask for long periods of time
  • 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.

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.

Student Educator Program

Student Educators are paid UCLA students from diverse disciplines who lead tours for all audiences. Student Educators participate in mandatory summer training and extensive professional development throughout the year. As the museum’s core teaching staff, student educators lead public and private tours, support family programming, and assist with curator walk-throughs. Student Educators are hired in Spring Quarter for the following academic year. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Student Educator I (new undergraduate)

The Hammer Museum is looking for UCLA undergraduates from diverse disciplines to serve as Student Educators beginning in September 2021 and working through the 2021-2022 academic year. As the museum’s core teaching staff, Educators lead public and private tours, support family programming, assist with curator walk-throughs, and may contribute to digital education initiatives. 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.

Educators participate in a year-long, paid training program that explores special exhibitions and collections, strategies for leading conversations about works of art, and best practices for engaging different audiences in person and digitally. They are responsible for the entire process of creating a tour, from research to execution, 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. By serving as Educators, students gain in-depth knowledge about Hammer exhibitions and collections; acquire experience in the museum and education fields; and improve their research, teaching, and communication skills.

Hours/Days: 3-8 hrs/week depending on tour schedule (3 office hours each week scheduled between Mon-Friday 10am-6pm, trainings from 4-6pm every other Friday, plus additional weekday and weekend tour times, as scheduled). Summer training tentatively scheduled for 10am-4pm September 15-17, 20-21. Appointment for full academic year; option to renew.

Training and work will be conducted in accordance with UCLA’s COVID-19 policies. Applicants must be available to report to work in person but may not need to do so until onsite programs resume.

Requirements:

  • Registered UCLA undergraduate students only.
  • Interest in culture, arts, or nonprofits.
  • 1-2 years of teaching or tutoring experience.
  • 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.
  • Access to a computer with video and microphone for conducting virtual tours.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, work independently, and follow through on assignments.
  • Ability to work weekends, when needed.
     

Salary: $16.00 hourly

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected], with "Student Educator" in the subject line by May 21, 2021.

Student Educator III (new graduate)

The Hammer Museum is looking for UCLA graduates from diverse disciplines to serve as Student Educators beginning in September 2021 and working through the 2021-2022 academic year. As the museum’s core teaching staff, Educators lead public and private tours, support family programming, assist with curator walk-throughs, and may contribute to digital education initiatives. 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.

Educators participate in a year-long, paid training program that explores special exhibitions and collections, strategies for leading conversations about works of art, and best practices for engaging different audiences in person and digitally. They are responsible for the entire process of creating a tour, from research to execution, 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. By serving as Educators, students gain in-depth knowledge about Hammer exhibitions and collections; acquire experience in the museum and education fields; and improve their research, teaching, and communication skills.

As a new graduate Educator, Student Educator III is expected to work independently at a high level of rigor with minimal supervision. As an academic specialist, Student Educator III organizes and disseminates discipline-specific research to peer Educators and the public.

Hours/Days: 3-8 hrs/week depending on tour schedule (3 office hours each week scheduled between Mon-Friday 10am-6pm, trainings from 4-6pm every other Friday, plus additional weekday and weekend tour times, as scheduled). Summer training tentatively scheduled for 10am-4pm September 15-17, 20-21. Appointment for full academic year; option to renew.

Training and work will be conducted in accordance with UCLA’s COVID-19 policies. Applicants must be available to report to work in person but may not need to do so until onsite programs resume.

Requirements:

  • Registered UCLA graduate students only.
  • Prior cultural, arts, and/or non-profit experience.
  • 2-3 years of teaching or tutoring experience.
  • 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.
  • Access to a computer with video and microphone for conducting virtual tours.
  • 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.
     

Salary: $17.75 hourly

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected], with "Student Educator" in the subject line by May 21, 2021