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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.

Director, Legal Affairs

YEARLY OPPORTUNITIES

Director, Legal Affairs

The Hammer Museum, which is affiliated with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), is known for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs. Founded in 1990 by the entrepreneur-industrialist Armand Hammer to house his personal art collection, the museum has since expanded its scope. It is internationally recognized for its critically acclaimed exhibitions of both historically over-looked and emerging contemporary artists. The museum also hosts over 300 programs throughout the year, from lectures, workshops, classes, and readings to concerts and film screenings.

The Hammer Museum believes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are integral to fulfilling its mission to illuminate lives and build a more just world through art and ideas. They actively seek out different perspectives to broaden and enrich their understanding of the world. They believe this inspires thoughtful and provocative exhibitions and programs that serve the vibrant and varied communities that make up the city of Los Angeles.

For additional information about the Hammer Museum, please visit hammer.ucla.edu.

Position Summary

The Director, Legal Affairs reports to Deputy Director, Finance, Operations & Administration and works closely with the Museum's executive management. The Director will advise and develop long-range planning and solutions in a variety of areas, including but not limited to administration, contractual, insurance and risk management, governance, and other matters and proceedings specific to museums and unique to the Hammer Museum and its complex organization and governance structure.

She/he/they will work in close conjunction with and provide advice to the Administration department and senior management staff of the Museum in reviewing contracts, insurance and risk management issues, governing documents, internal policies and procedures as they relate to all types of personnel, and all other unique and complex museum matters as they may arise.

For more information, view the full job description. (4 pp., 142KB)

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #33042. 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.

Development Student Assistant

Salary: $16 hourly

Job Summary:
The Development Student Assistant will support the Hammer Museum development team, reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer and Manager of Advancement Database & Operations, 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:

  • Registered UCLA undergraduate student in the 2020–2021 academic year
  • 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

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected] and include "Development Student Assistant" 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

Department: Gallery Operations

Salary: $15.00 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: $15.00 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.