Employment Opportunities

CURRENT OPENINGS

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Part-Time Senior AV Technician
Part-Time Store Clerk
Exhibition Technician I (Seasonal part-time)
Exhibition Technician II (Seasonal part-time)
Part-Time Security Ambassador
Temporary Prep

Part-Time Senior AV Technician

Salary: $34.63 hourly

Job Summary:

The part time Senior AV Technician will assist the Technical Supervisors in all aspects of the AV operations of the Billy Wilder Theater and the delivery of AV services throughout the Museum. The Senior AV Technician will liaise with program participants; coordinate work with product and service vendors; provide administrative support and assistance; assist in related Network and IT support for AV Events; and act as the Lead AV Technician for specific events and/or meetings as assigned. The Senior AV Technician will help to ensure that AV services are delivered in a manner consistent with Museum policies and professional standards.

The Senior AV Technician operates control room equipment and advises Technical Supervisors and Event Programmers on the technical quality of digital audio and visual images; monitor and adjust audio-visual signals for proper studio or broadcast operating procedures; coordinate and maintain proper camera signals; follow and maintain program logs; fabricate, assemble, alter and install audio-visual equipment on the basis of diagrams, sketches or verbal instructions; diagnose equipment failures and take corrective action; and instruct and train students in various AV operations.

The Senior AV Technician has a general understanding of the tools, equipment, cabling, and techniques used in each of the following AV roles:

  • Booth Operator: Responsible for all media playback and presentation at multiple locations. Directs all communications during a live event.
  • Videographer: Camera operator for live theatrical performances and non-event videography. Needs to demonstrate an understanding of signal format and flow for streaming, recording, and editing.
  • Audio Engineer: Responsible for all audio amplification, recording and playback of large and small format events is a variety of Hammer venues.
  • Lighting Operator: Designs, installs and executes all lighting for live events, videography, and architectural environments.
  • LiveStream Operator: Directs, frames, and switches multiple cameras and media sources in a single live stream media channel for simultaneous online and local presentation.

Application: Please email a resume to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu and include "Part-time Senior AV Technician" 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. This is a limited appointment position.

Part-Time Store Clerk

Department: Hammer Store

Salary: $20.38-$21.74 hourly; salary placement based on skills, knowledge, and experience

Job Summary Statement: The Hammer Store seeks a part-time Store Clerk. The Store Clerk assists with the day-to-day operations of the Hammer Museum’s Bookstore, which includes assisting bookstore customers with purchases, answering museum visitors’ questions, compiling daily sales reports, daily cash control responsibilities, annual inventory, shipping and receiving store merchandise and assisting with stock pricing and displays.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu with “Store Clerk application” in the subject line. Selected applicants will be contacted

Exhibition Technician I

Salary: $25.65-$30.60 hourly; salary placement based on skills, knowledge, and experience.

Under the direction of the Manager of Exhibition Design & Production, the Exhibition Technician I is responsible for readying galleries for the installation of artworks (but not handling artworks). Duties include assisting artists installation; moving exhibition display components and materials; preparing areas for installation of graphics; and coordinating with other museum staff and contractors as needed. Work is seasonal and based on the Museum’s exhibition schedule.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of common museum display practices.
  • General knowledge of the use of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of current architectural modeling and rendering applications such as CAD & SketchUP a plus but not necessary.
  • Understanding of contemporary art exhibition practices and ability to read technical and architectural drawings required.
  • Ability to comfortably lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time; ability to bend to lift, move, carry, artwork safely.
  • Ability to use tools and equipment safely, properly, and skillfully.
  • Basic math skills: addition, subtraction, fractions.

Application: please email resume and cover letter to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu and include "Exhibition Technician I" 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. This is a limited appointment position.

Exhibition Technician II

Salary: $28.04-$36.28; salary placement based on skills, knowledge, and experience.

Under the direction of the Manager of Exhibition Design & Production, the Exhibition Technician II is responsible for readying galleries for the installation of artworks (but not handling artworks). Duties include assisting artists with fabrication including research materials and fabrication options, communicating with artists and curators on fabrication, site specific designs, and execution; fabricating and moving exhibition display components and materials; preparing areas for installation of graphics; and coordinating with other museum staff and contractors as needed. Work is seasonal and based on the Museum’s exhibition schedule.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of common museum display practices.
  • Proficient with hand and power tools.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of current architectural modeling and rendering applications such as CAD & SketchUP a plus.
  • Understanding of contemporary art exhibition practices and ability to read technical and architectural drawings required.
  • Ability to comfortably lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time; ability to bend to lift, move, carry, artwork safely.
  • Ability to use tools and equipment safely, properly, and skillfully.
  • Basic math skills: addition, subtraction, fractions.

Application: please email a resume and cover letter to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu and include "Exhibition Technician II" 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. This is a limited appointment position.

Part-Time Security Ambassador

Salary: $21.15-$21.98 hourly; salary placement based on skills, knowledge, and experience.

The Hammer Museum’s Security 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.

Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Ability to learn and operate Museum’s Access Control, Camera, Radio and Daily Log systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing.
  • 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 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.

This is a two day per week position. Currently looking for applicants that are available to work Friday-Sunday from 7:45am-4:15pm or Friday-Sunday from 3:45pm-12:15am. Other shifts may be available based on applicant’s availability.

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

Temporary Prep

Salary: $28.04-$29.76 hourly; salary placement based on skills, knowledge, and experience.

The Hammer Museum is looking for qualified, experienced, and talented individuals to join the Prep department for on-call art handling opportunities. The Prep department is responsible for the safe, conscientious handling of all artworks and materials under the museum’s care, using our wide-ranging experience and knowledge of best practices to produce professional exhibitions. As an on-call prep, the work periods would be predominantly during exhibition changeovers with occasional small projects between.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of cumulative experience in a museum environment or related, handling and installing artworks and/or artifacts.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, best practices in the handling, moving, installation, and packing of artworks. Lighting and electrical skills in a museum environment a plus.
  • The ability to clearly communicate with supervisors, registrars, and fellow preparators.
  • The ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • The ability to work well in various installation settings; in groups, with couriers, with artists, and/or solo. The ability to work well in both high and low stress situations. Self-motivated and detail oriented.
  • A safe and mindful approach around works of art and equipment.

Requirements:

  • Ability to comfortably lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time; ability to bend to lift, move, carry, artwork safely.
  • Ability to use tools and equipment safely, properly, and skillfully.
  • Basic math skills: addition, subtraction, fractions.
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Application: Please email resume to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu and include "Temporary Prep" 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. This is a limited appointment position.

Academic Programs Graduate Student Assistant

Department: Academic Programs

Salary: $20 hourly

Job Summary: The Hammer Museum’s Academic Programs department seeks a current UCLA graduate student to work as a Graduate Student Assistant for the 2024-2025 academic year. The Graduate Student Assistant will work alongside the Academic Programs team to support the Hammer’s educational programs for audiences of all ages, with focus on programming for intergenerational community audiences and the UCLA community. The Assistant will serve as a lead facilitator of Art Lab, the Hammer’s drop-in community artmaking program, and support program logistics. In addition, they will assist with faculty and student outreach and the development and implementation of additional university student programs, including academic symposia and programming for David Geffen School of Medicine. They will also support aspects of the general administrative work of the department.

Days/Hours: 10 hrs/week. Appointment for full academic year; option to renew appointment the following academic year.

Qualifications:

  • Registered UCLA graduate student in the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Experience facilitating artmaking and/or community programming.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, work independently, and follow through on assignments.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work Saturdays during the academic semester.
  • Proficiency with conversational Spanish preferred.

To apply, please submit a single PDF containing your resume and cover letter to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu and include "Academic Programs Graduate Student Assistant" in the subject line by August 16, 2024. Please follow this format when naming your PDF: “First Name_Last Name.” 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.

Student Lead, Gallery Operations

Classification: Part-Time

Salary: $19.15/hour

Job summary: The Student Lead, Gallery Operation position is responsible for assisting with operations of galleries/public art areas. Ensure galleries are posted correctly and assist with breaks, rotations, and relief duties as needed. Will be trained on exhibitions and museum departments to ensure continuity of expertise and knowledge of artworks, including the ability to contact appropriate departments or staff members for assistance when needed. Assist with visitor interactions and ensure customer service is provided, assist with wayfinding, etc. May assist with some administrative duties that pertain to training or daily operations, including necessary updates to deployments and break schedules as needed.

Qualifications:

  • A registered student who will be enrolled for at least six months
  • Must have experience working with the public in a forward-facing role, preferably in an art museum or gallery setting
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook), as well as Google Workspace (Docs, Slides, Spreadsheet, etc.)
  • Able to work 15-20 hours per week, including Friday and weekend availability
  • Must be interested in art and eager to learn about the Hammer’s exhibitions
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to walk/stand for long periods of time
  • Must be resourceful with good problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable working in a team setting and adhering to a tight schedule
  • Must be able to wear a radio and ear piece comfortably
  • Must have attention to detail

To apply, please submit a resume to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu, and include "Student Lead, Gallery Operations" 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.

Museum Events Student Assistant

Department: Museum Events

Salary: $18 hourly

Job Summary: In partnership with Museum leadership and the Assistant Director, Events, the Museum Events Student Assistant is responsible for supporting fundraising and donor events for Museum patrons, potential funders, and sponsors/corporate members that yield more than $3 million each year. This position advances the Hammer Museum's mission through fundraising as it relates to special events and targeted philanthropic corporate sponsorships and partnerships. This includes two major annual fundraising events: Gala in the Garden and K.A.M.P. (Kids Art Museum Project). Additionally, provides support to openings, dinners, receptions, and corporate member rentals.

This position supports a comprehensive fundraising event plan to cultivate and secure support for the Hammer's annual operations, with an emphasis on drafting correspondence, conducting research, coordinating meetings and events, and communicating with third-parties such as event sponsors, chairs, in-kind partners, vendors, and contractors. Works closely with Assistant Director, Events and the Events Associate to manage the event plan and prepare regular status reports to keep all involved apprised of event activity and key points of coordination. This position will also be responsible for tracking pledges and gifts associated with the events and track rsvp’s for events. Additional projects as assigned.

This position is supervised by the Assistant Director, Events and takes direction from the Events Associate.

Days/Hours: 18-20 hours/week. Must be available during regular business hours (10am-6pm), evenings, and weekends.

Qualifications:

  • A registered UCLA undergraduate student who will be enrolled for at least one year.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and dedicated.
  • Enthusiasm for the arts.
  • Interest in events/events management.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Required working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Frequently moves boxes weighing up to 50 pounds across the museum for various needs.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu with "Museum Events 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.

Facilities Student Assistant

Department: Facilities

Salary: $18 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 resumes@hammer.ucla.edu, with “Facilities Student Assistant” 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.

Public Programs Student Assistant

Department: Public Programs

Salary: $18 hourly

The UCLA Hammer Museum Public Programs Student Assistant position is open to all UCLA undergraduate, graduate, and UCLA Extension students. This position is open for both summer and potential long-term appointments for the 2024-2025 academic year. Graduated students can also apply for the summer term. The student will aid in Public Programs, live event production and administrative tasks. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, coordinating hospitality, preparing marketing materials, program outreach, organizing files and storage, budget tracking assistance, research projects, and assisting with overall departmental logistics. This is a versatile job with a dynamic workflow and is ideal for candidates who can juggle competing priorities and are quick problem solvers. This role involves significant interaction with the public and program participants. We invite applications from anyone interested in the administration and production of live events at a large arts and culture institution.

Days/Hours: Between 5-20 hours a week depending on availability. We have daytime, evening, and weekend shifts available.

Qualifications:

  • Requirement: Registered UCLA undergraduate, graduate, and UCLA Extension students.
  • Requirement: Comfortable handling public interactions and engaging with talent, especially within the context of the Hammer's programs and events.
  • Requirement: Attention to detail, work independently, and follow through on assignments.
  • Requirement: Excellent written communication skills.
  • Requirement: Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Google Suite.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of UCLA campus clubs, organizations, and other interest groups.
  • Preferred: intermediate knowledge of graphic design programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Preferred: Experience with marketing and social media outreach.
  • Preferred: Evening availability 3:00pm – 11:30pm, two-three weekdays a week

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu, with “Public Programs Student Assistant” 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.

Frontline Ambassador

Department: Visitor Experience

Salary: $17.60 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 Associate Director, Visitor Experience and Gallery Operations with direction and oversight from Visitor Experience Leads.

Days/Hours: Approximately 15 hours/week, or as needed for operations.

Qualifications:

Must be Registered Full-time Undergraduate Student

  • Ability to work a variable weekly schedule; Must have availability for at least one 10:30 a.m.–6:15 p.m. shift Tuesday, Wednesdays, or Thursday, as well as one other shift Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
  • 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 stand 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 resumes@hammer.ucla.edu, 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.

Gallery Ambassador

Department: Gallery Operations

Salary: $17.60 hourly

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 15–18 hrs/week, or as needed for operations. Must be able to commit to a set schedule each quarter.

Qualifications:

  • Must be Registered Full-time Undergraduate Student
  • Experience/interest in working in a dynamic environment with both fast-paced and slower settings
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to work a variable weekly schedule; Must have availability for at least one 10:30am-6:15pm shift Tuesday-Friday, and at least one shift either 10:30am-2:45pm or 2:15pm-6:15pm on Saturday or Sunday
  • 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 resumes@hammer.ucla.edu, 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.

Human Resources Student Assistant

Department: Human Resources

Salary: $18/hour

Job Summary:

The Human Resources Student Assistant position is open to UCLA undergraduate students. This position provides clerical support to the Human Resources department, including but not limited to: supporting the new hire on-boarding process, filing and record retention management, basic data entry, ordering supplies, and general office assistance.

Days/Hours: Must be available to work 10-20 hours per week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10am-6pm during the school year.

Qualifications:

  • Registered UCLA undergraduate student in the academic year.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, work independently, and follow through on assignments.
  • Excellent written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to discreetly and tactfully recognize and handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu and include "Human Resources 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.

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 typically hired in Spring Quarter for the following academic year. Please contact academicprograms@hammer.ucla.edu for more information.