Employment Opportunities

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.

Visitor Experience Assistant
Coordinator, Development Events
Assistant, Director's Office

YEARLY OPPORTUNITIES

Visitor Experience Assistant

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt

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.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34002.

Application: Visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34002. 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.

Coordinator, Development Events

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt

In partnership with Museum leadership and the Manager of Museum Events, this position is responsible for coordinating fundraising 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 Manager, Museum Events and Chief Development Officer 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 acting as a liaison with other departments (communications, curatorial, operations, etc.) as their activities relate to Development Events.

Maintains a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of sponsors', chairs', and major donors' interests, enthusiasms, connections, and relationships with the Hammer, in order to advance successful events as well as longer range engagement, cultivation, and stewardship with the institution.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34001.

Application: Visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34001. 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.

Assistant, Director's Office

Classification:  Full-time, non-exempt

Under the direction of the Museum Director, the incumbent provides high-level project, office management and organization, financial and administrative analysis to the Director's Office.

The position is responsible for the short and long-term planning and managing of Director's activities and priorities; researching, drafting and preparing memos and correspondences; compiling information and creating presentations for internal/external meetings; assisting with research for various projects; overseeing the management of calendar and travel itineraries for the Director; establishing both electronic and manual files; exercising authority to collect and provide information to resolve issues; and training and supervise administrative support staff. This position also supports the financial management of the Directors Office including developing and managing the Director's Office operating budget, reconciling monthly general ledgers, and ensuring timely submission and accuracy of expense reports.

The position also manages all incoming verbal and written requests and inquires to the Director's Office; facilitate communications between Director and Museum leadership team, including Board and Committee members; coordinate workflow; researching, drafting and editing a variety of Executive-level correspondence for Museum Director's use and/or signature.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 33923.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #33923. 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.

Public Programs Student Assistant

SALARY: $15.50 hourly

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

DAYS/HOURS: 10-20 hours a week

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered UCLA undergraduate students.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, work independently, and follow through on assignments.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • 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: Evening availability (4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected], with “Public Programs Student Assistant” in the subject line.

Gallery Ambassador

Department: Gallery Operations

Salary: $15.50 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:

  • 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.