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.

Digital Communications Manager
Coordinator, Development Events
Associate Director, Digital Content
Project Manager, Exhibitions and Publications
Accounting Manager

YEARLY OPPORTUNITIES

Digital Communications Manager

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt

Reporting to the Associate Director, Digital Content, the Digital Communications Manager oversees the Hammer Museum's publicity and outreach efforts via the Museum's social media channels, social media advertising, e-mail marketing, and website. The Digital Communications Manager serves as a primary voice of the museum as well as a real-time source of information for audiences engaged with the museum via digital channels. This position acts as a primary liaison to the public, facilitates online community engagement, and is a key contributor to growing online audiences for the museum's acclaimed exhibitions and robust slate of talks, films, performances, and other public programs.

The Digital Communications Manager is part of the Communications Department and works with colleagues in marketing, media production, graphic design, and media relations. This position also works closely with all facets of the museum, including the Public Programs, Curatorial, Development and Visitor Experience teams.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34476.

Application: Visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34476. 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.

Associate Director, Digital Content

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt

The Associate Director, Digital Content is charged with overseeing and expanding the museum's online presence and extending its reach to diverse audiences in compelling and strategic ways; envisioning the future of digital media and technology use for the museum; and impacting the field of museums at large.

The Associate Director sets policy for, develops, oversees, and manages public- facing, educational, and content-driven technologies, as well as creative multimedia initiatives and content across multiple platforms, which include but are not limited to the museum's website, social media, and mobile experiences. The Associate Director also leads the development and production of content in these areas, including image, audio, and video content.

Responsibilities include developing and implementing digital content strategy, including for social media, email, video, and web-based initiatives; serving as webmaster for the Hammer website and Hammer Channel; collaborating with Curatorial and Programming staff on adapting exhibition- and program-related content for digital platforms; ensuring delivery of content to all of the museum's media; managing special digital projects to successful completion; and working closely with technology staff to ensure that technologies and multimedia are optimally deployed to support the museum's collection, exhibitions, programs, and related activities.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34353.

Application: Visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34353. 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.

Project Manager, Exhibitions and Publications

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt

The Project Manager works closely with the Director of Exhibition & Publication Management on all projects and initiatives connected to the museum's exhibition and publication program. Under the general supervision of the Director, Exhibition and Publication Management, the Project Manager's main duties are to work directly with assigned project team members to facilitate exhibition and publication projects to meet institutional goals and standards while adhering to and upholding the agreed upon budget, timeline and contractual guidelines and obligations.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34250.

Application: Visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34250. 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.

Accounting Manager

Classification: Full-time, exempt

The Accounting Manager manages the Hammer Museum's day-to-day accounting functions and month-end closing process, including all required journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and financial statement preparation. Incumbent reports to the Director of Finance and assists in the annual preparation and regular oversight of the Museum's $25 million budget; provides guidance and oversight for accurate recording of the Museum's financial transactions; manages a variety of funds including general funds, contracts and grants, gifts and endowments, and sales and service funds; provides financial reporting and tracking of payroll, the Hammer Store, and café operations; provides fiscal guidance to all Museum departments; develops, oversees, and enforces general and Museum-specific finance and accounting policies and procedures; and provides direction, supervision, training and guidance to Finance staff. This position is responsible for overseeing the department's accounts payable activities. Additionally, the incumbent supports the Director of Finance on year-end audit and 990 & 990-T tax return preparation, as well as other special projects.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34228.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #34228. 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, UCLA Extension (full-time), and Santa Monica College (full-time) students encouraged to apply
  • 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 at least one 10:30 a.m.-6:15pm shift Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, as well as one other shift Friday, 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 [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, UCLA Extension (full-time), and Santa Monica College (full-time) students encouraged to apply
  • 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 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.