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Associate Director, Technology

The Associate Director, Technology directs and oversees all technology activities and initiatives at the Hammer Museum, an art museum and cultural center affiliated with UCLA consisting of approximately 105 full time employees and an annual operating budget in excess of $24M. The Associate Director works as a functional leader and technical expert for the Museum, with oversight and collaboration from the Deputy Director, Finance, Operations & Administration.

The incumbent leads the development and execution of an institution-wide digital and technology strategy. This includes identifying, prioritizing, scoping, budgeting, scheduling, and managing the technology-based initiatives and solutions that support the Museum's mission, curatorial efforts, operations, and long-range plans, while also enhancing employee productivity and the Museum's overall efficiency. Strong project management skills are essential to lead interdepartmental teams (sometimes with limited technological experience) and produce high-quality projects on time and on budget. The Associate Director, Technology provides regular consultation, communication, and reporting to the Deputy Director, Finance, Operations & Administration; and Museum staff at all levels surrounding technology initiatives, schedules, and budgets.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #28644.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #28644. Please submit 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.

Director, Finance & Human Resources

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Finance, Operations and Administration, and serving as a key member of the senior management staff, the Director, Finance & HR is responsible for ensuring excellent financial leadership across all areas of the Museum. The Director, Finance & HR directly oversees two full-time staff members and indirectly oversees additional full-time staff members, part-time students, and any temps, consultants and vendors in the department. The incumbent is responsible for the fiscal management of the Museum, including budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, reporting, and policy-setting. S/he identifies opportunities for increasing revenues and reducing expenses; contributes to overall strategic planning efforts; and is responsible for day-to-day business operations.

The Director, Finance & HR is additionally responsible for the direction, oversight, and management of staff, operations, and budgets for human resources that support approximately 100 FT employees and approximately 150 PT employees.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #28567. Please submit 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.

Membership Manager

The Membership Manager is responsible for raising unrestricted funds for the annual operating budget through the membership and annual fund programs. Hammer Membership levels range from $100 through $1,250. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Membership Manager is responsible for conceptualizing and implementing membership and annual giving campaigns. The Manager identifies new member prospects and develops strategies for acquisition, renewal, and upgrades to reach target departmental goals. The Manager is responsible for performing and overseeing entry of new gifts and gift histories in the Raiser's Edge database as well as fulfillment of member benefits and services. Also under his/her guidance is the planning and execution of membership events. The position oversees students, interns, and/or consultants as needed. This position is responsible to raise $400,000+ year.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #28514. Please submit 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.

Part-time AV Production Assistant

The part-time AV Production Assistant will assist the Technical Supervisors, Senior AV Technicians, and AV Technicians with the general technical support for the operations of the event spaces and the delivery of AV services throughout the Museum. The AV Production Assistant will deliver AV services in a manner consistent with Museum policies and professional standards. The AV Production Assistant executes regular and seasonal maintenance to ensure safe working procedures and will address or escalate any safety issues as they arise.  Under close supervision, the AV Production Assistant provides basic event production support with the set-up of lights, the placement of microphones and speakers, and preparing analog and digital media for projection.

The general AV technical support will be based on the specific event needs of each shift. The AV Production Assistant has a general understanding of the tools, equipment, and protocols used in live event production, and has the ability to apply this knowledge in a team setting in order to provide safe and timely assistance for event set-up, operations and strike.

Please send resume and cover letter, including “Part Time AV Production Assistant” in the subject line to: [email protected].

Part-time AV Technician

The part-time AV Technician will assist Technical Supervisors with the AV operations of the Billy Wilder Theater and the delivery of AV services throughout the Museum. The AV Technician will deliver AV services in a manner consistent with Museum policies and professional standards. The AV Technician assists with regular and seasonal maintenance to ensure safe working procedures and will address or escalate any safety issues as they arise.

Under close supervision, AV Technicians perform a variety of routine tasks, or assist Senior AV Technicians in the more complex tasks; and maintain and distribute digital media files and equipment. AV Technicians operate specific pieces of AV equipment such as lighting and projection gear; digital audio and video hardware and software; assist with routine equipment maintenance and installation; transport, set up, operate and perform on-site, routine preventative maintenance to production equipment; set up patching and switching for program distribution; and assist in the preparation of routine studio productions.

Full job description. Please send resume and cover letter, including “Part Time AV Tech” in the subject line to: [email protected].

Part-time Senior AV Technician

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 master control room equipment and advises Technical Supervisors and  Producer-Directors 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.

Full job description. Please send resume and cover letter, including “Senior TV Technician” in the subject line to: [email protected].

Part-time Store Clerk

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, cover letter to [email protected] with “Store Clerk application” in the subject line.

Senior Custodian

The Senior Custodian is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the Hammer Museum. Performs all duties associated with cleaning the Museum in various areas and provides additional assistance throughout the facility as directed. Responsibilities include setup and breakdown for various functions and events; assisting with installation and removal of furniture and equipment; and operation of various types of maintenance equipment. Assists in changing light bulbs and performs various other maintenance duties as assigned (e.g., painting, assembly of furniture, assisting in office moves).

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 28771. Please submit 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.

Specialist, University Audiences

The Specialist for University Audiences develops, implements, and evaluates dynamic initiatives that engage the UCLA community and other adult learners with the Hammer Museum's collections, exhibitions, programs, and resources. This position serves as a liaison between the Museum and UCLA students, identifies opportunities to build and sustain university audiences in innovative and meaningful ways, and mentors future arts professionals.

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Academic Programs, this position manages the Museum's tour program with UCLA Student Educators, Hammer Student Association, the Internship Program, and other student-centered initiatives. The Specialist cultivates opportunities for both independent and social learning among UCLA students and fosters their academic and professional growth, creativity, and skills. Will also contribute to wider Academic Programs department initiatives, including the large-scale annual Family Day program, Classroom-in-Residence at the Hammer program, and teacher professional development.  

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #28768. Please submit 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.

UCLA Student Employment Opportunities

Finance Student Assistant               

SALARY: $14.00/hour

Hammer Museum Finance Department Student Employee provides clerical support to the Finance Department staff, including invoice processing, office supply inventory and ordering, filing and record retention management, basic data entry and general office support.

DAYS/HOURS:

Availability during the following times: Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM- 6:30 PM.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with direction.
  • Previous office experience helpful but not necessary.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected] and include "Finance 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.

Academic Programs Graduate Student Assistant

SALARY: $15.75 hourly

The Academic Programs Graduate Student Assistant position is open to UCLA graduate students in the 2018-2019 academic year. The Hammer Museum’s Academic Programs Department aims to foster curiosity, learning, and empathy through art, dialogue, and experimentation within a museum setting. This position will work alongside the Academic Programs team to support the Department’s educational programs for audiences of all ages, especially the UCLA community, K–12th grade students and teachers, and families.

The Graduate Student Assistant will focus particularly on support for university initiatives by assisting in the development and implementation of university student programs such as Hammer Study Hall, Hammer Student Association, and Graphite, a student organization that publishes an annual interdisciplinary arts journal. Specifically, the Graduate Student Assistant will keep track of project timelines for the publication of Graphite’s print journal, contribute to planning meetings with university students and Hammer staff, and prepare materials and logistics for and staff university student programs. The Student Assistant will also complete departmental administrative tasks, including but not limited to updating contact lists and attendance data, assembling program materials and packets, processing expenses, and responding to department inquiries via email.

DAYS/HOURS: 

12 hrs/week. Appointment for full academic year; option to work over the summer and renew appointment the following academic year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered UCLA graduate student in the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Experience working with undergraduate students.
  • Experience working on publications (preferred).
  • Interest in culture, arts, or nonprofits.
  • 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 some evenings and weekends.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected] and include " Academic Programs Graduate 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.

AV Student Assistant

SALARY: $14.00 hourly

The Audio Video Assistant will provide administrative and live-event support for the technical operations of the Billy Wilder Theater and the delivery of select AV services throughout the Museum. The AV Assistant will help coordinate repair, replacement , and supply orders  with product and service vendors;   assist with digital media asset management;  provide administrative support for event scheduling and workflow management; provide live-event support in the role of stage hand or stage manager  as needed.

DAYS/HOURS:

Hours and schedule are flexible. 18-20 hrs/week.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered UCLA student
  • Some flexible evening work hours
  • Understanding/familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems
  • An interest or curiosity in art, media and live-event production

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

SALARY: $14.00 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 [email protected], 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.

Frontline Ambassador

SALARY: $13.50 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 a week, or as needed for operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered UCLA undergraduate or UCLA Extension
  • Ability to work a variable schedule of 3-4 five hour shifts per week; Must be able to commit to Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 3:15-8:15pm
  • 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
  • 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.

Gallery Ambassador     

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work a variable schedule of 3-4 five hour shifts per week; must be available Tuesday-Friday, from 3:15pm-8:15pm
  • Registered UCLA Undergraduate or UCLA Extension student,
  • Experience/interest in working in a dynamic environment with both fast-paced and slower settings,
  • Customer service experience/interest,
  • Ability to stand 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.

Emerging Museum Education Fellowship

Applications are closed for the 2018-2019 fellowship. Please check back in Summer 2019 to apply next year.

The Hammer Museum’s Academic Programs Department offers a paid fellowship opportunity for an emerging museum educator during the academic year. The Emerging Museum Education Fellowship program aims to diversify the museum field and reduce barriers among recent college graduates from historically underrepresented groups from acquiring full-time entry-level jobs. The program aims to enrich professional skill-sets of emerging museum educators through on-the-job training, mentorship, and professional development.

The Fellow will work alongside Academic Programs staff in helping visitors of all ages make authentic and personally relevant connections to art, one another, and the world through close looking, dialogue, inquiry, and reflection. As an Emerging Museum Education Fellow, you will deepen your gallery teaching practice and gain in-depth experience developing and implementing tours and programs, especially for youth and family audiences. The Fellow will also learn about museum education theory and practice through ongoing professional development.  

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.