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Digital Communications Manager

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Reporting to the Associate Director, Digital Content, the Digital Communications Manager contributes to the Hammer Museum's publicity, media, and outreach efforts by overseeing the daily publishing and tracking of content on the Museum's social media channels, social media advertising, e-marketing, and website. The Digital Communications Manager writes copy daily to populate all digital media platforms, serving as a primary voice of the museum as well as a real-time source of information for museum visitors and the news media. 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.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #29915. 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.

Accountant

Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt

Date Available: Immediately

Under the direction of the Accounting Manager, the Accountant is responsible for all accounts payable functions for the Hammer Museum. Major accounts payable functions include processing purchase orders and invoices; cutting checks and initiating wire payments; vendor management; performing related accounting procedures; overseeing proper storage and retention of accounting records; and assisting with the annual audit by providing copies of transactions that the auditors request to see. This position will also work closely with the Senior Accountant to cross-train and understand account receivable and revenue reconciliations. 

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #29749. 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.

Senior Manager, Human Resources

Classification: Full-time, exempt

Date Available: Immediately

The Senior Manager, Human Resources (HR) serves as a resource for approximately 300 full-time, part-time, and student employees at the Hammer Museum. The incumbent ensures Museum compliance with state and federal employment laws, Museum policies, and University personnel policies, procedures, and union labor agreements. The position delivers a comprehensive human resources program, including but not limited to recruitment, compensation, organizational planning and structure, staff development, retention, leaves of absence, employee and labor relations, benefits administration, performance management, discipline, separation and training and development.

The Senior Manager, Human Resources works in consultation with the Director, Finance and HR and serves as an internal consultant and coach to all levels of Hammer staff on personnel issues. The Senior Manager, HR helps to foster a workplace environment consistent with the Museum's values and mission statement and ensures proper execution of all human resource activities and initiatives. This position will collaborate on long range plans and organizational development and on labor budget reporting, payroll transactions, and other fiscal activities.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 29610.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition # 29610. 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, Technology

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Date Available: Immediately

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 100+/- part time employees. The Associate Director works as a functional leader and technical expert for the Museum, with oversight and collaboration from the Deputy Director, Finance, Operation & Administration. This is a hands-on position that oversees the Network and all applications, as well as security and backup functions of the Museum. The Associate Director, Technology will assess, analyze and plan the business and technical requirements for all divisional departments, manage the IT department budget and oversee all IT purchases, including all hardware and software.

For full job description, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #29785.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #29785. 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.

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].

UCLA Student Employment Opportunities

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.


Frontline Ambassador

DEPARTMENT: Visitor Experience

SALARY: $13.50 hourly

JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT:
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.

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.

Student Educator I

DEPARTMENT: Academic Programs

SALARY: $15.50 hourly

JOB SUMMARY:
Hammer Student Educators serve as key representatives of the Hammer Museum, connecting visitors to the exhibitions, collections, and mission of the Museum. They help visitors of all ages make authentic and personally relevant connections to art, one another, and the world through close looking, dialogue, inquiry, and reflection. Members of the Educator corps are given in-depth access to the Hammer’s special exhibitions and permanent collections and are responsible for the entire process of creating a tour, from research to execution. Student Educators participate in a year-long, paid training program that explores special exhibitions and collections, museum education pedagogy, and strategies for teaching with original works of art and engaging different audiences. Educators lead an average of three to six tours per month, and engage in special projects including developing lesson plans for a variety of grade levels and assisting on Sunday family programs on an as-need basis. By serving as Educators, students gain in-depth access to Hammer exhibitions, programs, and resources; acquire experience in the museum field; and improve their research, teaching, and communication skills.

DAYS/HOURS:
3–12 hrs/week; Mon–Friday 10:00am–6:00pm, Sat/Sun 11:00am–5:00pm. Summer training and additional trainings two days per month. Appointment for full academic year; option to renew.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered UCLA undergraduate students only.
  • Interest in culture, arts, or nonprofits.
  • Ability to organize and present complex information effectively to a range of audiences including students and the public.
  • Skill in interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to conduct basic academic research.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, work independently, and follow through on assignments.
  • 1-2 years of formal or informal education experience.
  • Ability to work weekends, when needed.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and work availability to [email protected] and include "Student Educator I" in the subject line. Selected applicants will be contacted.

Student Educator III

DEPARTMENT: Academic Programs

SALARY: $17.75 hourly

JOB SUMMARY:
Hammer Student Educators serve as key representatives of the Hammer Museum, connecting visitors to the exhibitions, collections, and mission of the Museum. They help visitors of all ages make authentic and personally relevant connections to art, one another, and the world through close looking, dialogue, inquiry, and reflection. Members of the Educator corps are given in-depth access to the Hammer’s special exhibitions and permanent collections and are responsible for the entire process of creating a tour, from research to execution. Student Educators participate in a year-long, paid training program that explores special exhibitions and collections, museum education pedagogy, strategies for teaching with original works of art and engaging different audiences. Educators lead an average of three to six tours per month, and engage in special projects including developing lesson plans for a variety of grade levels and assisting on Sunday family programs on an as-need basis. By serving as educators, students gain in-depth access to Hammer exhibitions, programs, and resources; acquire experience in the museum field; and improve their research, teaching, and communication skills.

As a new graduate Educator, Student Educator III is expected to work independently at a high level of rigor with minimal supervision. As an academic specialist, Student Educator III organizes and disseminates discipline-specific research to peer Educators and the public.

DAYS/HOURS:
3–12 hrs/week; Mon–Friday 10:00am–6:00pm, Sat/Sun 11:00am–5:00pm. Summer training and additional trainings two days per month. Appointment for full academic year; option to renew.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered UCLA graduate students only.
  • Prior cultural, arts, and/or non-profit experience.
  • 2-3 years of formal or informal education experience.
  • Ability to organize and present complex information effectively to a range of audiences including K-12 students and teachers, university students and staff, families, and the public.
  • Skill in interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct academic research in a range of disciplines.
  • Ability to take initiative, pay attention to detail, work independently, establish a productive work environment, and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work weekends, when needed.

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