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Curatorial Assistant

Classification: Full-time, 1-year Contract

Under the supervision of the Curator, the Curatorial Assistant will provide administrative and research support to the Curator and will provide assistance on selected exhibitions and other curatorial projects as needed. Major administrative duties include responding to artist-in-residence project proposals; organizing and maintaining project files and various departmental filing systems; planning schedules and travel for artists; preparing drafts, final correspondence, memoranda, reports, tables, and other documents; and assisting with administrative duties related to the artist-in-residence program. Major curatorial duties include conducting research on compiling related information including checklist development and compilation of publication material for exhibitions and projects; and preparing, coordinating, and monitoring loan forms, contracts, and other necessary processing and approvals according to internal procedures.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #30768. 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.

Manager, Gallery Operations

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

The Hammer Museum delivers exceptional experiences to a diverse audience of approximately 250,000 visitors annually. The Manager, Gallery Operations is responsible for building and managing a team of 3-4 part-time Leads and 70-100 part-time UCLA student Gallery Ambassadors to ensure visitors have a positive and safe in gallery experience while enjoying exhibitions and art works.

This position will foster a culture that honors, respects, and strives to ensure the highest level of care for our diverse and varied visitors as well as the art work we present in our galleries. The successful candidate is able to build trust and work effectively across departments and divisions to ensure the Hammer gallery experience is among the top in the world.

HAMMER AMBASSADORS PROGRAM: The Hammer Museum at UCLA believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world. Located in Westwood, the Museum welcomes the UCLA campus community and over 250,000 visitors annually to experience its exhibitions and programs. Devoted to the public it serves, the Hammer's Ambassadors Program provides visitors with enjoyable interactions with UCLA students while giving students meaningful work experience that fosters a renewable set of skills and commitment to social engagement. These students serve as representatives of the Museum and the University by greeting patrons, facilitating their visit, and providing information as needed. Hammer Ambassadors can be found in key visitor touchpoints such as welcome desks, galleries, public programs, store, and events. Students gain specialized knowledge and experience in customer service, art appreciation, art protection, sales, and other life skills that will prepare them for future employment.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #30735. 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.

Development Coordinator

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt

The Development Coordinator provides a high level of administrative and operational support to advance the fundraising goals of the Development Department. This position prepares donor correspondence; tracks and coordinates department schedules, workflows, calendars, and meeting arrangements; handles special projects; and maintains files. This position also assists in the planning and execution of special events; serves as a primary liaison with donors, students, faculty, and staff; and oversees all processing and acknowledgements for gifts. Tracking gifts and maintaining donor, prospect, and member information in Raiser's Edge, including processing mailings, proposals, reports, and invitations will also be a responsibility of the incumbent.

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #30734. 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.

Director, Donor Relations

The Director, Donor Relations reports to the Deputy Director, Advancement and works closely with the Museum Director to design a comprehensive and integrated fundraising program for individual contributed income sources for the Museum’s annual giving programs and special capital projects. The incumbent implements tactics to support an overall strategy and build a major donor base, managing a portfolio of 100-150 donors and prospects, with an emphasis on five- to seven-figure gifts and an annual fundraising goal of $5M. The incumbent manages the domestic and international donor travel program, and oversees upper-level donor groups. Additionally, the Director, Donor Relations regularly liaises with the curatorial and programming staff for donor cultivation and solicitation, and collaborates on the design and implementation of all donor events. The Director, Donor Relations is expected to attend Museum donor functions and to have frequent written and oral communication and interaction with all levels of donors, prospects and volunteers. The incumbent also works directly with the Museum Director on special projects as they arise.

View the full job description.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Michael Harrison, Deputy Director, Finance, Operations & Administration, at [email protected] with “Director, Donor Relations” in the subject line.

Deputy Director, Advancement

Working closely with the Museum Director, the Deputy Director, Advancement is responsible for the vision, leadership and overall execution of the Museum's fundraising strategy, including the identification, cultivation and stewardship of prospects and donors across all funding areas, including individuals, foundations, corporations, and government grants, with an emphasis on expanding the donor base to include the next generation of major donors. The Deputy Director is a member of the senior leadership team at the Museum and as part of that team will work closely with the director to integrate development efforts with all museum functions.

The Deputy Director, Advancement will lead a team of 14 and oversee, through subordinates, a comprehensive membership and visitor experience program, government and foundation grants program, events, corporate sponsorship/membership/rentals, donor relations, and the day-to-day administration of gifts. S/he will work closely with members of the Board of Directors and Board of Overseers to provide support to Board Advancement and Nominating Committees.  

The Museum is currently engaged in a $180 million capital campaign to renovate galleries and transform the entire museum space to include additional programming and support areas, as well as newly-acquired floors in the building tower. The Deputy Director, Advancement will lead the development team in meeting annual fundraising goals of $15 million in contributed income.  The Deputy Director, Advancement will work with the director to assess fundraising initiatives currently in planning and provide support for such endeavors.

View the full job description.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Michael Harrison, Deputy Director, Finance, Operations & Administration, at [email protected] with "Deputy Director, Advancement" in the subject line.

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.

UCLA Student Employment Opportunities


Facilities Student Assistant 

DEPARTMENT: Facilities

SALARY: $15.00 hourly

JOB SUMMARY:
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] and include "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.

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.