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Registrarial Intern

This is a year-long 9-credit (3 credits per term) internship with the Registrarial department. The intern selected for this position will:

  • Assist and learn the acquisitions process for works entering the museum’s collection
  • Learn how information on the collection is kept both in the collections database and in paper files, and assist with data entry and file management
  • Assist with condition reporting works entering the collection, both onsite and in offsite storage
  • Assist with pulling works from the Grunwald Collection for viewing by visiting scholars, classes and curators.
  • Assist with updating collections information in The Museum Systems (TMS), the collections management system for the museum’s collections (note: intern will be trained on using this database)

This internship is a unique opportunity to learn the acquisition process and overall management of the museum’s collections.  The Hammer’s collections span the history of art and include both Old Masters as well as contemporary art, providing a rich background and opportunity to gain a broad experience of museum collections management techniques.

Eligibility: Applicants must be UCLA students. The internship is competitive, and preference is given to juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Internship term: The internship will begin in October 2019 and proceed until the end of the spring 2020 quarter. To receive credit, interns are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours per quarter.

To apply: Students interested in the registrarial internship should submit a PDF that includes a one-page letter stating professional interests and qualifications, a resume, and a copy of their transcripts (or Degree Progress Report). Application materials should be emailed to [email protected] by Friday, September 20.

Communications Intern

This is a year-long 9-credit (3 credits per term) internship with the Hammer’s Communications department. The intern's primary responsibilities will be to assist with social media, digital marketing, and UCLA and Westwood outreach. They will also assist with public relations efforts and targeted outreach for exhibitions and programs. The intern will help maintain the Hammer's social media accounts—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest, among others—website, and event listings. They will also research media outlets, update press lists, and staff press events. The intern will learn how to develop communications strategy, content strategy, and marketing plans. They will assist the communications team with additional tasks as needed.

Eligibility: Applicants must be UCLA students. The internship is competitive, and preference is given to juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Internship term: The internship will begin in October 2019 and proceed until the end of the spring 2020 quarter. To receive credit, interns are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours per quarter.

To apply: Students interested in the communications internship should submit a PDF that includes a one-page letter stating professional interests and qualifications, a resume, and a copy of their transcripts (or Degree Progress Report). Application materials should be emailed to [email protected] by Friday, September 20.

Design Intern

The Design Intern's primary responsibilities will be to assist with design production and coordination; documentation; and archiving of completed projects, as well as designing digital and printed collateral. The intern will work with the design team to coordinate existing and upcoming projects, documentation of completed projects, and use Adobe Creative Suite to design on-site printed materials as well as digital promotional graphics. The intern will learn how to work within an in-house design team, track projects from start to finish, and assist the design team with additional tasks as needed.

Eligibility: Applicants must be UCLA students. The internship is competitive, and preference is given to juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Internship term: The internship will begin in October 2019 and proceed until the end of the spring 2020 quarter. To receive credit, interns are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours per quarter.

To apply: Students interested in the Design Internship should submit a PDF that includes a one-page letter stating professional interests and qualifications, a resume, and a copy of their transcripts (or Degree Progress Report). Application materials should be emailed to [email protected] by Friday, September 20.

IT/AV INTERN

This internship is an opportunity to work with and learn from the technology and audio visual teams at the Hammer Museum. The IT/AV Intern will split time between assisting with day to day technology-related issues, and provide administrative and live-event support for the technical operations.  Day to day aspects of the role will include assisting staff in resolving helpdesk tickets related to troubleshooting issues with: Windows 10/Mac OSX, Microsoft Office, networking and WiFi, Internet connection, printer, toner, etc. Experience with configuring devices such as iPhones, iPads, VOIP phones a big plus. Disk imaging and backup experience a plus. The AV side of the role will work on live events at the Billy Wilder Theater, the Nimoy Studio and the delivery of select AV services throughout the Museum in the role of stage hand or stage manager as needed. Some flexible evening work hours are essential for this position. A basic understanding or familiarly with Windows and Mac operating systems would be helpful.  An interest or curiosity in art, media and live-event production is a foundational aspect of this internship. This is a great resume building opportunity for those interested in a career in technology and/or AV.

Eligibility: Applicants must be UCLA students. The internship is competitive, and preference is given to juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Internship term: The internship will begin in October 2019 and proceed until the end of the spring 2020 quarter. To receive credit, interns are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours per quarter.

Qualifications:

  • Reliable, punctual, and ability to work independently;
  • Friendly customer service and strong organizational skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Interested in computers, technology and audio visual systems;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;
  • Can-do attitude

To apply: Students interested in the IT/AV internship should submit a PDF that includes a one-page letter stating professional interests and qualifications, a resume, and a copy of their transcripts (or Degree Progress Report). Application materials should be emailed to [email protected] by Friday, September 20.

Emerging Museum Education Fellowship

Applications are closed for the 2019–2020 fellowship. Please check back in Summer 2020 to apply next year.

The Hammer Museum’s Academic Programs Department is pleased to announce a paid fellowship opportunity for an emerging museum educator during the 2019–2020 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, and inquiry. 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.

Additionally, the Fellow will be responsible for:

  • Facilitating tours for a variety of audiences, including families, adults, university students, and K-12 students.
  • Working with designated Academic Programs Department staff to propose, develop, and implement a program for intergenerational audiences.
  • Attending mandatory paid training during the summer (September 19–20 & September 23-25) and additional trainings on two Fridays per month during the academic year from 4:00–6:00pm.

Eligibility: The Emerging Museum Education Fellowship program is designed specifically for recent undergraduates from historically underrepresented groups. Successful candidates will have:

  • At least 1 year of experience teaching youth, preferably art subjects
  • A B.A. in art education, art, art history, education, visual culture or another museum-related field within the past 2–3 years. 
  • Demonstrated facility in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated interest in contemporary art

Term length and compensation:
The Fellow will work 18–20 hours per week beginning in September 2019 and ending in June 2020, and should be available on some weekends (including but not limited to October 13, October 20, November 3, and November 10). The Fellow is a part-time employee; pay is commensurate with experience.

Application materials and procedure: Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by July 31, 2019.  In your cover letter, please address how your academic or work experiences are relevant to this fellowship, what you hope to gain from this opportunity, and your interest in representing diversity in museum education.

Include “Emerging Museum Education Fellowship” in the subject line.