College Students

Hammer EDU

Opportunities for College Students

The museum offers many opportunities for students across all disciplines to get involved, learn, and have fun.

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Hammer Student Association

The Hammer Student Association is a UCLA student group that creates dynamic programs and content by and for students while collaborating with Hammer staff and artists. The HSA organizes workshops and throws an Arts Party each year, and publishes the annual interdisciplinary arts journal GRAPHITE.

Visit the Hammer Student Association page for more information.

Internships

Internships at the Hammer last a full academic year and are designed for UCLA students to develop strong professional skills in the arts and non-profit fields. Interns are invited to participate in a full calendar of professional development workshops designed especially for Hammer students. Positions are determined by departmental need; recruitment and hiring usually occur in Summer and Fall. Course credit is available for most positions. Current openings are listed on the Hammer Employment and Internships page. Please contact academicprograms@hammer.ucla.edu for more information.

Work-Study Opportunities

Paid work-study positions are available for UCLA students in the bookstore, audio/visual, facilities, programs, security, and visitor experience departments throughout the academic year. For more information, please visit the UCLA Financial Aid Office's Work-Study page at UCLA Work Study.

Hammer Ambassadors

Want to get more involved at the Hammer? Join our Visitor Experience team and volunteer as a Hammer Museum Ambassador!

Ambassadors support a variety of projects at the museum, including:
• Welcoming and orienting visitors during general museum hours
• Assisting at public programs and special events
• Gathering feedback about the visitor experience
• Facilitating projects for various departments within the Museum

Ambassadors volunteer approximately 3 hours per week. For your commitment, you will receive complimentary parking, discounts at the museum store, and invitations to special events. 

To join our team, please complete our Volunteer Application.

Student Educators

Student Educators are paid UCLA students from diverse disciplines who serve as the Hammer Museum’s docent corps. Student Educators participate in mandatory summer training and extensive professional development throughout the year. As the main gallery educators, students lead public and private tours, support family programming, and assist with curator walkthroughs. Student Educators are hired in Spring Quarter for the following academic year. Please contact academicprograms@hammer.ucla.edu for more information.

Visitor Experience Representatives

Visitor Experience Representatives (VERs) activate public touchpoints throughout the Hammer—including inside the galleries, at the museum’s entrances, and at our programs and events. This paid student position is open to diverse majors and anyone comfortable engaging with the public.  Working together, our team of 90 VERs facilitate the museum experience from checking visitors in to protecting the art, answering questions, ushering in our theater, and selling memberships. VE recruits throughout the year. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and your work availability to VEresumes@hammer.ucla.edu with “VER application” in the subject line.

Hammer Student Professional Development

All students who work or volunteer at the Hammer are eligible to participate in the Hammer Student Professional Development series. The goal of the series is to develop students’ capacity for professional-level museum service. Past programs include staff-student reading groups, resume workshops, student appreciation events, and technical rehearsal tickets for the LA Opera. Please contact academicprograms@hammer.ucla.edu for more information.