New Jobs and Internships for Los Angeles College Students at the Hammer

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship – Academic Programs/Communications

The Hammer’s Academic Programs/Communications Intern will provide an undergraduate student with a comprehensive overview of the museum’s educational programming and social media initiatives. The internship will have a two-part focus, working with the Academic Programs and Communications departments on a full-time basis for ten weeks. Under the direction and guidance of Theresa Sotto in Academic Programs, the intern will have a coordinated rotation of projects.

In addition to working in the Academic Programs and Communications departments, the intern will meet with key staff from other museum departments to gain a broader perspective on professional duties and possible careers within an arts-oriented cultural organization.

Academic Programs
The Museum’s Academic Programs department implements educational programming for K-12 students and teachers, families, and university audiences. The intern will provide research, program development, and administrative and logistical support for programs across all audiences. Specifically, the intern will support the planning for and implementation of the annual teacher institute and Hammer Kids programs, including the annual Family Day at the Hammer. Additionally, the intern will research, conduct interviews for, and generate a report about emerging professionals in the museum field who have held internships or jobs at the Hammer.

Communications
The intern’s primary responsibilities with the Communications department will be to assist with social media strategy, public relations efforts, and marketing outreach for all Hammer exhibitions and programs. The intern will research media outlets, update press lists, assist in planning press previews, and help maintain the Hammer’s social media, website, and events listings. The intern will have an opportunity to implement new social media campaigns and develop original content for the Hammer’s blog. Throughout the summer, the intern will learn how to create a comprehensive communications plan and content strategy.

Successful candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills, experience working with children or families, familiarity with social media platforms, and an interest in contemporary art.

Days/Hours: The internships are full-time (40 hours/week) positions, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August 2018. The intern must be available 1-2 weekend days per month to assist with family programs.

Salary: $5,500 stipend paid at an hourly rate of $13.75

Qualifications:

  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2018. Students graduating in May or June 2018 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu by May 1, 2018.

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship – Curatorial

The Hammer’s Curatorial Intern will provide an undergraduate student with a comprehensive overview of the museum’s core exhibition activities. Under the direction and guidance of Erin Christovale, Assistant Curator and MacKenzie Stevens, Curatorial Associate, the intern will work with the Curatorial Department on a full-time basis for ten weeks.

The Hammer Museum’s curatorial department oversees a rotating schedule of temporary exhibitions as well as five different collections located at the Hammer Museum and on the UCLA campus. This year’s Getty intern will work closely with curators on the Hammer Museum Biennial, Made in LA 2018, and the development of an upcoming exhibition about Adrian Piper. The intern will be introduced to basic museum information standards and procedures and also gain first-hand experience corresponding with artists and galleries. Additionally, the intern will complete a variety of tasks related to collections, exhibitions, and performance programming, including: assisting with data entry in TMS (The Museum System), aiding with logistical details pertaining to performance programming, acting as the curatorial liaison for select performances in the evenings and/or on weekends, writing for the Hammer blog, and supporting the department with daily office duties and administrative tasks as needed.

Successful candidates will be detail-oriented and have excellent research and communication skills, a professional demeanor, knowledge of contemporary art, and an interest in all aspects of exhibition production. Applicants must be familiar with PCs and Microsoft Office, including Excel. Experience with Adobe Suite and database management desired.

Days/Hours: The internships are full-time (40 hours/week) positions, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August 2018. Evening and weekend availability required, pending summer programming schedule.

Salary: $5,500 stipend paid at an hourly rate of $13.75

Qualifications:

  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2018. Students graduating in May or June 2018 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu by May 1, 2018.

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