Emerging Museum Education Fellowship

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, CA

The Hammer Museum’s Academic Programs Department is pleased to announce a paid fellowship opportunity for an emerging museum educator during the 2021–2022 academic year. Launched in 2018, 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.


  • Facilitating digital tours and other educational programs (may be online and on-site) 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 in September 2021 and additional trainings on two Fridays per month during the academic year from 4–6 p.m.
  • Training and work may be conducted digitally in Fall 2021 in accordance with UCLA’s COVID-19 policies. Applicants must be available to report to work in person but may not need to do so until onsite programs resume.

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
The Fellow will work 18–20 hours per week beginning in September 2021 and ending in June 2022, and should be available on some evenings and weekends, as determined by programmatic needs and in accordance with UCLA’s COVID-19 policies. The Fellow is a part-time employee; salary is $20–22 per hour.
Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by August 19, 2021. 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.

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