Museum Opportunities

 

 

Volunteering at the Fowler

The Fowler often has volunteer opportunities for people ages 18 and older who seek greater involvement at the Museum. From assisting with research and conservation to staffing membership tables at events, volunteers play an important role in maintaining the Museum's tradition of excellence.

If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteering Request Form.

 


Employment Opportunites

 

Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts 

 


 

Opportunities for UCLA Students

Internships and Student Employment Opportunities

 

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internships

The Fowler is offering three Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internships for the summer in our Archaeological Collections Facility, Public Programs & Education, and Digital Media.

 

Archaelogocial Collections Facility Intern

Job Description:

The Fowler Museum’s Archaeological Collections Facility is seeking an intern to aid in the digitization and organization of archaeological materials and supporting documentation. The intern will gain experience in the proper handling, curation, and assessment of archaeological materials in a museum setting. The Archaeology Intern should have a good understanding of basic principles and processes of archaeology, be detail-oriented with strong organization skills, and have a friendly and professional manner. Knowledge of photography and photo editing is preferred, but not required. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in basic collections management, as well an understanding of challenges concerning archaeological collections in museums.  No phone calls, please email cover letter and résumé by Friday, May 6 to wteeter@arts.ucla.edu

 

Qualifications:

An interest in archaeology and anthropology, video, museum careers, and museum collections.

Interested applicants from historically marginalized communities such as
African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent, are highly encouraged to apply.
Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one quarter of college by June 2015. Students graduating in May or June 2015 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
The internship is a full-time (40 hours/week) position, with a salary of $4,000, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August, 2015.

 

Digital Media Intern

Job Description:

The Fowler Museum’s Department of Digital Media is seeking an intern to work on a variety of documentation and digitization projects related to current and upcoming exhibitions, as well as ongoing digitization efforts of the Museum's collections of art from the Americas.No phone calls, please email cover letter and résumé by Friday, May 6 to gmchugh@arts.ucla.edu.
 

Qualifications:

An interest in digital media, video, museum careers, and museum collections.
Interested applicants from historically marginalized communities such as
African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent, are highly encouraged to apply.
Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one quarter of college by June 2015. Students graduating in May or June 2015 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
The internship is a full-time (40 hours/week) position, with a salary of $4,000, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August, 2015.

 

Education and Public Programs Intern

Job Description:

The Fowler’s Education and Public Programs Departments are seeking an intern to play a key role in envisioning and presenting the Museum’s dynamic public programs, including conversations, lectures, concerts, performances, tours, film screenings, family art workshops, and a two-week summer day camp for children. 

Qualifications:

The Programs Intern should have familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel, a good understanding of administrative work, and a friendly and professional manner. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is preferred. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in museum work, education and event production. No phone calls, please email cover letter and résumé by Friday, May 6 to gregsandoval@arts.ucla.edu.

  • Applicant mus 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 2016. Students graduating in May or June 2016 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.

http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/mui/mui_students.html

 


Each fall, the Fowler hires 3-5 UCLA students to assist the Education Department in developing and implementing school, family, and public programs. These Museum Educators lead gallery tours and hands-on experiences, including art-making and performance-based activities, for students and adults. They also support administrative needs of the Education Department, including answering phones, scheduling tours, photocopying, sending confirmation packets, filing, and other tasks as needed.

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate UCLA student with work-study allocations.
  • Able to commit to working 10 hours per week in 4 hour shifts (minimum requirement) for all three quarters of the academic year.
  • Background in art and/or education helpful, but not required. Students from the Departments of Art, Art History, World Arts and Culture, Ethnomusicology, History, and Anthropology are encouraged to apply.

To apply for positions in the Education Department, please send a cover letter and resume to Betsy Quick.

 

Scholarships and Awards

The Arnold Rubin Award and the Ralph C. Altman Award are for Ph.D. students planning a career in a field related to non-Western art. Applicants should be a graduate student working in the areas of African, Pacific, Asian, or Native North and South American arts and material culture, or popular culture phenomena emphasizing the unconventional arts of living peoples, regardless of geographic area.

The recipient of the Rubin award will receive $3,000 and the recipient of the Altman award will receive $4,000. Applicants will be considered automatically for both awards. Any Ph.D. student registered at UCLA (or receiving a Ph.D. degree from UCLA) in the fields described above is eligible; students from a wide range of departments are encouraged to apply.

Recipients are expected to present their findings at a roundtable session with the staff of the Fowler Museum and to credit the awards in any resulting publication, a copy of which should be provided to the Museum.

The Sarah Elizabeth Gilfillan Award was established in 2007 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Sarah Gilfillan. She was associate director of development for the Fowler Museum and did curatorial work on several important Latin American projects. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Ms. Gilfillan had extensive experience researching and working in art museums and galleries in Brazil, Mexico and Spain. Her goal had been to enter a Ph.D. program in Latin American art history.

This award provides a travel stipend of $2500 to assist with field research or study abroad. Only Ph.D. students in the field of Latin American arts may apply.

Download the 2016 Awards Anouncement and the 2016 Application Form.

Application forms are available at the Fowler Museum front lobby reception desk or by emailing our Executive Assistant, Sophia Livsey at slivsey@arts.ucla.edu.