Job description

Duties: The Collections Assistant for Academic Engagement reports to the Office of the Deputy Director, specifically to the Mellon Curricular Facilitator, and is responsible for assisting the Museum's Collections Staff (archivists, conservators, keepers, and registrars) in providing support for curricular activities that make use of the Museum's collections on display and in storage. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to: coordinating class visit schedules and ensuring staff coverage; working with collections staff to transfer objects between storage and classroom spaces; monitoring and supervising collections study and use during visits by students, faculty, and researchers; reviewing, assessing, and proposing new policies and procedures to ensure that curricular needs are met; preparing reports on class use numbers and other pertinent data; coordinating with Archives and Conservation to provide training for object-intensive courses; and contributing student-related content to the Public Relations office and the Penn Museum blog.

Qualifications: Minimum: BA/BS required, with an MA/MS in a field related to the Museum's holdings and/or an MA in Museum Studies (Collections Management) preferred, 0-1 years experience required, or equivalent combination of education and work experience; broad knowledge of material culture, including archaeological and ethnographic materials required; record of involvement in excavations and/or field research preferred. Computer literacy required. Experience with collections management databases (e.g. KE EMu or Archivist's Toolkit) preferred. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Ability to multi-task required. Art handling experience preferred. Manual dexterity required. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs required.

Reference Number: 26-26430

Salary Grade: 024

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: University Museum

Special Requirements:

Job Family: Y-Clerical Client Service




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Posted: 7/26/2017
Application Due: 7/26/2018
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