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Assistant Museum Collections
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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. Work 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. Coordinating with archive and conservation team members to provide training for object-intensive courses.
The Collections Coordinator for Academic Engagement reports to the Office of the Deputy Director, specifically to the Director of Academic Engagement, and is responsible for coordinating 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.
Class Use Management. As directed, schedule, monitor, and support collections study and gallery use by Penn students and faculty.
Class Use Coordination. Review schedule of upcoming class visits to ensure classroom availability, staffing, object movement, and permissions. Maintain firstname.lastname@example.org email account and ensure prompt responses to faculty and student inquiries.
Class Use Reporting. Monitor and report on various Class Use statistics for collections study room and gallery visits, student research, and online exhibits. Prepare these reports for internal (ODD, Management Team) and external (Museum Board, Penn) review.
Student and Faculty Engagement. As needed, assist with the planning and execution of other student and faculty programming, including special exhibitions, internships, work-study supervision, student research projects, and the maintenance of website and marketing materials.
Perform additional duties as assigned
Minimum: Bachelors degree in a field related to the Museum's holdings and/or in Museum Studies (Collections Management) required, Masters preferred, 0-
ear 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. 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.
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Targeted Pay Range: $17.98 - $23.00 per hour
This Targeted Pay Range is only applicable to this job posting. All salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
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$17.98 - $27.09 Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
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