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Penn Museum

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was founded in 1887, and is one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums. It is the largest university museum in the United States, with roughly one million objects in our care. The Penn Museum encapsulates and illustrates the human story: who we are and where we came from. As a dynamic research institution with many ongoing research projects, the Museum is a vibrant and engaging place of continual discovery, with the mandate of research, teaching, collections stewardship, and public engagement.

Join the team fulfilling the Museums' mandate of public engagement. Reporting to the Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, the Exhibitions and Public Programs Project Coordinator assists in planning and implementing changing exhibitions and public program projects. This administrative position supports project teams by coordinating meetings, taking meeting minutes and notes, tracking expenses, maintaining schedules and sharing project information with team members. The Coordinator facilitates project collaboration and communication with other Museum Staff, as needed, and works closely with the Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs and key staff members to build and maintain relationships with external university and community stakeholders. The Coordinator must be able and willing to join the team in implementing a variety of programs for the Museum’s adult, young professional, child, and family audiences as well as to aid the Museum’s exhibitions and preparations teams in exhibition installations. This is a two-year, term funded position with renewal subject to Museum needs and funding availability.

High school education and three to five years in an administrative setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required; BA/BS and experience in a cultural institution preferred. Ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize a successful approach to achieving results; demonstrated ability to work with significant autonomy, and collaboratively, as part of a goal-oriented team; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and impeccable communication skills, both oral and written. Strong computer literacy including mail merge, spreadsheet management, and high proficiency in database entry and reporting required, including proficiency with the Microsoft Suite. Understanding of the Adobe Suite and CAD Programs a plus, with ability to understand architectural drawing packages a plus. Occasional evening and weekend work, travel, and valid driver’s license required.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

To Apply

Applicants must apply through the Jobs@Penn website by following this link: