Jobs and Opportunities


Environmental Design Manager

The Environmental Design Manager is responsible for establishing and implementing the overall environment for temporary exhibitions and displays for the Museum, including all 2D and 3D including concept sketches, color renderings, final digital renderings, construction documentation, graphic design, lighting design, and multimedia direction. This position, along with the Art Director for Marketing, will manage the Graphic Designer, in a dual reporting system. The Environmental Design Manager will create and maintain schedules for the design phases of exhibition planning, create agendas for and runs all design meetings for exhibitions. This position will establish and maintain relationships with outside vendors and independent contractors, liaise with collections managers, curators, content experts, preparators, conservators, registrars, and other stakeholders to ensure clear communications throughout the process. This position, along with the Interpretive Planner, will establish and maintain the budgets for exhibition projects, and will be required to mentor undergraduate and graduate students on a regular basis. This is a one-year term position, with renewal subject to funding and departmental needs.

Qualifications Bachelors Degree in Exhibition, Theatrical, Industrial, or other fine arts field, Masters preferred, and 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience creating museum exhibitions is required. Experience in working with material culture and objects is preferred. Demonstrated ability to design two and three dimensional exhibition elements is essential, as is the ability to work in highly collaborative, team-based situations. Proven clear communication efficiencies is required. Ability to work in multiple platforms, including Vectorworks, Sketch Up, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Filemaker Pro, and collections database software, as well as project management software such as Box, Basekamp, and Fast Track scheduling is required. A working knowledge of materials and production methods used to create environments is needed. Strong copy editing skills, and experience working with students are a plus.

Applicants must apply through the Jobs@Penn website. The job posting can be found here. No phone calls will be accepted for the position.

Posted July 16, 2014


Visitor Services Representative

The Visitor Services Representative will work part-time at the Museum’s admissions desks, processing admissions to the Museum, and will be responsible for ensuring that Museum guests have a comfortable and enjoyable experience during their visit. The Visitor Services Representative will see that all Museum visitors experience high levels of customer service and encounter a welcoming and helpful atmosphere. The Visitor Services Representative will act as a ‘concierge’, answering questions, using the ticketing system to process admission and membership sales, and will provide assistance to visitors as needed, and will recognize and anticipate their needs, wants and expectations.

Qualifications Candidates must posses a high school diploma. Prior customer service skills in a cultural environment are desired but not required. Very strong interpersonal skills and oral communication skills are essential. The ability to provide exceptional customer service is critical to the position. This person must be able to work flexible schedules, and evening and weekend work may be required.

Applicants must apply through the Jobs@Penn website. The job posting can be found here. No phone calls will be accepted for the position.

Posted March 31, 2015


Archaeometallurgy Teaching Specialist

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) and the School of Arts and Sciences are seeking an Archaeometallurgy Teaching Specialist, with combined teaching and laboratory experience for its new Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM). The appointment is at the rank of Lecturer A in the School of Arts and Sciences, and will report to the CAAM Director and Faculty Steering Committee or their delegates. The Teaching Specialist will teach or co-teach one to two courses per semester; train and supervise students in their respective technical area; support Penn Museum archaeological projects; publish and/or assist in publication of relevant research; and monitor and maintain their respective lab equipment. CAAM is a joint endeavor of the Penn Museum and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, and will support teaching and mentoring of students from their first steps to their becoming independent as researchers. CAAM is envisioned as consisting of teaching and research specialties in archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, archaeozoology, ceramics, conservation, digital archaeology, human skeletal analysis, and lithics. Several of these specialties will have dedicated Teaching Specialists within CAAM.

Qualifications Minimum: BA/BS, with a PhD highly preferred, in archaeometallurgy, plus 3-5 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; broad knowledge of archaeological material culture and a record of involvement in archaeological research projects; teaching and mentoring experience. Computer literacy, organizational skills, and attention to detail, multi-tasking, and collaborative abilities. Ability to travel as may be required.

Candidates should apply online at the Penn Faculty Searches website. The job posting can be found here. No phone calls will be accepted for the position. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on May 1 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Posted April 1, 2015


Archaeobotany Teaching Specialist

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) and the School of Arts and Sciences are seeking an Archaeobotany Teaching Specialist, with combined teaching and laboratory experience for its new Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM). The appointment is at the rank of Lecturer A in the School of Arts and Sciences, and will report to the CAAM Director and Faculty Steering Committee or their delegates. The Teaching Specialist will teach or co-teach one to two courses per semester; train and supervise students in their respective technical area; support Penn Museum archaeological projects; publish and/or assist in publication of relevant research; and monitor and maintain their respective lab equipment. CAAM is a joint endeavor of the Penn Museum and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, and will support teaching and mentoring of students from their first steps to their becoming independent as researchers. CAAM is envisioned as consisting of teaching and research specialties in archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, archaeozoology, ceramics, conservation, digital archaeology, human skeletal analysis, and lithics. Several of these specialties will have dedicated Teaching Specialists within CAAM.

Qualifications Minimum: BA/BS, with a PhD highly preferred, in archaeobotany, plus 3-5 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; broad knowledge of archaeological material culture and a record of involvement in archaeological research projects; teaching and mentoring experience. Computer literacy, organizational skills, and attention to detail, multi-tasking, and collaborative abilities. Ability to travel as may be required.

Candidates should apply online at the Penn Faculty Searches website. The job posting can be found here. No phone calls will be accepted for the position. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on May 1 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Posted April 1, 2015


For undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates interested in the Summer Internship Program, please visit our Internship page.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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