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Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has always been one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums, and 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—the four “pillars” of what we do.


Teaching Specialist in Digital Archaeology for the Center for Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM)

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) and the School of Arts and Sciences are seeking a Teaching Specialist in Digital Archaeology for the Center for Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM). CAAM is a joint endeavor of the Penn Museum and Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and conducts teaching and mentoring of students in archaeological science at both undergraduate and graduate levels. CAAM combines archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, archaeozoology, ceramics, conservation, digital archaeology, human skeletal analysis and lithics in a highly collaborative interdisciplinary program which ranges from introductory courses to independent student research. The Digital Archaeologist will also be able to take advantage of the burgeoning Digital Humanities activity at Penn, including the Price Lab for Digital Humanities.

The appointment is at the rank of Lecturer A in the School of Arts and Sciences, and will be made in one of the CAAM stakeholder departments according to the appointee’s area of expertise. Teaching Specialists also report to the CAAM Director with oversight from the CAAM Faculty Steering Committee. The Teaching Specialist will teach or co-teach one course 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.

Qualifications: Minimum: MA/MS, with a PhD highly preferred, in archaeology or a related field plus 3-5 years of archaeological field work or equivalent combination of education and experience; broad knowledge of archaeological material culture and a record of involvement in digital approaches to archaeology; teaching and mentoring experience. Knowledge of a wide variety of digital tools and technologies for the collection, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of archaeological data is required including spatial mapping, linked data, 3D and augmented reality, and other digital applications. Organizational skills and attention to detail, multi-tasking and collaborative abilities. Ability to travel as may be required.

Candidates should apply online at https://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1545. Applicants should include a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three individuals who will provide recommendation letters. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation to the website. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a diverse faculty (Click here for more information). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted February 1, 2019


Manager of Digital Records, Archives and Publications (DRAP)

Manage the Department of Digital Records, Archives and Publications (DRAP), which includes Museum Archives, Photo Studio, Publications, the collections management database, EMu, Website and Digital Media. The DRAP Manager reports to the Deputy Director and is responsible for: supervising the Department and strategic planning of Department organization, staffing, and activities; ensuring that the public website meets the needs of Development and Marketing & Communications; planning and implementation of digitization in the Archives, Collections and Registrar’s Office; for setting and overseeing standards for digitization of the Museum’s collections; and ensuring that the internal website and collections management software and the public-facing presentation of collections and research meets the needs of Museum collections staff and researchers and operates as required with the Museum’s main public-facing website.

Qualifications: B.A. required, M.A. preferred, in Museum studies or a field related to the Museum’s archaeological and/or anthropological missions. 5-7 years of museum managerial experience or equivalent required. Excellent collaboration and communication skills and excellent understanding of museum digitization, collections management, data-storage, access, website and research needs required. Demonstrated effectiveness in planning and implementing digital change in museums or equivalent required. Experience with Ke-Emu preferred. Experience working in or with museum archives and/or registrar’s departments preferred.

Applicants must apply through the Jobs@Penn website. The job posting can be found here.

Posted February 1, 2019


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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) is currently seeking counselors for both of their summer camp programs:

  • Anthropologists in the Making is an eight-week day camp (June 24-August 16, 2019) for children ages 7 to 13 will focus on a different topic each week, such as “Trickster Tales” and “Engineering the Mediterranean”.
  • Junior Anthropologists is a four-week day camp (select weeks, July 8-August 16, 2019) for children aged 6 and will cover topics such as “Digging up the Past” and “Daily Life in Ancient Egypt”.

Positions are seasonal and contractual. Counselors report to the Summer Camp Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and assist small and large groups of campers in a variety of activities, including gallery tours, art-making projects, games, scavenger hunts, and performances
  • Foster a fun and positive learning environment by facilitating friendships and teamwork among campers and acting as a mentor

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm and experience working with children, preferably in an educational setting
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and teamwork skills
  • Competence in teaching, counseling, and administrative work
  • Patience, creativity, enthusiasm, initiative, and flexibility a must
  • Completed college degree with background in education, anthropology, archaeology, history or art preferred
  • Completed clearances preferred: PA child abuse history, PA criminal record, and FBI criminal history
  • Must be available to work June 17-Aug. 16, Monday–Friday, 40 hours per week (June 17-21 is an orientation week with reduced hours)

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references – one work-related reference must be cited. Please submit all materials as one document and e-mail to Summer Camp Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than April 10, 2019.

Hiring Process: Interviews will be conducted in March and April 2019; Hiring decisions will be made by May 15, 2019. The position pays $13/hour.

Posted February 4, 2019


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