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Education & Programming Coordinator

Brown University's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology (HMA) seeks enthusiastic students interested in museum education and public programming to join a dynamic team of Education & Programming Coordinators (EPCs). EPCs work closely with the Manager of Museum Education and Programs to support and facilitate the HMA’s outreach program “Think Like an Archaeologist” (“TLA”), on-site and off-campus programs, and other education initiatives as needed. EPCs will work with each other, educators from partner institutions, Providence Public School (PPS) administrators, teachers, and students, as well as visiting scholars, members of the Brown community, and the public. The majority of EPC weekly hours will be dedicated to "TLA," including transporting program materials to/from PPS locations, co-teaching classroom sessions at PPS locations, facilitating field trips at the HMA, and completing other tasks as needed related to the program. "TLA" hours may vary depending on scheduling coordination with PPS teachers. Learn more about "TLA" here: sites.google.com/a/brown.edu/think-like-an-archaeologist/VSCs maintain a consistent schedule of 3.25 hour morning or afternoon shifts (9:45am-1:00 pm, 1:00pm-4:15 pm) on Tuesdays through Sundays. Some evening shifts for special events are available on an as-needed basis. The most competitive applicants will be able to work starting Commencement Weekend (May 25-27), through the summer, and into the next academic year.

Requirements: No prior experience in museum education or public program is required for the position, though applicants must bring a strong interest in museum work and a willingness to learn. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate: Exemplary verbal and written communication; positive energy, dependability, patience, and flexibility; comfort with public speaking; interest in object/inquiry-based learning and teaching; interest in anthropology, archaeology, and/or material culture; and the ability to work collaboratively and independently. This position requires the ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time. Access to a vehicle is a plus. Spanish language fluency or proficiency preferred. Priority will be given to applicants with consistent availability at least two days a week (Monday through Thursday) in either the morning (7:30 am to 11:30 am) or afternoon (11:30 am to 3:30 pm). Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Submit an online application by 5 pm on Friday, 9/14/18. No cover letter or resume required. Interviews will be conducted starting the week of 9/17/18.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

Visit the Brown University Student Employment site to learn more about this position. Please email  HaffenrefferMuseum@brown.edu if you have any questions. 

You may submit your application online here. 


Collection Management Assistant

The Haffenreffer Museum is seeking two (2) dedicated Brown University students to be Collection Management Assistants. These two students would assist on a National Park Service funded project to inventory and rehouse nationally important archaeological collections from North Alaska at the Haffenreffer Museum's Collections Research Center in Bristol, RI. These collections span 13,000 years from the earliest colonization of the Americas to the late 19th century. The job will entail inventorying collections in preparation for improvements to their storage and accessibility. Some digital photography may be required The Collection Management Assistants will work with three arctic archaeologists – a newly hired Project Coordinator, the Museum's Deputy Director, and the Director of Brown's Laboratory for Circumpolar Research to help complete this project.

Requirements: Some familiarity with museum objects and standards preferred. Successful applicant must be able to work on his/her feet for hours at a time, to handle small and medium-sized objects made from stone, wood, animal bone, and possibly human remains, and to lift potentially heavy and/or bulky (< 50 lbs) yet fragile drawers and storage boxes comfortably and reliably. The applicants must have transportation to get to and from Bristol, RI. (Mileage will be compensated at Brown's reimbursement rate.)

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

More details are available on Brown's Student Employment website. Please email HaffenrefferMuseum@brown.edu if you have any questions. 

You may submit your application online here.