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Visitor Service Coordinator

The Haffenreffer Museum is seeking four (4) Brown University students to join the team as Visitor Service Coordinators (VSCs) at the  Museum's gallery in Manning Hall. VSCs will interact with the Museum’s visitors, including prospective students, members of the campus community, preK-12 school groups, and tourists from around the world. VSCs monitor exhibitions, greet and engage visitors, and answer questions about the gallery and the Museum. VSCs will be trained on the Museum's emergency policies and security procedures and must be prepared in the case of an emergency. When visitors are not in the gallery, VSCs may spend time on personal or academic work.

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: Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate exemplary verbal communication skills; warmth, positive energy, and comfort with public speaking; interest in anthropology, archaeology, and/or material culture; ability to work collaboratively and independently; patience and flexibility; and a reliable, responsible work ethic. Graduate students in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field are preferred, but undergraduate students in junior year or above may apply. Hiring will require an informal in-person interview in addition to the online application. In the "additional comments" section of the application, please state why you are interested in the position and how many hours per week you're interested in working. 

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.