Academic Engagement Coordinator – Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

Salary: $65,000

Reports to the Director of Academic Partnerships. Performs coordinating role for the Academic Partnerships Department. Under general supervision, accomplishes most tasks independently, keeping supervisor informed of progress and problems. Advises faculty, staff, students, colleagues, and others in use or handling of the collection and teaching-with-objects techniques. Facilitates use of collections by faculty and students. Performs a wide range of advanced curatorial and administrative duties, requiring specialized knowledge of the collection, and oversees daily schedule of engagement. Coordinates movement, storage, and handling of collection in keeping with standard professional practices and procedures. Serves as an initial source of specialized information for faculty and students. Responds to inquiries. Searches and compiles for information/resources pertaining to materials and objects. Utilizes collections management database to create or maintain records. May oversee workflow, schedule and train other support staff, students, interns, casual employees, and volunteers. Collaborates in developing partnerships with Harvard faculty, students, departments, and schools to utilize Museum’s collections and resources in teaching and research. Assists in planning for growth and development of the Academic Partnerships department and assists in developing goals and policies. May compile information used in preparation of grant proposals and publications. Performs other duties as required. For more information or to apply, go to 63148BR

Basic Qualifications:

BA in Anthropology, Archaeology, Material Culture, Museum Studies, or Education (focus

on post-secondary).

Additional Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred. Four or more years of related experience required with broad

knowledge of curatorial methods and techniques. Familiarity with collection specialization.

Knowledge of collections handling, storage, and preservation. Knowledge of computer

applications and literature relating to museum collections desirable. Demonstrated ability to

work as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal skills, writing ability, and the ability to set/adjust

priorities and manage multiple tasks. Team leadership and customer service skills.

About the Peabody Museum

The Peabody Museum is situated on the ancestral and traditional land of the Massachusett people. It cares for over 1.2 million items from across the world, including cultural, archaeological, and osteological collections as well as extensive photographic and archival materials. The Museum is committed to the ethical stewardship of its collections through implementation of collaborative and culturally responsive care, interpretation, and engagement. We strive for a diverse, inclusive and equitable working environment and to act in ways that address the global challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability. 

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