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.
Reporting to the Manager of Finance and Administration, the person in this position will be responsible for administering the daily financial and administrative operations of the Business Office, to include managing gifts and endowments and related activities, purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, travel, and personnel activities. Coordinates the activities of assigned staff to ensure effective office procedures and efficient work flow. Duties are performed in conformance with detailed policies and procedures. The Business Administrator B will supervise other staff in the Business Office, as well as work closely with the Museum’s Grants Coordinator.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting or business, and at least 2-3 years of progressively responsible financial experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Solid organizational and fiscal management skills are desired, including budgeting and strong problem-solving skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and prior supervisory experience is preferred. Results oriented; must be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Strong skills in Microsoft Office required. Experience working with the University’s financial systems and knowledge of University accounting policies and procedures is preferred. Strong customer service skills required. Background check required.
Posted February 14, 2018
Summer Camp Counselors
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 25-August 17, 2018) for children ages 7 to 13 will focus on a different topic each week, such as “Ancient Engineering” and “Unwrapping the Afterlife.” Junior Anthropologists is a four-week day camp (select weeks, July 9-August 17, 2018) for children aged 6 and will cover topics such as “Fables and Folktales” and “Digging Up Rome and Greece.” Positions are seasonal and contractual. Counselors report to the Summer Camp Director. Position Responsibilities include: 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; and must be available to work June 18-Aug. 17, Monday–Friday, 40 hours per week (June 18-22 is an orientation week with reduced hours). The position pays $13/hour.
Posted February 1, 2018