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.
Student Outreach Coordinator
The Student Outreach Coordinator (SOC) is part of the Penn Museum’s Academic Engagement Department, which supports outreach to students and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. The position is responsible for facilitating extra-curricular student events and programming at the Museum, including workshops, tours, student exhibition openings, and performances. The SOC will serve as the staff liaison to the Clio Society, the Museum’s undergraduate club, and will be the primary contact for co-sponsored campus events. The SOC will also be responsible for developing marketing materials for the campus community, including a brochure and event fliers, as well as managing the student Facebook account and list-serv.
The position is expected to average 15-20 per week, depending on workload, and will include some evening and weekend hours.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and have demonstrated experience in event planning, marketing, or student relations in a university or non-profit organization. Strong attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities and effective time management are essential. The ideal candidate will also possess exceptional interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with undergraduate and graduate students as well as colleagues. Graphic design and marketing production skills are highly desirable, though not required.
Posted July 21, 2017