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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.

Public Programs Manager & Summer Camp Director

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Public Programs, the Public Programs Manager and Summer Camp Director leads the Museum’s family programming efforts while assisting with general programming, and is the director of the Museum’s Anthropologists in the Making summer camp program. This position works closely with the Assistant Director of Public Programs to develop, oversee, and participate in the Museum’s individual family programs, determining the content and range of programs, as well as cultivate and maintain relationships with third party vendors and talent as associated with family programs and other Museum programs. As the director of the Museum’s Anthropologists in the Making summer camp, this person is responsible for the scheduling, budgeting, and overall oversight of this program, including managing program-specific staff and volunteers. The Public Programs Manager and Summer Camp Director oversees the Museum’s Cartifact program, an in-gallery public program that provides hands-on experiences for Penn Museum visitors of all ages.


Bachelor’s degree in Education or Museum Studies or related fields required, Masters preferred with three to five years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in museum-based or other informal education setting preferred. Experience organizing family and general public cultural programs preferred. Background experience in archaeology/anthropology and/or world cultures preferred. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing creative and innovative educational programs, including resource materials. Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills. Proven ability to take initiative, work independently and as part of a team. Self-motivated and able to jump start programs. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks and to collaborate effectively with others in the scientific and education community. Ability to work evenings/weekends as may be required.

Posted February 8, 2017

Chief Building Engineer

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Building Engineer at the Penn Museum will be responsible for the management of design, engineering, construction and other professionals employed in the planning, design and construction of capital projects. The Museum is about to embark upon a multi-year renovation project, which includes a significant amount of building systems work, and the Building Engineer will coordinate and monitor the work of outside contractors and service providers for the capital project work being done in the building. This person also has the primary responsibility for ensuring the building’s systems are maintained in proper working condition, monitoring and supervising the systems’ operations of the building, establishing and maintaining standard procedures for the operation and maintenance of building infrastructure, including: building controls, air handlers, steam and chilled water piping, primary electrical, plumbing, mechanical and fire protection systems. The Chief Building Engineer will supervise and work closely with the Director of Building Operations and the Building Operations team in order to provide a high level of service and comfort to the Museum staff and visitors. The Chief Building Engineer will also work closely with other departments to ensure that project updates and the effects on public spaces are effectively communicated to Museum staff and visitors. This is a five-year, term-funded position, with renewal subject to available funding.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required, Master’s degree preferred, plus a minimum 5-7 years progressively responsible experience as a building engineer and as a supervisor of building operations staff, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in operating, maintaining and repairing all types of HVAC systems in a building with critical environments. Experience as a project manager for engineering design and HVAC/electrical work. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Technical training and experience in maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting complex electrical, HVAC and life safety equipment. Experience in development and implementation of preventative maintenance plans for a complex environment.

Applicants must apply through the Jobs@Penn website. The job posting can be found here. No phone calls will be accepted for the position.

Posted January 18, 2017







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