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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.

Grants and Financial Coordinator

The Grants and Financial Coordinator provides general support for research initiatives throughout the Museum (including managing the Museum’s sponsored research funds), as well as provides financial and administrative support to ensure efficient and timely daily operations. Manages monthly and quarterly financial reporting for departments, and ensures accurate and timely deposits. Grants management includes (a) post-award grant administration (budgeting awards, monitoring balances, ensuring compliance through determinations of allowability, allocability, and reasonableness of expenditures in accordance with sponsor guidelines, federal regulations, and university policies and regulatory requirements, initiating cost transfers, drafting extension requests and re-budgeting requests, assisting P.I.s in managing projects, making purchases and travel arrangements, working with University departments to arrange and issue payment for services, creating reports of post-award financial transactions and activity, reviewing and certifying official financial reports, creating reports for budgeting and development purposes, and representing Penn to sponsors) and (b) pre-award grant administration (assisting faculty, staff, and the Development Office with the preparation of proposals to external sponsors, developing budgets, reviewing proposals for administrative and regulatory compliance, meeting with university staff, creating and/or uploading grant submission materials into and NSF FastLane, aiding with sub-awards, consulting agreements, and related documents, liaising with Penn’s Office of Research Services (ORS) and/or ORS at other institutions and funding agencies).

Qualifications: H.S diploma and 5 to 7 years of experience required, BA/BS in accounting or business administration preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong knowledge and experience with information technology including word processing, spreadsheets; knowledge of Penn financial and research administration accounting systems strongly preferred; demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

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 March 8, 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.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references – one work-related reference must be cited. Please submit all materials as one document and e-mail to Summer Camp Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than April 1, 2018. Interviews will be conducted in April 2018; hiring decisions will be made by May 15, 2018.

Posted February 1, 2018

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