Institution: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe, AZ
Category: Admin - Museum & Arts Administration
Type: Full Time
Job ID: 25670
Location: Tempe campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Scope of Search
Open to Public
Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
Posted Rate of Pay
$32,000 - 36,900 per year; DOE
Duties and Responsibilities
The ASU Museum of Anthropology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change is seeking an individual to coordinate vital public outreach and museum operations functions which promote the School's research and educational programs, particularly the museum studies program, which utilizes the museum as a learning laboratory.
The position is primarily responsible for helping build the museum's overall capacity through the development and management of an active volunteer/docent program; increasing the quantity and level of engagement of key audiences (particularly donors and friends), through events, media, print collateral, web content and direct contact; and providing general support to daily museum operations, exhibit planning, curatorial and installation teams.
The coordinator will take the lead on promotional efforts, logistics and staffing for a full calendar of exhibits, tours, receptions, workshops and initiatives, functioning simultaneously in public relations, events/operations management and exhibit curatorial/installation support roles. Additional responsibilities which this position either staffs or assigns to volunteers include areas such as project budget controls, attendance tracking, facility security, event scheduling, and maintaining the supply inventory and museum workshop.
This position reports to the Director of the Museum of Anthropology and works closely with the Director of the Museum Studies Program and the staff of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. The position involves regular participation on creative and professional teams of faculty, students, curators and community collaborators focused on high impact goals across the organization. Standards for excellence include working effectively with limited resources, effective support and promotion of the School's research and instructional goals and providing meaningful involvement that fully engages students and key audiences.
The position will also assist in the recruitment, training, scheduling and supervision of student employees and be responsible for other duties as assigned.
DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM, to include some evenings and weekends.
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and three (3) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Master's degree in anthropology, museum studies, nonprofit management, art history or related field.
Five (5) years professional outreach/educational program experience in museum or cultural/educational nonprofit setting
Volunteer/member/audience development experience
Professional communication experience (such as web content development, graphic design, public speaking, writing for the media)
Department Statement/Gen Info
Known for its leadership in innovative education and research, the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change is home to some of the nation's top-ranked anthropology programs and faculty. It builds on the chief strength of the field, its holistic, long-term perspective, reaching beyond the scope that traditionally defines the study of anthropology.
The School's Museum of Anthropology is a pivotal public showcase for its interdisciplinary research, a laboratory where students receive hands-on training both in museum anthropology and in new ways to understand and interpret our cultural histories, and a venue where the local community can engage in integral ways. In addition to ongoing exhibitions, the museum organizes public programs including gallery talks, educational workshops, symposiums, round table discussions, film viewings, and tours.
The School offers a dynamic and challenging work environment due to the pace of innovation, complex array of research and academic programs, and high profile initiatives. It is the largest social science unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU's largest and most diverse college. For complete information see http://www.asu.edu/shesc
Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
December 30, 2010
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 11:59pm Arizona time on the day indicated.
Complete the required information by attaching a single document, which includes: a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references. Please include all employment in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
REQUESTED MATERIAL MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.
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ASU does not pay candidates for travel expenses associated with interviewing, unless otherwise indicated by the department at the time of call for interview.
Contact: Arizona State University
Online App. Form: https://ep.oasis.asu.edu/psp/asuepprd/EMPLOYEE/PSFT_ASUSAPRD/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS _CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=25670