Topic ID #34446 - posted 1/15/2015 1:57 AM

Manager C - University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Palmer

Posting Details
Reference Number    26-19174
Posted Job Title    MANAGER C
School Name    University Museum
Org    University Museum
Posted to the Web    01/09/2015
Posted Job/Salary Grade    027
Employment Type    Exempt
Hours    35.00
Position Type    Full Time
Position Schedule    9 to 5
Months    12
Position Length    Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date    
University Overview    
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Staff/Head of Collections, the Manager will work closely with the Museum’s Registrar’s Office and relevant Curatorial Sections to manage all aspects of the Museum’s upcoming collections inventory, move, and off-site storage projects (ca. 50,000 objects to be relocated to off-site storage for a number of years). Duties include, but are not limited to, planning and coordinating the inventory and movement of the Museum’s collections (both off-site during 2015 and back into the Museum in 2017); assisting in the identification of off-site storage facilities and parameters (including reviewing environmental control and security requirements); supervising the necessary staff (including full-time and part-time collections assistants, work-study students, interns, and volunteers) for the inventory, move, and off-site storage projects; generating inventory and condition reports (including packing, crating, shipping, installation, and insurance documentation); serving as a liaison with vendors (e.g. mount-makers, packers, shippers, and storage companies); and tracking invoices. In addition, the Manager will oversee all Museum staff working at the off-site storage facility and oversee any special collections-related projects as needed. This is a three-year term position, with renewal subject to available funding and Museum needs.
BA/BS preferrably in anthropology, archaeology, or museum studies required, (M.A. preferred) plus 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Collections management experience, registrarial/loans/traveling exhibitions experience preferred. Excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal, and written skills, including the ability to prioritize and meet concurrent deadlines. Ability to anticipate and facilitate problems of departmental and institutional coordination and scheduling. Detail oriented, but flexible and able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously. Ability to courier domestic and international loans as well as bend and lift up to 50 pounds. Knowledge of KE EMu collections database is a plus.
Affirmative Action Statement    
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements    Background Check Required
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