Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology seeks a Community Engagement Specialist to foster engagement with stakeholder communities – particularly regional Indigenous communities and Tribal organizations – in the development of the Museum’s outreach, public programming, educational initiatives, and exhibitions in anticipation of a planned move to Providence, RI. This is a limited-term, full-time position with benefits, funded through a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Museum seeks candidates able to start in summer 2019, with experience developing, running, or completing similar projects, a B.A. or B.Sc. degree (or higher) in a field related to anthropology or Native American studies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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This is a position with considerable responsibility for representing Brown and the Haffenreffer Museum to communities of interest within New England. It will require specialized skills and understanding of Native American community issues to develop collaborative and productive relationships within and among these communities.
The successful candidate will have at least a B.A./B.Sc. degree in a field related to anthropology or Native American studies, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working with New England's Native American communities and/or existing relationships with these communities, with demonstrated success developing, running, or completing similar projects preferred.
Experience in Museum Education, informal education, and/or classroom teaching with demonstrated understanding of object-based/experiential learning desired.
Excellent communication skills and understanding of collaborative team-building are essential.
Ability to work independently to build teams and guide them in cross-cultural settings crucial.
Ability to work well in teams and to supervise and mentor others in one-on-one settings.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, attention to detail.
The Museum seeks candidates able to start in Summer 2019. Applications must be submitted through Brown University’s online hiring system by May 24, 2019 and must include a current resume, cover letter, and the names of three professional references.
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The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University's teaching and research museum. A resource across the university, we inspire creative and critical thinking about culture by fostering interdisciplinary understanding of the material world.