The Penn Museum is seeking a Manager for its new Department of Digital Records, Archives and Publications who will define and implement digital strategy initiatives for the Museum.
Open to all, the Penn Museum is home to remarkable objects and powerful stories that emerge from its extraordinary expeditions across the world. Discover the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Mediterranean, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the kings of ancient Egypt; from prehistoric Mexico to the lives of Native American communities today. Experience the mystery of the ancient past, gain an understanding of our shared humanity, and find your own place in the arc of human history. https://www.penn.museum/
Manage the Department of Digital Records, Archives and Publications (DRAP), which includes Museum Archives, Photo Studio, Publications, the collections management database, EMu, Website and Digital Media. The DRAP Manager reports to the Deputy Director and is responsible for: supervising the Department and strategic planning of Department organization, staffing, and activities; ensuring that the public website meets the needs of Development and Marketing & Communications; planning and implementation of digitization in the Archives, Collections and Registrar’s Office; for setting and overseeing standards for digitization of the Museum’s collections; and ensuring that the internal website and collections management software and the public-facing presentation of collections and research meets the needs of Museum collections staff and researchers and operates as required with the Museum’s main public-facing website.
B.A. required, M.A. preferred, in Museum studies or a field related to the Museum’s archaeological and/or anthropological missions. 5-7 years of museum managerial experience or equivalent required. Excellent collaboration and communication skills and excellent understanding of museum digitization, collections management, data-storage, access, website and research needs required. Demonstrated effectiveness in planning and implementing digital change in museums or equivalent required. Experience with Emu preferred. Experience working in or with museum archives and/or registrar’s departments preferred.
Applications should be made directly through the University of Pennsylvania job portal at: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/42875.