Job Details

University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 3871271
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Health - Health Education & Promotion

Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries Project Coordinator

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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries Project Coordinator

Job Profile Title
Assistant Museum Collections

Job Description Summary
The Collections Coordinator position will be an integral part of the conservation and exhibition preparation team for the Ancient Egypt and Nubia galleries. This staff member is responsible for a wide range of duties that will support internal museum departments and external consultants, including Conservators, Keepers, Curators, designers, engineers, fabricators and project managers.

Under the supervision of the Special Project Manager, the Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries Project Coordinator will work closely with the Museum's conservation, Egyptian section, and exhibitions departments, as well as external designers and fabricators to support the Museum's upcoming Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries project. Duties include, but are not limited to, helping move the Museum's collections; capturing and manipulating 3D data related to the museum's collection; integrating 2D and 3D data with artifact reproduction approaches, under guidance of the curatorial department; serving as a liaison with vendors and non-collections museum departments (e.g. Digital Records, Archives, and Publications, Exhibition department, photographers, engineers, 3D scanning and milling companies, etc); and additional duties as related to the position.

Job Description


  • Couriering and transporting artifacts between off-site storage and museum.
  • Inventory and coordination of artifacts as needed for graphics and 3D integration.
  • Capture and manipulation of 3D data related to the museum's collection, specifically the Egyptian collection.
  • Integrating 2D and 3D data into the artifact reproduction approaches.
  • Liaising with vendors and non-collections museum departments for project needs.
  • Additional duties as related to the position


B.A. required in history, museum studies, graphic design, architecture or comparable fields or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Exceptions can be made for highly-qualified holders of Associate's degree. Minimum one to two years of experience. Strong computer design skills needed, with knowledge in 3D design software such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, or other similar programs. Archaeological experience is not necessary, but interest in field is welcomed. Experience working with museum collections is preferred; artifact handling and associated skills can be taught while in the position. 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. Occasional ability to crouch/bend as well as lift up to 50 pounds.

Application Requirement:A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.Targeted Pay Range:$20-25.00 per hour commensurate with education and experience.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
University Museum

Pay Range
$17.98 - $27.09
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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 after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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