Collection Assistants (Providence, RI, USA)

Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is accepting applications for four grant-funded Collection Assistant positions. The Collection Assistants will provide direct care of the museum’s archaeological and ethnographic collections during a phased relocation to a new facility. Collection Assistants will join a project team consisting of a registrar, curators, photographer, conservator, and contracted art handlers to inventory, document, rehouse, and move the collection. The successful candidate will have at least one year’s experience in a collection management or registration setting, together with a B.A./B.S. degree in Museum Studies, Anthropology, Art History, or related field.

These are limited-term, full-time positions with benefits, funded through a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Grade 8). The Museum seeks candidates able to start in Summer 2019. Applications must be submitted through Brown University’s online hiring system ( by May 15, 2019 and must include a current resume, cover letter, and the names of three professional references.

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