Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

We're Hiring!

Brown University's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is now accepting applications for three positions: Associate Director, Administrative/ Communications Coordinator, and Circumpolar Laboratory Inventory Project Manager.

More information for each position can be found at Brown University’s online hiring portal. Applications are only accepted through the portal. 

Associate Director

Full Time, Regular, Salary Grade 12

The Associate Director will work collaboratively with the Director to fulfill the educational mission of the museum through its exhibitions, programming, acquisitions, and engagement with faculty, staff, students and the community of Providence and surrounding areas. This position is responsible for managing and providing leadership for the administrative, financial, and human resources operations to fulfill the museum’s objectives.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in anthropology or museum studies and 5 to 7 years of experience in an academic museum.

Administrative/Communications Coordinator 

Full Time, Regular, Salary Grade 8 

The Administrative/Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing day to day administrative services in support of the Museum’s activities and projects, as well as assisting with coordinating general operational and communicative needs. This position also coordinates public relations materials and communications with Brown's Public Relations services, oversees the production and distribution of the Museum's annual report and newsletters, coordinates the Museum's membership and Friends Board, and updates the Museum's website and social media.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2-3 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Circumpolar Laboratory Inventory Project Manager

Full-time, Fixed Term, Salary Grade 9

The Museum seeks an archaeologist with Arctic training and collection management skills to serve as Project Manager for the last year of a US National Park Service-funded project inventorying and rehousing collections from important Alaskan archaeological sites at Cape Krusenstern, Onion Portage, and along the Kobuk and Noatak Rivers. 

Candidates must have a BA or higher degree in anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, or a related field, and should have professional knowledge of cultural resources, principles, and concepts as would be acquired by possession of at least one full year of graduate-level education in archaeology or 2-3 years of documented work in collections management for an institution with comparable archaeological collections.


Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

If you have any questions, please email HaffenrefferMuseum@brown.edu.