Steinmetz Family Foundation Museum Fellowship – Agora Excavations and Makriyannis Exhibition Wing of the ASCSA
American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)
Deadline: July 15, 2023
Thanks to a grant from the Steinmetz Family Foundation, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is fortunate to invite applications for a one-year fellowship in museum education and collections management starting September 1, 2023, with the possibility of a one-year extension at the School’s discretion. The Steinmetz Family Foundation Museum Fellow in Athens will, in collaboration with the Director and staff of the Athenian Agora, design and implement educational resources for use online and on-site at the Agora Excavations. The Fellow will also assist with exhibitions for the Makriyannis Wing at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
The educational resources from the Agora Excavations delivered through this grant advance knowledge of Greece in all periods by bridging the gap between the research conducted by archaeologists and the teaching of the past in the classroom both locally and globally. Lesson plans, online programs, and on-site programs, give students worldwide access to the stories and artifacts of generations of people who lived in Athens, one of the longest continuously settled communities in human history and the home of the world’s first democracy.
September 1, 2023-August 31, 2024 (with possibility of renewal until August 31, 2025)
$35,000 USD annual stipend (paid quarterly), plus waived membership fees. The fellow will also have $2,000 available to fund travel required for carrying out duties of the position (not for moving expenses); costs will be reimbursed against receipts. Room and board costs are to be covered from the stipend.
- Develop and regularly implement new and existing educational resources for K-12, university, and family audiences related to the Agora Excavations.
- Assist with exhibitions for the Makriyannis Wing including, but not limited to, the implementation and delivery of educational programming.
- Maintain working knowledge of trends in social studies education (Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards).
- Establish and maintain partnerships with local and global educators to reach diverse pool of learning program participants.
- Differentiate instruction for highly variable audiences in numbers and in educational background on an as-needed basis.
- Monitor outreach efforts through formative and/or summative evaluation reports; deliver recommendations and implement modifications based on evaluation findings.
- Participate actively in management of antiquities of all periods from a vast archaeological collection, including management of the complex archival database linked to the online archive ascsa.net, to gain experience in all stages of post-excavation processing.
- Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, museum studies, or related field; preferably, with a certificate or higher degree in museum studies or education.
- English and Modern Greek fluency.
- Experience with informal education and knowledge of education standards.
- Experience working with people of diverse ages, cultures, and abilities; demonstrated ability in sharing an affinity and enthusiasm for archaeology and ancient history with others.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Strong attention to detail, especially in database recording.
- Preference for experience in website management/social media
Submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and two reference letters online by July 15, 2023.
Link to the online application form: ascsa.submittable.com