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POSITIONS AT THE ASCSA

Steinmetz Family Foundation Museum Fellow, Corinth Excavations
Programs Assistant (Position in Princeton)

Assistant Director of the School (Position in Athens)
Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar
Gertrude Smith Professors, 2020

Archaeological Conservation Summer Internships

Internships in Non-Profit Administration
Internships in Development, Marketing & Event Planning
 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
 


 

Steinmetz Family Foundation Museum Fellow
(Possition in Corinth Excavations)

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Deadline: October 21, 2018

Term: December 2018-September 2019 (with possibility of renewal for one year)

Qualifications: 

  • 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 fluency required; Greek or other language fluency a plus.
  • Experience in informal education and knowledge of education standards.
  • Experience working with people of diverse ages, cultures, and abilities; demonstrated ability in sharing affinity and enthusiasm for archaeology and ancient history with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
  • Strong attention to detail, especially in database recording, preferred.
  • Proficiency or ability to master website management preferred

Position Description: 

  • Manage complex archival database, linked to the online archive ascsa.net, to gain experience in all stages of post-excavation management of antiquities of all periods from a vast archaeological collection. 
  • Develop and regularly implement new and existing educational resources for K-12, university, and family audiences as well as Corinth Excavations stakeholders. 
  • Maintain working knowledge of trends in social studies education, including New York state and national education standards (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 student audience on as-needed basis.
  • Maintain accurate program attendance and monitor outreach efforts through formative and/or summative evaluation reports; deliver recommendations and implement modifications based on evaluation findings.

Application:

To Apply:  

Please email a cover letter, resume/CV, and two reference letters to Ioulia Tzonou, by October 21, 2018.

Email: itzonou.corinth@ascsa.edu.gr


Programs Assistant (Position in Princeton)

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), a non-profit overseas research institution, is seeking a qualified individual to work in the U.S. administrative office of the School in Princeton, NJ. The ASCSA offers a pleasant, energetic environment with dedicated professionals. Position is full time, 35 hours per week beginning fall 2018. 

The principal duties will involve general clerical support, including the preparation of meeting materials, mailings, general correspondence, support for communications related to Committee work, application processing, database entry (Raiser’s Edge), as well as other office duties. This position reports to the Programs Administrator. 

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree. Excellent communication skills required, both verbally and in writing, with strong customer service orientation. Accuracy and speed using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Excellent benefits, salary range between $25,000 - $35,000, commensurate with experience.  The American School of Classical Studies is an EO/AA employer. 

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and names of two recommenders. Applications for the position should be submitted via the online form at: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/127454/programs-assistant 

Applications will be received until December 1, 2018.

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Assistant Director of the School
(Position in Athens)

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Deadline: October 31, 2018

Term: A full-time (12 months) position beginning July 1, 2019 for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a final fourth year.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include room and board at the School.

Qualifications: Candidates must have earned the PhD from a North American university no more than three years prior to the application and must have spent a minimum of a year as a Member of the ASCSA. An active agenda for research and publication, knowledge of Greece and Modern Greek, and teaching experience are expected.

Duties

  • To help the Director in the administration of School business and to stand in for the Director when needed. Reports to the Director of the School.
  • To assist with the academic program under the direction of the Mellon Professor by lecturing, leading short trips or offering mini-seminars/workshops on area(s) of expertise.
  • To serve as a contact and resource person for all members of the School and to live in Loring Hall.
  • To help with the planning of the Summer Session by suggesting itineraries, speakers, and generally offering support to the Summer Session Directors, but not making actual arrangements.
  • To be a visible presence in the Athenian social and academic scene by attending functions as an official of the School.
  • To pursue research on a project.

Application:

The Assistant Director will be appointed by the ASCSA Managing Committee (through the Personnel Committee) in consultation with the Director of the School and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research project description (up to three pages in length) online at:
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115282/assistant-director-of-the-school-application-form

Three letters of recommendation are required. After you submit your online application, your recommenders will receive an automatic email with instructions about how to upload confidential reference letters. Final candidates may be interviewed at the annual meeting of the AIA in San Diego, California, in January.

The appointment will be announced by mid-February, 2019.

Email: adissinger@ascsa.org


 

Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar

One or Two Positions for 2019-2020
Deadline: October 31, 2018

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Term: Early September to June 1.

Eligibility: A senior scholar working in any area related to the mission of the School with a significant record of publication and teaching who is affiliated with a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent support from the School. Previous holders of the Whitehead may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.

Project: The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars participate in School trips and excursions, work closely with Regular and Student Associate members of the School during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise, and generally participate in the academic life of the School. A more detailed description of this position and a list of past Scholars’ work with members is available here. Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor in Athens well in advance of the October 31 deadline when crafting their proposed contributions to the academic program of the School.

Compensation: Stipend of $40,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Scholar (one-half senior rate for spouse, and one-half student rate for dependents), School housing, and hotel and transportation on up to four of the five field trips (western and northern Greece, Peloponnesos, central Greece, Crete, and the Corinthia and Argolid) and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.

Application: On or before October 31, Applicants should submit the following materials online at: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115754/elizabeth-a-whitehead-distinguished-scholars-application-form
• Brief statement of interest (1 page)
• Curriculum vitae (max. 3-pages) including list of publications.
• Statement of current and projected research (max. 3 pages)
• Proposed contribution to the academic program (max. 3 pages)
• Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece.

Applicants should ask three recommenders to submit letters of reference by October 31. After the applicant submits the online application form, an automatic email will be generated to recommenders with instructions about how to submit their recommendation. 

The appointments will be announced by January 15.

Email: Adissinger@ascsa.org 


Gertrude Smith Professors, 2020
Directors of the ASCSA Summer Sessions & Seminars

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Six-Week Traditional ASCSA Summer Session: One or Two Positions
ASCSA Field Seminars: Two Positions

SIX-WEEK Traditional ASCSA SUMMER SESSION

Term:  Summer 2020
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Eligibility:  Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description:  See more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions:
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Summer.

Duties:  Plan the itinerary of the session/seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program in Greece, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation:  Stipend of $9,064, plus travel and expenses, housing for the Summer Session leader(s) for eight weeks in total as available June 1 to August 15. See the attached policy.

Application:  A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support should be sent to:
Committee on the Summer Sessions
E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

The appointments will be announced by March 29.


ASCSA FIELD SEMINARS

Term:  Summer 2020
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Eligibility:  Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description:  The theme of the18-day field seminars are open. Possible topics include: a “major sites” program (Athens, with short trips to Delphi, the Argolid, or other regions or sites); Mycenaean Greece; ancient athletics; pottery; sculpture; epigraphy; religious, public, and domestic architecture; ancient literature; numismatics; topography of myth; historical geography; the ancient economy; Roman Greece; Byzantine Greece; Ottoman Greece; the population exchange between Greece and Turkey; modern folklore; etc. 
 
Residence in Loring Hall is available, though not required, for program participants during the first and third week of the seminar. The itinerary, therefore, must include at least one week of travel in the middle of the seminar. Two summer field seminars can be accommodated, one in June and one in July. For more information about the ASCSA Summer Seminars, see: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/summer-seminars

Duties:  Plan an 18-day seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation:  Stipend of $5000, plus travel and expenses, housing for four weeks in total including the dates of the seminar. See the attached policy.

Application: Along with a letter of application that discusses your qualifications, and a curriculum vitae, please submit a description of the seminar, and a preliminary 18-day itinerary indicating which sites would be visited and how much time would ideally be spent in and out of Athens.

These materials and three letters of support should be sent to:
Committee on the Summer Sessions
E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

The appointments will be announced by March 29.

 


Archaeological Conservation Summer Internships
Deadline December 20, 2018

The Agora Excavations Conservation Laboratory of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is offering 2-3 Archaeological Conservation Internships for the 2019 summer excavation season. The Conservation Laboratory functions as an integral part of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens' Agora Excavations. Its aim is to support the excavations by providing services that contribute to the study and understanding of the site.

The internships will give students an opportunity to treat freshly excavated archaeological finds and to participate in an active on-site conservation laboratory. Under the supervision and guidance of the Agora Conservation staff, interns will carry out general conservation duties including: examination and analysis of artifacts; documentation; cleaning; reconstruction; restoration; and photography of artifacts from the current excavation and from storage. In this way, students will be able to work with a variety of materials including ceramics, stone, glass, copper alloys, iron, lead, bone and occasionally ivory and wood. An introduction to the re-treatment, preventive and long-term care of archaeological collections will also be provided.

Applicants must currently be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent conservation program or they must have recently completed their studies in conservation. All successful candidates are required to obtain their own medical insurance for the duration of their internship. Moreover, all successful candidates are responsible for their travel arrangements to and from Athens, Greece and for arranging their own accommodation. A modest stipend is provided for each intern during their internship and some funding for housing.

Applicants will complete an online application. The online application form can be accessed through the following link:
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/116267/agora-conservation-summer-internships
Internships may vary in length from 6 to 8 weeks and are undertaken from early June to early August. Applicants should indicate in their application their approximate preferred dates within this time frame. Two referees are requested to write letters of recommendation for each applicant. All applications should be submitted by 20 December 2018 and all references should be postmarked by 20 December 2018 and mailed to the address below:

Maria Tziotziou
Head of Conservation
Agora Excavations
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Souidias 54
GR-10676 Athens
GREECE

Email:  maria@agathe.gr
Telephone: + 30 210 33 10 963
Fax: + 30 210 33 10 964

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Internships in Non-Profit Administration

Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.

Internship Description: Hands on experience in learning business practices for an education-based not for profit. Organization and daily communication with applicants, members, and committees using virtual workspaces, online applications, and surveys. Management and promotion of academic and fellowship programs. Website programming. Database maintenance of constituency records. Research and reporting.

Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.

Term:  Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.

Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to ascsa@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.


Internships in Development, Marketing & Event Management

Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.

Internship Description: Gain familiarity with communications and fundraising activities, including the work associated with conducting a capital campaign, cultivation events, and Board meetings.

Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.

Term:  Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.

Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to dataadmin@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.