The Conference Program Fellowship is a two-year paid fellowship. The Fellow will play a pivotal role in Wenner-Gren’s broad slate of academic gatherings. As an integral member of a small, hardworking team, the Fellow coordinates the Conference and Workshop Program, which provides funding to organizers of small working sessions and major international meetings, and works with the President to plan and host Wenner-Gren’s Symposia and Seminars, which are designed to foster new conversations in anthropology and lead the discipline into new terrain. In these times of crisis and transformation, the Fellow also participates in organizing and supporting webinars for the public and the broader community of anthropologists, an arena in which the Foundation has a commitment to playing a leadership role. This position involves intensive interaction with the Foundation’s Advisory Council, which includes leading anthropologists from different subfields, regions, and traditions of scholarship. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in anthropology, be intellectually curious, discerning, and strongly committed to inclusion and racial justice, and have an expansive vision of the discipline. This individual will also be exceedingly well-organized and collegial, and have experience executing administrative tasks. The Conference Program Fellow must be an excellent writer, have extraordinary interpersonal skills, and enjoy serving and collaborating with a diverse community of scholars and professionals.
Qualifications and Experience
PhD or ABD in anthropology or closely aligned discipline.
Track record of service to anthropology.
Track record of success in fostering conversation in diverse groups.
Proven commitment to an inclusive vision of anthropology.
Experience in event planning and management.
Self-starter with a high degree of energy and careful attention to detail.
Highly flexible, creative problem solver, with a strong ability to multi-task.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent social media skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
High level of professionalism and demonstrated good judgement.
Superb organizational and time management skills.
Proficient or advanced skill in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Proficient skill or willingness to learn Salesforce and other event management tools.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation is a private operating foundation dedicated to the advancement of anthropology throughout the world. To learn more about the foundation please visit our website at www.wennergren.org.