Tribal and Community Visit Coordinator

Company Name: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology/Harvard University


11 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Name: 

Catherine Cezeaux




Job Description: 

The Tribal and Community Visit Coordinator will work with the NAGPRA office, the Director’s Office, Collections and Curatorial Divisions on the complex support duties involved in hosting on-site Tribal and other Indigenous and diaspora community visits, including those for consultation and repatriation. The Peabody seeks to ensure community visitors feel welcome, comfortable, and supported before, during, and after their visit. The incumbent will arrange visit logistics and coordinate plans across Museum departments and within Harvard University, working closely with the Harvard University Native American program (HUNAP).  For additional information or to apply, please go to 63382BR

  • Plan and coordinate on-site community visits from conception to execution, including use of facilities, catering, and other visit logistics.
  • Be present during the visit to support Museum activities and the needs of visiting community members, while facilitating last-minute changes.
  • Serve as the principal source of information for visitors, HUNAP, Museum departments, and other Harvard departments and programs on visit details. Provide smooth communication across all departments of the Museum about community visits.
  • Book related travel and accommodation, and process travel, accommodation, and entertainment-related expenses.
  • Work with Harvard University Native American Program as needed to plan and manage related communication and events for Harvard’s Native community.
  • Assist guests as possible with campus connections and general information on visiting the Cambridge/Boston area

Basic Qualifications

BA or three years or relevant experience

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent communication skills, with a specific focus on interpersonal and verbal communications and a clear understanding of respectful approaches to sacred and solemn occasions.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and troubleshoot last-minute changes.
  • Must be able to juggle complex event logistics and work effectively under deadline pressure.
  • Must be able to work diplomatically and respectfully with community governance/leadership.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, flexibility, and initiative required.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and knowledge of ceremonial practices preferred.
  • Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed for visit support.

About the Peabody Museum

The Peabody Museum is situated on the ancestral and traditional land of the Massachusett people. It cares for over 1.2 million items from across the world, including cultural, archaeological, and osteological collections as well as extensive photographic and archival materials. The Museum is committed to the ethical stewardship of its collections through implementation of collaborative and culturally responsive care, interpretation, and engagement. We strive for a diverse, inclusive and equitable working environment and to act in ways that address the global challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability.