The other week, a friend of mine that moved to the other end of North Carolina called. To my surprise it was her son, a middle schooler, wanting to talk to me.
– Ms. Adriana, you are an anthropologist, right?
I paused for a moment, a giant smile on my face, and replied:
– Yes, I am an anthropologist. Yes. I am.
And then we talked for a while about the beginnings of civilization, Gobekli Tepe, the Indus Valley and other questions he needed to answer for his school project.
Luckily, our skills are in demand not only in middle school, but also in various industries. State Farm is looking for an Ethnographer/Design Researcher in Illionois. You would join the Customer Experience Insights group and be will be responsible for designing research to uncover attitudes and needs related to insurance and financial services and providing consultation on research related issues. If you have a Masters or PhD in Anthropology, apply here.
Parlez-vous français? If you do, and you want to move to Toronto, Idea Couture is looking for an Ethnographer to join their team. If you have a passion for designing and conducting fieldwork, the ability to identify and clearly communicate research insights to internal teams and clients, and the nimbleness required to juggle academic theory, research methods, design thinking and business sensibility, apply here.
Good luck, fellow job-seekers, and until next week!