Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is located in the Division of Medicine and Science within the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The employee serves as the Division Chair (Medicine & Science) and is responsible for carrying out the research, collections management, exhibitions development and education to meet the mission of the museum.


  • Serves as member of the Curatorial Affairs management team advising the Associate Director on long-term plans and intellectual emphases for the museum, the division and specific exhibitions.
  • Leads and manages the Division of Medicine & Science Staff; develops recommendations for research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programs; and  implements museum plans and priorities.
  • Serves as Project Director for major exhibitions.
  • Has own research of a substantial scholarly level in history of science or medicine; writes and publishes scholarly, articles, monographs, books, and web documents, and is active in professional organizations.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #14A-MR-299567A-MPA-NMAH.


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