Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is located in the Digitization Program Office (DPO), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The office supports the goal of creating a vibrant digitization culture at the Smithsonian, and focuses on increasing the quality and quantity of Smithsonian digital assets by supporting digitization projects, promoting expertise sharing on capture and workflow, providing technical expertise to the units, and leveraging internal and external collaborations. The incumbent supports the mission of the DPO, which is dedicated to carrying out the implementation of the pan-Institutional Digitization Strategic Plan, managing the Smithsonian’s digitization program and advising the Institution on digitization for access, preservation and use, as well as managing digitization projects and long-term programs. The incumbent reports to the Director, Digitization Program Office.


  • Provides technical recommendations in the configuration and management of 3D digitization software and equipment. The incumbent is responsible for updating, and evaluating activities related to these applications and identifying problems that may exist with the systems.
  • Uses a variety of specialized 3D scanning equipment and techniques ranging from photogrammetry to short and long-range laser scanning to document museum objects, environments and collections.
  • Uses a variety of software to process acquired 3D datasets. Deliverables may include preparation of 3D models for scientific inquiry, 3D printing, CNC machining web viewing or archiving.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel will be for occasional conference attendance which will usually be domestic but possibly international on rare occasions. Travel expected once/twice per year.

Relocation Authorized

  • No