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    This position is located in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the largest national museum for the study and exhibition of African American history and culture. Its primary purposes are to acquire, maintain and preserve objects which document social, cultural, political, military, technological and scientific developments in the United States related to the African American experience; to conduct scholarly research designed to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in the field of African American history, to publish findings for both scholarly and general audiences; and to interpret historical developments through public exhibits and programs as well as digital content.

    ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.

    We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

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    The incumbent is responsible for planning and coordinating special events held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Duties include:

    • coordinating and implementing the special events program;
    • organizing small, medium and/or large sized events in Washington, DC and locations around the country;
    • overseeing budget and budget processes for special events;
    • directing and coordinating the activities of vendors and support units engaged in special events functions;
    • advising key management officials on matters of protocol relating to NMAAHC special events frequently involving high-ranking U.S. and foreign dignitaries; and
    • participating in the development and execution plans for existing and future activities for the museum.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required locally and/or nationally.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490601800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.