This position is located in either the Division of Work and Industry or the Division of Medicine and Science, Office of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of American History. The incumbent is responsible for carrying out research, writing publications, developing and managing collections, developing, exhibitions, and providing public service by responding to inquiries regarding the African American experience as it relates to the historical sub-fields and collections in the Division of Work and Industry or the Division of Medicine and Science. In Work and Industry, these sub-fields can include African American experiences, in labor, business, food, technology (including engineering and transportation), sounds studies, and maritime and agriculture. In Medicine and Science, these sub-fields can include African American experiences in chemistry, biology, medicine, public health, mathematics and environmental history. The incumbent participates in activities across subject areas and organizational divisions, serving on exhibition teams, standing committees and/or ad hoc working groups.Learn more about this agency
- Researches African American history through objects as well as archival sources in any time period from the American colonial era to present. Fields of research can include one or more of the following: labor, business, food, technology (including engineering and transportation), sound studies, maritime and agriculture, medicine, public health, chemistry, biology, environmental history, or mathematics.
- Operates independently to collect and manage large and diverse collections that provide the basis for interpreting AfricanAmerican history.
- Plans and develops exhibition concepts for showcase and similar exhibitions or as part of a larger exhibition team.
- Develops and maintains scholarly contacts, lectures at professional meetings, develops and participates in public and other educational programs.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required by this position.
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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.
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