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    The National Museum of African American History and Culture's 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 research in the field of African American history, to publish findings for all audiences; and interpret historical developments through public exhibits and programs as well as digital content.

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    The incumbent serves as Public Affairs Specialist within the Office of Public Affairs, Office of External Affairs, in the National Museum of African American History and Culture and is responsible for publicity, promotions, and marketing of the museum and its related exhibitions, programs, collections, initiatives and research as well as crisis communication, filming and liaison with Social Media and Web content gathering.  Duties include:

    • responding in oral and written form to requests for information from members of the public, private organizations, media representatives, and the internal Office of External Affairs;
    • researching, writing and editing news releases, fact sheets, photo credits and pitch letters/emails designed to attract media coverage for the museum;
    • establishing and maintaining relationships with news media representatives in order to generate positive and high volume news coverage of the museum's activities and programs;
    • managing Office of Public Affairs photo files, regularly monitoring the image collection and working with organizations requesting photos to ensure compliance with NMAAHC and SI policies regarding the use of photographs;
    • handling logistics for all press briefings, securing appropriate furniture and needed equipment for media representatives and speakers;
    • booking catering and photography services as needed for press briefings as well as making travel arrangements, ordering supplies and completing purchase orders; and
    • developing and implementing radio programming to book curatorial staff on talk radio shows.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

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