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    Summary

    This position is in the Division of Cultural & Community Life, Office of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of American History. The incumbent carries out the research, collections management, exhibitions development and education mission of the museum, with  emphasis on American music history, including jazz and Latinx or African American musicians and musical traditions. Researches American history through objects and collections as well as primary and secondary sources of documentation.

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    Responsibilities

    • Researches American history as it relates to American music, music history and the American music industry through objects and collections, as well as the connections between America’s diverse populations and their role in the development of America’s arts and entertainments with an emphasis on Latinx or African American musicians and musical traditions.
    • Collects and manages large and diverse collections which provide the basis for interpreting American history through the material cultures of different peoples, times, regions and groups and within the context of the broader society.
    • Researches American history primarily through objects and collections as well as traditional primary and secondary written and printed sources of documentation.
    • Develops and maintains scholarly contacts, gives invited lectures, presents papers at professional meetings, and develops and participates in public and other educational programs.
    • Plans and develops exhibition concepts for showcase and similar exhibitions or as part of a larger exhibition team.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required by this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    1015 Museum Curator

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547885900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.