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    Summary

    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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    Responsibilities

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has different centers within the Museum that provide an innovative approach to community outreach and engagement, providing opportunities to expand on topics beyond the Museum's permanent exhibitions. The Centers also enable the Museum to reach global audiences through increased digital access to our collection, research, and scholarly  work.  The Center for the Study of Global Slavery (CSGS) reveals the scope and international impact of the historical slave trade and recognizes the resilience of people of African descent throughout the African diaspora in resistance to slavery. Through international, innovative, interdisciplinary collaboration the CSGS promotes, expands and changes both the research and practices of museums and other public humanities institutions around the history and afterlives of racial slavery and the global slave trade.

    This position is located in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Office of Curatorial Affairs, centered in the Center for the Study of Global Slavery (CSGS).  The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring timely operation and organization of CSGS projects (Slave Wrecks Project (SWP) and the Global Curatorial Project (GCP)) and initiatives of the Center, including:

    • organizing, implement and/or coordinating public and educational programs; training programs, workshops; convenings; exhibitions; and public history-related projects around topics related to African, African American and Diaspora history;
    • coordinating the SWP and GCP initiative including extensive global fieldwork in Europe, Latin and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa as well as domestic fieldwork and planning travel in the United States;
    • assisting the CSGS director and staff to create and implement formal operation protocols;
    • assisting in the development of contracts, letters of intent, memorandums of understanding, etc., to solidify partnerships for an ongoing exhibition partnership; and
    • coordinating with the Media and Public Affairs office for media requests.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and international travel will be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11 - This position is at the full performance level--GS-11.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588268200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.