Conditions of Employment
You must be fully vaccinated for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Have an approved Reasonable Accommodation granting an exemption from vaccine requirements.
Please see additional information regarding reasonable accommodations below.
Additional Vacancy Language Regarding COVID-19
The Smithsonian Institution has a mandate requiring all employees (federal and trust), affiliated staff
(including volunteers, interns, and fellows), and the contractors who work with us to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., onsite,
telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be
required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by
November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the Smithsonian Institution, if after
November 22. The Smithsonian Institution will provide additional information regarding what
information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption
from this requirement. This requirement applies to employees, affiliated staff, contractors who are
working on-site, and those teleworking in whole or in part. Limited exemptions to the Smithsonian
Institution’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate will be considered on a case-by-case basis for selected
candidates who inform the Smithsonian that they cannot be vaccinated because of a disability, including
certain medical conditions the Center for Disease Control (CDC) considers contraindications to the
vaccine, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Additional information
and instructions regarding Smithsonian’s COVID-19 mandate will be provided at the time of selection.