Director of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institution

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institution

Job Type: Government/Non-Profit

Application Deadline: February 23, 2015


Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson established the Lemelson Center at the National Museum of American History to encourage and support the next generation of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs. A core belief that everyone is inventive drives the Center’s museum exhibitions, publications, research opportunities, student programming, and public events today.

This is an opportunity to lead a motivated staff and fulfill the Center’s strategic mission, drawing on consistent, protected funding from the current Lemelson endowment. We are looking for an interdisciplinary interpreter, teacher and storyteller who can inspire diverse audiences, create interest in the Center’s content, and serve as a champion for educational outreach efforts.
For a detailed position profile describing the organization, the ideal candidate, and the desired qualifications for the position can be found at http://www.waldronhr.com/images/stories/Position_Specifications/smithsonian_lemelsoncenterdirector.pdf

Potential candidates are encouraged to go to http://candidates.waldronhr.com and submit a resume and cover letter, no later than February 23, 2015.

Posted: January 16, 2015