Historian/Curator, International Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum, the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to the tradecraft, history, contemporary role and impact of intelligence, seeks a dynamic and creative individual to serve as member of the Exhibitions and Programs team. As one of the Museum’s two main content specialists, the Historian/Curator performs research on wide ranging topics to support educational programs, exhibitions, publications, and media outreach, and develops, organizes and/or conducts programs for the general public, educators, scholars, and professionals in the intelligence community.

Responsibilities include: teaching and public speaking for diverse age ranges (such as planning and conducting podcasts, VIP tours, lectures), writing (including educator resources, exhibit labels, blogs, and professional articles); exhibit development; representing the Museum to the media; identifying and coordinating with experts in the intelligence community to present programs addressing current issues and scholarship; researching and interpreting the collection and assisting with acquisitions; and, building and expanding the Museum’s local, national, and international reputation.

Skills: This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Individual must enjoy public speaking, teaching, and working with the public. Requires demonstrated ability to plan and conceptualize and bring to fruition creative, innovative, and thought-provoking programs. Ability to work in a team setting a must. Interest or background in material culture studies a plus. Teaching, museum, intelligence community and/or other pertinent experience highly desirable.  Flexible schedule with occasional morning/evening/weekend hours is also required.

Content: Advanced degree in History, Political Science, International Relations or related field with specialty in intelligence. Familiarity with history of science and technology a plus and understanding of global perspectives and diplomatic history.

To apply: send email with cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements.

List Historian/Curator in the subject line and send to humanresources@spymuseum.org

Position will remain listed until job is filled.

Posted: January 13, 2020