Museum Curator in Engineering, Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution

Job Type: Museums and Libraries

Application Deadline: June 15, 2019


The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center, Division of Work and Industry seeks an historian of technology familiar with U.S. expansion/empire, environmental history, and/or the built environment. The incumbent will evaluate historic collections in civil and mechanical engineering, help chart a path forward for digital access, create exhibitions as part of a team, and build collections. We welcome scholars versed in gender or race histories.

Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to think and interpret material culture and archival resources related to engineering. Experience working with material culture or in museums is a plus. ABD or recent Ph.D. in American Studies, History, Public Humanities, or Science and Technology Studies is required.

This is a Trust (non-Federal) position limited to a five-year term.
Starting salary:  IS-12 – $83,398 annually, plus an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and desire to work in a museum setting and a full C.V. with three professional references. Applications should be submitted by email with the subject “Engineering Curator” to NMAHApplications@si.edu by June 15, 2019.

The Smithsonian is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Posted: May 07, 2019