Museum Historian/Curator

International Spy Museum

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Application Deadline: November 6, 2013

The International Spy Museum, the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage, seeks a dynamic and creative individual to serve as member of the Exhibitions and Programs team. As the Museum’s main content specialist, 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.


-Conduct scholarly research that supports Museum programs, exhibitions, media outreach, and staff training

-Respond to public and media inquiries about the Museum’s content, collection, special exhibits and programs

-Assist in creating engaging interpretive programs and written materials for the Museum’s various audiences

-Present lectures and tours relating to the permanent collection and special exhibitions for staff, educators, VIPs, and the media

-Work with Director of Education to update permanent exhibitions and conceptualize and develop temporary exhibits

-Publish articles and materials that educate the general public, educators, and scholars

-Administer the Museum’s blog and podcast programs

-Identify and coordinate with experts in the intelligence community to present programs addressing current issues and scholarship

-Represent the Museum to the media through interviews and articles and to the public via social media

-Assist in overseeing the care, exhibition, acquisition, research, study and interpretation of the collection; develops relationships and cultivates current and potential donors to expand object donations and loans

-Build and expand the Museum’s local, national, and international presence, profile and reputation


-Advanced degree in Modern History, Political Science, or International Relations or related field

-Specialty in intelligence is highly desirable. Global political and/or historical perspectives are especially encouraged. Familiarity with history of science and technology a plus

-Teaching, museum, intelligence community and/or other pertinent experience highly desirable

Posted: September 12, 2013