History of Computing curator position open

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is seeking to hire a new curator of the history of computing (see below for details). Applications will be accepted until July 27, 2021.

Please follow the links below for more details. And please share this announcement with anyone you think would be interested in putting in an application.

 

Please note that there are two listings:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/606618800 – for current and former federal employees

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/606854200 – for the public

 

Summary

 

The Smithsonian Institution (SI) is a diverse museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge. The National Air and Space Museum department of Space History embraces topics such as rockets, spacecraft, and other technologies.

The incumbent curates the department’s collection and exhibits with a focus on the history of computing with an emphasis on its role in spaceflight.

This position is OUTSIDE bargaining unit.

Responsibilities

 

Duties of the GS-11 and GS-12 are the same.  At the GS-11 level there is closer supervision of the work completed.

  • Conduct independent technical research on the history of computing, including design, technology, culture, and historical significance resulting in publications in peer-reviewed journals or books
  • Serve as a curator to include managing and interpreting artifacts associated with the history of computing, including design, technology, culture, and historical significance.
  • Develop exhibits, especially as related to the history of computing, including design, technology, culture, and historical significance.
  • Prepare technical reports in writing as well as oral presentations to the staff and public and digital outreach on the Museum and its collection.
  • Foster relationships across the organization to enhance attention to the history of computing, including design, technology, culture, and historical significance.