Museum Curator in Engineering
National Museum of American History
Kenneth E. Behring Center
Division of Work and Industry
We seek an historian of technology familiar with U.S. expansion/empire, environmental history, and 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.