Museum Curator (Music)

Washington D.C.
Oct 07, 2019
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Museums & Cultural Organizations
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions

Museum Curator Opportunity in American Music and History

Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American History
Kenneth E. Behring Center

Division of Cultural and Community Life

Position involves:
Research and publication based on the collections and the interests of the curator, assessing and building collections related to American popular music, creating exhibitions as part of a team, and contributing to public programming.

We are seeking scholars working in specializations within American popular or vernacular music. Genres of research interest might include but are not limited to: jazz, pop, gospel, reggaeton, funk, hip hop, bomba, EDM, salsa, conjunto, or any range of music by Latinx or African American musicians or musical traditions. Experience working with material culture or in museums a plus. Ph.D. in U.S. History, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Musicology, Ethnomusicology or related field in hand or completed by December of 2020 is preferred. This is an entry-level position equivalent to an assistant professor.

Starting Salary GS-12 - $83,398 per year with promotion potential, plus benefits

Open through Thursday, November 7, 2019, on Please see Museum Curator announcement # 20A-SA-304742-DEU-NMAH

Contact Abigail Karow with questions: [email protected] or (202) 633-3584

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

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