Supervisory Museum Curator

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Supervisory Museum Curator




This position is located in the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Office of Curatorial Affairs. It is internally known as the Division Chair of Political and Military History. The Curatorial Divisions advance the museum’s commitment to research and public engagement, collections stewardship, and service, as expressed in the institution’s strategic, interpretive, and collections plans.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.


  • Guides and shapes specific short- and long-term projects of the Division of Political and Military History staff, ensuring that their work advances the mission and interpretive goals of the museum.
  • Advances the day-to-day operations of the division and its staff; works to build a shared sense of goals and purpose among division staff.
  • Advises the OCA Associate Director on long-term plans and intellectual emphases for the museum, the department, and the division.
  • Conducts own research of a substantial scholarly level in the history of American political or military history and their role in the social and cultural history of the United States and the world that supports the museum’s initiatives; serving on or leading teams that create exhibitions, public programs, digital outputs, or other public history works; sustaining a program of public history research; shaping and stewarding the division’s collections.
  • Plays a prominent role in professional circles, advancing the institution’s commitment to public service.


$148,484 – $176,300 per year

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: -
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): $150,000+
Experience: 2-5 Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree