Hot Job: Associate Director at the Smithsonian


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The position: Associate Director for Museum Scholarship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Job duties: Handles the scholarship program for Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Responsible for driving the strategic direction for the museum's research and scholarship programs. This person would serve as the manager for the Museum Scholarship Group, and would oversee an assortment of major projects involving research, project management and technical support. Would be expected to cultivate relationships with key individuals in the research community.

The company: The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization, consisting of 19 museums, nine research centers and the National Zoo. The Institution has 6,000 employees and its facilities see 23 million visitors every year. Fun fact: The Institution has about 137 million objects in its collection.

Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen and have a degree in Anthropology, History, Native American Studies or a related field. Also requires one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to a federal GS-15 level. Experience must demonstrate a background in museum research and scholarship, including expertise with research, collections and Native American history and culture.

Extra perks: Imagine your chance to live a real Night at the Museum experience at work every day. You would be surrounded by some of the most fascinating displays, artifacts and cutting-edge research. You would be considered a federal employee. Aside from a comprehensive benefits package, which includes 10 paid holidays and a day off for the presidential inauguration every four years, employees also receive a 20% discount on museum merchandise and complimentary tickets to some museum-sponsored shows and events. You would also have access to a wide variety of interesting lectures and presentations hosted by the museum. Plus, there's a credit union and family leave program.

Interesting info: Applications must be submitted by June 21. Salary range is $119,554 to $165,300. Relocation expenses may be covered.

Other opportunities: They also need animal trainers for the zoo, and there are lots of openings for IT specialists, management analysts and staff assistants.

How to apply: Follow the application process included in the job posting.

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