The Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is currently seeking a full-time, Curator – African American Program, a new position that will become part of our African American Program Department within our Museum Division. The Curator’s primary functions will be related to programs and collections.  

The Curator will assist with planning and facilitating an annual slate of already developed public programs and will assist in the development of new programs focused on African American history and culture connected to exhibitions. They will also contribute to outreach partnerships and collaborations with community-based institutions and organizations.

The Curator will work with the Director of African American Program in developing a strategic collecting vision that encompasses both archival and museum items. They will respond to inquiries both on the phone and in person related to offers of donations and the loan of archival and artifact materials. The Curator will disseminate information about incoming collections via the History Center publications, social media, the History Center website, and public programs.

The Curator will work closely with the Director in contributing to the research and development of new exhibits and updates to existing exhibits, as well as reviewing proposals for new exhibits.  The Curator will be asked to represent the History Center at conferences and off-site meetings and attend division and other in-house meetings.

This is a full-time, salaried position, reporting to the Director of African American Program.