The Office of Provost and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outlined a collaborative American Women’s History Initiative relationship that enables NASM and SAO to hire a Curator of the History of American Women in Aviation, Spaceflight, Astronomy, and/or Planetary Science.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct independent technical research on the history of American women in aviation and/or spaceflight, astronomy, and/or planetary science resulting in publications in peer-reviewed journals or books
  • Serve as a curator to include managing and interpreting artifacts associated with the history of American women in astronomy as well as conducting a systematic survey of the Museum’s existing collection
  • Conduct inventory of current of historical artifacts and establish museum procedures to aid in administering and preserving collection
  • Prepare technical reports in writing as well as oral presentations to the staff and public and digital outreach on the Museum and its collection
  • Foster relationships across the organization to enhance attention on the history of women in aviation and/or spaceflight, astronomy, and/or planetary science

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