Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Museum Curator (Women’s Environmental History)

The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) seeks a full-time Curator of Women’s Environmental History for a four-year term appointment. The curator, working in conjunction with the curatorial, collections, and education staff, will develop a research, exhibition, and collecting initiative that centers women’s roles in and contributions to the American environmental justice movement—their work as stewards, community-builders, leaders, and organizers—with a particular emphasis on the greater Washington, DC area.

Duties include:

• Developing and implementing a research and collecting plan focused on women and environmental justice


• building collaborative networks that include community residents, neighborhood organizations, faith communities, artists, activists, planning organizations, scholars, and elected officials to explore contemporary urban environmental issues;

• developing at least one exhibition that builds on the work of the museum’s Urban Waterways and Women’s Environmental Leadership initiatives;

•  serving on Smithsonian-wide committees related to the American Women’s History Initiative (AWHI).

The position requires: an M.A. degree, but Ph.D. preferred (in a humanities or social science field, or in a field directly relevant to urban and environmental studies); proven community-focused research and documentation skills, including experience with oral history interviewing, photographic documentation, and archival research; and knowledge of the principles and practices of the presentation of public history in a variety of formats that may include public programs, publications, or exhibitions; and experience working in or doing research on environmental justice, environmental history, and/or women’s history.

Compensation is based on a GS-11 (Washington, DC locality area) pay scale and grade.

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, or until December 4, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.

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