Research and publication based on the collections and the interests of the curator, assessing and building collections related to African American Social Justice, creating exhibitions as part of a team, and contributing to public programming.

Scholars working in African American social, intellectual, and cultural history of social justice movements. Specializations could include but are not limited to:  freedom movements (such as anti-slavery, civil rights, voting rights, LBGTQ, housing, employment, policing); labor, women’s, or gender activism; and electoral politics.  Experience working with material culture or in museums a plus. Ph.D. in history, American studies or related field in hand or completed by December of 2018. This is an entry-level position equivalent to an assistant professor.

Starting salary GS-12 – $81,548 per year, plus benefits


Contact: Open through July 11, 2018, on Please see Museum Curator announcement # 18A-RA-303649-DEU-NMAH

Contact Abigail Karow with questions: or (202) 633-3584

The Smithsonian is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Primary Category: African American History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Black History / Studies
Human Rights
Labor History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Posting Date: 06/25/2018
Closing Date 07/11/2018