Open & closing dates

06/11/2018 to 07/11/2018


$81,548 to $106,012 per year


This position is located in the Division of Political History, Office of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of American History. The incumbent is responsible for carrying out research, writing publications, developing and managing collections, developing exhibitions, and providing public service by responding to inquiries regarding the African American experience as it relates to the historical sub-fields and collections in the Division of Political History. These can include African American experiences in one or more of the following: freedom movements, women’s activism, labor activism, LGBTQIA, social justice movements and electoral politics. The incumbent participates in activities across subject areas and organizational divisions, serving on exhibition teams, standing committees and/or ad hoc working groups.


Researches African American history through objects as well as archival sources in any time period from the American colonial era to present. Fields of research can include freedom movements (such as anti-slavery, civil rights, voting rights, LBGTQ, housing, employment, policing); labor activism; women’s and gender activism; and electoral politics.

Operates independently to collect and manage large and diverse collections that provide the basis for interpreting African American history.

Plans and develops exhibition concepts for showcase and similar exhibitions or as part of a larger exhibition team.

Develops and maintains scholarly contacts, lectures at professional meetings, develops and participates in public and other educational programs.


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