Job: Museum Curator in American Music and History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.)

Museum Curator Opportunity in American Music and History

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center, Division of Cultural and Community Life
Location: Washington, D.C.
Starting Salary GS-12 - $83,398 per year with promotion potential, plus benefits
Open through Thursday, November 7, 2019, on

Position involves:
Research and publication based on the collections and the interests of the curator, assessing and building collections related to American popular music, creating exhibitions as part of a team, and contributing to public programming.

We are seeking scholars working in specializations within American popular or vernacular music. Genres of research interest might include but are not limited to: jazz, pop, gospel, reggaeton, funk, hip hop, bomba, EDM, salsa, conjunto, or any range of music by Latinx or African American musicians or musical traditions. Experience working with material culture or in museums a plus. Ph.D. in U.S. History, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Musicology, Ethnomusicology or related field in hand or completed by December of 2020 is preferred. This is an entry-level position equivalent to an assistant professor.

Open through Thursday, November 7, 2019, on Please see Museum Curator announcement # 20A-SA-304742-DEU-NMAH

Contact Abigail Karow with questions: NMAHApplications -at- 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. More information:

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