JOB: Head, Research and Scholars Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is now accepting applications for the Head of the Research and Scholars Center in Washington, DC. This is an outstanding senior leadership role, overseeing a team responsible for the fellowships and internships programs, archives and special collections, research and collections databases, and the museum’s peer-reviewed journal, American Art.

Permanent, Federal GS-15 position in Washington, DC, salary range from $148,484-$176,300/year. Apply by April 6. Telework possible, but not fully remote.

General U.S. citizen applicants (DEU): https://usajobs.gov/job/643252500
Merit Promotion Authority (MPA) applicants only: https://usajobs.gov/job/643249900

Qualifications: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position, Specialized experience is defined as experience in program management, administration, and staff supervision; strategic planning skills; art history and visual culture, particularly American art; interests and needs of scholars and researchers of American art and related fields; principles and practices of information management; developing computer databases; archival standards and procedures for special collections; professional associations and resources within the visual resource, information management and archival fields; and writing and editing.

Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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