Smithsonian Historian job announcement

Job Opportunity
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American History
Historian / Scholar
American Brewing History Initiative
IS-11 ($64,650 plus benefits)

The Smithsonian Food History project at the National Museum of American History, in Washington, DC, is seeking a professional historian / scholar to conduct archival and field research for a new initiative on American brewing history, with special emphasis on the craft industry. The position is located in the Division of Work and Industry and will be a three-year appointment. The successful candidate will have proven experience in scholarly research, organizing and conducting oral history interviews, writing for both scholarly and general audiences, and knowledge of material culture and archival materials. The candidate will work with members of the curatorial staff on collections work and develop content for a wide variety of programs and applications, including digital formats. Candidates with an advanced degree in American business, brewing, food, cultural, or similar specialization within history are encouraged to apply. Must be able to travel, work independently as well as within a team environment, to meet deadlines, and to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public.

To apply, send a CV, a cover letter, and names of three references to: Abigail Karow at
Application deadline: August 10, 2016

Contact Paula Johnson, Curator: 202-633-3908 or Kathleen Franz, Curator: 202-633-7935

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, people with disabilities, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.