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Curator

Organization: Smithsonian Institution
Date Posted: 12/4/2015
Date Needed: 1/11/2016
City: Washington D.C.
Location: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Primary Category: Museum
Salary: $90,823.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time

Description & Details
The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is pleased to announce a new curatorial position. The purpose of the position is to curate digital and emerging media relating to Latino culture and to deepen the Smithsonian’s commitment to cultural diversity in scholarship, public programming, educational outreach, and the workplace. The incumbent (1) conducts in-depth original research of considerable scope in Latino music and/ or culture and performs curatorial work for Smithsonian museums that highlight and explore Latino cultures; directing field research projects on Latino culture involving outside cultural experts and community collaborators; developing collaborative approaches to research, working in partnership with community-based organizations and individuals; applying documentary techniques and knowledge of written and spoken Spanish to produce specialized content for use in online programs; (2) Publishes and presents significant research issues in the field for a scholarly audience and in a form permitting public understanding, in both Spanish and English; (3) Develops and implements online exhibitions, online educational programs on Latino music and/or culture and develops other public programs on Latino music and/or culture that are shown to the public through the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall and through involvement with Latino curation projects with Smithsonian Museums; (4) Conceptualizes, writes, and edits publications, across platforms and fields (print, digital video, social media, podcasts, etc.), that are grounded in an intimate familiarity with the Spanish language and Latino cultures; and (5) Builds sustainable relationships with Latino audiences nationally using digital outreach across multiple digital platforms; interacts with other museums, cultural heritage organizations, and scholars beyond the Smithsonian; and fosters a network of cooperating scholarly, educational and cultural heritage institutions, and other stakeholders to support CFCH and SI activities.

The official position announcement is available here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422706400
 
Prospective applicants may direct inquiries to Robert Leopold (202.633.5086 or leopold@si.edu).


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