We are no longer accepting applications.
The Smithsonian Institution is accepting applications and nominations for the position of Director for the Asian Pacific American Program.
Closing Date: November 1, 2010
Given the increasing importance of Asian and Pacific heritage and innovation in today’s world and its global economy, the importance of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and their ecology, as well as the growth of the Asian American population and its influence in the United States, the Smithsonian requires a robust Asian & Pacific Islander American program in the coming years. To that end, the Smithsonian is in the midst of transforming its current Asian Pacific American Program into the Smithsonian Asian & Pacific Islander American Center.
The Director will lead the initiative to develop a Smithsonian Asian & Pacific Islander American Center at the Institution and nationally, building upon the foundation of the
Smithsonian’s current Asian Pacific American Program.
The Director will be responsible to work with and build collections, expand staff, create a national advisory board, and help formulate a new type of museum presence that takes full advantage of new media and the growth of Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities.
The Director has the primary responsibility to enhance public understanding of the heritage of Asian & Pacific Island Americans and their historical and contemporary
contributions to the American experience, to world cultures, and to the study and appreciation of the natural world as articulated in the Smithsonian’s Strategic Plan
“Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery.” The Director enables the Smithsonian Institution as a whole to appropriately represent Asian & Pacific Islander
Americans in its research programs, collections, and educational and outreach activities, in its workforce, its advisory boards, and among fellows and interns.