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Job Opening: Museum Curator (Asian Pacific American Studies)

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Washington, DC
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$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Closing date
December 28, 2012

Job Summary:
This position is located in the Asian Pacific American Center (APAC), Smithsonian Institution. APAC produces educational programs, exhibitions and research about the Asian Pacific American (APA) experience and works in partnership with museums and centers across the Smithsonian and beyond to enrich collections and activities about the APA experience.

The employee develops and implements exhibitions, research projects, and public programs about Asian Pacific American history, art and culture including developing pan-institutional partnerships to provide leadership, coordination, and insight for the effective integration of the Asian Pacific American experience in research, collection, and exhibition activities throughout the Smithsonian.


  • Develops and implements exhibitions, curricular materials and public programs about Asian Pacific American (APA) history, art and culture.
  • Conducts and produces research about APA history, art and culture; writes and edits publications across platforms and fields (print, digital video, social media, podcasts, etc.).
  • Develops and reviews proposals to foundations, corporations, individuals, and other sources – in keeping with APAC Mission, Strategic Plan, and priorities of the Director.
  • Collaborates effectively with APAC staff to identify and prioritize programmatic needs and initiatives and on budget development and approach strategy.
  • Serves as liaison among Director, APAC staff, other SI units, and outside individuals and organizations in developing projects designed to attract resources to the APAC and its activities.
  • Develops collaborations, coordinates, and/or advises on integrating or improving APA initiatives with pan-institutional research, collection, exhibit and program activities. Also serves as a liaison to external organizations and agencies as designated by the Director.

Qualifications Required:

  1. Degree in an applicable subject-matter field OR
  2. Combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR
  3. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study in a related field.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:

  1. Ability to plan and produce history, art and culture initiatives such as exhibitions, festival programs, and media products which focus on the APA and cross-cultural experiences.
  2. Knowledge of and experience with APA history, art and culture and possess specialized knowledge of the Asian American experiences (ex. African American, American Indian, Latino) and/or specialized field (ex. urban, gender, diaspora, or media studies).
  3. Ability to develop strong partnerships, work collaboratively and serve effectively as a team member and leader with internal and external customers to the Smithsonian Institution.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in writing to prepare articles or documents for archival preservation, publication or presentation.
  5. Ability to communicate orally effectively and persuasively to a diverse audience.

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