Director, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: 8 July 2022.
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is a research, collection, and public education unit of the Smithsonian dedicated to the understanding, preservation, and sustainability of diverse cultural traditions. The Director oversees the Center’s programs including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, the Cultural Sustainability Program and other activities as well as its administrative and financial affairs.
NOTE: There is a second position, for Director of the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, with the same deadline. Both positions are open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States.
3 Positions for the Tibetan Professional Exchange Program, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (remote). Deadline: January 8, 2021.
1. Facilitator for Tibetan Professional Exchange Program
This contractor supports the planning, development, and facilitation of five virtual workshop discussions with individual curators as part of the Curator Digital Lecture Series. The contractor will lead the sessions in Mandarin and facilitate between Mandarin-speaking participants and English-speaking curators. An additional translator will participate to support for both Mandarin and Tibetan translations.
2. Translator for Tibetan Professional Exchange Program
This contractor will provide Mandarin and Tibetan written translation for five thirty- to forty-five-minute recorded lectures from curators for the Professional Exchange for Tibetan Cultural Heritage Practitioners Program. The contractor also provides consecutive translation in Tibetan for five one-hour facilitated workshops for participants to ask questions of the curators.
3. Videographer for Tibetan Professional Exchange Program
This contractor works with the project team to plan and facilitate video production and editing of five educational video resources which will be used for the Professional Exchange for Tibetan Cultural Heritage Practitioners Program. The lecture series will feature individual curators giving virtual presentations including supplementary materials and media (PowerPoint slides, images, and video clips), with a follow-up workshop to conclude the series. The contractor will use their own equipment to capture the video lecture and edit to include supplementary media provided by the curator.