Smithsonian: Language Reclamation & Media Project Coordinator (USA)

“JobLanguage Reclamation & Media Project Coordinator, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Deadline: October 1, 2019 or until filled.

This project coordinator will implement cultural heritage and language projects based on Indigenous language reclamation and media. The project coordinator will work extensively with the Center’s curator of digital media and the curator of cultural and linguistic revitalization. The successful candidate should be able to work respectfully with diverse communities. An excellent communicator who is comfortable in multilingual environments is needed. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with the potential of up to twenty percent travel. Applicants should have experience implementing large-scale public programs, managing budgets, developing web content, and writing reports. See full position description.

The Center will begin reviewing applications October 1, 2019, and continue accepting applications until a suitable candidate is identified.

Smithsonian: Cultural Industries Project Coordinator (USA)

“JobCultural Industries Project Coordinator, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Deadline: September 16, 2019.

This project coordinator will implement cultural industries projects, including work with artisans and the building arts, cultural heritage tourism, and capacity building for cultural heritage organizations. The project coordinator will work on assignments with partners in Armenia, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Senegal, and other locations, providing project management, planning, and evaluation support. The successful candidate should be able to work respectfully with diverse communities. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with the potential of up to twenty percent travel. Applicants should have knowledge and/or experience in small business management, administration and project management, and ability to communicate with diverse audiences.

The Center will begin reviewing applications September 16, 2019, and continue accepting applications until a suitable candidate is identified.

Catalan-American Cultural Heritage Exchange 2020

FellowshipsCatalan-American Cultural Heritage Exchange 2020. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: at least 6 weeks prior to an individual’s start date.

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is pleased to invite applications from cultural heritage students and professionals in Catalonia to join this unique program. The program will provide new opportunities for three participants to explore and expand their careers in museums, cultural heritage, the arts, and arts management over a twelve-week period in 2020. We anticipate supporting two interns who are still developing their careers and one fellow who already has an established career path. The Center will welcome interns and fellows from Catalonia into a robust cohort from Washington, D.C., across the United States and around the world. They will study museology, cultural heritage, the arts, anthropology, folklore, ethnomusicology, and archival science. The program will also create a pipeline for graduate education in American universities; interns will receive support in applying to American graduate programs, including some that offer funding to complete a two-year master’s degree.

NOTE: Over 100 Smithsonian Institution internships are available annually, as well as a wide variety of fellowships at various levels: predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior postdoctoral scholars, involved in cultural heritage, ethnomusicology, museum studies, and more. Fellows work directly with staff in the office in Washington, D.C., with access to Smithsonian archives, collections, and other resources. Applicants are welcome from the United States and around the world.