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Humanist Archives: July 15, 2021, 10 a.m. Humanist 35.140 - history of computing curatorship (Smithsonian, U.S.)

				                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 140.
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        Date: 2021-07-15 08:10:13+00:00
        From: Ceruzzi, Paul 
        Subject: History of Computing curator position open

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is seeking to hire a new
curator of the history of computing (see below for details).

Applications will be accepted until July 27, 2021.

Please follow the links below for more details. And please share this
announcement with anyone you think would be interested in putting in an
application.

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Please note that there are two listings:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/606618800- for current and
former federal employees

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/606854200 - for the public

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Summary

The Smithsonian Institution (SI) is a diverse museum and research
complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge. The
National Air and Space Museum department of Space History embraces
topics such as rockets, spacecraft, and other technologies.

The incumbent curates the department's collection and exhibits with a
focus on the history of computing with an emphasis on its role in
spaceflight.

This position is OUTSIDE bargaining unit.

Responsibilities

Duties of the GS-11 and GS-12 are the same.  At the GS-11 level there
is closer supervision of the work completed.

   * Conduct independent technical research on the history of computing,
     including design, technology, culture, and historical significance
     resulting in publications in peer-reviewed journals or books
   * Serve as a curator to include managing and interpreting artifacts
     associated with the history of computing, including design,
     technology, culture, and historical significance.
   * Develop exhibits, especially as related to the history of computing,
     including design, technology, culture, and historical significance.
   * Prepare technical reports in writing as well as oral presentations
     to the staff and public and digital outreach on the Museum and its
     collection.
   * Foster relationships across the organization to enhance attention to
     the history of computing, including design, technology, culture, and
     historical significance.

Margaret A. Weitekamp, Ph.D. (she/her)
Curator and Department Chair | Department of Space History
Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum | Washington, D.C.
*P*202.633.2416 | *E* _weitekampm@si.edu _|
IgniteTomorrow.si.edu 



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