Careers

Employment Opportunities

Around 140 staff members work in twelve departments to carry out the mission of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. The jobs are a mix of federal and Smithsonian trust-funded positions, permanent and temporary, full-time and part-time. Vacancy announcements are typically posted on the Smithsonian’s job opportunities website as well as the federal Office of Personnel Management’s USAJobs.gov website. Detailed application instructions can be found on each of these two sites.

Please keep in mind that your résumé should contain enough information for us to evaluate your skills and experience. In addition, you may need to address a number of quality ranking factors separately, which will determine whether you score high enough to be referred for consideration. You should respond with detailed examples or descriptions of your past experience and education as they relate to each factor.

Occasionally, the museum will have trust-funded positions that are posted directly on this website. 

Open positions

Internships and Fellowships

Since 1968, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s internship programs have provided instruction and inspiration to hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as others seeking self-enrichment.  Learn about our Internships and Fellowship Program.