Head, Research and Scholars Center (Supervisory Museum Program Manager)


Applications due by Monday, April 25th, 2022

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) is seeking to fill the vacant position of Supervisory Museum Program Manager (Department Head), Research & Scholars Center. The primary purpose of the position is to manage the office and its program areas including short- and long-term planning to strengthen, expand, and extend office programs, formulate policy, and supervision of professional and administrative staff. The incumbent promotes the office and its resources among scholars and other professional constituencies. The Research & Scholars Center includes SAAM’s Scholarly and Academic Programs (including fellows, interns, and the American Art Journal), art research databases (national art inventories, permanent collection database and digital asset management database), and special collections (photograph archives, Paik and Cornell archives).

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. It is a Federal government position that is paid at the GS-15 level (the salary range is $148,484 to $176,300). The position includes a full benefits package. This is a permanent position.


You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position, Specialized Experience is defined as experience in program management, administration, and staff supervision; strategic planning skills; art history and visual culture, particularly American art; interests and needs of scholars and researchers of American art and related fields; principles and practices of information management; developing computer databases; archival standards and procedures for special collections; professional associations and resources within the visual resource, information management and archival fields; and writing and editing. Applicants must present their qualifications on all of the elements of the Specialized Experience statement in their résumé to be considered. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position and to see the full vacancy announcement, please go to USAJobs at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/643252500.

Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to announcement at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/643249900.

Applications must be received by 04/25/2022.


Questions about this position may be directed to Monica Lacey, Smithsonian Office of Human Resources at (202) 633-6312 or LaceyM@si.edu.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.