Contract position – Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Washington, DC)

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is seeking applications for a year-long contract position in the Division of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution). 

Beginning in February 2023, the contractor will conduct historical and collections-based research in the museum’s collection of approximately 1,200 objects related to the history of women’s health. This research will entail the identification of major themes within the collection as well as the identification of significant gaps, if any, in the collection. In conducting this research, the contractor will work closely with curators in the Division of Medicine and Science and external partners to develop a structure for an online object group (exhibit) which explores the history of women’s health care through material culture. This work can be done remotely. 

To learn more about the collections, visit Collections | National Museum of American History (si.edu) And to see a sample object group (exhibit), visit The Antibody Initiative | National Museum of American History (si.edu)

Applicants for this position must be registered in the federal government’s System Award Management (SAM) site (SAM.gov | Home). Please Note: It takes 6 weeks for an application to be processed in SAM.  Assistance in registering in SAM can be found here: SAM.gov | Help

The attached document (“Quick Tips”) gives an overview of what you must submit to apply for a contract.  Some of this information is also included in the attached Statement of Work).  The deadline for all applications is December 1, 2022 at 5:00PM EST; applications should be sent to this email address lorda@si.edu.

To learn more about the application process for a contract position in the federal government, we have provided a webinar recording which discusses not only how you should apply for a contract position and complete an application, but also how the government reviews these applications. You can access the recording here.

Quick Tips

Statement of Work