Collections Information Specialist

at Smithsonian Institution (view profile)
Published August 8, 2022
Location Washington DC, District of Columbia
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $61,947
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Collections Information Specialist Positions at the National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History invites applications from motivated, collaborative information professionals for two Collections Information Specialist positions—one a permanent appointment, and the other a four-year term appointment to support a major collections move and related projects. Both positions are located within the Digital Programs Office, which is responsible for providing internal and public access to data and media documenting more than 1.7 million collections objects.

Both Collections Information Specialist positions will directly contribute to the museum’s goals in digitization, collections stewardship, and access. In addition to conducting a variety of collections data and systems tasks, the people in these positions will develop trainings for staff and other internal stakeholders, provide help desk support for museum departments, and assist in developing and applying digital asset and data modelling best practices.

The most qualified applicants will have knowledge of digital collections applications and standards, ability to work with databases, and customer service skills, as gained through experience, education, or a combination of the two.

The full position description and application instructions are available at:  (Permanent position open to public)  (Term position open to public) (Permanent position open to current/former federal government employees)

Please note that applicants interested in both opportunities (permanent & term) must apply to both announcements in order to be considered for both positions.

Starting Salary GS-09 - $61,947 per year with promotion potential, plus benefits

Open 8/10/2022- 8/24/2022

Contact Abigail Karow with questions: or (202) 633-3584.

The Smithsonian is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.