Open Knowledge Coordinator, Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum (SAWHM)

at Smithsonian Institution (view profile)
Published May 25, 2023
Location Anywhere in the U.S. (Remote Job), United States of America
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $57,118
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $74,250
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade GS-09
Twitter Handle @SIAmericanWomen


The Smithsonian Institution (SI) is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo. This position is located in the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum (SAWHM). SAWHM aims to recognize women’s accomplishments, the history they made and the communities they represent; SI wants the role of women in American history to be well-known, accurate, acknowledged and empowering.

This is a Term position with a not to exceed date of 4 years.

This position reports to the Head of Digital Strategies and is responsible for carrying out initiatives related to digital inclusion, with a focus on open knowledge spaces. This is a remote position.

In this position, you will:

  • Liaise with partners at the Wikimedia Foundation and other open knowledge communities to plan and implement activities that increase the inclusion of women and marginalized communities in open knowledge spaces.
  • Monitor and coordinate Wikimedia volunteers, staff and community activity on SI collections data.
  • Monitor user-generated data activities and collect feedback through websites, email, discussion forums and social sharing platforms.
  • Research the conditions of digital inclusivity with an emphasis on open knowledge spaces.
  • Conduct reviews of literature and of internal and external resources.
  • Advise SAWHM staff on best practices for digital inclusion in its virtual museum and other digital spaces.

Applicants for this position may be evaluated in multiple stages. The first stage is an evaluation of your responses to the online multiple-choice questions that assess your experience, education, and/or training for the job related competencies below:

  • Ability to act as a liaison, maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Knowledge of open content strategies for women’s history and culture, including volunteer strategies.
  • Skill in planning and implementing special events and outreach activities for open knowledge communities.
  • Ability to research the conditions of digital inclusivity in open knowledge spaces, particularly related to gender equity issues.
  • Knowledge of trends in digital museum work related to open knowledge and digital inclusion.

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This is a Remote Job with location Anywhere in the U.S.

Final salary will be based on the location of the selectee.