Project Specialist, Center for Restorative History

at National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution (view profile)
Published February 27, 2024
Location Washington, DC
Category Public or Governmental  
Job Type Full-time  Temporary/Term-Limited  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $68,405
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade IS-09



Project Specialist, Center for Restorative History
Public History Division, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

The Center for Restorative History (CRH) at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) invites applications for a Project Specialist. The CRH mission is to redress exclusions in our national story using the principles of restorative justice. The CRH does this by centering the knowledge and expertise of communities, working in partnership with them to address and document historical harms, current needs, institutional obligations, and the root causes of harm in an effort to make history more accurate and inclusive.

This full-time, 17-month position will be responsible for working closely with CRH leadership providing support and coordination on a variety of programmatic tasks related to specific CRH projects, including but not limited to exhibitions, digital media, CRH internship program, communications, public programs, and external partnerships.

Competitive candidates will have knowledge of administrative, planning and coordination logistics for projects and programs; demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people; and skill in oral and written communication to conduct research and provide analysis on topics such as social justice, restorative justice, and community engagement practices.

To learn more about the Center for Restorative History, visit:

Applications must be received by March 18, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit this link:

To Be Considered:
Please submit your résumé and a cover letter that describes how your skill set and background aligns with the requirements and opportunities of the position.

This is a full-time, Trust (non-Federal) position at IS-09, Step 1. The starting salary is $68,405 with an excellent benefits package.

If you have further questions, please send your inquiries to:NMAHApplications[at]si[dot]edu.

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the Human Resources Specialist listed. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds supports and enhances our daily work life and contributes to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. For more information on the Smithsonian EEO program please see

Conditions of Employment

  • Pass a pre-employment background investigation.
  • Direct deposit/electronic funds transfer is required for salary payment.
  • The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. is not required to apply