Supervisory Archivist (Head of Archives), National Museum of American History

at Smithsonian Institution (view profile)
Published December 2, 2022
Location Washington, DC
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $126,233
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $164,102
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade GS-14
Twitter Handle @amhistorymuseum


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History invites applications for Head of Archives. The Archives Center is home to more than 1,500 collections with strengths in the history of technology, invention and innovation, business and consumer culture, American music, popular culture, and more. The Head of Archives will oversee the daily operations of the Archives Center and its staff, as well as help shape the future of archival collecting and access at the museum. The incumbent will provide leadership within a department that aligns digital access and archives, enabling new collaborations and projects in emerging areas.

Competitive candidates will have experience leading others in the application of archival principles, practices, and techniques; full knowledge of the principles of archival work, including contemporary methods and models such as born-digital collecting and post-custodial collecting; and experience writing policies and procedures.

Starting Salary GS-14 - $126,233 per year, plus benefits.

Open through December 27 2022.

For more information and to apply on

  • Position Announcement 23A-TB-307973-DEU-NMAH  (open to the public):
  • Position Announcement 23A-TB-307973-MPA-NMAH (open to current and former Federal status employees and special appointing authorities; may also apply to public announcement):

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