Deadline: October 14, 2011
The Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution is seeking a program manager for Recovering Voices, an interdisciplinary Smithsonian program that is working with communities to document and sustain endangered languages and knowledge.
The Recovering Voices program manager, based at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, will be responsible for the overall management and administration of the program through planning projects, workshops, symposia, conferences, outreach (including website development), budget and fundraising/ development activities.
In tandem with the Recovering Voices team, the program manager will create long-term partnerships with communities world-wide and will foster collaborations built upon community engagement. The Smithsonian’s linguistic, pictorial, photographic, and film holdings of the National Anthropological Archives, the Film Archives and the museum’s object collections are essential to this endeavor.
The ideal candidate will have a background (Ph.D. preferred) in anthropology, linguistics, human geography or related fields, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to language endangerment or endangered knowledge systems. Experience in successful grant writing and/or fundraising is sought. Frequent domestic and international travel will be necessary.
This position is a non-federal, two-year term, trust-funded position with benefits. In addition to the standard cv/resume data, please include three writing samples (e.g., grant proposals, journal articles), supervisor’s name/phone number, starting/ending dates of jobs (mo./yr.), average number of hours worked per week, salary, country of citizenship, transcripts and whether we may contact your current supervisor.
Send your cv/resume to: Laurie Burgess, Associate Chair, Department of Anthropology, NMNH, MRC 112, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, burgessL@si.edu.
Electronic submissions acceptable.