« Back to all jobs Assistant Director for Collections Management

  • Employer: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC
  • Salary: $126,233 - $164,102 per year
  • Posting Closes: January 20, 2022


The duties and responsibilities include:

  • Responsibility for overall oversight and coordination of NMAAHC’s collections, including the receiving of collections, safe handling, moving, shelving, and packing of collections; acquisitions, preservation, storage, inventory control, physical security, disaster preparedness, spacing planning and environmental concerns.  Works collaboratively in the formulation of program goals and objectives and the development of short- and long-term plans to accomplish goals including collection plans and collections management policy formulation and compliance assurance; stewardship of collections holdings;
  • Developing, writing, and implementing formal plans, policies, procedures, and guidelines for NMAAHC’s collection efforts;
  • Working proactively and collaboratively with Digitization and Cataloging, acquisitions, archives, media, Office of Project Management and Planning (OPMP) and Exhibitions, Programs & Initiatives Committee (EPIC). Point of contact with the Office of Protection Services, Smithsonian Facilities.  May serve on various committees;
  • Planning and carrying out full range of supervisory and managerial authorities related to assignment of work, technical work directions, evaluation of subordinates, approving selections; approving or proposing disciplinary actions, determining training needs, approving expenditure of funds.

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