Monday, May 04, 2015

Position Announcement: Curator of Latino Curator for Digital and Emerging Media, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), Smithsonian Institution

This position is located in the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), Smithsonian Institution (SI) and serves as the Latino Curator for Digital and Emerging Media. The purpose of the position is to curate digital and emerging media relating to Latino culture and to deepen the Smithsonian’s commitment to cultural diversity in scholarship, public programming, educational outreach, and the workplace.

Conducts in-depth research of considerable scope concerning Latino music and/or culture and presents and publishes significant research within the Latino Studies field.
Develops collaborations with Latino communities.
Publishes original research about Latino culture and/or music for a scholarly audience and makes presentations on Latino cultural and/or music for the general public.
Develops and implements educational programs on Latino music and/or culture for online audiences and within other public programs for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Conceptualizes, writes, and edits bilingual publications relating to Latino culture and/or music in various media (print, digital video, podcasts, social media).

Basic Requirements:
All applicants must meet the following education requirements:
A. Degree: museum work; or work in an applicable subject-matter field (Latino studies, cultural anthropology, folklore, ethnomusicology or cultural studies).
B. Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education or
C. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4 year course of study as shown in A above.
For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must also meet the following criteria:
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as conducting in-depth original curatorial research in Latino culture or music in a museum-related or other cultural organization and developing online educational programming in Latino culture or music in a museum-related or other cultural organization.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

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