International Spy Museum - Curator/Historian, Intelligence/Modern history

Location: Washington, DC, United States
Institution Type: Other
Position Type: Museum Education
Submitted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Main Category: Professional Non-Teaching Positions/Archives/Museums/Public History
Secondary Categories: World History
U.S. History
Russian/Soviet History
Public History
Political Science/International Relations
Policy and Political History
European History
Diplomatic/Military History

The International Spy Museum, the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage, seeks a dynamic and creative individual to serve as member of the Exhibitions and Programs team. As the Museum's main content specialist, the Curator/Historian performs research on wide ranging topics to support educational programs, exhibitions, publications, and media outreach, and develops, organizes and/or conducts programs for the general public, educators, scholars, and professionals in the intelligence community. Responsibilities include: writing (including educator resources, exhibit labels, blogs, and professional articles); exhibit development; representing the Museum to the public, VIPs, and media; identifying and coordinating with experts in the intelligence community to present programs addressing current issues and scholarship; research, study, and interpretation of the collection and assisting with acquisitions; and, building and expanding the Museum’s local, national, and international reputation.

This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. Individual must enjoy working with the public and public speaking. Requires demonstrated ability to plan and bring to fruition creative, innovative, and thought provoking programs. Ability to work in a team setting a must. Interest or background in material culture studies a plus; teaching, museum, or other pertinent experience highly desirable. Flexible schedule with occasional morning/evening/weekend hours is also required.

To apply: send email with cover letter, CV/resume, writing sample, and salary requirements. List Curator/Historian in the subject line and send to Or fax to 202.393.7797. For information about the for-profit International Spy Museum, please visit: EOE M/F

Contact Info:
Human Resources
International Spy Museum
800 F St. NW
Washington DC 20004
Ph: (202)393-7798
fax:(202) 393-7797
subject line: curator-historian


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Amy said…
This. is. awesome!

I'm so going to apply.

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