The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking an experienced Curator of History to join our team. This award winning Smithsonian affiliated museum features more than 175, 000 square feet of exhibit space dedicated to interpreting the American experience. The Curator is a key member of the Museum Division’s leadership team and participates in strategic planning, exhibit and collection committees, as well as project meetings. The Curator works with or serves as the leader of exhibit and collections teams to interpret American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection through traveling, changing, and long-term exhibits. Upcoming projects include exhibits on the NFL, 1968, the Civil War, steam boating, the Jeep and World War II, pop art, and the peopling of America, as well as the development of a Visible Storage gallery. The Curator collects artifacts, researches and develops exhibit content and is often called on to publish, as well as share work through public programs. The position offers the opportunity to creatively share new scholarship in the gallery and through the use of broadcast media and the internet. This is a full-time position reporting to the Museum Division Director.
Master’s degree in history, museum studies, or American studies. Successful candidate will have experience curating history exhibits, as well as project management, budgeting, and team leadership skills. Experience in collecting for exhibits and the interpretation of material culture, strong organizational and communication skills are necessary. An understanding of audience, communications strategies, and the use of technology in museums are a plus. The ideal candidate will possess the skills to blend cutting edge scholarship with engaging storytelling to reach broad audiences through exhibits and other media.
About the Company/Organization
From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French & Indian War to the legendary match-ups of the Super Steelers, discover 250 years of Pittsburgh history at the Senator John Heinz History Center. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. The 275,000 sq. ft. museum features six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum, and the Library & Archives, an extensive scholarly resource documenting 250 years of life in Western Pennsylvania. The History Center presents the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of every age.
How To Apply
Application Process: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, and portfolio with work samples to: Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources, Senator John Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA email@example.com