Position Announcement: Collections Management Specalist, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

This position serves as a Collections Management Specialist reporting to the Director of the National Collections Program (NCP). The incumbent collaborates with NCP staff to carry out the office’s mission, which is dedicated to improving the overall stewardship and management of Smithsonian collections by providing central leadership and policy oversight of Institution-wide collections initiatives. This position serves as a principal advisor on Smithsonian collections emergency management and collections management professional development training.

The incumbent is responsible for planning, developing, and coordinating implementation of the Smithsonian’s collections emergency management and collections management professional development programs. 

Duties include:
-Planning, developing, and implementing policies and procedures for Smithsonian-wide collections emergency management.
-Developing and coordinating implementation of the Smithsonian’s collections emergency management plan, including preparedness, response, and recovery policies, procedures, training, and logistical support, working closely with Smithsonian collecting units, the Office of Emergency Management, and other central offices to ensure collections-related issues are integrated and addressed by the Smithsonian’s general emergency management program.
-Developing and providing leadership of the Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergencies (PRICE) committee.
-Planning, developing, and coordinating implementation of the Smithsonian’s collections management professional development program to ensure the successful application of Smithsonian collections management policy standards and professional best practices.
-Developing, conducting, and facilitating a series of professional development training and continuing education opportunities on Smithsonian collections and collections management for Smithsonian staff with direct and indirect responsibilities for collections care.

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