Museum Project Coordinator, Washington DC

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery together form the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art. The galleries are devoted to the research, acquisition, exhibition, care and management of the renowned collections of Asian art in each museum and American art in the Freer Gallery. The mission of the Galleries is to encourage enjoyment and understanding of the arts of Asia and the cultures that produced them, and to use works of art to inspire study and provoke thought. The two museums are co-administered and share the same staff.

The Digital Media and Technology (DMT) Project Coordinator reports to the Freer and Sackler Galleries’ Chief Digital Officer. The incumbent will be responsible for the general day-to-day administration and facilitation of project activity within the department, which includes Web, AV, Imaging and Photo Services, and IT. The incumbent will provide assistance to the department head in the planning, implementation, management, and documentation of departmental (some cross departmental) projects and initiatives, adhering to scope, timeline and budget. The incumbent will also assist the department with the preparation and record keeping of the annual budget.

This position requires an ability to meet and communicate clearly and tactfully with high-level museum personnel and business representatives, and to apply knowledge of appropriate protocol in a variety of sensitive situations. Incumbent must show skills in written communication (including use of computer for communication) sufficient to produce written and oral reports, knowledge of project management and administrative practices and procedures to ensure the efficient flow of work, and the ability to serve as a liaison with gallery staff and other Smithsonian offices.

Incumbent will be located in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery building in Washington, DC. The salary range is $53,000 to $69,000 (equivalent to a grade 9 in the Federal government). Applicants should email cover letter and résumés to Courtney OCallaghan ocallaghanc@si.edu by March 22, 2017. To learn more about the Freer and Sackler Galleries, visit our website at asia.si.edu.

The Smithsonian is an equal opportunity employer.

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About Courtney OCallaghan

Chief Digital Officer at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian, Courtney O’Callaghan has spent nearly two decades in the IT world as a designer, developer, user interface expert, and everything in between. Former Information Technology Director of Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Magazine, she also served as the magazine’s online editor. Courtney is active as an organizer and developer in the Open Source world, focusing on increasing diversity in the community.