[lg policy] Job: Language Endangerment: Program Manager, National Museum of Natural History, DC, USA

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 20 14:42:05 UTC 2011

Language Endangerment: Program Manager, National Museum of Natural
History, DC, USA

University or Organization: National Museum of Natural History
Department: Department of Anthropology
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: http://www.mnh.si.edu/
Job Rank: Program Manager

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Endangerment


Recovering Voices Program Manager (IS-301-12, $74,872)
Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History,
Smithsonian Institution

We are seeking a program manager for Recovering Voices, an
interdisciplinary Smithsonian program that is working with communities to
document and sustain endangered languages and knowledge.

The Recovering Voices program manager, based at the National Museum of
Natural History in Washington, DC, will be responsible for the overall
management and administration of the program through planning projects,
workshops, symposia, conferences, outreach (including website
development), budget and fundraising/ development activities. In tandem with
the Recovering Voices team, the program manager will create long-term
partnerships with communities world-wide and will foster collaborations built
upon community engagement. The Smithsonian's linguistic, pictorial,
photographic, and film holdings of the National Anthropological Archives, the
Film Archives and the museum's object collections are essential to this

The ideal candidate will have a background (Ph.D. preferred) in anthropology,
linguistics, human geography or related fields, with an emphasis on
interdisciplinary approaches to language endangerment or endangered
knowledge systems. Experience in successful grant writing and/or fundraising
is sought. Frequent domestic and international travel will be necessary. This
position is a non-federal, two-year term, trust-funded position with
benefits. In
addition to the standard CV/resume data, please include three writing
samples (e.g., grant proposals, journal articles), supervisor's name/phone
number, starting/ending dates of jobs (mo./yr.), average number of hours
worked per week, salary, country of citizenship, transcripts and whether we
may contact your current supervisor.

Send your CV/resume to the application address or email address below.

Application Deadline: 14-Oct-2011
Mailing Address for Applications:
Laurie Burgess, Associate Chair
Department of Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History
MRC 112, PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Email Address for Applications: burgess at Lsi.edu
Contact Information:
Associate Chair Laurie Burgess
Email: burgess at Lsi.edu


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