Associate Director for Learning, Community Engagement, and Interpretation

Smithsonian Institution

Washington D.C., DC 20013


Jul 15, 2022


Jun 09, 2022

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art seeks to recruit an Associate Director for Learning, Community Engagement, and Interpretation. Bold and ambitious in its charge, this new position will conceive and implement a programmatic vision that delivers on our commitment to make our collections and scholarship accessible to broader and more diverse audiences and to create an inclusive museum environment. The Associate Director is charged with creating an expanded roster of learning opportunities for all ages, onsite and online, that includes new voices and interprets the collection in meaningful ways.

The successful candidate will be an ideas-driven cultural leader, with a proven ability to innovate and execute working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders. The inaugural position will lead a newly constituted department that focuses on community engagement and impactful programming and more closely aligns the museum’s education and public program departments with departments across the museum, including exhibitions, provenance research, curatorial and


–Masters or other advanced degree in a relevant field required
− Financial management experience familiarity with overseeing project budgets, and grant
− At least 7-10 years of related/project management experience
For consideration, please submit resume and cover letter to In your cover letter, please address the following question:
What opportunities do you see as vital in shaping our relationship with our audience/public or to be more audience-centered in the years to come?



Experience Level



Visual Art

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