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LINGUIST List 25.1646

Tue Apr 08 2014

Jobs: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics: Curator, Smithsonian Institution

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Apr-2014
From: James Mayer <Mayerjsi.edu>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics: Curator, Smithsonian Institution, District of Columbia, USA
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University or Organization: Smithsonian Institution
Department: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: http://www.folklife.si.edu
Job Title: Museum Curator (Cultural and Linguistic Revitalization)

Job Rank: Curator

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Sustainability and Revitalization


Conceives, conceptualizes, and implements community-based linguistic and/or cultural revitalization projects within the context of larger cultural revitalization. Develops and manages teams of diverse experts and community members to address diverse exigencies of linguistic and/or cultural revitalization projects. Identifies and recruits team members whose expertise will increase the likelihood of success on individual projects.

Serves as consultant and expert advisor on cultural and/or linguistic revitalization matters and on professional matters in the field, such as exhibitions, review of research proposals, manuscripts, and published materials.

Conceives, conceptualizes, and recommends appropriate presentations related to cultural and linguistic revitalization as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Web features and virtual exhibitions, archival user resources, visual media creations, special Folklife exhibitions, cultural heritage policy initiatives, and other products as assigned. Researches the areas of presentation extensively through examination of the literature; Folklife and/or linguistic fieldwork documentation and analysis; and personal contacts.

Designs and/or coordinates presentations across multiple CFCH platforms, such as Folklife Festival programs, traveling exhibitions, Web features, videos, archival user resource products, and cultural heritage policy formulations. Conceptualizes, writes, and edits publications for peer-reviewed journals and Internet publication.

Conceptualizes and oversees the scripting, production, and/or editing of documentaries (films, videos, sound recordings) that present folk life and linguistic diversity.

Conceive, conceptualize, and develop proposals for funding and other efforts to secure resources needed to support cultural and linguistic revitalization efforts at CFCH.

Qualifications Required:
Degree: museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field such as the following: linguistics, folklore, anthropology or a museum studies degree;
Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study in linguistics, folklore, anthropology or museum studies.

More Information available at the application website below.

Application Deadline: 18-Apr-2014

Web Address for Applications: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365526300
Contact Information:
James Mayer
Email: Mayerjsi.edu

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