Thursday, August 13, 2015

Contractor, Recovering Voices Program, Smithsonian

Short-Term Contract, Recovering Voices Program, Department of Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

The Recovering Voices Program collaborates with communities and other institutions to address issues of indigenous language and knowledge diversity and sustainability at the national and global level (

This contract position is located in the Recovering Voices office at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

Short-Term Contractor will:
- Assist with a variety of administrative tasks, including, ordering supplies, petty cash vouchers, travel requests, vouchers and possibly purchase orders.
- Assists with tracking income and expenditures from one or more federal and/or trust funds.
- Coordinate communication between Recovering Voices members and other Smithsonian internal and external partners.
- Assist with writing of program reports as needed.
- Coordinate programmatic activities, such as seminars and community visits, as well as their related logistics. As required, assists with community visits.
- Manages incoming and outgoing correspondence. Receives and screens incoming calls. Makes requests for information as needed from vendors and other sources.
- Assist with regular academic appointments (intern and visiting student) registration and exit sessions as required; and other paperwork associated with academic appointments.
- Update program materials, maintain program outreach via social media outlets.

This short-term contract begins on September 21, 2015 and ends on January 15, 2016. Compensation is $20.63/hourly, 20-30 hours/week. In addition to a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, please include a CV, which lists the jobs (mo./yr.), average number of hours worked per week, salary, and 3 references with contact information.

We will be accepting electronic applications only until August 19th, 2015. 

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview to be held the week of August 24th, 2015.

Send your CV/Resume to:
Attention: Laura Sharp
For Inquiries contact: 202-633-5039