Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in
Smithsonian history. With our Secretary, Lonnie G. Bunch III, who
was previously the founding director of the Smithsonian's National
Museum of African American History and Culture, we are positioned
to realize our goal of being a truly 21st century museum complex.
The Smithsonian is dedicated to its founding mission, “the increase
and diffusion of knowledge” and as such we use our resources to
encourage curiosity, ignite wonder and spark the joy of learning.
Following the success of the Smithsonian’s first comprehensive
capital campaign, the largest ever undertaken by a cultural
organization, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising
organization. This position offers exciting opportunities for the
successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of
the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery seeks an
enthusiastic and detailed-focused Advancement Associate to provide
support to the advancement team. The position provides technical
and administrative support and will assist with a full range of
advancement functions including drafting documents and
presentations, conducting donor research, implementing various
appeal campaigns, assisting with donor events and board meetings;
as well as performing data management, gift processing, and other
related administrative tasks.
Qualified candidates will successfully demonstrate strong
communications skills, an ability to successfully manage multiple
deadlines, superior organization skills, and a thirst for learning.
Attention to detail and an intuitive administrative aptitude are
essential. Experience in a large, complex non-profit organization
The National Portrait Gallery was authorized and founded by
Congress in 1962 with the mission to acquire and display portraits
of "men and women who have made significant contributions to the
history, development, and culture of the people of the United
States." Today, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery
attracts over 2 million visitors onsite and 4 million online and
continues to narrate the multi-faceted and ever-changing story of
America through the individuals who have shaped its culture.
Through the visual arts, performing arts, and new media, the
Portrait Gallery presents poets and presidents, visionaries and
villains, actors and activists whose lives form our national
The Smithsonian Institution is a unique complex of 21 museums
and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research
centers. Its exhibitions, programs, collections, and outreach touch
the lives of millions of Americans every year, as well as many who
visit us from abroad.
The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a
comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position
but has similar requirements and benefits. Interested candidates
should submit their resumes and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2022.
Please include the position title in your e-mail subject line.
Resumes should include a description of your paid and
non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and
ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours
worked per week.
The Smithsonian Institution ensures its employees (federal and
trust), applicants, and affiliated persons (interns, research
associates, fellows, and volunteers) are protected from
discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace regardless of
their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender
identity, gender stereotyping, pregnancy, and sexual orientation),
age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental
status, or political affiliation and are free from reprisal against
protected activities. In addition, other Smithsonian policy
prohibits discrimination based on membership in an employee
organization or other non-merit factors, and political
The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the
application and hiring process, please notify the contact person
listed in this announcement. The decision on granting a reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.