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Happy Holidays!

Dear Colleague,

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) Education Office is
recruiting for a six-month temporary position of Historian/Writer to
work on a major textbook project for grades 6-12.  We would appreciate
your assistance in getting the word out to suitable candidates about
this exciting opportunity.  


I've enclosed the job description in both the body of this e-mail
message below and as an attachment.  Please let me know if you have any
questions.  Thanks for your assistance.



Liz Eder




Temporary Position - Historian/Writer

Smithsonian American Art Museum


The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) Education Office seeks to
fill a temporary position of Historian/Writer to work on a major
textbook project for 

grades 6-12.


Primary duties include:

*       Collaborating with museum staff to identify and select
appropriate SAAM artworks for inclusion as supplemental material in a
textbook series for grades 6-12 with related products

*       Researching and writing two pages at the end of each chapter for
each grade of the textbook series that links each chapter theme and
related educational standards with SAAM artworks 

*       Working with textbook editors and museum staff to format
materials, review drafts, and rewrite text as necessary

*       Working with museum staff to secure reproduction permissions for
SAAM artworks 

*       Meeting weekly with museum staff to maintain project timelines
and schedules


Qualifications for this position include:

*       Experience with curriculum planning and/or writing, preferably
for a middle or high school audience

*       Knowledge of national educational standards for K-12 in social
studies, language arts, and/or visual art 

*       Knowledge of American art and/or U.S. history

*       Experience with textbook production and publishing requirements
a plus

*       Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and to communicate


Salary to be determined. This temporary position extends through July


To apply, send a cover letter addressing primary duties and
qualifications with salary requirements, your resume/vita, and
applicable writing samples by January 15, 2007 to Elizabeth K. Eder
either via e-mail at [log in to unmask] or mail at the address below:


Elizabeth K. Eder

Smithsonian American Art Museum

750 Ninth Street, NW, Suite 3300

Washington, DC 20001-4505


The Smithsonian is an equal opportunity employer.