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Working at the Smithsonian

Museum Technician
  • Museum Technicians are entry-level "hands on the collection" positions. They work directly with curators and collection managers and may be involved in a variety of activities such as researching artifacts, assisting visiting scholars, packing and storing artifacts, assisting with registration activities, recordkeeping and answering public inquiries.
  • Each technician job is different depending on the nature of the collection. We also employ technicians in horticulture, various types of biological laboratories, as well as mechanical and electronics disciplines.
  • Museum Technicians have the opportunity for promotion to Museum Specialist which provides more professional opportunities and challenging research assignments.

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