Contractor Opens Jobs Opportunities Trailer at Site of National Museum of African American History and Culture site

August 7, 2012
News Release

Clark/Smoot/Russell, the general contractor for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened a construction jobs opportunities trailer Aug. 7 on the museum’s construction site, located on Constitution Avenue near 15th St. N.W. The trailer will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. to accept job applications. The opportunities center, managed by CSR, also will provide information on apprenticeships, construction job training programs and the process for bidding as a subcontractor.

The function of the opportunities trailer will be to screen applicants for potential match for any hiring needs that may arise on the site. There will be a number of subcontractors working on the site until the building is completed in 2015. Construction is in its early stages with excavation and excavation-support work continuing for the next three months. Other skilled trades such as carpenters, concrete finishers and concrete laborers are expected to be on the site by the late fall of 2013.

CSR has set up a job information hotline at (301) 272-8188 and a website: www.nmaahcproject.com.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established by an Act of Congress in 2003 and is scheduled to open in late 2015 on a five-acre tract of land adjacent to the Washington Monument. The architectural firm is Freelon Adjaye Bond/Smith Group, a joint venture with David Adjaye as lead designer. It will be the only national museum dedicated to the history of African Americans with exhibition subjects that will include slavery, the civil rights movement, sports and the arts. 

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