We offer Smithsonian Institution benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance, 11 paid holidays, telework options, transit subsidy (we are conveniently located near L'Enfant Plaza Metro station on the blue/orange/silver and green/yellow lines) and health and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA). Find out more here!

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information. 

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the Human Resources Specialist listed. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s accommodation procedures

Conditions of Employment:

  • Pass a pre-employment background investigation.
  • Direct deposit/electronic funds transfer is required for salary payment.
  • The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. is not required to apply

For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination requirements and its impact on your application, visit the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Human Resources Frequently Asked Questions.

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Program Specialist
The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) is currently seeking a Program Specialist to support the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals project, and NESST, the Network for Emergent Socio-Scientific Thinking. This person will report to the Assistant Division Director of Professional Services and will be primarily responsible for developing and organizing programming for students, educators, and general audiences that model and promote high quality, inquiry-based STEM and STEM Education for Sustainability, including a commitment to decolonizing pedagogies and integrating diverse ways of knowing. 

To learn more and apply for this position, please visit:

Only applications submitted via the link above will be considered.