Latinx Community Organizer, Outbreak
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History opened a new exhibition in May 2018, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World. The focus is on human health in connection with animals and environmental health - a “One Health” perspective on diseases that we share with other animals. Behind the scenes the museum is an international hub of activity in research, exhibits, education and outreach and through this contract position NMNH would like to share resources and expertise with local Latino communities in the D.C. metropolitan area. The Latino Community Organizer will be responsible for supporting a high-level goal, which is to strengthen relationships between NMNH and Latino communities across the D.C. metropolitan area. The Organizer will act as a liaison facilitating close working relationships to accomplish a number of objectives, including 1) facilitating the creation and installation of Outbreak DIY exhibits at public venues, 2) recruiting students for museum internships, 3) promoting NMNH programs to the Latino community, 4) assessing programming desires and needs of Latino community, 5) assisting NMNH staff on developing and implementing programs that are bilingual and culturally appropriate, both for Outbreak and school, youth, family, and adult programs. See the Statement of Work for instructions on how to apply. The position will remain open until filled.