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The Smithsonian workforce includes dedicated men and women located in the Washington, D.C., area; New York City; Cambridge, Mass.; several other U.S. states; and the country of Panama. Positions range from astrophysicist to security officer, from art historian to zebra keeper, and from science educator to software developer. The Smithsonian seeks to attract and maintain a creative workforce that is representative of America’s diversity. We are consistently ranked among mid-size agencies as one of the “Best Places to Work.”

Apart from these individual opportunities, the Smithsonian is eager to partner with other institutions on projects of mutual interest and concern. In the U.S., the Smithsonian has created a vibrant community of Affiliate museums. Our researchers and other expert staff are active around the globe and collaborate with a myriad of other research, educational, and cultural institutions.