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Employment | Smithsonian Folklife Festival


Employment vacancy announcements are posted here when available. They also may be viewed on the Smithsonian Institution Human Resources website.

We are currently accepting applications for the following temporary positions for the 2017 Folklife Festival. Download position descriptions and the availability questionnaire below for more information. To apply, submit the questionnaire and your résumé to Claudia Telliho ( by February 11, 2017.


Administrative Staff
Financial Administrative Assistant

Volunteer Staff
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Assistant

Participant Staff
Participant Coordinator
Participant Assistant
Housing Coordinator
Transportation Coordinator
Transportation Assistant

Media and Communications
Design Assistant
Social Media Coordinator

Marketplace Staff
Marketplace Assistant

Technical and Operations Staff
Administrative Technical Assistant
ATD/Operations Assistant
Carpenter/Shop Foreman
Supply/Warehouse Coordinator
Supply Coordinator
Supply Assistant
Accessibility Coordinator
Sustainability Coordinator
Exhibit Workers
Exhibit Worker/Driver
Exhibit Worker/Operations

The 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival staff. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

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