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The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is seeking to award contract services for a Collections Technician to work alongside the Collections Management staff on a variety of collections care tasks, mainly in support of an ongoing collections rehousing and storage reorganization project. For further details and full bid package instructions please contact Amber Tarnowski directly by email at as I will not be responding on this website. 

The Contractor(s) shall perform up to 1940 hours (but no less than 1700 hours) per fiscal year of professional technical, and non-personal services related to the physical handling, inventory, processing, housing and storage, record keeping, preservation, and exhibition support of NMAAHC museum and archival collections. The majority of tasks require on-site work directly with the museum collection; occasionally tasks requiring data input or other deskwork may be accomplished in a telework setting at the discretion of the COTR.

The anticipated award date is mid-August, 2024 with the base year ending August 19, 2025; there are 3 option years.

Key dates:
· Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 12pm EST - responses to all request for information (RFI) questions from interested offerors sent to all interested offerors
· Friday, June 14, 2024 at 5pm EST– Full submissions due
· August 19, 2024 – anticipated award of contract(s) and start of work*

Thank you!

Amber Tarnowski she/her/hers
Supervisory Collections Specialist, Office of Collections Management

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution