Attention all beer lovers, this is not a drill. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History needs you. The infamous museum is indeed looking for a beer historian/scholar. The person hired would conduct field research (a.k.a. drink beer) and collect data on America’s brewing history.
The job is a three-year project funded by the Brewers Association. The position pays $65 thousand per year with benefits. Sounds like a dream job, right?
According to the job posting from Washington City Paper, the position’s focus would be on craft beer since the industry has boomed in the last couple of years.
“We have collected food history for many years, so when we were doing the research for the exhibition, which is all about big changes in the post-WWII era in how and what we eat, one thing we were curious about is the craft beer movement,” says the museum’s curator, Paula Johnson.
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The Smithsonian has plenty of information on brewing from the 19th and early 20th centuries. But now, they’re looking to fill out their post-1960s collection.
If you’re a craft beer lover and live in the D.C. area, snatch this once in a lifetime job up before it’s too late.