Appointed as Business Development Associate, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Enterprises


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, French Language and Literature, Boston University

Position Description

As the world’s largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian Institution is a global organization, working across art, history, culture, science, and education in more than 130 countries around the world. Whether assisting in the rescue of cultural treasures following a natural disaster or conducting cutting-edge scientific research for biodiversity conservation, our scholars and professionals are engaged throughout the world to explore, care for, and support our global cultural and natural heritage—all in the service of the Smithsonian’s mission: the increase and diffusion of knowledge. Smithsonian Enterprises is the Smithsonian Institution’s brand-building and revenue-producing organization. It has three primary business divisions: media, retail, and consumer products and licensing.

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Global Business Development, the Business Development Associate will work across Smithsonian Enterprises to expand the Smithsonian brand and create projects through the development of global strategic partnerships. The associate will be involved in all aspects of business development, including helping develop products and services, creating marketing strategies, and negotiating deals with current and future partners around the world. The associate will work closely with the business development team to identify new collaboration opportunities with organizations located primarily overseas and then cultivate those partnerships into meaningful activities for the Smithsonian. The associate will be responsible for these activities within a specific international territory (Americas, Middle East, and/or Asia).