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Friday, July 29, 2016
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SMITHSONIAN SEEKS CRAFT BEER HISTORIAN
Smithsonian National Museum of American History looking for job seekers to fill a new post in Washington DC: official craft beer historian.
The Craft Beer Movement has officially arrived,” said Mike Shess, publisher of San Diego’s West Coaster Magazine.
The tasty job pays just under $65K, plus benefits for that right person needed
"research, documentation and collecting American brewing history" to head the facility's American Brewing History Initiative.
UPI quoted curator Paula Johnston saying the Smithsonian became curious about the history of craft beer while looking at other foods and beverages with cultural significance.
In an other interview with the Washington City Paper, curator Johnson offered,
Johnson adds, “We were looking at wine, coffee, cheese, artisanal bread, and farmers markets. Well, this movement with small-scale, local regional beer is part of the ethos."
Meanwhile back to the craft beer historian job: Candidates with an advanced degree in American business, brewing, food, cultural, or similar specialization within history are encouraged to apply," the Smithsonian online job posting says. "Must be able to travel, work independently as well as within a team environment, to meet deadlines, and to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public."