Work with Us

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Volunteers have provided a primary means of support for the Smithsonian Institution since its establishment in 1846. Strong volunteer partnerships are essential for the Institution to successfully carry out its work. The Libraries have a variety of volunteer opportunities both in our branch libraries and "behind the scenes" in areas like cataloging, special digital projects, and book conservation.

For more information about volunteering at the Smithsonian, please see our Opportunities for Volunteer Service.


Job openings for the Smithsonian, and information on how to apply for those jobs, may be found through the Office of Human Resources or on