The Smithsonian American Art Museum are looking for a time-based media conservation specialist to create baseline documentation of the museum's time-based media collections. This will be a fixed-price, 12 month contract, not to exceed 2000 hours. The likely period of performance will begin January 1, 2018 and end February 1, 2019. Required services will be performed on location in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, its offices, and its storage facilities. Items to be documented will include media artworks incorporating a variety of technologies and materials including film, analog video, digital video, audio, proprietary and custom electronics, computer hardware, proprietary and custom software, and sculptural elements. At present there are 125 works in the collection that require documentation.
The deadline for quote submissions will be December 11 at 6:00PM.
Individuals will require a DUNS number and to be listed in the federal System for Award Management (SAM). If you are interested and do not have a DUNS number and are not listed in SAM you should start this process as soon as possible. You do not need them to submit a quote but you will need them to accept the contract and receive payment.
Please contact Dan Finn with any questions regarding this announcement. If you are interested in the contract a Request For Quote and Statement of Work will be provided, which explain what the work will entail, how to submit a quote, and how received quotes will be evaluated.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
750 9th Street NW | Suite 3100 | MRC 970 Washington, DC 20001