Calling All Beer Lovers — Smithsonian Will Pay You to Examine Beer

It’s the profession prospect of a lifetime for sudsy sippers and beer buffs throughout the nation.

To anybody who ever informed you ingesting alcohol would get you nowhere in life (thanks mother), right here’s your probability to show them mistaken. The Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American Historical past is seeking to rent a beer historian/scholar for a three-year appointment primarily based in Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian Establishment Nationwide Museum of American Historical past not too long ago introduced the job opening to spearhead its American Brewing Historical past Initiative and is proposing a fairly good-looking determine of $64,650 — plus loads of bubbly advantages — to the precise candidate.

The job is a model new place funded by the Brewers Affiliation, a nationwide commerce group that represents craft beer makers. In accordance with the museum’s curator Paula Johnson within the Washington Metropolis Paper, the Smithsonian is searching for a candidate who can “focus and dedicate efforts in the direction of analysis, documentation, and amassing American brewing historical past.”

Granted, this gig entails much more than touring the nation and Instagramming your aesthetic cocktails. This new initiative would require you to gather, doc, and protect brewing historical past by a spectrum and analyze the way it connects to bigger themes in American historical past.

Brewing and beer have been a monumental ingredient of the American expertise since earlier than the nation’s founding and — as everyone knows —continues to considerably form group life and tradition into the current day. In spite of everything, what would our school days have been with out beer pong and Edward 40 Fingers?

Though the Museum of American Historical past at the moment holds details about beer historical past courting again to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, they really maintain little or no know-how from the Nineteen Sixties to at this time, which many take into account to be the top of the craft beer trade.

The historian/scholar place will want people to journey with the intention to interview beer trade professionals and write articles for all platforms. They may even need to carry out analysis for displays and archives and — in fact — drink the stuff. Candidates with a sophisticated diploma in American enterprise, brewing, meals, cultural, or related specialization inside historical past are inspired to use.

However beer fanatics ought to hurry — purposes for the coveted beer historical past place are due by August 10. Sadly, your record-holding beer rely in school doesn’t look like factored into the ultimate determination.

Originally posted 2016-07-29 22:14:57.