The Smithsonian Institute is doing research on the American Craft Beer Movement and they’re looking to pay a Beer Historian $64,000 a year to travel the country and drink craft beer!

The Smithsonian Food History project at the National Museum of American History, in Washington, DC, is seeking a professional historian / scholar to conduct archival and field research for a new initiative on American brewing history, with special emphasis on the craft industry. The position is located in the Division of Work and Industry and will be a three-year appointment. The successful candidate will have proven experience in scholarly research, organizing and conducting oral history interviews, writing for both scholarly and general audiences, and knowledge of material culture and archival materials. The candidate will work with members of the curatorial staff on collections work and develop content for a wide variety of programs and applications, including digital formats. Candidates with an advanced degree in American business, brewing, food, cultural, or similar specialization within history are encouraged to apply.

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.

To apply, send a CV, a cover letter, and names of three references to: Abigail Karow at

So essentially, if you’re good at History and you like to drink Craft Beer then this is the job for you!!!