This Request for Quote (RFQ) is issued by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (CHSDM), for technical, professional, non-personal content and instructional services for 20 weeks in accordance with the Statement of Work (SOW).

We prefer price quotes to be submitted by email. All proposals are due by 5:00pm EST, on August 31, 2023.
Email Subject line: Request for Quote-CH Email:
Attn: Kim Robledo-Diga, Director of Learning and Audience Engagement

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (CHSDM) has a requirement for one contractor for a Youth program initiatives leadership. The award will be for 20 weeks; the firm-fixed price range for services is $18,000-$20,000.

CH’s national High School Design Competition
o Develop the theme and necessary materials to launch CH’s national High School
o Design Competition. Materials include theme description, K-12 educator support materials, competition timeline, and updated requirements and FAQ.
o Outreach to promote the High School Design Competition
o Oversee the competition’s digital submission platform, ensure data is up to date.
o Respond to inquiries and respond by updated the competition websites FAQ section.
o Track and adhere to budget.
o Other related duties as needed.
Design Field Trips
o Oversee day to day functions of CH’s Design Field Trips (DFT) late October 2023- early February 2024.
o Regularly meet with the Visitor Experience scheduling team to ensure educators and school schedules are on track.
o Communicate regularly with contractual educators to ensure the developed curriculum is meeting goals and modify as needed based on feedback.
o Ensure DFT materials are replenish as necessary.
o Work with the Dir of LAE to ensure on-time payment of contractual educators and budget tracking.
o Other duties as needed.
Family Programs
o Assist in developing bi-monthly Family Program themes.
o Write program description and post on the CH website.
o Ensure the contract educator staffing for those programs.
o Order supplies for programs.
o Manage day to day budget and processing of contractual educator invoices.
o Other duties as needed.
o Youth Innovation in Rural America program
o Work with the Dir. of LAE to finalize professional development training materials.
o Assist with ordering supplies for the four state trainings.
o Other duties as needed.

The period of performance will be mid-September 2023-mid February 2024.

Two days on-site at Cooper Hewitt and one-virtual day per week.

Work hours shall be up to 20 hours a week between the days and times of Mondays through Fridays, 9:00am to 5:30pm. Work hours vary based on deliverables and timeline but should not exceed and average of 20 hours a week. Work will not be conducted on Federal Holidays or days when SI offices are closed due to weather or other emergency closures. No overtime is needed to complete this work.

$30.00 to $50.00

4 year degree