Sarah Hamad of Tufts University and Yenny Martin of Bennington College

The Museum Mindfulness Project

How do we keep Smithsonian facilities beautiful? With your help! Watch and learn about simple ways you can help keep our museums clean and comfortable when you visit...P.S. The animations will make you smile.

Smithsonian Facilities' interns

Seriously Amazing Facility Internships

Understanding the built environment will help you excel in any career choice. Come and learn about what it takes to be an FM in some of the most iconic facilities in the world. “Unlock” your key to success!

Sustainability at the Folk life Festival

Sustainability at the Folk life Festival

Our Festival Sustainability Team hopes to spread the knowledge we have developed and inspire other festivals, institutions, and even individuals to explore more sustainable practices for their special events.

Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day 2015

Facilities and Families

Smithsonian staff and their children learn about a variety of FM technology during the first half of Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day 2015.

National Math Festival

Clean Math: FM at the National Math Festival

Eight FM employees show children and adults how math is relevant to cleaning, masonry, and other FM fields at our nation’s first ever National Math Festival.

OFMR Video

Watch & Learn about OFMR

SI Facilities are visited by millions each year and this Facility Management (FM) team ensures visitors experience world class facilities.


Kendra L. Gastright

Meet the Director

Kendra L. Gastright has more than 16 years of experience managing facilities both at the Smithsonian Institution and in the Navy.

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Storm Clean Up


Our Facility Management (FM) Internship Program offers an opportunity for students to gain experience as emerging professionals and learn about the FM profession. We currently offers two internship tracks: Academic & Technical.



Exhibiting FM

Learn about our team’s most exciting stories, projects, events, and how we connect with visitors.

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Sustainability at Folklife Festival


Watch and read about how the Smithsonian Facilities Management Team supports sustainability initiatives at the Smithsonian.

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Smithsonian Alerts

Smithsonian Alerts

See the latest facility operating status and emergency information.

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