Exhibition Designer

Washington D.C.
Apr 07, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is within the staff of the Director (D) in the Design and Installation Division (DID) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), and reports to the Senior Curator, Chief of Design. The purpose of this position is to design architectural spaces and exhibitions and to produce the accompanying documents and materials used for coordination and construction of temporary and permanent exhibitions. The incumbent designs components for architectural spaces and exhibitions, prepares architectural working drawings and packages, and researches materials needed for construction.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-53B to persons with federal competitive status or reinstatement eligibility, or who are eligible under the Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or other special hiring authorities, including Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority and Schedule A authority to hire individuals with severe disabilities. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.

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  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

    Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1010-12. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-11 level, designing architectural spaces and exhibitions for a museum or similar cultural institution.

    Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumés do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

    Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

    • Skill in architectural design, for gallery spaces in an art museum.
    • Ability to detail exhibition casework and architecture.
    • Skill in managing others in the performance of technical and other duties.
    • Knowledge of functional and successful design schedules.
    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

    Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

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