Supervisory Museum Curator (Political History)

Washington D.C.
May 02, 2017
May 31, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Museum Curator (Chair) in the Division of Political History and reports to the Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs. The incumbent works closely, and in coordination with, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Museum Director. The purpose of this position is to conduct research of a substantial scholarly level relating to the history of American political history; write and publish scholarly articles, monographs, books, and web documents; and is active in professional organizations.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for this position.

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  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation.
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • May be required to serve an 18-month probationary period for supervisors.
  • All applicants must meet these Basic Requirements (You must submit unofficial school transcripts): 1. Degree: museum work or in an applicable subject-matter field; or 2. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education; or 3. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown above.

    In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you may qualify for this position if you possess the Specialized Experience below:

    Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.

    For this position Specialized experience is defined as researching, collecting, and exhibiting material culture related to American political history, which is demonstrated through a range of research products such as scholarly articles, teaching, lectures, oral histories, archival holding, museum collections, exhibitions, and/or public programming.

    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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

    Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

    For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at

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