Museum Specialist (Assistant Loan Officer)

Washington D.C.
May 19, 2017
Jun 05, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This announcement has an APPLICATION LIMIT of 150 applications. Therefore applicants should apply as soon as possible. If the 150 application limit is not met previously, the job announcement will close at 11:59 pm, on Friday, June 2, 2017. Applicants need to ensure they provide all supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement.

This position is located within the Office of the Deputy Director (DD), Registra and Loan Division (DR-DLS), of the National Gallery of Art, which is responsible for maintaining and updating records on all works of art owned by or entrusted to the care of the National Gallery of Art, and for the location, condition, safety and movement of these works of art. The purpose of this position is to assist the senior Loan Officer with the processing and recording of outgoing loans of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, works of art on paper, and other media from National Gallery of Art collections to other institutions, and for coordinating the multi-layered loan approval process.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-64B 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.

  • Occasional Travel
  • 10% or less

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Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-1016-9. Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-7 level, registering works of art with a museum or other culture institution.

Other Relevant Eligibility Criteria: Must be available for travel, domestically and internationally.

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.

  • Knowledge of artwork loans, loan policies and procedures, and financial and legal aspects of loans.
  • Skill in records management.
  • Ability to manage relationships, and the safe transport of art objects, between the Gallery and other institutions.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this position.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by 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.

Physical Requirements: The majority of this work is done at a computer station during normal office hours. moderate physical mobility is required, which includes walking, lifting, stretching, stooping, and standing. The incumbent frequently walks to other offices in the National Gallery's East and West Buildings, carrying papers, books and files. The incumbent must be able to lift books, files, and boxes weighing up to twenty pounds.

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