Education Specialist

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

About the Agency

This position is located in the Education Division and Public Engagement (EPE) Department of the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall.

The incumbent will research and develop large-scale and other programming events, based on the collections and work of the museum and are designed to appeal to visitors Museum, for a variety of all ages, with special emphasis on families with young children. Family Programs are often museum-wide events that require coordination among museum divisions and outside partners audiences, with a focus on family groups; coordinate all aspects of the delivery and implementation of that programming; maintain all pertinent records and reporting metrics; assist in program evaluation and promotion.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience in developing and delivering educational programming for multiple visitors, with an emphasis on families.

    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.

    Or Education: Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.

    Or Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. 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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    • Research and develop large-scale and other programming events, based on the collection and work of the Museum, for a variety of audiences, with a focus on family groups.
    • Use a combination of content knowledge, research and understanding of educational best practices, to develop new/enhance existing larger-scale museum programming events, both independently and as program work team leader.
    • Manage all controlling administrative processes and paperwork for their programming, and the coordinate programming with the Special Events team and other Museum stakeholders.
    • Assist in the evaluation of programming, including assisting with the creation of surveys and other evaluation instruments, and their administration.

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