Writer-Editor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 07, 2017
Closes
Jul 24, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The position is located in the Office of Exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The purpose of this position is to support the development, writing, and editing of exhibition scripts for presentation at the National Museum of Natural History.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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-7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as researching, writing, and editing science and/or natural history museum exhibition scripts; and ensuring projects conform to content development, educational standards, and accurate scientific content.

    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: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.

    Or a 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.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    DUTIES:

    • Writes and edits a wide range of materials for exhibitions.
    • Edits submitted scripts for style, grammar, completeness, and thoroughness, ensuring that the final script supports the objects on display and the accompanying visual elements.
    • Ensures that the vocabulary and language used is appropriate for the stated audience level and that the necessary background information is provided so the visitor will be able to understand new or difficult ideas and concepts.
    • Participates in exhibition planning as a member of the exhibition team.