Museum Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 13, 2017
Closes
Jul 24, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the largest national museum for the study and exhibition of African American history and culture. Its primary purposes are to acquire, maintain and preserve objects which document social, cultural, political, military, technological and scientific developments in the United States related to the African American experience; to conduct scholarly research designed to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in the field of African American history, to publish findings for both scholarly and general audiences; and to interpret historical developments through public exhibits and programs as well as digital content.

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.


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-07 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as processing, cataloging, accessioning, providing exhibition support, creating and enhancing digital records for collection objects and coordinating work flow related to collections.

    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 opportunity nnouncement closing date.

    For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for
    General Schedule Positions
    viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

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    DUTIES:

    This position is located in the Office of Collections, Office of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Work assignments may require duty locations either at the Smithsonian’s Pennsy Collections and Support Center in Landover, Maryland, or at the NMAAHC’s offices on the National Mall in Washington, DC., and will provide collections, facilities and exhibition management responsilibities including:

    • implement NMAAHC access policies and procedures in compliance with SI collections guidelines;
    • devise and implement visitor experience strategies for collections access;
    • monitor collections access requests for NMAAHC, SI, and external entities;
    • schedule and support access requests for NMAAHC, SI, and extrnal entities; and
    • provide collections management accesss support for approved unit, public relations, and social media requests.