Museum Curator (Asian Pacific American History)
The incumbent of this position serves as a Museum Curator (Asian Pacific American History) in the Division of Work & Industry, within the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The employee is responsible for carrying out research and publications, developing and managing collections, and exhibitions and providing public service by responding to inquiries regarding the Asian Pacific American experience as it relates to the broad historical sub-fields and collections in the Division of Work & Industry. This includes Asian Pacific American experiences in the history of labor, business, food, technology and the environment.Learn more about this agency
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required by this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
You must meet these basic education requirements:
1. Degree: museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field.
2. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
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 above, you may qualify for this position if you possess the Selective Factor and Specialized Experience below:
All applicants must meet the Selective Factor Requirements: (You application must show written evidence of this requirement).
Selective Factor: Experience working at a scholarly level in the fields of Asian Pacific American history with a research focus and expertise on at least one of the following communities: Chinese, Korean, or Filipino Americans.
In addition to meeting the Selective Factor above, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience.
Specialized Experience: you qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.
For this position specialized experience is defined as researching, collecting, and exhibiting Asian Pacific American material culture and related items in historical context. Experience 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.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants for this position may be evaluated in multiple stages. The first stage is an evaluation of your responses to the online multiple-choice questions that assess your experience, education, and/or training for the job related competencies below:
- Skill in researching and writing about Asian Pacific American history.
- Skill in interpreting, developing and managing museum collections.
- Skill in developing and maintaining museum exhibitions and exhibition-related public programs.
- Ability to communicate with scholarly and lay audiences.
All applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will receive a final rating within one of three category groups based on one or more stages of evaluation which measure job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each quality category. The Hiring Manager may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no veteran in that category is passed over to select a non-veteran in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Veterans who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.
Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
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