Program Coordinator (Conservation Center)

Washington D.C.
Oct 19, 2017
Oct 19, 2017
Program Manager
Full Time

This position is located in the Lunder Conservation Center of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. The Lunder Conservation Center is comprised of five labs and studios where the public can see conservators examining, assessing, and treating fine art frames, works on paper, objects, and paintings from both museums¿ collections. The visitor areas of the Center are open to the public seven days a week during normal museum hours. The incumbent plans and is responsible for coordinating a wide array of educational programs that aim to reach a broad audience, researches public reaction to the Center and its interpretive elements, and develops and oversees the production of interpretive content which clearly details to the general public what fine art conservation entails and how it serves to preserve our national art treasures.

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  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.


    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 planning and implementing a variety of public or educational programs and interpretive materials in an art museum or similar cultural setting, the types of programs consist of lectures, symposia, demonstrations, workshops or tours utilizing interpretive materials such as digital images, video or text.

    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:

    master's or equivalent graduate degree


    2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree


    LL.B. or J.D., if related

    Or a Combination:

    Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying.

    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.

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    1. Knowledge of fine arts, art history, museum studies or conservation.
    2. Ability to research and develop interpretive materials.
    3. Knowledge of web and interactive computer applications and formats, especially content management and image editing.
    4. Ability to plan, develop and implement public programs.
    5. Knowledge of financial tracking and procurement.
    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 detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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