The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) provides a public service to educational, scientific, cultural, and on occasion, commercial institutions by creating, organizing and administering exhibitions for tour and offering related technical services. The incumbent serves as Registrar for SITES in the Exhibition Department. The Registrar is essential to the thorough coordination of exhibitions and related loans, the safe handling and care of the traveling exhibitions and loaned objects, and information management.Learn more about this agency
50% or less - Travel will be 25 to 50%.
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 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 arranging shows, selecting exhibits, preparing displays, maintaining the registration, accession, documentation of objects and planning exhibits in a museum or cultural institution.
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: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree relating to the position.
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.
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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:
- Knowledge of full range of museum registration practices and procedures.
- Ability to develop concept plans and specifications for exhibits.
- Ability to safely hand and ship various objects from museum collections.
- Ability to communicate orally.
- Knowledge of legal standards for documentation of museum collections.
- Ability to develop/maintain hardcopy and electronic exhibition budget files.
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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