Museum Curator (Art)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 21, 2019
Closes
Jan 21, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - 25% or less


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

    Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary, the incumbent may frequently walk to other offices in the East and West Buildings.

    The National Gallery of Art provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

    For this position, specialized experience is at least one year of curatorial experience, equivalent in responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, developing old master European paintings collections, and organizing major art exhibitions in a museum or other cultural institution.  Successful candidates will also have earned at least a Bachelor's degree in art history from an accredited college or university, or the equivalent.  Highly competitive candidates will have earned a Master's degree or PhD.

    Other Relevant Eligibility Criteria: Must be available for periodic weekend duty.  Must be available for U.S. and European travel, up to 7 days per trip.  Must have advanced reading ability in Dutch and at least two of the following languages: German, French, and Italian.

    Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS resume the possession of this specialized experience.  If their resume do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.  those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.  Candidates should ensure their resume and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

    Skill in organizing exhibitions.

    Ability to develop a museum quality fine art collection.

    Knowledge of collection management.

    Knowledge of art history and art historical research in Northern European paintings before 1900.

    Skill in art museum program administration.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

    This position have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

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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 and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified".

    Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:

    Best Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.

    Well Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some, but not all of the major aspects of the position.

    Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.                                                                                             


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    Drug test required No


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