Museum Curator (ART)

Washington D.C.
Apr 23, 2019
Apr 23, 2019
Full Time

25% or less - The incumbent maybe required to travel occasionally, 5-6 times per year on average, usually within the US.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • 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.
  • Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

    Basic 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, 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 must have the following:

    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 experience developing and maintaining museum collections, conducting and publishing research on American art, conceiving and developing exhibitions for a museum; and presenting public programs including gallery talks and lectures.

    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.

    See Education Requirements Section

    Flexible Spending Accounts -
    Health Insurance -
    Leave -
    Life Insurance -
    Long Term Care Insurance -
    Retirement Program -

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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 American art and portraiture and the non-American sources and influences on American art sufficient to research American historical and contemporary portraiture in order to curate exhibitions, document collections and identify potential acquisitions.
    2. Skill in recognizing objects and subjects suitable for a museum to broaden collections in under-represented categories.
    3. Skill in American art, history and culture to conduct specialized research to contextualize the interpretation of portraits and integrate biographical and cultural components.
    4. Skill in written communication to effectively prepare written presentations, reports, analysis papers, and communication materials in the fields of American art and history for both scholarly and general audiences. 

    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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    Read more Security clearance Not Required

    Drug test required No

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