Museum Specialist (Art)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 20, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located within the office of the Deputy Director (DD), Division of Conservation (DCL), in the Paper Conservation Laboratory (DCL-PA). The primary purpose of this position is to prepare works of art on paper and photographs for exhibition, loan, and storage. Mats and frames works of art on paper and photographs in the National Gallery of Art collection, and as authorized on new and proposed acquisitions and works of art on loan to the Gallery.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent:

Mats and frames works of art on paper and photographs in the National Gallery of Art collection, and as authorized, on new and proposed acquisitions and works of art on loan to the Gallery using accepted conservation materials and procedures while maintaining the aesthetic standards established by the Gallery. Prepares special housings for the display and storage of bound volumes.

Assists the Head of Paper Conservation and other Matting and Framing Specialists in the coordination of matting, framing, and installation activities associated with exhibitions, loans, and storage, including the supervision of temporary contractors. Informs the Head of Paper Conservation of all problems or schedule conflicts and works to resolve them.

Assists with maintaining accurate records regarding work completed in the matting and framing studio, the location of works of art, and the documentation and inventory of frames and supplies.

Maintains the proper storage of works of art on paper and photographs in the National Gallery collections correcting any problems identified by conservators and curators.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
09

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Only U.S. citizens may apply for employment consideration.
  • Subject to a background/suitabiity investigation
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

Physical Requirements: Good manual dexterity, excellent eyesight and color discrimination. Work includes heavy lifting and handling, as well as the handling of extremely delicate works of art. The position requires an ability to operate machinery and tools for the cutting and preparation of mats and frames often for extended periods of time.

Qualifications

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-1016-9. Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-1016-9. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility to the GS-7 level in the Federal service OR a Masters degree or 2 full academic years of related graduate education. Specialized experience is experience is hinging, matting, and framing works of art on paper (i.e., prints, drawings, and photographs of all types) using accepted conservation materials and procedures.

Other Relevant Eligibility Criteria : Must be able to distinguish among different shades of the same color. Must possess fine motor skills and high levels of manual dexterity. Must be able to stand for long periods at a time, and for a majority of the work day.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS resume the possession of this specialized experience. If their resume does 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 application packet clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.
  • Ability to prepare prints, drawings, photographs, and bound volumes for exhibition, loan and storage.
  • Skill in hinging, matting, framing, and installation activities associated with exhibition, loan and storage of works of art.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records regarding work completed in the matting and framing studio, the location of works of art, and the inventory of frames and supplies.
  • Knowledge of how best to maintain and care of works of art on paper and photographs, correcting any problems identified by conservators and curators.

CITAP/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

Although this position does not 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 .

Additional information

The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

• Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.

AN EXTERNAL SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST BE FINGERPRINTED AND RECEIVE A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, RESULTING IN A SATISFACTORY SUITABILITY DETERMINATION BEFORE BEING HIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

• All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement

Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

How You Will Be Evaluated

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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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit.

Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.
  • Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
  • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
  • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
  • It is important that your resume is complete and thorough. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).

  • Displaced Federal employees: To be considered CTAP/ICTAP eligible, you must submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP/ICTAP status. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 .

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits is required.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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