Education Specialist (Museum)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 23, 2021
Closes
Mar 04, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum. The employee provides oversight in managing the Family Programming, working with the appropriate museum teams to develop and deliver educational programming for all visitors, with an emphasis on family groups.

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Responsibilities

As the Education Specialist, the incumbent would preform the following duties in the position:
  • Research and develop large-scale and other programming events, based on the collection and work of the Museum, for a variety of audiences, with a focus on family groups.
  • Work with the Museum team on showcasing appropriate program elements for audiences outside the Museum to maximize program reach and effectiveness.
  • Use a combination of content knowledge, research and understanding of educational best practices, to develop new/enhance existing larger-scale museum programming events, both independently and as program work team leader.
  • Manage all controlling administrative processes and paperwork for their programming, and the coordinate programming with the Special Events team and other Museum stakeholders.
  • Assist Education staff or contractor in the evaluation of programming, including assisting with the creation of surveys and other evaluation instruments, and their administration; the collection and analysis of survey data; and the creation of evaluation reports to be used to inform the modification of existing programming and the creation of new programming.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pre- and post-appointment background investigation
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer


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.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.
    or
  • Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above.

  • AND

    Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as coordinating the implementation of that museum related programming, that includes budgeting, and leading other staff and volunteers to ensure program operation, assisting with the creation of appropriate marketing plans and promotional materials for the museum related programming; and creating educational programming for outside audiences with an emphasis on families.

    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: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    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.

    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 .

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/
    Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
    Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
    Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
    Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com
    Retirement Program - https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/

    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 first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with scholars, scientists or other specialists in order to create effective programming
  • Ability to organize large-scale museum events that include robust and engaging digital programming through a variety of platforms.
  • Knowledge of education theory and teaching practices related to learning that takes place in museums or similar setting that includes the interpretation of historic or scientific topics
  • Ability to organize large-scale museum events, including working with internal and external event partners, managing staff and volunteers, managing controlling administrative processes, and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of evaluation methods used for museum educational programming.

  • Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria:
    • Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above.
    • Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above.
    • Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree.

    This category rating process 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 category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.

    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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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing

    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:
    • Resume - Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. If you want to receive full credit for relevant experience your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.

      USAJOBS has guidance on how to ensure that you submit a complete resume: If you have not written a Federal resume before, you may watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel , or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ article on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
    • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
    • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

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