Museum Technician (Visitor Experience Representative)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 17, 2021
Closes
Apr 24, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Visitor Experience (XVE) welcomes visitors to the museum by listening, orienting, and assisting them to ensure that they have positive and meaningful experiences. The primary purpose of this position is to assist Gallery visitors and staff by offering exceptional customer service and treating all visitors, staff and volunteers in a welcoming, respectful, tactful and professional manner in line with the Gallery's Standards of Excellence.

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Responsibilities

As a Museum Technician, you will:
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Gallery floor plans, including layout of collections/exhibitions, restaurants, gift shops and entrances/exits.
  • Keeps informed of the Gallery's calendar of events, service tools, special events and daily offerings. Demonstrates strong understanding of the neighborhood and other amenities that would benefit both local visitors and tourists from around the world.
  • Checks coats and other personal items in checkrooms. Answers incoming calls to gallery phone lines.
  • Provides access control for general admission and other events or special exhibitions.
  • Reserves passes and event reservations.
  • Assist with data entry and clean-up, preparing museum mailings, training incoming employees, responding to online correspondence.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
05

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



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.

The position requires standing for extended periods of time, up to 2½ hours without a break; to ascend and descend stairs; to lift visitor bags or packages that may weigh up to 20 lbs; to move sign and rope stanchions for line management; to move service materials, such as a box of maps. Incumbent may screen large items and/or luggage by using an X-Ray machine. Position may require wearing of technology, such as a radio earpiece and/or carrying a portable radio for up to an entire shift.

Qualifications

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1016-5.

For this position, specialized experience is at least 1 year of general experience; general experience is any progressively responsible clerical, office or other work experience that indicates the ability to perform the duties of this position.

Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.
  • Knowledge of the National Gallery of Art floor plans, including layout of collections/exhibitions, restaurants, gift shops and entrances/exits; its administrative policies and organization; and its collections.
  • Knowledge of technical tools and systems, including frequent use of tablets, phones, computers for training as well as service and support.
  • Ability to learn and master ticket reservation systems, queuing apps, and related information management tools.
  • Strong understanding of and experience in customer service sufficient to serve as a highly visible front of house gallery representative to the general public.

  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

    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

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The National Gallery of Art uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements of this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify whether you are eligible for merit promotion by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    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 evaluation rating may be adjusted accordingly.

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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
    Suitability/Fitness

    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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