Topic ID #34689 - posted 2/1/2015 2:56 AM

Museum Specialist (Collections Manager), GS-09 - few vacancies, Washington, DC

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Museum Specialist (Collections Manager)
Agency:Smithsonian Institution
Job Announcement Number:15R-RA-299824-DEU-NPG
SALARY RANGE:    $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Friday, January 30, 2015 to Friday, February 13, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-1016-09
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full-Time, Permanent - Federal
DUTY LOCATIONS:    FEW vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement # 15R-RA-299824-MPA-NPG.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Public Trust - Background Investigation
About the Agency
This position is located in the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The purpose of this position is to serve as the Collections Manager and Administrative Assistant for the Department of Photographs and the Department of Prints and Drawings. The incumbent provides collections management, acquisitions management, procurement assistance, and office-related support to the curators and staff of these curatorial departments.
Not Required
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.
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Coordinates collection management functions that include accession number requests, photography orders, requests for the movement of objects, and the retrieval and return of artworks to storage.
Processes collection catalog records including data entry; supports acquisition process by preparing and editing acquisition reports; uses collection database to track artworks for photography, conservation and exhibition; and manages procurement and travel.
Oversees collection storage, developing and implementing collection space plans and participates in periodic inventories.
Utilizes specialized knowledge of collections to guide and assist researchers and answer inquiries.
Communicates with vendors, contractors, staff, researchers, and general public.

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