Topic ID #35445 - posted 3/26/2015 4:26 AM

Museum Specialist, GS-11 - few vacancies, Washington, DC

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Museum Specialist
Agency:Smithsonian Institution
Job Announcement Number:15R-MR-300446-DEU-NMAAHC
SALARY RANGE:    $63,722.00 to $82,840.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 to Tuesday, April 7, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-1016-11
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full-Time, Permanent - Federal
DUTY LOCATIONS:    FEW vacancies - 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-MR-300446-MPA-NMAAHC.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Public Trust - Background Investigation
About the Agency
This position is located in the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The NMAAHC is the national museum for the study and exposition of African American history and culture. Its primary purposes are to acquire, maintain, and preserve objects which document social, cultural, political, military, technological, and scientific developments in the United States; to conduct scholarly research designed to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in the fields of African American history; to publish findings for both scholarly and general audiences; and to interpret historical developments through public exhibitions and programs.
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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This position serves as a museum specialist (visual arts) in the Office of Curatorial Affairs (OCA) by providing assistance to supervisory curators. Incumbent will assist supervisors with research, collections development (including acquisitions, documentation, and management), exhibition development, public service. Work assignments may require duty locations either at the NMAAHC’s offices on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., or the Smithsonian’s Pennsy Collections and Support Center in Landover, Maryland. The duties and responsibilities include:
conducts research and analysis related to American art, art by African Americans, and African American history and culture for exhibitions, publications, collections, and potential acquisitions
responsible for writing material for object labels, the museum’s website, interactive educational devices, and acquisition documentation as determined by curatorial supervisors;
assists in responding to visual art inquiries from the public as well as institutionally;
collaborates with collections management and curatorial staff in the long-term development of the NMAAHC’s collection and the information pertaining to it;
supports the collection acquisitions and loan processes by preparing justifications, researching some potential acquisitions, communicating with vendors, processing acquisitions paperwork, and monitoring all phases of payment processing; and
uses the museum’s collections information system (TMS) to search, identify, and obtain curatorial and/or collections management information on objects.

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