Topic ID #35512 - posted 4/1/2015 3:19 AM

Exhibit Specialist, GS-09 - few vacancies, New York, NY

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Exhibit Specialist
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:NESHRO-KA-1365615-15-96
SALARY RANGE:    $54,576.00 to $70,945.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 to Tuesday, April 7, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-1010-09
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS:    Few vacancies in the following location:
New York, NY View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Q - Nonsensitive
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement.  Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. 
POSITION INFORMATION: This is a permanent, full-time position.
Occasional Travel
Infrequent travel required.
U.S. Citizenship Required
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Valid state driver's license required.
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Design museum exhibits, including development of three-dimensional, graphic, lighting,and other visual and special elements, using both PC and Macintosh computers, and software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Vectorworks. Prepares design drawings of exhibits, including detailed construction, layout, and special effect diagrams and material specifications, using computer-assisted design programs.
Design and produce original interactive web content for park webpage using NPS CMS (Content Management System) as well as Adobe CS5 Master Suite of applications such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, and Flash Catalyst.
Design, produce, and install theme-based interactive multimedia programs for exhibits for use on a variety of platforms, including PC, MAC, tablet, media player, an smart phone, using a variety of software, including Adobe CS5 Master Suite.
Ensure that the concepts and principles of Universal Design are incorporated in all exhibit and multimedia design projects to be in compliance with current ADA (American with Disabilities Act) and ABA (Architectural Barriers Act) guidelines and to allow visitors to access information in compliance with Section 508 electronic and information technology standards.
Develop and maintain automated exhibits management data using National Park Service-wide systems and according to service wide standards, including ANCS+, FMSS, PEPC, and Museum Exhibit Planner.
Fabricate (build), install, and maintain exhibit components including gallery structures, case structures, specialized artifact mounts for two and three-dimensional artifacts, physically or electronically interactive exhibits, and other special effects components.
Operate, maintain, and convey information to the public through a variety of audiovisual technologies, including, but not limited to DVD players, digital media players, LCD video projectors, DLP video projectors, plasma video monitors, LCD video monitors, audio amplifiers, audio mixers, audio equalizers, and touch screen video monitors.
Review design drawings and oversee fabrication and installations of exhibit components by outside contractors as needed and ensure conformance to structural and materials specifications, satisfactory operation of special effects components, and compliance with current ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and ABA (Architectural Barriers Act) guidelines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Highly developed manual dexterity is frequently required and occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects (over 50 pounds) may be necessary. Both standing and sitting for long periods of time are often required. During exhibit preparation and installation work may involve climbing scaffolds/ladders and painting. Ability to operate motor vehicle to transport exhibit supplies and artifacts. Work is performed in an office/workshop setting in a historic structure sometimes undergoing stabilization, and occasionally outdoors. Transportation to and from the work site is by boat.
AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: The park is located on Liberty and Ellis Islands in the New York Harbor and is linked to Manhattan and New Jersey by staff boats and visitor ferries. A temporary bridge joins Ellis Island and Jersey City, New Jersey. Living in New Jersey is a viable option with the connecting bridge to Ellis Island and abundance of mass transit buses and trains. The area enjoys mild winters and hot summers with picturesque springs and autumns. Park housing is not available.

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