Topic ID #35988 - posted 8/4/2015 1:34 AM

Museum Curator, GS-06/07 - Seneca Falls, NY

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Museum Curator
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:NE SHRO MM 1465041-15-122
SALARY RANGE:    $31,944.00 to $51,437.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Friday, July 31, 2015 to Monday, August 10, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-1015-05/07
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Seneca Falls, NY View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Public Trust - Background Investigation
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click Women's Right National Historic Park.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.
This Museum Curator GS-1015 position that is being advertised at the GS-05 and GS-07 grade levels and has career-ladder promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level is being advertised and filled under a Permanent appointment. Be advised that this Museum Curator GS-1015 position is seasonal in nature and is being advertised as a Career-Seasonal position, which means the work of this position does not provide for employment on a full-time year-round basis, thus the incumbent will be subject to a period in non-duty / non-pay status each year.
This Career-Seasonal position is expected to include paid periods of work of between twenty-two pay periods (44 weeks) and twenty-four pay periods (48 weeks) - the variation in the length of the paid periods of work each year will be dependent on availability of funding and operational needs. The incumbent of this Museum Curator position will be placed in non-duty / non-pay status for up to four pay periods (8 weeks) per service year. This period in non-pay / non-pay status will generally occur between November and February each service year.
Occasional Travel
Incumbent will occasionally be required to travel within the local commuting area, within the State of New York, and / or out of state in order to attend training, conferences and/or meetings.
U.S. Citizenship Required
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
NPS Uniformed Position
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MAJOR DUTIES:  Incumbent of this Museum Curator position with Women’s Rights National Historical Park will be responsible for identifying, inventorying, and cataloging museum objects; processing and maintaining museum records; and using a personal computer for database entry. You will also be responsible for historic housekeeping, integrated pest management, and environmental monitoring of historic structures and museum collections. You will perform maintenance, care, handling, and storage of museum objects and identification of object deterioration. You will also communicate with co-workers, volunteers, museum professionals, the general public, researchers, and other professionals regarding access and use of the museum collection, library, and archives.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   The work requires mental alertness, better than average manual dexterity, and mobility. Although primarily sedentary, inspections and operations evaluations involve activities demanding a certain amount of exertion such as walking, climbing, crawling, lifting of heavy objects, bending, stooping, and reaching. Working with collections can involve prolonged exposure to hazardous materials and equipment. Working with lighting systems, environmental control systems, and alarm systems can involve exposure to electrical current and the use of power tools with physical hazards. The work entails the ability to concentrate for long periods of time.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Most of the work is performed in an office and storage facility. Frequent visits are made to the library, visitor center, and other museums in the park. Some travel to other facilities and museums, as well as to training and professional meetings is required.
AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION:   Seneca Falls is situated between the two major cities of Rochester and Syracuse and is just 110 miles east of Buffalo. Seneca and Cayuga Lakes are seconds away offering recreation water sports and tremendous fishing. From stunning scenery and important historic sites to fertile farmlands and world-class museums, from hundreds of charming villages to exciting urban centers in Rochester and Syracuse, the variety of experiences visitors can enjoy throughout the region is impressive. It is home to more than 100 wineries while offering four-season recreational activities of every description. In the winter, temperatures range from 0-40 degrees with an average of 10 inches of snow per month. Summer temperatures range from 60-85 degrees with high humidity. There are numerous public schools in the area as well as two and four- year colleges.

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