Job Title: Technical EditorJob Announcement Number: NGA-13-31A
Agency: National Gallery of Art
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/ Per Hour
Friday, March 29, 2013 to
Friday, April 19, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Part Time, 20 hours per week, -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from United States citizens and nationals
Vacancy announcement # NGA-13-31B is being issued at the same time for this position and is open to federal competitive status candidates and those candidates eligible under special appointing authorities (e.g., 30% or more compensable service-connected disabled veterans, VEOA, and individuals with disabilities). Candidates who wish to apply under both vacancy announcements MUST apply separately for each announcement.
The National Gallery of Art seeks a highly motivated individual to provide editorial and managerial expertise for its website and publications related to the permanent collection, especially the Systematic Catalogue of the Collections and to the Gallery’s education, library, and research departments.
DUTIES:Back to top
Establishes and maintains a master plan for the publication of approximately eighteen proposed Systematic Catalogues, of which two or three will be active at any one time, in consultation with the editor in chief and the deputy director and chief curator. Acts as project manager to the Getty Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI), an initiative that has been underway for several years and is in the process of being designed and implemented in 2013. Manages and oversees the preparation, editing, design and production (print or online) of the Systematic Catalogues and other volumes. Describes duties for, assigns work to, and mentors assistant editors. Prepares grant applications and follow-up reports and drafts fiscal year budgets. Selects and negotiates agreements with outside authors, translators, copy editors, proofreaders, designers, digital media contractors, indexers, photographers, and other freelancers and reviews their work for completeness and quality. Demonstrates knowledge of art history and demonstrates understanding of various art-historical methodologies gained through an academic degree or through sustained experience in an art museum or with a scholarly art or cultural studies publisher. Works side-by-side with IT and web personnel to develop the technical requirements for each online or digital project. In addition to a strong grasp of printing technology, demonstrates a clear knowledge of the principles and processes of digital and web technology.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1083-13. This requires at least on year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience overseeing the development, editing, design, and production of arts-related content for print publications and at least one of the following: 1) e-books; 2) online publications; 3) digital publications (such as apps or e-brochures).
Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.
- Knowledge of art history and the digital humanities.
- Skill in leading multiple projects in a publishing office including managing a major digital or online publishing project.
- Ability to direct the preparation of art related publications for both general and scholarly audiences in a variety of formats with experience in digital production, workflows, and technologies associated with apps for tablets or smart phones.
- Ability to manage and oversee the preparation, editing, design and production (print or online) of the Systematic Catalogues and work with the curators and educatiors to develop other new print, online, and digital publications related to the permanent collection.
- Knowledge of the principles of project management as well as a high level of skill in both leading and sustaining the momentum of multiple projects at one time, gained through more than four years of project management in a publishing office, including experience managing at least one major digital or online publishing project.
- Highly competent in budget preparation for print and digital media projects as well as experienced in preparing and following up on successful grant applications for foundations.
Physical requirements: Work is primarily sedentary, with some movement throughout all Gallery buildings requiring the ability to carry small packages, books, and files. Must be able to work under tight deadlines.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
All qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three pre-determined quality categories. This evaluation will be based on the personal, educational and work experience indicated in the candidate’s résumé and responses to the applicant questions. The three pre-determined quality categories are: Best-qualified; Well qualified; and Qualified
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your responses are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have overstated your experience or your responses are not supported by your resume OR if your application is incomplete, you will be assigned to a quality category commensurate to your described experience. Later steps in the selection process may be used to verify your stated level of experience and capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not hiring you. To preview questions please click here.