Job Title:Museum Specialist (Art)
Job Announcement Number:13R-CR-298791-TRF-SAAM
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/ Per Year|
|Thursday, July 11, 2013 to
Wednesday, July 17, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-Time, Permanent. -
This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits.|
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Washington, DC, USView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States.
This position is located in the Registrar's Office in the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The incumbent assists the SAAM Associate Registrar and the SAAM Collections Manager for Paintings and Sculpture in the operation of SAAM's Registrar's Office. He/she is responsible for the proper care, maintenance and storage of the SAAM collection of works of art in the Donald W. Reynolds Center (DWRC) and the Renwick Gallery, and the SAAM off-site facilities.
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- Complete a Probationary Period
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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Experience: You must have one year of full time experience related to the operation or management of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects at the GS-07 level that is close or similar to the work of this job. For this vacancy, Specialized Experience is defined as activities such as safely storing, recording, tracking, inventorying, moving and handling art objects in a museum.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Or Education: Two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree related to the position.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and/or proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
- Knowledge of professional practices related to fine arts collection care, storage, inventory and documentation.
- Knowledge of art techniques and schools of art and artist with particular emphasis on American painting and sculpture.
- Knowledge of safe handling & packing methods for works of art.
- Knowledge of museum collection information systems.
- Knowledge of museum cataloguing standards.
- Ability to assist researchers.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:Back to top
The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, commuter benefits, health/life insurance, and accidental insurance.