Job Title:Cultural Arts Program Specialist
Job Announcement Number:14R-DP-299009-DEU-NMAI
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|Thursday, November 14, 2013 to
Friday, November 29, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-Time, Permanent -
|FEW vacancies -
New York, NY 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 should apply to Job Announcement #14R-DP-299009-MPA-NMAI. |
This position is located in the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian-NY (NMAI-NY), Smithsonian Institution. The employee is responsible for the coordination of a variety of the museum's public programs and productions, including programs featuring Native music, dance, theater, storytelling, author events, and related demonstrations, as well as special program events and projects that relate to the Native Cultural Arts.
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- 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.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience developing Native-themed public programs in a museum setting, which include Native music, dance, theater, storytelling, author events, or related demonstrations.
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: Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements. 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 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, and experience in, tribal customs and culture, Native histories and contemporary issues, research methods, performers, and community networks as they pertain to the study of Native American performance practices.
- Knowledge of program production and practice, including technical and logistical support, best practices for museum-based public programs and events, and program and audience development.
- Knowledge of basic administrative methods and techniques.
- Skill in written communication for the purpose of producing program memoranda, notes, letters, reports, and promotional materials related to the presentation of programs.
- Skill in dealing with a variety of people and circumstances in an array of public forums.
Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position. Important Note:
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 sufficient 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.