Job Title: Cultural Arts Program SpecialistJob Announcement Number: 14R-DP-299009-MPA-NMAI
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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/ Per Year
Thursday, November 14, 2013 to
Friday, November 29, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to current and former Federal employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility. Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply; such as applicants with a disability, former Peace Corps volunteers, certain military spouses, veterans seeking a VRA/VEOA appointment, or veterans who have been separated from armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.
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, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, 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.
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.
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