Job Title: Museum Curator (Cultural and Linguistic Revitalization)Job Announcement Number: 14A-RA-299287-DEU-CFCH
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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Friday, March 28, 2014 to
Friday, April 18, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
Federal Term appointment for 4 years.
FEW vacancies in the following location:
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WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
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About the Agency
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."
This position is located in the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The purpose of the position is to serve as Folklife Curator specializing in cultural sustainability with an emphasis on cultural and linguistic revitalization.
- 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
- Degree: museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field such as the following: linguistics, folklore, anthropology or a museum studies degree;
- Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study in linguistics, folklore, anthropology or museum studies.
You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as experience serving as an expert advisor on cultural and linguistic revitalization matters involving one of the following four: exhibitions, review of research proposals, manuscripts, or published materials. Experience also includes conceiving presentations related to cultural and linguistic revitalization for two of the following seven areas: festivals, web features, virtual exhibitions, videos, traveling exhibitions, cultural heritage policy initiatives or archival user resources products.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.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:
- Ability to manage a community-based cultural and linguistic revitalization program for an organization, gained through work experience.
- Ability to prepare research-based projects and publications in linguistic and cultural revitalization, gained through work experience.
- Ability to prepare presentations on the field of cultural and linguistic revitalization, in a variety of formats, gained through work experience.
- Ability to develop funding proposals for an organization that have resulted in receipt of funds for cultural projects from a variety of sources.
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:
The review of your resume will determine your final rating and 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.