This position is located in the Division of Medicine and Science within the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The employee serves as the Division Chair (Medicine & Science) and is responsible for carrying out the research, collections management, exhibitions development and education to meet the mission of the museum.
Serves as member of the Curatorial Affairs management team advising the Associate Director on long-term plans and intellectual emphases for the museum, the division and specific exhibitions.
Leads and manages the Division of Medicine & Science Staff; develops recommendations for research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programs; and implements museum plans and priorities.
Serves as Project Director for major exhibitions.
Has own research of a substantial scholarly level in history of science or medicine; writes and publishes scholarly, articles, monographs, books, and web documents, and is active in professional organizations.
Who May Apply
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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 may also apply to Job Announcement #14A-MR-299567A-MPA-NMAH.
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Submit a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) & unofficial transcript
Submit a writing sample of no more than 12 pages.
1. Degree in museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field related to the position. OR
2. Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR
3. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in #1above.
In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, You Qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as researching, collecting, and exhibiting material culture related to history of American science or medicine. This experience is demonstrated through a range of research products such as scholarly articles, teaching, lectures, oral histories, archival holding, museum collections, exhibitions, and/or public programming.
Education cannot be substituted for the required specialized experience.
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.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you 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.
EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Applicants who are referred to the selecting official may be required to make a presentation.
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What To Expect Next
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