Job Overview

Summary

National Park Service - Experience Your America

This Exhibit Specialist, GS-1010-09, position is located at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site (NHS) in Cornish, NH.  As a unit of the National Park Service, it is the mission of Saint-Gaudens NHS to preserve, protect and interpret the cultural and natural resources historically associated with Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). In partnership with the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, the site promotes the arts through exhibitions, special events, and programs as a living tribute to the sculptor.  The staff is organized in four divisions with a small core of year-round permanent staff and often doubling or tripling in size with seasonal staff and volunteers. 

The selected applicant will serve as Exhibit Specialist in the Resource Management and Maintenance Division assisting the Division Chief with planning, initiating, performing and evaluating preservation work on a variety of historic structures.  The historic structures at Saint-Gaudens NHS are key resources and the efforts of this position are important to the overall success of the park's mission.  The Exhibit Specialist accomplishes preservation projects through personal work performance and with assistance by day labor (in-house) service employees and by formally administered contracts.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Career/Career-Conditional, full-time subject-to-furlough position. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide for employment on a full year-round basis. The employee will work full time (at least 40 hours per week) when in pay and duty statues. Employee is guaranteed to work not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment.

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

Duties

As an Exhibit Specialist, GS-1010-09, at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, duties include:

  • Analyzing and evaluating historic structures and developing procedures for a complex preservation maintenance program;
  • Serving or assisting as a project leader, managing historic preservation projects and contracts, serving as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on projects or assisting as Project Inspector;
  • Designing and building finished frames and cases to hold works of art for exhibitions, preparing and applying finish coats on woodwork and building packing crates to ship art objects;
  • Performing restoration and repair work on a variety of historic and modern surfaces;
  • Undertaking other temporary minor job duties as assigned to accomplish park mission, such as performing minor plumbing, heating and electrical work and removing snow from walkways, roofs and roads using snow blowers shovels, roof rakes and plows.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No