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Serves as the rights and permissions expert for NMAI and independently provides direct support to several units throughout NMAI.
Attends unit meetings across NMAI to assess the need for multiple-use permissions and provides advice and assistance at the earliest phases of project, exhibition, or program development and identifies any potential problems or issues related to the securing of necessary rights and permissions.
Researches materials, objects, or topics to determine ownership of copyright and required clearances and corresponds with rights owner(s) or legal representatives concerning copyright and permissions.
Researches and reviews digital images in NMAIs collections and/or archives as well as images from external sources, making recommendations to the project teams for the inclusion of specific images in exhibitions and public programs based on rights and permissions considerations.
Develops, updates and maintains computer spreadsheets and databases of activities related to internal and external copyright and permissions including status, purpose, expenditures, approvals, expiration date and procedures for renewal.
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 should apply to Job Announcement #14R-DP-299716-MPA-NMAI.
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Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as researching and negotiating the use of copyrighted images from external parties for the use in exhibitions, publications, and/or public programs and providing recommendations to project teams on the use of specific images based on copyright considerations in a museum, historic site, or cultural organization/institution setting.
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: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if 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.
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What To Expect Next
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