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The employee in this position serves as a permanent, full-time Museum Curator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 6, DC Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, located in Spearfish, South Dakota. 

SALARY: First time employees to the Federal Government should expect to be hired at the Step 01 level.
GS-11, Step 01 is $59,246 per year


  • Serves as Museum Curator and Chief of Collections Management for this Historic National Fish Hatchery, which includes approximately 15,000 artifacts and 160,000 pieces or archival material on site, and a National Register of Historic Places listed site, including several buildings and structures.
  • Develops and implements the cultural resources management program
  • Serves as technical advisor to management on matters related to Service history, fisheries history and culture, and local area history and pre-history
  • Initiates and guides acquisition and deaccession of museum objects for sound growth of the collection at the Hatchery
  • Performs the full realm of museum curation work for the Hatchery including collection maintenance and conservation, overseeing preservation and accurate interpretation of historic structures and site, planning and preparing exhibits, etc.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses for this position will be authorized in accordance with appropriate Federal regulations. Eligibility for specific relocation services will be determined at the time of selection.