About the Agency
*******This announcement has been amended to update the work schedule from permanent Trust appointment to a two year temporary Trust appointment.*******
This position is located in the Preservation and Restoration Unit of the Collections Division, Collections and Research Department, National Air and Space Museum (NASM). The Unit is responsible for protecting the National Collections of Aeronautics and Space artifacts through proper and authentic preservation and restoration techniques and for the preparation of the artifacts for the anticipated major move to the new Dulles Center facility.
- Preserves, restores, disassembles, repairs, and reassembles, and in some cases, designs and manufactures new parts of aeronautics and space artifacts.
- Constructs forms, jigs, cradles, dollies and slings, as needed to safely handle artifacts during the restoration process.
- Conducts artifact-handling operations including those that require the operation of forklift hoists, small cranes, Aerial Work Platforms, scissor lifts, and SI passenger vehicles/box trucks.
- Maintains a clear, concise, and detailed written report of each restoration project, often with daily entries.