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    Summary

    This position is located in the Collections Processing Unit (CPU), Collections Department, Collections and Curatorial Affairs Directorate, National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Smithsonian Institution. The purpose of this position is to assist the Supervisory Museum Specialist in collections care and management of a team specifically tasked with handling, packing, storing, shipping, maintaining, and preserving artifacts from the National Collection.  

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    Responsibilities

      • Perform tasks of a technical nature in support of collections management.
      • Work with a crew of museum technicians and specialists that are responsible for the packing, handling, moving, transporting, storing, and monitoring of artifacts such as airplanes, helicopters, aircraft engines, missiles, cannons, guns, spacecraft, satellites, spacesuits, uniforms, art, and other related aeronautical and space objects, many times serving as the team leader for such projects.
      • Routinely makes use of the museum’s computerized Collections Information System. This includes creating specific artifact databases, adding information to those databases, and assisting the curatorial departments with other areas of the database.
      • Disassemble, assemble, load, unload, secure, crate, or cradle aforementioned types of artifacts. These tasks require the incumbent to construct cradles, dollies, and other supports necessary to ensure safe handling, movement, and storage of the artifacts.
      • Performs all types of artifact handling operations, including de/installations, which require the operation of trucks, hoists, forklifts and similar equipment.
      • Articulate and communicate to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - .

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

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