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    Summary

    This position is located in National Postal Museum (NPM), Smithsonian Institution. The employee serves as curator of the museum's permanent collection of postage and revenue stamps, stamped envelopes, postal history objects, and related artifacts to carry out the museum's mission of collections development and refinement; research; exhibition development; and public service.

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    Responsibilities

    Grade 9:

    • Develops personal knowledge of the museum's holdings and ensures careful identification, accurate cataloguing, and authoritative interpretation of artifacts in the museum's collection.
    • Conceives, proposes, and develops onsite, online, traveling, and digital exhibitions from the permanent collection as well as temporary displays at national and international philatelic expositions and postal trade shows.
    • Informs individual and group stakeholders, other agencies, and the public about the curatorial department's activities.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of the museum's collecting plan through acquisition and deaccession and the preparation of related reports and paperwork.

    Grade 11:

    • Develops personal knowledge of the museum's holdings and ensures careful identification, accurate cataloguing, and authoritative interpretation of artifacts in the museum's collection.
    • Proposes and carries out original research into the historical, artistic, technical, and cultural aspects of philately or postal communications resulting in publication online, in technical and/or specialist journals, or through exhibition.
    • Conceives, proposes, and develops onsite, online, traveling, and digital exhibitions from the permanent collection as well as temporary displays at national and international philatelic expositions and postal trade shows.
    • Informs individual and group stakeholders, other agencies, and the public about the curatorial department's activities.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of the museum's collecting plan through acquisition and deaccession and the preparation of related reports and paperwork.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel will be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    1015 Museum Curator

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