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    Summary

    This position is located in the Education Unit (EU), National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution (SI).  The employee researches, develops, writes, and produces online and print educational materials for K-12 teachers and students in Native Knowledge 360°, the museum’s national effort to challenge common assumptions and practices and to provide educators and students with new ways of teaching and learning about Native American history and cultures.

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    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for development and delivery of teacher professional development programs in a variety of settings and formats; develops and implements of strategies and materials for growth, sustainment, and national outreach of the Native Knowledge 360° initiative, to include multimedia online lessons with interactive components, storyboards for videos and narrated slide shows, student activities using primary resources, interpretive text, student worksheets, teaching posters, teacher guides, and lesson plans for teachers.
    • Coordinates and collaborates closely with the Education Unit and several other NMAI departments to research, write, and produce materials and to set and meet production schedules; manages a product development team (including regional contributors, educators, and SME’s); and ensures project timelines and concise feedback and instructions for educational product team members, including museum staff and external contractors and partners.
    • Writes and edits Education Unit materials, including project reports and grant applications. Interprets program requirements and criteria to obtain grants; works closely with them in the planning and development of their proposals. Monitors each product through all phases of development and production to completion. Provides professional and policy advice and assistance to grant applicants and to ongoing grant projects.
    • Develops new procedures for treating a demonstration of unusual or unique products or practices in actual school situations. Ensures that education products have appropriate content reviews and Museum approvals. Collaborates with project evaluators and assists with product testing and evaluation planning and implementation for completed products as well as those under development providing technical assistance as needed.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Incumbent will required to travel (30%); local and national travel is required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582369800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.