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This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
NOTE: This position has been extended until May 18th, 2021 for those who wish to apply.
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board's (IACB) mission is to promote the economic development of American Indians, Indian Tribes, and Alaska Natives (Indians) through the promotion of Indian arts and crafts and the expansion and protection of the market for the products of Indian art and craftsmanship pursuant to the IACB's statutory authorities. In executing its mission, the IACB endeavors to improve the economic status of Indians, ensure the continuing vitality of a valuable American heritage, increase Indian participation and control in the growing Indian fine arts and handcrafts business, enable Indians to realize their full potential for employment and income from the demand for their creative work, and assist Indian cultural leaders who are developing an institutional framework to support the preservation and evolution of tribal cultural activities.
The IACB museums play a role in promoting authentic Indian arts and crafts through their permanent exhibitions, changing promotional sales exhibitions, and public educational activities. The museum staff serve as advocates to educate the public on the Act and to encourage submission of valid complaints of violations under the Act. The museums serve as major economic, cultural, and educational attractions in their respective regions.
This position is located within the Department of the Interior, within IACB's Southern Plains Indian Museum (SPIM) located in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and reports to the Curator of the SPIM.
At the full performance level (GS-05) the major duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:
- Assists the Curator with the museum's exhibitions.
- Assisting the Curator with the documentation, care, and preservation, and use of the SPIM collections.
- Assisting the Curator with the SPIM outreach and education programs.
- Assists the Curator with development, installation, and maintenance of the SPIM exhibits.
- Assists with the daily maintenance/physical care of the facility and general clerical duties.
- Responsible for visitor services in the museum and assisting the Curator with public relations issues related to the SPIM.
Indian Preference Policy: Preference in filling this vacancy is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application prior to the closing date of the announcement, if claiming Indian Preference. Applicants selected under Indian preference from this vacancy will be appointed under the Excepted Service, Schedule A 213.3112(a)(7) appointing authority. Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applications in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles.
NOTE: This HR Office uses an automated recruitment system. We query a question labeled "Background Information" in the Occupational Questionnaire to identify applicants claiming Indian Preference. You must answer this question. If you are claiming Indian Preference, you must also submit your valid BIA-4432 form to verify your claim. Preference in filling this vacancy is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application prior to the closing date of the announcement, if claiming Indian Preference. Applicants selected under Indian preference from this vacancy will be appointed under the Excepted Service, Schedule A 213.3112(a)(7) appointing authority. Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applications in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requires physical exertion when participating in repair and maintenance work or when installing museum exhibitions, which involve bending, stooping, or lifting moderately heavy items such as paintings or sculptures. Must have accurate color vision because of extensive involvement with the visual arts.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is generally performed in a high-security museum facility, and the employee must follow prescribed security procedures meticulously. Otherwise, the work environment involves everyday risks and discomforts, which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting/training rooms, libraries, museum storage rooms, workrooms, and museum galleries. The employee must apply workplace safety practices for the use of office equipment, gallery, and storage equipment, ladders, and observance of security and fire regulations.
This vacancy is also announced as OS-6020-21-KS-105(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 1-2 time a year for this position.
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