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    Summary

    This position is located in Smithsonian Exhibits (SIE), Smithsonian Institution In Landover, Maryland. The incumbent will perform a full range of production and related tasks in the preparation and installation of museum exhibitions of a complex nature, each with unique challenges including specialized techniques and unique materials. 

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    Responsibilities

    • Working from conceptual ideas, scale layouts, detailed design drawings, or files, the incumbent prepares and produces finished exhibit components.

    • The incumbent utilizes a wide variety of materials such as plastics, epoxies, adhesives, plaster, clay, wood, wood, composites, laminates, metals. Using knowledge of materials and their applications, the incumbent determines the most appropriate technique and approach for each assignment, selecting the most appropriate materials while using a high degree of technical and artistic skill to accomplish the task.

    • Working with project managers, designers, curators, and other diverse museum professionals, the specialist accepts responsibility for his/her part in the production of a given project, and at many times, works in a team setting.

    • Work includes researching and identifying proper materials; assisting in the estimating of the project; providing feedback on designs and/or drawings submitted; specifying and/or ordering supplies; directing the work of others or acting as point person during the course of a specific project; and representing the department as needed.

    • The incumbent may detail the components or submitted digital files using a variety of computer 3D scanning/manipulation software or CAD/CAM software. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11 - FPL-GS-11

  • Job family (Series)

    1010 Exhibits Specialist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603882400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.