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    The Smithsonian Institution is a diverse museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge. This position is located Collections Processing Unit (CPU), Collections Department, Collections, Archives and Logistics Directorate, National Air and Space Museum (NASM). This position assists with handling, storing, shipping, transporting, maintenance, preservation and exhibition of artifacts apart of National Collections.

    This position is INSIDE the bargaining unit. 

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    • Performs tasks of a technical nature in support of collections management
    • Works 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.
    • In preparation for storage, shipping, transportation or exhibition, the incumbent must 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
    • He/she oversees and performs all types of artifact handling operations, including de/installations, which require the operation of trucks, hoists, forklifts and similar equipment.
    • He/she articulates and communicates 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

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    11 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.

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