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    Summary

    The Smithsonian Institution (SI) is a diverse museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge. The National Air and Space Museum department of Space History embraces topics such as rockets, spacecraft, and other technologies.

    The incumbent curates the department's collection and exhibits with a focus on rockets, rocket engines, missiles, and launch vehicles in the context of the history of science and technology.

    This position is OUTSIDE bargaining unit.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties of the GS-11 and GS-12 are the same.  At the GS-11 level there is closer supervision of the work completed.

    • Conduct independent technical research on the history of rockets, rocket engines, missiles and launch vehicles in the context of the history of science and technology resulting in publications in peer-reviewed journals or books.
    • Serve as a curator to include managing and interpreting artifacts associated with the history of rockets, rocket engines, missiles and launch vehicles in the context of the history of science and technology.
    • Develop exhibits, especially as related to the history of rockets, rocket engines, missiles and launch vehicles in the context of the history of science and technology.
    • Prepare technical reports in writing as well as oral presentations to the staff and public and digital outreach on the Museum and its collection.
    • Foster relationships across the organization to enhance attention to the history of rockets, rocket engines, missiles and launch vehicles in the context of the history of science and technology

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13 - 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.

  • Job family (Series)

    1015 Museum Curator

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