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    The Smithsonian Institution is a diverse museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge. The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values and transitions in contemporary Native life. The incumbent of this position provides major editorial and administrative assistance to the Publications Manager. 

    This position is OUTSIDE the bargaining unit. 

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    • Incumbent works with designers and editors to establish schedules and budgets, guiding the production of publications through: establishment of a production schedule and budget; management of the bidding process to select printers and other vendors; coordination of delivery and distribution of printed materials.
    • Incumbent provides content and copy editing and proof-reading for all manuscripts, from books, exhibition scripts, catalogues to ephemera—e.g., invitations, brochures, and calendars.
    • Assists the Publications Manager in preparing and monitoring the department budget for both federal and trust funds.
    • Incumbent works with Publications Manager in establishing and monitoring contracts with editors, writers, photographers, publishing houses and others, ensuring that contracts follow Smithsonian and federal policies and guidelines.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - 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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    1082 Writing And Editing

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