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    The Deputy Director is responsible for assisting and participating with the Director in overall planning, development and management of all programs and activities of the Museum. Incumbent has specific responsibility for supervision of the following offices: Research and Scholars Center, Education, Publications, Registrar’s Office, Exhibitions and Administration. The Museum functions as a public museum devoted to the acquisition, study, interpretation, and exhibition of American Art.

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    Participates with the Director in providing executive leadership and direction for all departments of the Museum in the planning, development and management of museum programs and operations. Helps formulate program goals and objectives, and issues policy guidelines for museum operations. Monitors program plans covering all aspects of museum operations, including collections management, research, exhibits, and public education. In the absence of the Director, makes policy decisions concerning museum programs including matters of budget, staffing, organization, and building management.

    Develops and maintains standards and criteria for program development and execution throughout the museum. Reviews and evaluates proposals for new programs or major shifts or expansions in existing programs. Recommends approval or disapproval of such proposals, and provides leadership and guidance on improving the proposed programs. Continually evaluates program operations, and initiates or directs management studies to achieve improvement.

    Directs and coordinates the activities of subordinate offices and assists the Director in managing other offices and staff. Develops and implements operating policies, standards, and procedures to assure continued high quality performance. Develops and monitors policies to achieve management objectives in various areas as, for example, labor-management relations and equal employment opportunity. Assures that subordinate supervisors effectively carry out their responsibilities. Reviews and approves recommendations for personnel actions affecting key subordinates, and acts on major personnel problems referred by subordinate supervisors. Initiates or directs major studies to improve organization, staffing and employee performance.

    Explores and develops joint programs in cooperation with universities, federal agencies, and other Smithsonian offices. Reviews and recommends appropriate action on applications or proposals for grants or contracts and other projects. Participates in national and international conferences and meetings, and serves on national and international art committees. Provides expert advice and consultation to federal agencies, professional and other organizations.

    Attends high-level Smithsonian policy meetings and conferences, and makes significant contributions to the development of Smithsonian policy and priorities. Testifies at Congressional hearings on budget requests and other matters as required.

    On behalf of the Director of the Museum, works closely with the Directors of the National Portrait Gallery and the Archives of American Art to assure fully cooperative plans within the Patent Office Building, as well as a coordinated approach to the Institution’s programs in the field of American art.

    Acts as Museum Director in absence of the Director, assuming full authority and responsibility for the Museum’s programs and operations.

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    0340 Program Management

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