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    This position is located in the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum.  The purpose of this position is to assist with moving the collection from the Paul E. Garber Facility to the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center by handling, packing, storing, shipping, maintaining, and preserving artifacts from the National Collection.

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    As a Museum Specialist, the incumbent would perform the following duties:

    • 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.

    • Oversees and performs all types of artifact handling operations, including de/installations, which require the operation of trucks, hoists, forklifts and similar equipment.

    • Plans the sequence of work for project team members coordinating needs for special support as required.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    09 - This position is at the full performance level.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/614166900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.