Women’s History Curator for Content & Interpretation, National Portrait Gallery (NPG), Smithsonian Institution (SI)

  • 09 Apr 2019 10:28 AM
    Message # 7273358
    John Witek (Administrator)

    Overview

    • Open & closing dates

     04/08/2019 to 04/22/2019

    • Pay scale & grade

    GS 11 - 12

    • Salary

    $69,581 to $108,422 per year

    • Appointment type

    Term - Federal

    ·         Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the Office of Audience Engagement, National Portrait Gallery (NPG), Smithsonian Institution (SI).  The employee has the primary role at the NPG in the development, management, and execution of mission-driven research-based projects and education programs as they relate to the history of women in the United States and/or its pre-colonial indigenous communities.

    Responsibilities

    o    Conducts original research on Women in historical and contemporary portraiture.

    o    Develops, researches and presents public programs (talks, films, lectures) related to the museum collections and his/her research on Women’s history. 

    o    Researches, develops, and implements lesson plans, teacher programs, and education focused on-line exhibitions related to women in the collection.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May require some travel.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    o    Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation

    o    May need to complete a Probationary Period

    o    Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

    o    Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

    Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

    For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    Qualifications

    All applicants must meet these Basic Education Requirements: (You must submit unofficial school transcripts):

    1. Degree: museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field; or 2. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education; or 3. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown above.

    In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you may qualify for this position if you possess the Specialized Experience below:

    For Grade 11:

    You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position Specialized experience is defined as researching Women’s history and culture, including visual culture in order to develop education programs to attract diverse audiences.

    For Grade 12 :

    You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position Specialized experience is defined as developing, managing, and executing mission-driven research-based projects and education programs as they relate to the history of women.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    Or Education:

    For Grade 11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    Completion of graduate level education in the amounts shown in the table, in addition to meeting the basic requirements, is qualifying for positions at grades GS-7 through GS-11, and GS-12 research positions if it provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-12 level.

    Or a Combination:

    Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

    For more information and to apply go to this website.