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Museum Curator

Department Of The Interior
Hapeville, Georgia
Closing date
Oct 14, 2023

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Position Type
Archivist / Curator / Librarian
Full Time
Museum Studies
Organization Type
This position is located in Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Park, in the Resource Management Division.

Open to the first 50 applicants or until 10/10/2023 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provide overall professional and technical direction for the museum collection program, plans for and develops recommendations for programming priorities of all museum management functions, and ensures that NPS and professionally recognized procedures are applied in all operations.
  • Maintains all record keeping and documentation for museum collections.
  • Plans and implements proper curatorial procedures for on-site and outside exhibits.
  • Conduct research necessary to identify and/or authenticate museum objects, to obtain necessary catalog data, to develop new techniques for collection preservation, and to determine legal status (copyright).
  • Maintain proper preservation, security and fire protection, and collection storage conditions; monitors, controls and maintains the environment for collections; and manages an integrated pest management program.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-10/10/2023-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 for each federal position listed as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of qualifying experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. Failure to adequately provide information needed to determine number of hours worked in each position may result in that time not being credited when evaluating qualifying experience.

For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.

Basic Qualifications Requirements: You must meet one of the following basic qualification requirements below, for the Museum Curator, GS-1015-11. If you do not meet these basic qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position. This is a screen out question.

Have successfully completed a graduate degree in an accredited college or university leading to a masters degree in museum studies.
  • OR-

Have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in museum studies, archaeology, anthropology, history, or similar area of cultural resources management.
  • OR-

Possess at least four years of experience that provided the knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown above.
  • OR-

Have a combination of education and experience, with courses equivalent to a major, plus appropriate experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Specialized Experience/Education

To qualify for this position at the GS-11 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: applying the principles of museum management, and using technical expertise in their application; assisting with the management of long-term museum collection storage, and providing and/or assisting with access to, research of these collections; documenting museum collections with special emphasis on architectural, archeological, archival, and history collections; assisting with project development including planning and management of a unit and/or program; working with other staff members that deliver museum services and support. You must include hours per week worked.
  • OR-

EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with fields of study such as museum studies, art, history, archeology, scientific subjects, or other courses related to this position. You must include transcripts.
  • OR-

Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above that meets 100% of the requirements for this position. You must include transcripts.

Volunteer Experience: 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.

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