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Museum Technician

Department Of The Interior
State Farm, Virginia
Closing date
May 20, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Museum Studies
Organization Type
The incumbent serves as a museum technician located at a museum facility located at the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Resource Management Division. The purpose of the position is to perform uncomplicated tasks in one or more of the functional areas of the museum specialty.

This position is not eligible for remote work.

Open to the first 50 applicants or until 05/22/2024 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.The major duties of the Museum Technician position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Implement preventive conservation for museum collections in exhibit and storage areas as directed by policy and park guidance.
  • Assist with documenting the collection with research, cataloging, photo documentation and maintaining museum records.
  • Serve as a member of a team to support the interpretation and exhibition of museum collections at multiple sites.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-05/22/2024-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.

To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess all 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-05 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience involves work in a museum. This experience must include all of the following: collections management, registration, cataloging, research preservation, or conservation of collections of museum material, or other experience related to the position to be filled. Most positions require a particular subject-matter specialization, e.g., aeronautics, anthropology, art, geology, history, natural science, technology, biology, or zoology.

You must include hours per week worked.
  • OR-

EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least four full years of education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or 24 semester hours of course work in a related field. Study in the areas of art history, museum studies, scientific subjects or other courses related to the position to be filled. You must include transcripts.
  • OR-

Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies". Experience listed as full-time will be credited at 40 hours per week.

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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