Education Specialist

Washington DC, DC - Posted on: Tuesday 08/30/16

Description

Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

This position is located in the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture's Education Department. The incumbent consults with curators and other museum staff to conceive, coordinate and conduct engaging, and diverse Signature Public Programming, to include collaborative activities such as conferences, symposia, grant-sponsored lecture series, NMAAHC Curatorial Programs, and SI collaborations based on the museum vision, exhibitions, and other relevant themes.

Please note: This incumbent of this position may be requried to work some evenings and weekends.

Duties

The incumbent consults with curators and other museum staff to conceive, coordinate and conduct engaging, participatory, and diverse Signature Public Programming, and outreach and collaborative activities such as conferences, symposia, grant-sponsored lecture series, NMAAHC Curatorial Programs, and SI collaborations based on the museum vision, exhibitions, themes, and other relevant themes.

Incumbent designs creative programming to attract, educate, and enrich diverse audiences of all ages; plans and coordinates logistical details; and proposes programming content for the museum website.

Authors detailed, and polished program proposals, descriptions of existing programs as well as those in development; provides specifications for materials & supplies, rentals, audiovisual, horticulture, signage, documentation, insurance, and security requirements; and prepares online and paper promotional materials for printing and electronic distribution.

Develops budgets for programs; and makes arrangements for presenters, workshop leaders, and consultants to include: travel, honoraria and hospitality.

Develops evaluation criteria and designs formats for collecting statistical information to evaluate the quality and success of the visitor experience and the program.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel to academic and professional conferences may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Qualifications

All applicants must meet the following Basic Requirement (You must submit unofficial school transcripts)

A. Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position. or

B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above.

In addition to the basic requirement listed above, you may qualify for this position if you possess the following Selective Factor and Specialized Experience requirements below.

All applicants must meet the following Selective Factor Requirement: (your application must show written evidence of this requirement) 

SELECTIVE FACTOR: Experience developing public programming with an emphasis on African American History and Culture and/or African diaspora.

In addition to meeting the selective factor above, applicants must 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: Conceiving, developing, implementing and evaluating educational and public programs for diverse audiences for a museum, educational or cultural institution.

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: 
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.

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.

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

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Key Requirements

    • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
    • May need to complete a Probationary Period
    • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.