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Smithsonian Institution Supervisory Museum Specialist (General) in District of Columbia, District Of Columbia

Summary The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo—shaping the future by preserving heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world. This position is in the National Museum of African Art (NMAFA).The museum is a leading research and reference centerfor the visual arts of Africa. Responsibilities The Supervisory Museum Specialist serves as Head Registrar within the Registration Department of NMAFA. The Registration Department is responsible for collection management activities in the areas of accessioning, digital photography, incoming and outgoing loans, object movement, storage, packing and shipping, and care and handling of objects in the Museum’s custody, as well as the ethical and legal documentation issues associated with these activities. In this position you will: Implement a collections management policy, continuously monitoring the policy for suitability to the institution’s needs and conformance to applicable current laws and statutory regulations, updating and revising as appropriate. Manage a collections information and management system, both manual and automated as well as coordinates responses and suggestions from administrative, curatorial and conservation staff regarding the type of information to be entered and the production report. Coordinate responses and suggestions from administrative, curatorial and conservation staff regarding the type of information to be entered and the production report. Manage all registration aspects of the temporary loan exhibition program, which may include exhibition organized and exhibited at the National Museum African Art (NMAFA) and sent to other museums, as well as exhibitions organized by other museums and exhibited at NMAFA. Assure that objects on loan to museum are properly insured and that objects from the Museum’s collection are insured while off the premises of the Smithsonian Institution. Oversee the movement and security of objects within the Museum and assures that all objects belonging to the Museum or in its custody are handled with care. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. Conditions of Employment COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS: For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination requirements and its impact on your application, click on Smithsonian Institution’sFrequently Asked Questions Qualifications Experience:You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.For this position Specialized experience is defined asexperience with current ethical parameters that guide the acquisition and repatriation of African art. In addition, experience in the implementation and management of a mass digitization program for the photography of art works in a museum, historic property, or other collecting setting. 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 experiencerelated 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. Education Education cannot be used to substitute the specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level. Additional Information This position is not included in the bargaining unit.