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Museum Registration Specialist [Smithsonian]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 10, 1974 in job announcements |
  • Maintains all correspondence and paperwork regarding the inventory of the collections, which includes but is not limited to original code sheets and inventory records, artifact master change sheets, computerized printouts, etc. related to all aspects of inventory required for future reference or for archival purposes.
  • Maintains all procedures and governing rules for inventories regarding the collection, and is responsible for completing annual inventories under the direction of the Registrar.
  • Catalogs new accessions which have been approved for the permanent collection, to include unpacking and inventory; consultation with the curatorial staff; independent research for purposes of identification; artifact condition reports; proper catalog and accession lot number assignment; preparing objects for numbering; coordinating pest management for new accessions; preparing objects for imaging; assuring that paper and computer records accurately document collection items; data entry.
  • Maintains the Museum’s paper collection documentation and electronic inventory records using commercial and customized software as provide

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience in accessioning, cataloging, and performing inventory of collections in a museum; supporting museum exhibition and loan programs; and maintaining museum registration records.  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: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s or equivalent 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.

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