• Works with cross-functional teams to ensure that exhibitions reflect the philosophy and mission of NMAI, and that information is organized so that exhibition content is thematically and visually coherent as well as easily understood by, and accessible to, a broad range of audiences.
  • Develops and manages the exhibition production and installation process, including approaches, schedules, and cost estimates for major exhibits, so that exhibitions meet NMAI, SI, and museum industry standards.
  • Works with museum management and cross-functional teams to see that the following project elements are defined and maintained: scope, schedule, budget, goals, educational objectives, roles, responsibilities, and ground rules for operations and decision-making.
  • Serves as the central point of contact for all phases of project planning and implementation, including preparation of documentation for review by senior management.
  • Communicates project status to team members and senior managers.

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

  • Knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices of museum exhibition functions, operations, and programs.
  • Knowledge of all components of exhibit project development and production necessary to assure the quality of presentation, including research, design, construction, fabrication, evaluation, conservation, registration, media, interactives, object list preparation, security, accessibility, and public relations.
  • Knowledge of project management systems, methods, and techniques in order to plan, manage, and implement assigned projects to include developing project goals, schedules, milestones, budgets, and spending plans.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively through written materials.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively through verbal presentations.

Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans’ preference points or apply the “rule of three”, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position. Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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