This position is located in the Research and Scholars Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum. The employee provides programmatic support for several of the Center's highest visibility scholarly and academic programs including the museum's American Art journal, Fellowship, and Intern programs.
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
May need to complete a Probationary Period
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Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Coordinate rights and reproductions for journal.
Tracks images and copyright needs. Acquires images and permissions.
Performs fact-checking and proofreading.
Receives, disseminates and tracks manuscripts under review.
Prepares author contracts and initiates payments.
Supports Fellowship and Intern programs, prize awards, and academic and outreach programs by tracking and maintaining applications, circulating applications for review, assisting with Intern and Fellow workshops and logistics, and providing administrative support for symposia and publication prizes.
One year of full-time experience at the GS-5 level that is close or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as researching images and acquiring reproduction rights, proofreading or copy-editing books, journal articles, or print ephemera; and gathering and verifying facts in a museum, cultural institution, historic site, or educational environment.
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.
Graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.
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/or 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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 copyright issues.
Knowledge of art history (especially American art).
Ability to organize information and processes.
Ability to use software such as spreadsheets and databases.
Knowledge of editing practices.
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.
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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The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that
includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life
insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program
Please see Benefits at www.sihr.si.edu for a complete
Flexible Spending Accounts - http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
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