Paid Internship Opportunity: Records and Archives Aide, Architect of the Capitol, Washington DC

Apply by 4/3

Summary

About the Agency

The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more atwww.aoc.gov.

CORE VALUES:
The AOC prides itself on its Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism. The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards. We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence. We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.

Duties

This is for a Summer Internship (Records and Archives Aide) position located in the Curator Division. The intern will work with the Records Management and Archives Branch staff to perform duties such as the following:

-Assists with metadata entry and cleanup of archival databases.

-Assist with archival processing, indexing and description of archival series.

-Assists with digitation of archival drawings and textual records.

-Assists with conducting basic research in the archival collection.

 More information and application: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/465506900/ 

Job Posting: Librarian (Reference), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Job Overview
Summary

This announcement has an APPLICATION LIMIT of 200 applications. Therefore applicants should apply as soon as possible. If the 200 application limit is not met previously, the Job Announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 23, 2016. Applicants NEED to ensure they provide ALL supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement.

This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Reader Services Department (DLR) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to provide a wide variety of highly specialized reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and individuals outside the Gallery.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-23A to all U.S. citizens and nationals under competitive examining procedures. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.

Duties
The incumbent:

  • Assists Gallery staff, CASVA fellows, and outside readers in the use of the Library’s full range of resources and services available on-site which includes the Library ‘s online public access catalog, the Gallery’s collection management system, and others within and outside the Gallery’s internal network.
  • Answers reference questions received in person, by telephone, regular mail, electronic mail, and other online communications channels.
  • Discusses research needs with potential outside readers, explains and interprets policies governing library use, and refers readers to other libraries when appropriate.
  • Registers outside readers and informs them of library procedures and facilities.
  • Determines qualifications for library passes and issues them to accepted applicants.
  • Performs literature searches in the Library’s collections and specialized online resources.
  • Performs bibliographic checking in printed and online library catalogs as directed.
  • Assists in the preparation of instructional materials (such as orientation folders, finding aids, guides, and bibliographies) and in the development of a variety of bibliographic instruction programs on use of library resources.
  • Maintains and improves knowledge of printed and online resources in the arts and humanities fields.
  • Participates in the development of the reference collection by identifying, evaluating, and recommending print and online resources for purchase or subscription.
  • In conjunction with library and Gallery IT staff, develops, coordinates, and implements outreach programs for the general public on aspects of the library ‘s collections and resources.

Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1410-9. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Master’s degree in library science which has been supplemented by coursework in both art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish. Specialized experience is defined as responsibility for providing reference services within a research environment which required knowledge of art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish to perform work assignments. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumés do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

  • Knowledge of bibliographic searching methods, including obscure materials and foreign language publications, often from incomplete or inaccurate citations.
  • Knowledge of the literature of art history and humanities, particularly sources of information, bibliographic tools, reference works, and specialized subject collections.
  • Knowledge of the content and search methodology of highly specialized online bibliographic, periodical, image, and full-text databases.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two Western European languages, (preferably Italian and French) and familiarity with art historical and bibliographic terminology in the remaining major European languages.
  • Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Application deadline: Friday, December 23, 2016 (or at 200 applications)

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458951300

Job Posting: Librarian, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Summary

This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Reader Services Department (DLR) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to oversee and provide a variety of interlibrary loan (ILL) services as well as reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and indivuduals outside the Gallery.

Duties
The incumbent:

  • Processes ILL requests received from other libraries
  • Verifies NGA Library holdings, checks current ILL policy for circulation status and physical condition of requested material, and acknowledges the requests via international databases such as OCLC, and following established ALA procedures
  • Prepares materials for shipment and ensures their timely return; follows up on all outstanding loans by communicating with borrowers by telephone, fax, and regular or electronic mail
  • Processes ILL requests to libraries other than the Library of Congress
  • Verifies bibliographic citations in European foreign languages found in printed or online sources, locates appropriate lending libraries, and places requests using procedures established by bibliographic utilities, or ALA
  • Explains ILL services to patrons and instructs them in the methodology of verifying requests
  • Maintains effective working relationships with libraries throughout the United States in order to ensure responsive ILL service to Gallery staff
  • Assists in the establishment of procedures for handling ILL loan transactions, including the maintenance of records and compiles ILL statistics and prepares monthly and special reports
  • Assists NGA staff and CASVA fellows in searching print and online resources for potential interlibrary loans; performs complex and difficult searches for rare, obscure, or other hard-to-find volumes and
  • Assists staff in identifying and interpreting bibliographic records found in print and online indexes.
  • Reader Services and Reference tasks include:
  • Discusses research needs of outside potential readers through application of professionally accepted reference interview techniques; explains and interprets policy on library use and refers readers to other libraries when appropriate
  • Admits and registers outside readers according to established Library guidelines, and provides orientation to public areas
  • Assists Gallery staff, CASVA fellows, and outside readers in the use of the Library’s online resources, including the Library’s online catalog
  • Answers reference questions received by telephone, letter, or in person from simple questions answerable from ready reference tools to complex questions requiring extended research in the Library’s collections and outside sources
  • Performs literature searches in response to staff requests using the Library’s print, microform, non-print, and vertical file collections
  • Assists with the preparation of updates to the Reader Services department’s orientation materials
  • Participates in the development of the Library’s reference and general collections by referring ILL requests to the Reader Services Librarian for possible acquisition
  • Organizes and maintains Reference Office files; reviews exhibition announcements and maintains the collection of current bulletins and announcements from other institutions throughout the nation and selected European institutions and
  • Compiles monthly reference statistics and prepares special statistical reports as requested.

Qualifications
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1410-9. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Master’s degree in library science which has been supplemented by coursework in both art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish. Specialized experience is defined as professional librarianship experience that has involved performing interlibrary loan and reference services within a research environment which required knowledge of art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish to perform work assignments. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumés do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

  • Knowledge of bibliographic searching methods, including obscure materials and foreign language publications, often from incomplete or inaccurate citations.
  • Knowledge of the literature of art history and humanities, particularly sources of information, bibliographic tools, reference works, and specialized subject collections.
  • Knowledge of the content and search methodology of highly specialized online bibliographic, periodical, image, and full-text databases.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two Western European languages, (preferably Italian and French) and familiarity with art historical and bibliographic terminology in the remaining major European languages.
  • Knowledge of procedures for ILL operations. At least one year of experience using Illiad, Adobe Acrobat, and automated bibliographic systems such as OCLC and Voyager.

 

Deadline to apply: December 2, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456838800/

Job Posting: Collections Assistant, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

*** Edit 9/28 – This is a repost to correct “All Grades” questions. Applicants who applied previously MUST reapply to be considered. 

Summary

This position is located in the Collection Management Department of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian institution’s museum of international modern and contemporary art. The Collection Management Department is responsible for the care, preservation, and documentation of all works of art at the museum, whether from the Museum’s permanent collection or on loan from other institutions. The incumbent serves as the assistant to the director of collection management, providing technical assistance in the broad areas of collection stewardship.

Duties

  • Assists in maintaining standards, policies, and operating procedures for acquisitions, receipt, deaccessioning, loans, packing, shipping logistics, conservation, physical care, storage, documentation, and inventory.
  • Prepares and maintains the departmental budget worksheets in Excel, monitors
    expenditures for supplies, equipment, and travel.
  • Orders equipment and supplies associated with the functions of the Collection Management Department and tracks the orders during the procurement process.
  • Checks and keeps accounts of conservation lab supplies of adhesives, papers, fabrics, chemicals, solvents and reorders them when necessary.
  • Manages the digital assets for the department, including entering conservation reports, images, and other pertinent information into the Museum’s database (TMS).

Qualifications

Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as entering financial data into software packages, filing, meeting and greeting people, and working with professionals that care for and preserve artworks.

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 Grade 7: One full year of graduate level education related to the position or Superior Academic Achievement may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.

Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying.

Apply by: October 11, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451769900

Reference Librarian (2 vacancies), Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC

The Reference Librarian is a knowledge navigator responsible for providing reference, research, consultation, and liaison services; instructions and training; and security for Prints and Photographs Division collections. P&P holds more than 14 million items in a variety of visual formats in hundreds of individual collections stored in local and remote sites. The collections are among the Library’s most varied in medium, format, physical condition, and intellectual property rights requirements, with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling. The collections are accessed by means of complex, diverse, and often multi-layered intellectual controls and surrogates in written, filmed, and digital forms. As one of the largest pictorial archives in the world, P&P plays a critical role in establishing a positive image of the Library and furthering the Library’s goal of providing a high level of responsive, effective, and professional public access and outreach services to the full range of Library users worldwide, including members of Congress and their staff, other agencies, scholars, researchers, and mass media.

This position is located in the Reference Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

Information and application: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451342700

Job Posting: Museum Archives Program Assistant, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

The position is located in the Gallery Archives of the National Gallery of Art. Its purpose is to support archival programs through specialized administrative management and performance of museum archives activities. The Gallery Archives is responsible for long-term care of permanently valuable historical records of the National Gallery of Art in every physical form including textual, media, and electronic.

Duties:

The incumbent is responsible for providing efficient and effective administrative management support for the operations of the Gallery Archives office:

  • Provides support to senior staff with establishing and maintaining digital and analog information management systems.
  • Oversees acquisition of specialized archival supplies and equipment.
  • Manages all office requisitions and recording receipts in Oracle.
  • Determines appropriate application of government and Gallery policies and procedures for office operations.
  • Evaluates office procedures to identify areas for improvement, assesses the need for alternative methods, and recommends and implements changes as approved by the Chief of Gallery Archives.

The incumbent performs operational support duties directly relating to museum archives program activities which includes:

  • Providing support in managing the ingest of archival materials in analog and digital form.
  • Assisting with analyzing, monitoring, and maintaining data on archives projects.
  • Providing public information and general reference services for archival records.
  • Monitoring press releases and other on-line sources and creating digital and analog downloads for archival preservation.
  • Accessioning print items, updating database records and creating up-to-date finding aids.
  • Creating and managing lists and reports and analyzing data for management review.
  • Performing basic preservation activities for archival materials.
  • Supporting archival presence.

Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the following qualification requirements. This requires at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal service OR 4 full years of education above the high school level. An equivalent combination of education and experience is fully qualifying and meets the minimum qualification requirements. Specialized experience is experience providing operational and administrative management support, and prioritizing multiple projects primarily within a museum or other cultural institution. Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Applicants must describe their possession of each of these factors individually in a one to two page cover letter as a part of their application.

  • Ability to apply basic archival principles including provenance, original order, the record group concept, and is able to recognize archival series.
  • Skill in data management software, relational databases, digital media, and office software programs.
  • Knowledge of basic art museum functions and organization and is familiar with the operation of digital systems in art museums.
  • Knowledge of archival preservation concepts and understanding of the requirements of archives preservation materials including photographs, documents and architectural drawings.
  • Knowledge of research, administrative, and writing skills needed for art museum archives administration, as evidenced by significant undergraduate coursework.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Deadline to apply: August 19, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/447380200

Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator, American University, Washington, DC

The Visual Resources Center Curator oversees the Department of Art Visual Resources Center (VRC), its equipment, and staff. The position works in the Department and across the College of Arts and Sciences and the University at large with faculty engaged in developing innovative visual literacy-based curricula. The VRC Curator administers new media resources, trains and supervises student employees, provides training for faculty in use of electronic media, and works with faculty on curriculum development with new media. The VRC Curator is also responsible for acquiring technical equipment.

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related field required preferably with a Bachelor’s of Art in Art History.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Three to five years of experience in visual media management
  • Experience working with digital media and digital imaging tools
  • Intermediate knowledge of Mac and PC environments
  • Must demonstrate the ability to adapt to and master new technologies in digital image management and instructional support
  • Experience working with a library-type collection, and visual database management systems and supervising workers
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize short- and long-term projects and interest in building relationships across the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Background in and understanding of digital media and digital imaging technologies including Adobe Photoshop, image scanning, digital photography, and presentation tools, including online exhibitions
  • Familiarity with information science, database structures, programming and data entry
  • Familiarity with CONTENTdm. Assessment, cataloging and processing of collection materials and knowledge of on-line image resource tools

Full post: http://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=5809

Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships at the Smithsonian Libraries, DC Area

http://library.si.edu/Fall2016Internships

Collections Management for Digitizing Monographs
Dates preferred:  September, or Late October-December
Location of internship: SLRA, Pennsy Dr; Landover, MD; with occasional off-site visits to library offices in downtown DC

This opportunity would be ideal for a candidate who is an MLS Student currently in a program who is organized, can work semi-independently, knows the principles of library shelving schematics, has performed reference assistance in a research library, has an interest in a broad range of subject matter including the arts, physical and natural sciences, and American and Western European history, and can engage and operate data spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel.

The intern, using a SIRIS report sorted by call number and various databases and online sources, would learn to assess the public domain monograph collections housed at Pennsy/SLRA for Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) and Cultural Heritage Library (CHL) digitization candidates. The intern would meet with the branch librarian, preservation conservator, and digital librarians to understand the various points involved in identifying materials for digitization.

The intern will learn or bolster collections management experience in the areas of preservation assessment, use of online resources to assess digitization need, effective use of electronic catalog records and databases to identify items, and how to collaborate across departments.
Graphic Design Internship
Dates preferred: September through December.
Location of internship: Advancement Office, Smithsonian Libraries, National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)

This opportunity would be ideal for a candidate with experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and/or other design and publishing software tools necessary.
This is an excellent opportunity for a student to gain experience working in the Advancement Office of the Smithsonian Libraries, the world’s largest museum library system. The Graphic Design Intern assists Advancement staff with various creative aspects of our fundraising activities related to mailings and outreach design, marketing, branding, and cultivation activities. The student will have the opportunity to learn how to design creative materials (invitations, brochures, hand-outs, letters, flyers, print and online advertisements) for various projects as well as participate in social media platforms, including Smithsonian Libraries blog and help design/develop content for the Smithsonian Libraries website and possibly upcoming exhibition materials
Biodiversity Heritage Library Social Media & Digital Campaign Intern
Dates preferred: Fall 2016. Ideally 9/12/2016-12/16/2016 if length acceptable.
Location of internship: Combination of in-person and virtual participation. In-person duty station will be the National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC).

This opportunity would be ideal for students pursing a Library and Information Science Masters or recent graduates with strong writing and research skills and experience with marketing and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition, a candidates with image editing skills and proficiency with Photoshop or Canva are strongly preferred. Students with a demonstrated interest in a biological sciences subject specialty, digital librarianship, and/or library marketing are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library, an open access digital library of natural history literature (http://biodiversitylibrary.org/), seeks an intern to help tell the story of life on earth within the context of biodiversity literature through the use of social media and digital campaigns.  The Social Media and Digital Campaign Intern will be mentored by the BHL Outreach and Communication Manager (O&C Manager) and learn to produce social media content that is designed to support BHL’s outreach objectives and help build BHL’s Digital Content Library. The intern will have the opportunity to create custom graphics and experiment with animated media such as GIFs and video for post content.
Biodiversity Heritage Library Product Development and Marketing Intern
Dates preferred: Fall 2016. Ideally 9/12/2016-12/16/2016 if length acceptable.
Location of internship: Combination of in-person and virtual participation. In-person duty station will be the National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC).

This opportunity would be ideal for students pursing a graphic design and/or marketing degree. Graduate, undergraduate or recent graduate acceptable. In particular, candidates with strong image editing skills and extensive experience using Photoshop as well as students with experience in email marketing and social media marketing strongly preferred.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library, an open access digital library of natural history literature (http://biodiversitylibrary.org/), seeks an intern to help expand BHL’s online store and related marketing activities in order to drive sales that will help support biodiversity research around the world.

The Intern will have the opportunity to use their artistic skills to create real products as well as gain practical experience not only developing marketing campaigns but also implementing those campaigns, allowing the intern to test their strategies in a real-world environment. By the end of the internship, a student will understand the importance of fundraising activities for non-profit organizations. He/she will obtain first-hand experience creating marketing campaigns that communicate the impact of a purchase on an organization’s mission and gain exposure to and develop an appreciation for scientific illustration.

Educational Programs
Dates: September – December, flexible.
Location: Education and Outreach Office, Smithsonian Libraries, National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)

This opportunity would be ideal for Masters candidate in good standing in the following fields: Library Science, Education, Museum Education. Though all with applicable experience are welcome

Through this internship, a student will be mentored by the Education Specialist and help identify new educational resources to develop for a k-12 digital audience. Intern may have the opportunity to gain experience contextualizing images, applying common core standards, researching online educational experiences, developing program ideas, and assisting with and attending family programs.

During this opportunity, a student would gain hands-on practical experience in the library and museum education fields and contribute to original educational content for a national source.

Job Posting: Archivist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

This position is located in the Gallery Archives at the National Gallery of Art. The position is responsible for providing specialized reference services and in developing systems for preservation management of electronic images and objects. The incumbent is also responsible for providing records guidance, for appraising records, for identifying, preserving, and organizing historical records and advising on policies for archival management of digital images.

Duties

  • Implements policies for ingest, preservation and use of digital records and management of the Gallery’s digital archival repository based on best archival practice and published standards; prepares complex descriptions of Gallery records and interprets institutional history for various audiences via electronic and traditional systems.
  • Controls all records transfers to the Gallery Archives and provides technical aid and instruction.
  • Appraises records for permanent evidential or information values and manages acquisition activities.
  • Works with on-site researchers and coordinates responses to complex written reference inquiries.
  • Develops policies and procedures for organizing the most complex groups of archival documents; develops written documentation; and instructs other staff concerning correct procedures.
  • Maintains liaison with offices creating digital documents and images, performs all steps for receiving and preserving electronic documents, and recommends new systems and policies.

Qualifications

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1420-12. A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is: Experience as an archivist in a museum archives repository. Archival experience with electronic records and digital asset management.

A. Bachelor’s degree in archival science or bachelor’s degree with a major that includes 18 semester hours in archival science, history and/or in political science or government, and 12 semester hours in one or any combination of the following: archival science, history, American civilization, economics, political science, public administration, or government.

or

B. Experience as an archivist in a museum archives repository. Archival experience with electronic records and digital asset management.

or

Combination of education and experience – at least 30 semester hours that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Evaluation of Experience

Professional experience must have been in archival science, or in a directly related field of work such as history that involved the collection, appraisal, analysis, or synthesis of information having historical or archival values. The following are illustrative of kinds of experience that may be accepted as meeting the professional experience requirements: (1) experience as an archivist in Federal, state, religious institution, business, or other archives, or in manuscript depositories, and (2) experience of an archival nature that involved research in archival science, or in a directly related field such as history, government, economics, political science, international relations, or international law.

Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write “see resume” in your application!

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival principles and practice and professional experience in appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and reference service.
  • Experience working with records and archives in a museum setting.
  • Knowledge of information management technologies including databases and other digital tools; and experience with electronic records and digital records-keeping systems.
  • Understanding of digital archival assets, including format standards and issues and best practices for managing born digital and digital conversion of images and media, textual and graphic documents.
  • Experience with the organizing and disseminating information via technologies and analyzing institutional history. Demonstrated writing skills.

Desired Certification: Academy of Certified Archival Certification is desired.

“Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

Deadline to apply: July 1, 2016

Full post: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441675200

 

Job Post: Museum Specialist (Art), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434671400/

  • Salary Range

    $53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year

This announcement has an application limit of 50 applications and will close to the receipt of applications once this limit has been reached. Therefore, applicants should apply as soon as possible. If the 50 application limit is never reached, then the job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time on Friday, April 8, 2016. Applicants need to ensure they provide ALL supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy.

This position is located in the Division of Imaging and Visual Services (DIVS), under the Office of the Deputy Director.

Duties

Facilitates external and internal requests for NGA collection images. Provides general support for the NGA images Web site, and coordinates related internal work order requests.

Organizing and maintaining storage files for physical photographic materials including examining condition of, re-labeling and re-filing returned photographic images as required.

Performs data entry related to the fulfillment of image requests in the NGA images back-office application, the DIVS work order system and other applications. Data entry includes recording client information, order charges, payment details, object and other information. The incumbent acts in the roles of production assistant and performs the functions of asset discovery and delivery of work orders. Reviews NGA collection loan requests and ascertains status of image availability using the software applications Extensis Portfolio and TMS.

Maintains necessary levels of technical knowledge, produces highly accurate work within deadlines and maintains collegial relations with supervisors, co-workers and staff.

Responds to requests for images via e-mail, telephone, fax and other means. Provides operational assistance for the use of the NGA Images website.

Advanced skills are required in the NGA Images software applications – the public facing website and back-office Capture Office Online. This includes demonstrated skill in the use of the applications to enter, update and validate data.