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Exhibits Specialist

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National Gallery of ArtWashington, DC
$72,750 Full-time
  • Summary This position is located in the Design Department, and reports to the Senior Architect, Designer, who reports to the Chief of Design.
  • The primary purpose of the work in this position is to support the designers, production coordinators, graphics staff with the design, organization and installation of exhibitions and National Gallery collections.
  • Responsibilities The incumbent: Assist designers and production coordinators in the organization of art layouts, the fabrication of 2D and 3D scaled maquettes of images or objects and scale models of architectural spaces and elements; and assists in art installation planning through the fabrication of 2D and 3D full-scale maquettes.
  • Assist designers in initial planning of exhibitions by assembling architectural scaled floor plans, digitally and/or physically and maquettes to aid curators and architects in preliminary design layout.
  • Assist production coordinators in preparing for exhibitions by assembling architectural plans that include images, lender information and approximate art layouts.
  • Organize and maintains architectural paper and digital drawing files to allow designers and production coordinators to easily obtain past exhibition information.
  • Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a United States Citizen.
  • 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.
  • VACCINE REQUIREMENT: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.
  • Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.
  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • 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.
  • Physical Requirements: The work demands a great deal of manual dexterity to fabricate models and mock-ups using tools such as mat cutters, x-acto blades and hot glue guns.
  • The incumbent will also need to be able to load heavy rolls of paper into the plotters and work on multiple tasks in various locations throughout the East and West Buildings and the Sculpture Garden, especially when installations of art are occurring.
  • The National Gallery of Art provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
  • If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.
  • The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Qualifications 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.
  • Specialized Experience Statement: Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-6 level, digitally retrieving, scaling and organizing detailed digital images for projects; and fabricating 2D and 3D maquettes and models requiring manual dexterity using a variety of artistic techniques and materials to support the organization and installation of art exhibitions.
  • Other Relevant Eligibility Criteria: None Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS resume the possession of this specialized experience.
  • If their resume does 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 resume and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.
  • Familiarity with using software programs such as Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch-Up or other design software is desirable.
  • Ability to obtain digital images from various sources such as flatbed scanners, digital cameras, and internet resources.
  • 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 EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?
  • This position doesn't 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.
  • Additional Information The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration.
  • To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.
  • If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

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