Museum Curator – Fort Sumter National Monument

DUTIES
Major Duties: The incumbent serves one or more parks as a principal advisor in the management of cultural resources and is responsible for program development and implementation. Professional fields of study and expertise must be pertinent to the park’s resources and themes and may include, but are not limited to, cultural anthropology, history, historic preservation, archeology, ethnology, historic landscape architecture, historic architecture, horticulture, and museum operations. The incumbent prepares and coordinates the writing of the cultural resources section of the resources management plan and specific actions plans pertaining to the management and protection of cultural resources. Represents the superintendent when working with others on resource stewardship issues. Develops and maintains effective working relations with Native Americans, other traditional associations, and related groups, agencies, and the public. Attends management and professional conferences and other events for the purpose of exchanging information and advancing advocacy for park stewardship.

ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATION INFORMATION: Position Location: Fort Sumter National Monument, Sullivan’s Island, SC. Please visit http://inside.nps.fosu for area information.

For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact: Laura Segars, Administrative Officer at 843-883-3123 ext 212.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Basic Qualifications Requirements: You must meet one of the following basic qualification requirements below, for the Museum Curator, GS-1015-9/11. If you do not meet these basic qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position. This is a screen out question.

Degree: You must have successfully completed a degree in museum studies; or in an applicable subject-matter field (archaeology, anthropology, history, or similar area of cultural resources management) from an accredited college or university.

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Combination of Education and Experience: You must have a combination of education and experience—course equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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Extensive Experience: You must have four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in A above.

In addition to meeting the basic qualifications above you must have at least one of the following qualification requirements. If you do not meet these additional qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position. This is a screen out question.

Specialized Experience for GS-09: You must possess at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include: applying the principles of museum management, and using technical expertise in their application; assisting with the management of long-term museum collection storage, and providing and/or assisting with access to, research of these collections; documenting museum collections with special emphasis on natural history, architectural, archaeological, archival, and history collections; assisting with project development including planning and management of a unit and/or program; working with other staff members that deliver museum services and support.

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Education: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master’s degree or Master’s or equivalent graduate degree

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Combination of Education and Experience: You must have an equivalent combination of graduate level education and qualifying specialized experience at the GS-7 grade level or higher.

Specialized Experience for GS-11: You must possess at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include: applying the principles of museum management, and using technical expertise in their application; assisting with the management of long-term museum collection storage, and providing and/or assisting with access to, research of these collections; documenting museum collections with special emphasis on natural history, architectural, archaeological, archival, and history collections; assisting with project development including planning and management of a unit and/or program; working with other staff members that deliver museum services and support.

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Education: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

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Combination of Education and Experience: You must have an equivalent combination of graduate level education and qualifying specialized experience at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the applicable educational provisions have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and a grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.