The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo. The National Postal Museum (NPM) is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately and showcases the largest and most comprehensive collection of stamps and philatelic material in the world.
As a Director of Exhibits and Engagement, you will lead the department including the exhibition and engagement areas.
In this position, you will:
Supervise staff, contractors, interns, and volunteers.
Research and deliver an updated public engagement environment at NPM within the larger Postal Square Building (PSB), including gallery and exhibition areas, public areas, public business activity areas and quasi-public areas such as accessible conference rooms, classrooms, and corridors.
Develop cost estimates, budgets and spending plans for general space planning and design.
Perceive and develop exhibits from layouts, drawings, sketches, and diagrams submitted by design staff, and finished exhibits panels and cases.
Conditions of Employment
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
May need to complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Conditions of Employment: The work is primarily sedentary and involves computer work, teleconferencing, standing, reaching, bending, and occasional lifting of office equipment or materials (up to two pounds). The incumbent may be required to leave the office to go to other buildings and locations.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions on OPM website.
Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as working senior level in an exhibits department of a museum, educational, or other cultural organization, and creating the organization’s exhibits.
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.
This position does not have a positive education requirement.