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Grade: 12

1 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to the Grade 11 level in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of this position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. This experience could have been obtained in the public, private, or non-profit sectors.
  • I do NOT have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described above.
2

Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of this position. This specialized experience is defined as investigating, planning, developing and monitoring exhibitions (art, history or science); and working with a team of professional museum staff involved in the development of an art, history or science-based exhibitions.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Which of the following reflects your experience in developing exhibitions? (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have done research and developed content for exhibitions.
  • I have experience working with curators and other subject matter experts to shape the content of exhibitions.
  • I have experience working with exhibition advisory boards.
  • I have negotiated rights and permissions for the use of intellectual property in exhibitions.
  • I have experience working with and reviewing the work of exhibition designers.
  • I have experience working with and reviewing the work of exhibition writers and editors.
  • I have experience working with and reviewing the work of exhibition fabricators.
  • I have experience working with media and technology specialists to develop AV and/or digital components for exhibitions.
  • I have experience working with museum educators on exhibition teams.
  • I have taken visitor needs and expectations into account in my development of exhibitions.
  • I have no experience developing exhibitions.
4 Which of the following best reflects your level of responsibility and authority in developing exhibitions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led teams with internal and external team members in the development of multiple, complex exhibitions.
  • I have led teams in the development of multiple, complex exhibitions.
  • I have led teams in the development of exhibitions.
  • I have independently developed exhibitions.
  • I have developed exhibitions with minimal supervision.
  • I have developed exhibitions with supervisory oversight.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following best describes your experience in developing strategies and metrics for marketing and analyzing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience independently analyzing external marketing trends and establishing metrics based on market research to develop marketing and outreach strategies for a nonprofit educational, cultural or scientific organization.
  • I have experience assisting senior staff in analyzing external marketing trends and establishing metrics based on market research to develop marketing and outreach strategies for a non-profit educational, cultural or scientific organization.
  • I have experience in supporting a department in analyzing external marketing trends and establishing metrics based on market research to develop marketing and outreach for any organization.
  • I have no experience in analyzing external marketing trends or establishing metrics.
6

Which of the following reflects your experience in project management? (Check all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the planning, organization, and execution of projects with multiple components.
  • I have developed and monitored complex project schedules with multiple, simultaneous workflows and deliverables.
  • I have developed and monitored project budgets.
  • I have been responsible for project procurement.
  • I have resolved conflicts and differences among project/team members.
  • I have managed projects and/or teams with staff from outside organizations.
  • I have formal training in project management.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following best describes your highest level of monitoring project budgets and schedules? Answer to this question is required
  • I have monitored project expenditures, projected shortages in the out years, and persuaded a team to agree to cut specific expenses; and I have monitored project schedules, projected issues with timelines in the short- and long-term, and led a team to make up time without increasing expenses.
  • I have monitored project expenditures and project schedules and led the team in agreeing to cut specific expenses and adjust project work to meet existing deadlines.
  • I have monitored project expenditures and project schedules, and alerted team members to overspending and missed deadlines.
  • I have monitored project expenditures and project schedules, and kept the team informed.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following activities represent your experience in managing purchasing and contracting as a Project Manager? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a contracting representative.
  • I have performed market research and obtained quotes for simple acquisitions.
  • I have served on contract evaluation and selection committees.
  • I have developed purchase orders.
  • I have monitored contract performance and approved work for payment.
  • I have monitored multiple contracts with varying schedules.
  • I have managed rights-in-data or similar permissions for digital and traditional images.
  • I have written statements of work for Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or Requests for Quotations (RFQs).
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following activities related to verbal communication have you performed? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have orally briefed senior-level management on the status of projects or programs.
  • I have given formal oral presentations to senior/high-level staff at executive staff meetings or gatherings.
  • I have experience giving oral presentations to mid-size groups (25 or more people).
  • I have completed training in the area of public speaking.
  • I have actively participated in team or group meetings, and presented information or gave oral status updates to other team members.
  • I have actively participated in team or group meetings, and presented information orally for the purpose of defending a position or serving as an advocate for a specific point-of-view or outcome.
  • I have limited experience in public speaking.
10 Do you have experience evaluating data, preparing and analyzing reports, managing projects, and reporting status updates to management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which of the following statements best describes your ability to communicate in writing? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have had experience writing complex reports, office-wide memoranda and in making recommendations to the supervisor or higher management for changes in content of content written by others.
  • I have had experience writing drafts of office-wide reports. I have made recommendations to supervisors, curators or higher management regarding changes in style of content written by others.
  • I have prepared analytical summaries or justifications, investigative reports, and/or articles.
  • I have written clear and effective correspondence, reports and other written materials for a specialized audience or for wide distribution.
  • I have experience writing simple reports or out-going correspondence.
  • I have not performed any of the tasks above.
12 Which of the following best describes your experience in compiling and writing notes for milestone meetings? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task routinely with little to no supervision or assistance.
  • I have performed this task independently as a regular part of my job, keeping my supervisor apprised of projects’ status during routine intervals.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing these tasks.

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1 Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
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  • Job fair or informational session
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  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
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  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
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  • Community or professional organization
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  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)
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2 Are you a current Smithsonian employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No