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Grade: 14

1 Choose the one answer which best describes your work experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to Grade 13 in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of the position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • I do NOT have 1 full year of specialized experience as described.
2 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of this position? For this position specialized experience is defined as: managing multiple programs related to the collections and research of a museum or cultural institution; planning and implementing public relations and/or marketing /social media; approving and evaluating multi-year or long-range work plans. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Which of the following best describes your experience serving as a project lead and/or program administrator in support of organizational goals and missions to include planning, research and analysis, presentation of data and policy development? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience serving as a project lead and/or program administrator in support of organizational goals and missions to include planning, research and analysis, presentation of data and policy development.
  • I have experience assisting a project lead and/or program administrator in support of organizational goals and missions to include planning, research and analysis, presentation of data and policy development.
  • I have experience serving on a project working group in support of organizational goals and missions to include planning, research and analysis, presentation of data and policy development.
  • I do not have related experience.
4 Which of the following best describes your experience with museum policies and procedures relative to research, collections, public outreach, and departmental administration? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in applying museum policies and procedures to provide for the care and maintenance of a large museum collection as a regular part of my job.
  • I have frequently provided for the care and maintenance of collections throughout a large museum department.
  • I have experience in managing day-to-day activities in a museum department.
  • I have a limited experience with museum policies and procedures.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
5 Which of the following describes your experience managing fiduciary responsibilities and ethical issues pertaining to museum collections? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have had managerial fiduciary responsibilities in the management of museum collections.
  • I have led a team in addressing ethical issues pertaining to museum collections.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select the response below which best describes your experience with the management of a collections and archive department. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed a collections and archive program at museum or learning institution.
  • I have been a team leader in collections and archive program at museum or learning institution.
  • I have been a team member in collections and archive program at museum or learning institution.
  • I have academic training in the management of a collections and archive program.
  • None of the above.
7 Which best describes your experience applying your knowledge for a collection program? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and managed a collection program at a nationally recognized institution.
  • I have managed of collection program at a nationally recognized institution.
  • I have participated in a collection program.
  • I have academic training as it applied to collection programs.
  • None of the above.
8 Which best describes your experience in managing people and resources for a research and collection program? Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed a research and collection department at museum or learning institution.
  • I have managed a research or collection department at museum or learning institution.
  • I have lead a team in research and collection department.
  • I have a member of a team at a research and collection department at museum or learning. Institution.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience in collections management work for museum exhibits? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in collections management work for museum exhibits.
  • I have moderate experience in collections management work for museum exhibits.
  • I have minimal experience in managing or overseeing collections management work for museum exhibits.
  • I do not have experience managing or overseeing collections management work for exhibits.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following best describes your level of work experience in managing museum collections? Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in volunteer collections work that is equivalent to one year or more of full-time experience.
  • I have had training through course work in collections management but have not performed this work on the job.
  • I have had closely-supervised work experience in collections management.
  • I have been part of a team that works on collections management projects.
  • I have had independent, loosely-supervised work experience in collections management.
  • I have no work experience in the field of collections management.
11 Which of the following describe your experience related to media and public relations of an arts or cultural institution? Answer to this question is required
  • I have secured national, regional, and local media coverage for major events at an arts or cultural institution.
  • I have secured national, regional, and local media coverage for exhibitions and programs at an arts or cultural institution.
  • I have cultivated relationships with key members of national and local media to forward the goals of an arts or cultural institution.
  • I have coordinated and managed press requests for an arts or cultural institution.
  • I have served as a media liaison and spokesperson at an arts or cultural institution.
  • None of the above
12

Which statement best describes your experience preparing digital image files in a museum? (Select only one answer)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have professionally used digital image processing software in a museum setting to prepare digital image files for print and electronic publications, exhibitions, educational programming, presentations, planning and reporting documents and other requested outputs.
  • I have professionally used digital image processing software to prepare digital image files for print and electronic publications and other requested outputs.
  • I have used digital image processing software to prepare digital image files for non-publication outputs only.
  • I have not used digital image processing software to prepare digital image files for publication or any other outputs.
13

Which of the following best describes your level of experience in planning and implementing social media, blog, or digital outreach projects for a museum or comparable educational institution?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in planning and implementing social media, blog, or digital outreach projects for a museum or comparable educational institution.
  • I have had education or training in planning and implementing social media, blog, or digital outreach projects for a museum or comparable educational institution, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have assisted in carrying out social media, blog, and or digital outreach projects for a museum or comparable educational institution under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have helped plan and implement social media, blog, and or digital outreach projects for a museum or comparable educational institution as a regular part of the job, independently or only under general supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised and trained others in the planning and implementation of social media, blog, or digital outreach projects for a museum or comparable educational institution. I have also independently planned and implemented social media, blog or digital outreach projects.
14 Which of the following best describes your level of experience in planning and implementing digital outreach and engagement activities to support educational objectives by using websites, social media, or similar tools? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in planning and implementing digital outreach and engagement activities to support K-12 and museum audiences.
  • I have had education or training in planning and implementing digital outreach and engagement activities to support K-12 and museum audiences but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have assisted in planning and implementing digital outreach and engagement activities to support K-12 and museum audiences with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have helped plan and implement digital outreach and engagement activities to support K-12 and museum audiences as a regular part of the job, independently, and/or only under general supervision by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have supervised and trained others in the planning and implementation of digital outreach and engagement activities to support K-12 and museum audiences.
15 Which of the following activities have you had responsibility for while supervising subordinates? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Interviewing and making recommendations for selection.
  • Promotions.
  • Employee recognition.
  • Training and development of staff.
  • Performance.
  • Leave.
  • Discipline.
  • Grievances.
  • None of the above.
16 Do you have skill in leading an executive level office that manages multi-department functions?  This includes demonstrated expert knowledge of strategic planning, annual tactical planning, goal setting, establishing metrics, and the establishment of reporting protocol. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

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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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