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Grade: 12

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Grade: All Grades

1 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system? For this position specialized experience using Native knowledge as a primary resource to manage, plan, and develop museum exhibitions from the conceptual phase through design, production, and installation, ensuring that projects are brought to completion within scope, schedule, and budget. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following statements describe your experience in museum exhibition development? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team in planning and development of a major museum exhibition.
  • I am familiar with the principles and techniques of participatory exhibitions through reading and classroom training.
  • I have developed museum interactives from concept through production.
  • I have conducted formative evaluation for museum exhibitions.
  • I have created and maintained object and graphic databases or checklists for exhibitions.
  • I have coordinated the work of curators, designers, registrars, and conservators.
  • I have developed plans and specifications for museum fabricators.
  • None of the above.
3 Which of the following statements describe your experience with exhibition development in a museum setting? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • My input has been incorporated into a major exhibition.
  • I have created an exhibition content plan or interpretive outline.
  • I have set up multi-institutional collaborations to create a museum exhibition.
  • I am familiar with exhibition development at smaller institutions.
  • I am familiar with exhibition development at large, multi-departmental institutions.
  • I have coordinated creative teams including specialists in multiple media.
  • I have lectured, taught, or published about museum exhibition development.
  • None of the above.
4 Which of the following best describes your experience planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling large exhibit projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have scheduled and budgeted for large exhibit projects (more than $5,000,000) and have developed exhibit, fabrication, and installation schedules.
  • I have scheduled and budgeted for exhibit projects and have coordinated with multiple staff and contractors on exhibit projects.
  • I have shepherded exhibit projects through approval and revision processes.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
5

What experience do you have with principles of organization, management and administration as they apply to directing a program which originates, selects, develops, and presents large, significant, temporary exhibitions? (Check all that Apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewing curatorial research.
  • Writing evaluations on research and ideas proposed for exhibition.
  • Working with large interdisciplinary teams to create exhibitions. Knowledge of current script, audience development and evaluation techniques and their implications on content development.
  • Knowledge of current exhibit techniques and methods of presentation.
  • Experience with incoming traveling exhibitions.
  • Experience with outgoing traveling exhibitions.
  • Experience with outgoing traveling exhibitions.
6 Which of the following best describes your experience planning, scheduling and coordinating exhibit projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience independently developing exhibit fabrication and installation schedules for major capital projects, coordinating multiple staff and contractors on major capital exhibit projects, shepherding exhibit projects through the approval and revision processes and coordinating the delivery and installation of exhibit elements.
  • I have experience, with supervisor support, developing exhibit fabrication and installation schedules for complex exhibit projects, coordinating multiple staff and contractors on complex exhibit projects, shepherding exhibit projects through the approval and revision processes and coordinating the delivery and installation of exhibit elements.
  • I have experience independently developing exhibit fabrication and installation schedules for simple exhibit projects, shepherding exhibit projects through the approval and revision processes and coordinating the delivery and installation of exhibit elements.
  • I have experience, with supervisor support, developing exhibit fabrication and installation schedules for simple exhibit projects, shepherding exhibit projects through the approval and revision processes and coordinating the delivery and installation of exhibit elements.
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following activities related to project management in a museum (or similar institution) have you performed? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing, planning, and tracking budgets for multi-year, multi-million dollar exhibit projects.
  • I have experience managing cash flow on multi-million dollar exhibit projects.
  • I have worked on a multi-disciplinary project team in a museum (or similar cultural institution) setting.
  • I have led a multi-disciplinary project team in a museum (or similar cultural institution) setting and was responsible for assigning project-related work and tracking its completion.
  • I have provided support for to a project team working on a large project in a museum (or similar cultural institution) setting.
  • I have personally managed a large (more than $1,000,000), multi-year project in a museum (or similar cultural institution) setting.
  • I have personally managed a small (less than $1,000,000), single or multi-year project in a museum (or similar cultural institution) setting.
  • I have completed formal leadership training and have knowledge of leadership principles and methods.
  • I have experience working on large projects requiring scholarly research and input.
  • I have managed or led a team for the purpose of managing or overseeing a large project requiring scholarly research and input.
  • I have performed no activities related to project management in a museum.
8 Which of the following activities related to project management have you performed? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared and managed project schedules and plans.
  • I have conducted project reviews.
  • I have prepared and monitored budgets.
  • I have used analysis to keep projects on budget and schedule.
  • I have prepared statements/scopes of work for the purpose of receiving contract proposals.
  • I have negotiated budgets and schedules.
  • I have managed multi-disciplinary teams.
  • I have prepared/managed request for proposals and request for quotes.
  • I have developed and tracked completion of work assignments for project team members.
  • I have completed training in the use of Microsoft Project.
  • I have completed formal project management training.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience related to the development of museum programs, exhibitions, and related media? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as the project lead for the development of a large scale, multi-year museum exhibition, public program, or museum project.
  • I have served as the project team member for the development of a large scale, multi-year museum exhibition, public program or museum project.
  • I have completed formal training in the area of the exhibition design and development and have contributed to the development of an exhibition or museum program.
  • I have completed formal training related to exhibition design and development but have not yet performed this task on the job
  • I have no training or experience in this area.
10 Which of the following statements describes your written communication skills that you have used as a regular part of your job? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signature by higher level officials.
  • Developed written materials for briefings, meetings, and/or conferences.
  • Produced documents clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively written for varied audiences.
  • Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis in writing.
  • Composed complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, management reports or articles.
  • Prepared and wrote technical reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations in written format.
  • Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization or material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • Developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences for agency department leaders.
  • Compiled and summarized the findings of studies.
  • None of the above.
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 exhibition 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 exhibition 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 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, presenting information or giving oral status updates to other team members.
  • I have actively participated in team or group meetings, presenting 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 with public speaking.
13

Which of the following best describes your experience with interpersonal communication in an organizational setting? (Check all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups (both internal and external).
  • I have participated in mid/executive/high-level meetings to determine organizational priorities and develop strategies to achieve goals.
  • I have explained technical or other complex information to a wide variety of individuals.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • I have dealt effectively with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • I have communicated with staff and peers to obtain their ideas, transmit management's views to them, and identify potential problems.
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following statements describe your experience working with Native American tribal customs and cultures? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in indigenous cultural activities.
  • I have worked for a tribal museum or cultural center, school, or government institution.
  • I have assisted in writing museum material about Native communities or groups.
  • I have developed and implemented a museum program about Native Americans.
  • I have experience working with Native Americans in a museum setting.
  • I have worked in a museum with large and diverse Native American collections (over 10,000 objects from throughout the Western Hemisphere).
  • I do not have experience working in any of the above settings.