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Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 Choose the statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression related to the operation or management of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects.
  • I do NOT have at least 1 year of full-time specialized experience as described above.
2 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 9 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as one year of full-time experience at the GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience in the solicitation, acquisition, description, and scholarly appraisal of archival collections; experience communicating with a variety of internal and external contacts to negotiate acquisitions and respond to inquiries regarding potential solicited and unsolicited gifts; and experience advising researchers, including curators, art historians, and graduate students, bringing relevant sources of information to their attention.
  • I have qualifying education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a qualifying combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not have the experience or education described above.
3 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gained work experience interpreting and applying collecting guidelines, policies and procedures to achieve programmatic objectives in an archive.
  • I have gained work experience developing and executing a collecting plan in a museum setting.
  • Through an internship or volunteer experience, I have knowledge of executing a collecting plan.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
4 Have you acquired archival collections following institutional guidelines, policies, and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Choose the one statement that best describes your education in the field of art history. Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken undergraduate courses in art history.
  • I have taken graduate courses in art history.
  • I have a graduate degree in art history or a related field with an emphasis on American art.
  • I have a Ph.D. in art history with an emphasis on American art.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following statements describe your education and/or experience in the field of archives? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken graduate courses in Archives and Library Science.
  • I have used archival resources for research.
  • I have volunteer or intern experience in an archive.
  • I have paid work experience in an archive.
  • I have paid work experience in an archive focused on the history of the visual arts.
  • None of the above.
7 Have you conducted intellectual/research value/significance assessments of entire archival collections? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you have work experience negotiating deeds of gift for archival collections? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have experience writing and speaking effectively and persuasively in with internal/external contacts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Do you have experience cultivating, developing, and maintaining relationships in the art world? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Choose one statement that best describes your relationships in the art world? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed an extensive network of personal and professional contacts in the art world including artists, art dealers, curators, collectors, and others.
  • I have developed a network of personal contracts in the art world.
  • Through my work experience, I have knowledge of networks in the art world.
  • I have no relationships in the art world.
12 Do you have experience using a database to accession archival collections? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Which of the following statements describes your experience with data entry, tracking, and maintaining accurate information? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of databases and managing information gained through an internship or volunteer experience.
  • I have work experience managing information and creating reports in an art museum setting.
  • I have work experience managing information and creating reports in an archival setting.
  • None of the above.
14 Do you have experience using a database to track contacts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

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