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Grade: 09

1 Choose the one statement that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position (Be prepared to submit a transcript on request for proof of education): Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed the requirements for a master's or equivalent degree in or directly related to the duties of this position.
  • I have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in or directly related to the duties of the position.
  • I have an LL.B. or J.D., in or related to the position.
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to Grade 7 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 have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do NOT meet the requirements as described.
2 Which of the following best describes your experience conceiving and preparing proposals for a variety of programs and audiences including lectures, artists’ talks and demonstrations, family days, tours, film series, and other events? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience conceiving and preparing proposals for a variety of programs and audiences including lectures, artists’ talks and demonstrations, family days, tours, film series, and other events.
  • I have experience conceiving and preparing proposals for a variety of programs and audiences including lectures, artists’ talks and demonstrations, family days, tours, and film series.
  • I have experience conceiving and preparing proposals for a variety of programs and audiences including lectures, artists’ talks and demonstrations, family days, and tours.
  • I have experience conceiving and preparing proposals for a variety of programs and audiences including lectures, artists’ talks and demonstrations, and family days.
  • I have experience conceiving and preparing proposals for a variety of programs and audiences including lectures, and artists’ talks and demonstrations.
  • I do not have related experience.
3 Which of the following describes your experience writing funding proposals? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have contributed content to funding proposals.
  • I have written or edited funding proposals.
  • I have researched costs and compiled budgets for projects or proposals.
  • I have not performed any of the above.
4 Which of the following best describes your experience developing a special events program? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed a special events program for a large and complex museum.
  • I have developed a special events program for a small and non-complex educational or cultural institution.
  • I have assisted in the development of a special events program.
  • I do not have experience developing a special events program.
5 Which of the following best describes your experience in developing, planning, and implementing special events? Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised and implemented large and complex special events simultaneously.
  • I have supervised and implemented small and non-complex special events simultaneously.
  • I have independently planned and implemented large and complex special events.
  • I have independently planned and implemented small and non-complex special events.
  • I do not have experience planning or implementing special events.
6 Which of the following best describes your training/experience in developing and/or implementing public programs for a variety of audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in developing or implementing public programs.
  • I have education or training in developing or implementing public programs, but no experience in a museum, historic site, or cultural facility.
  • I have unpaid experience developing or implementing public programs in a museum, historic site, or cultural facility.
  • I have paid work experience implementing a previously developed public program in a museum, historic site, or cultural facility.
  • I have paid work experience developing and implementing public programs in a museum, historic site, or cultural facility.
  • I have paid work experience developing and implementing public programs in an art museum.
7 Which of the following responses best describes your experience with planning cultural public programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned and executed culturally specific public programs for a museum or cultural center.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in planning and executing culturally specific public programs.
  • I have had education or training in planning and executing culturally specific public programs but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have planned and executed culturally specific public programs for a museum or cultural center that were specifically designed for an exhibit or event.
8 Which of the following best describes your experience in managing the logistics of meetings, public programs, and special events for a non-profit organization? Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed the planning and implementation of special events and public programs for a major community, city, or museum (including event follow-up).
  • I have managed the planning and implementation of special events for a non-profit organization other than a museum (including event follow-up).
  • I have worked as part of a team in the planning and implementation of special events for a non-profit organization.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
9 What types of meetings, program, or events have you planned and organized? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned and organized simple meetings, programs, or events (e.g., one day, fewer than 20 persons).
  • I have planned and organized complex meetings, programs, conferences or events (e.g., multiple days, large numbers of participants).
  • I have coordinated and disseminated information generated from meetings, events, and conferences.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience in managing the logistics of meetings and special events for a non-profit organization? Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed the planning and implementation of special events for a community-based museum or other non-profit organization.
  • I have managed the planning and implementation of special events for a non-profit organization
  • I have worked as part of a team in the planning and implementation of special events for a non-profit organization
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.

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
  • 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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