NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART - Museum Specialist (Art)NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART OPENING DATE: 06/30/2006
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 06-61 CLOSING DATE: 07/28/2006
Museum Specialist (Art)
GS-1016-09 (Salary range: $44,856 - $58,318 per year)
Full performance level of this position is GS-11.
The position is located within the Library’s Department of Image Collections of the National Gallery of Art. The position is chiefly responsible for maintaining and developing an extensive study collection of slides, photographs and digital images of pre-20th century art of Northern Europe (principally Netherlandish, Dutch, Flemish, Belgian, and German art); performing original descriptive and subject online cataloging of images using the Library’s Mercury database, with all information being coded into machine-readable formats; contributing to the development of two online authority files – a subject and institutional/personal name file and an artist file; and assisting in the implementation of the Gallery’s image classification and subject heading system for art historical images. The incumbent also researches and upgrades the Department’s Northern European collections and identifies photographic images needed to enhance the collection and recommends their purchase, assists Gallery staff, fellows, and visiting scholars by providing reference assistance for locating images.
Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-1016-9. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility to the GS-7 level in the Federal service OR two years of graduate education or a Master’s degree in art history. Specialized experience is image resources management experience involving a major international art collection which has provided a thorough knowledge of the principles and standards for image description and access in an automated environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience is fully qualifying and meets the minimum qualification requirements.
Federal status candidates also must meet the time-in-grade requirements of having been at the GS-7 level for at least one year.
For detailed information on the candidate evaluation process, employment benefits, and application procedures, see the “Resources / Employment Opportunities” page on the National Gallery of Art’s Web site (http://www.nga.gov/resources/employ.htm). Please refer to vacancy announcement no. 06-61.
Contact Information: Or write:
Personnel Office National Gallery of Art
Phone: 202-842-6282 Personnel Office
Fax: 202-789-3011 2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
The National Gallery of Art is an equal opportunity employer. All eligible candidates will be considered without regard to non-merit factors.