deadline: June 20, 2016
About the Agency
This position is located in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the largest national museum for the study and exhibition of African American history and culture. Its primary purposes are to acquire, maintain and preserve objects which document social, cultural, political, military, technological and scientific developments in the United States related to the African American experience; to conduct scholarly research designed to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in the field of African American history, to publish findings for both scholarly and general audiences; and to interpret historical developments through public exhibits and programs as well as digital content.
The incumbent provides or oversees photographic and other digital imaging services, including production of high-resolution still and video images of the Museum’s collection objects that are constructed of a wide variety of materials, sometimes oversized, and generally difficult to photograph, scan, or film. Duties include:
- overseeing the daily operation of the photography studio and digital imaging equipment, completing or overseeing photography and other digital imaging projects in the studio, on location at the Smithsonian Institution, and at times at various off-site locations;
- completing or overseeing challenging photographic and digital imaging projects, the specialized nature of which require considerable technical skill and expertise;
- overseeing the work of the Museum’s coordinators for Rights and Reproductions and Digital Assets Management;
- working with Museum and outside editors and designers to prepare pre-press digital files for a range of applications, including print and online publication, signage, mobile applications, and other uses related to the web; and
- performing color correction, cropping, resizing, image correction, and manipulation.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel may be required.
- Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
- May need to complete a Probationary Period
- Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Experience at GS-11: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-10 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as creating high-resolution, quality images of collection objects, temporary and permanent exhibition installations, and events; evaluating technical requirements for photography and other digital imaging projects; assisting with planning and budgeting for purchases of equipment; and preparing pre-press digital files of collection objects and other images for a collection information system, publication, and the web.
Experience at GS-12: You qualify for this position if 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 is defined as creating high-resolution, quality images of collection objects, temporary and permanent exhibition installations, and events; evaluating technical requirements for photography and other digital imaging projects; overseeing the daily operations of a photography and digital imaging studio, including overseeing use of a digital assets management system and overseeing rights and reproductions; and assisting with planning and budgeting for purchases of equipment; acting as the authority on digital imaging technology; preparing pre-press digital files of collection objects and other images for a collection information system, publication, and the web.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week. Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
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Agency Contact Information
- 1 vacancy – Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full-Time, Permanent – Federal
Opened Monday 6/6/2016(7 day(s) ago)
Closes Monday 6/20/2016(7 day(s) away)
Who May Apply
This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #16R-RW-301806-MPA-NMAAHC.
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