Friday, October 22, 2010

Smithsonian Position Opening

Job Title: Museum Specialist (Anthropology)
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
Sub Agency: Smithsonian
Job Announcement Number: 11A-RM-296453A-MPA-NMNH

Salary Range: $62,467.00 - $81,204.00 /year
Series & GradeDefinition: GS-1016-11/11
Promotion Potential: 11
Open Period: Thursday, October 21, 2010 to Thursday, November 04, 2010
Position Information: Full-Time, Permanent Federal
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC

Job Summary:
This position is located in the Collections Management Unit, Collections and Archives Program Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland. The employee in this position acts as the Collections Data Manager and is responsible for the maintenance and management of the Department of Anthropology's collection information database (currently 563,000 records in EMu).

Key Requirements:

* Requires Federal permanent status or eligibility.
* Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

Major Duties:
* Responsible for the maintenance and management of the Department of Anthropology's collection information database.
* Responsible for the integrity, enhancement and validity of collections data.
* Designs, documents, and/or maintains programs for bar coding, digitization, or other applications that enhance the collections database.
* Provides database training to department staff, both permanent and temporary. Makes subsets of the collections data available in electronic or printed form in response to requests for collections information from staff, researchers, and the public. Assists with researcher access and tours of the Anthropology collections.

You must have one year of full-time experience at the GS-9 level in a museum environment that includes working with and providing access to anthropological collections and collections data using collections management principles and practices; ensuring inventory control; maintaining and managing an anthropological collections database; establishing data standards and procedures; responding to public and professional inquiries; and training individuals in the use of collections databases.

More information on how to apply here.

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