This position is located in the Department of Education and Visitor Services in the National Postal Museum (NPM), Smithsonian Institution. The employee initiates, develops, produces, and evaluates public programs and outreach for the National Postal Museum Department of Education and Visitor Services.

Researches, organizes, and implements a series of public programs related to the museum mission statement.
Designs programs for varied audiences including families, scholars and community groups.
Arranges logistics and prepares memorandum, purchase order requests, and materials for all programs.
Manages budgets, maintains documents, statistics, calendar, and files on public programs.
Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1001 General Arts And Information


Conditions of Employment
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
Complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

Specialize Experience: Grade 07 You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as producing a diverse series of public programs for a variety of audiences annually at a history museum or similar cultural institution.

Or Education : One full year of graduate level education related to the position or Superior Academic Achievement may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualification.

Specialize Experience: Grade-09 You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as planning, executing and evaluating public programs , conferences and outreach for a museum or similar cultural institution which includes all of the following: producing correspondence, researching, developing, and evaluating programs.

Or Education: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B or J.D., if related OR Equivalent combinations of education and experience. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards .

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.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the “Required Documents” section of this announcement.

Additional information
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

Ability to organize and implement multiple projects.
Knowledge of the theories, principles, methods and practices of museum education.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to collaborate with scholars, scientists, education specialists, and volunteers, as well as outside organizations.
Skill in using personal computers and software application such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
Your application package should include the following documents:

Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.