View Full Version : Museum Technician/Specialist (Aeronautics), Smithsonian Institution, Chantilly, VA

T. Ashley McGrew
07-15-2012, 01:18 PM

JOB SUMMARY:This position is located in the Preservation and Restoration Unit of the Collections Division, Collections and Research Department, National Air and Space Museum (NASM). The employee serves as a skilled member of the preservation and restoration team and works under the supervision of the Foreperson, Preservation and Restoration Unit.
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May need to complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
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Prepares large artifacts in the aeronautics and space history collection for a major move to and installations at all NASM locations.
Designs and constructs forms, jigs, cradles dollies, and slings, as needed to safely handle artifacts during the restoration process and in preparation for the movement of the artifacts.
Maintains a clear, concise, and detailed written report of each restoration project, often with daily entries.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:You must meet at least ONE of the requirements described below:
Experience: Grade 7: One year of full-time experience at the Grade 5 level that is close or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as: applying conservation, preservation or restoration of historic technical, industrial, and/or transportation machinery or equipment. Grade 9: One year of full-time experience at the Grade 7 level that is close or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as: applying conservation, preservation or restoration of aeronautics and/or space artifacts. Or Education: Grade 7: One full year of graduate level education orSuperior Academic Achievement (http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/redirect.html?url=10411611611211505804704711911911 90461111121090461031111180471131170971081051021050 99097116105111110115047083069067045073073047115050 045101053046097115112035101052102) may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Grade 9: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masterís or equivalent degree related to this position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements. 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. Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards (http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/redirect.html?url=10411611611205804704711911911904 61111121090461031111180471131170971081051021050990 97116105111110115047112111108105099121047065112112 10810509909711610511111007910208311610011504504805 3046097115112). 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/or proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.