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National Gallery of Art Music Program Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary The music program specialist works in the department of music of the National Gallery of Art, which plans and produces the weekly concerts at the Gallery. The incumbent reports to the head of the music department. Responsibilities As the Music Program Specialist, you will: Assist the head of the music department in planning and administering the weekly public concerts at the National Gallery. Make schedule for concert aides, including intermittent employees and staff volunteers, assigning duties, and instructing them in the on-site coordination of concert logistics, including arrangements for performers at rehearsals and concerts, special seating arrangements, special instructions to the guards, and maintenance of the artistic decorum of the concerts. Maintain the music department’s archive of reviews, articles, essays, and other information on current developments in the music field and on current and potential performers in the Gallery’s concert series. Schedule delivery of rented concert equipment, answers, and routes incoming phone calls, provides concert information to callers as requested, maintains records and files of all invoices, memoranda, and correspondence, and operates office equipment. Disseminate detailed information about the Gallery’s music program to the media, including designing and maintaining the weekly email reminder that is sent to the people who have signed up for that service. Provide office support, including, but not limited to, answering phones, distributing, and responding to faxes and mail, and providing information for any incoming inquiries as to music department activities. Undertake research for the music department from both domestic and international sources. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements. See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. Qualifications Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-301-11. A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is at least one year of experience (combined), equivalent in responsibility to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service, strengthening the administrative, musical research, and public relations support to the head of the music department for an organization or major institution. Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application! Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Comprehensive knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques sufficient to make schedules for concert aides, including intermittent employees and staff volunteers, assigning duties and instructing them in the on-site coordination of concert logistics, including arrangements for performers at rehearsals and concerts, special seating arrangements, special instructions to the guards, and maintenance of the artistic decorum of the concerts. Comprehensive knowledge of the application of qualitative/quantitative methods and the ability to perform analyses and evaluate information sufficient to maintain the music department’s archive of reviews, articles, essays, and other information on current developments in the music field and on current and potential performers in the Gallery’s concert series; designing and maintaining the weekly email reminder about the Gallery’s music program to the media; undertaking research from both domestic and international sources; and solve administrative, communication, and other problems sufficient to meet administrative and business needs. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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. Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures. CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify? Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Additional Information • The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year. • AN EXTERNAL SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST BE FINGERPRINTED AND RECEIVE A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, RESULTING IN A SATISFACTORY SUITABILITY DETERMINATION BEFORE BEING HIRED FOR THIS POSITION. • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy:https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement Reasonable Accommodation Policy:https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement Veterans Information:https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information Selective Service Registration:http://www.sss.gov/

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