Education Specialist

Full Time New York, NY Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution is seeking candidates for a position of Education Specialist on Full Time basis located at New York, NY. Do not forget to review the job posting carefully before apply online.

Job Title: Education Specialist
Company Name: Smithsonian Institution
Job Location: New York, NY
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Museums
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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Summary This position is located in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (CHSDM). The employee develops, coordinates, promotes, and delivers content and programs to all audiences of all ages at one or more levels of immersion. The responsibilities include planning, promotion, outreach, facilitation, research, content development, evaluation and liaising with multiple stakeholders in program development and implementation. Responsibilities Develops, evaluates, and delivers education experiences, including activities, programs, and products for audiences of all ages and level of competency in design. Responsible for development and assists with conceptualizing programs and activities, design, development, testing and evaluation. Oversees or collaborates with peers in the writing of content and resource materials used in on-site, off-site programming and digital platforms. Responsible for actively striving to stay abreast with the trends in design and design education. Maintains supportive relationships with various organizations for the purposes of professional development, outreach, partnerships, and reputation building. Responsible for as assigned, on working groups or other committees which develop dynamic learning activities, programs, and/or products, such as exhibitions, citizen science projects, and web- and social media-based programming. Oversees as required the training and work of volunteers, education associates, interns, and contractors for programs, ensuring that all programs/initiatives are delivered at a high quality. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. Conditions of Employment COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS: For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination requirements and its impact on your application, click on Smithsonian Institution’sFrequently Asked Questions. Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.For information on qualification requirements, seeQualification Standards Handbook forGeneral Schedule Positionsviewable on OPM Website. Qualifications You must meet theseBasic Education Requirements: Degree:that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position. or Combination of education and experience– courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above. In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education as follows: Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined asdeveloping, evaluating, and delivering education workshop for adults, experiences, programs, and products for audiences of all ages and level of competency in design and design education practices. Experience writing, overseeing or collaborating with peers in the writing of content and resource materials used in on-site and off-site programming and online platforms. A working knowledge of K-12 STEM and Arts curriculum and National Standards. Or 3 years of progressively higher-levelgraduate education leading to a Ph.D.or equivalent doctoral degree 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. 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. 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. Education You may qualify with education see above. Additional Information This position is not included in the bargaining unit. Current or Former Political Appointees:Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Office of Human Resources. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: Position title; Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee); Agency; and, Beginning and ending dates of appointment. Recruitment Incentive: Recruitment incentive(s) may be authorized for this position. However, approval for incentives are contingent upon various availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require the incumbent to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a certain time period. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid.

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