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MUSEUM INTERPRETIVE SPECIALIST

The Museum Interpretive Specialist is responsible for supervising staff and administering museum interpretive programming for museum special events, on-site programs, outreach programs, and other

Class Code:

P037C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small staff by interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluating performance. Develops museum public services including on-site and outreach programs, special events, lesson plans, tours, loan boxes, and teacher resource materials. Coordinates museum public programs, both on-site and outreach, including planning and implementation. Presents interpretive programs to visitors and educational groups. Conducts reseach of primary and secondary sources to develop adult, children, and living history programs. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of interpretive program development techinques. Knowledge of historical research techniques and procedures. Knowledge of national, state, and local history. Knowledge of administrative office management and supervision. Ability to prepare educational, promotional, and research materials and develop museum interpretive programs. Ability to write, edit, and present information orally and in writing. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to plan and coordinate events. Ability to organize and interpret historic data.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, art history, education, or related area; plus one year of experience in museum or educational programs, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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