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Supervisory Museum Curator

As a Supervisory Museum Curator at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with the National Archives and Records Administration, you will be responsible for planning, supervising, and executing the programs and activities of the museum.

This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures. Current Federal employees and applicants under special appointing authorities who wish to be considered may also apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Announcement JD10347594TPM

Typical work assignments include:
Plan, formulate, design, construct, and install exhibits. Work with other staff members to develop themes and topics for new exhibits. Perform research and select textual, audiovisual, and museum objects for display. Arrange for loan of materials for exhibits from other institutions that will supplement and compliment the Library's holdings. Prepare or oversee preparation of exhibit catalogs, news releases, or public announcements of new exhibit openings, and general information leaflets on exhibits and museum programs.

Supervise managerial and administrative activities of the museum including budget, personnel, space management, procurement, and security. Set technical policies for the museum's operation.

Provide information about museum objects and programs to many sources including the President's family, the White House, professional museums, media, and general public. Participate in an active program of exchange of objects, ideas, and information with curators in other Presidential Libraries and private museums.

Oversee and/or establish and monitor system of registration and cataloging of museum objects. Revise and update the current catalog as needed to add new information about items or to document their current location or status. Annually conduct a complete inventory of all museum items that have been identified as vulnerable to theft and a sample physical inventory of museum items that are not subject to the valuable object inventory.

Responsible for the physical care, maintenance, preservation, and security of the museum areas and collections.Work with the building manager to upgrade, repair, or replace security systems.

Oversee and provide professional advice concerning rehabilitation, repair, and preservation of the museum collections. Restoration of objects which include paintings, engravings, and prints, metal, glass, leather, and ivory objects, and textiles. Negotiate with outside conservators to obtain professional restoration and repair services and works with the contracting officer to purchase the services.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

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