Director Positions

Museum Account Manager
Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Do You Know the Museum World? We Should Talk.

We’re Chicago Scenic Studios. We give our clients Solutions that Engage™ from broadcast sets and live events to museum exhibits and branded environments.

We’re in the midst of amazing growth, and we need a face for our Museums and Environments divisions to tell the story of how we help our clients.

That’s where you come in.

You know the museum world inside and out. You’ll help our valued clients and prospects understand what’s kept us busy providing solutions for almost 40 years.

Your degree may not have anything to do with museums, but your knowledge of them is crucial. You also have a pretty good idea about what keeps clients up at night.

If you have selling experience, we’ll look at your skills closely. But if not that’s okay too, because we’ll make sure you learn those skills.

Please go to our website Careers page at and give us your resume and salary requirements. Like our long track record with clients, we have an even longer track record with our valued employees.

If you want to help us achieve our ambitious growth plans, we want to hear from you!

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This job posted by MERC from July 19 through October 18.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) invites applications for the position of Director, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This institution is part of the Presidential Library System, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is located in Boston, MA.

Presidential Libraries preserve and make available the papers, records, and other historical materials of the President they represent. Holdings include millions of pages of records including letters, reports, and other documents that chronicle U.S. domestic issues, foreign relations and political affairs during the Presidency. These Libraries also have collections of thousands of objects and audiovisual items (including photographs, videotapes of news broadcasts, audiotapes of speeches and press briefings, film of public events, and televised campaign commercials). Through the Museum, the President’s life and public service are documented through a series of exhibits and programs that are designed to stimulate learning, reflection, and a sense of democratic citizenship among the thousands of students, scholars, government officials, journalists, and others who visit each Library annually.

The Library Director plans, directs, and administers all programs and activities of the Library and Museum, including archival, exhibit, public and educational programs. The incumbent works closely with NARA officials to ensure Library operations are in alignment with the Agency’s strategic goals. The Director maintains close working relationships with the former President’s family and the privately funded support organization; develops cooperative relationships and partnership ventures with academic and other institutions in support of the library’s mission and goals; and conducts extensive public relations and fundraising activities in support of the library and museum.

This position is an excepted service Senior Level (SL) appointment within the Federal Government and serves at the pleasure of the Archivist of the United States. The salary range for the position is $123,175 - $170,400. Relocation expenses may be paid. Detailed information about NARA and the national Presidential Library System is available at The deadline to apply is August 22, 2016.

  • Extensive experience directing a historical, archival, cultural, philanthropic, educational, or governmental institution.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and maintaining public-private or other coalitions and partnerships to advance the programs and missions of a public or private institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and to create a dynamic working environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a large, complex organization.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Creative and thoughtful regarding the utilization of new technologies
  • Innovative thinker in leveraging NARA and Foundation assets to market the museum to drive attendance
  • Excellent judgement and creative problem solving skills
  • Exceptional negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Interest and understanding of events and issues of the 20th Century sufficient to contribute appropriate historical perspective and intellectual leadership to the work of the Library and Museum and its presentation to the public.
  • U.S. citizenship is required for this position.
To Apply:
The deadline to apply is August 22, 2016. Applicants should submit a resume and a statement addressing how their qualifications and experience relate to the requirements outlined above to the following address:

Office of Presidential Libraries (LP) – Room 2200F
National Archives and Records Administration
Attention: Library Director Application
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Fax: 301-837-3199

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This job posted by MERC from July 18 through August 22.

Executive Director
National Capital Radio & Television Museum
Bowie, Maryland, USA

Position Overview
The Executive Director has overall responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the National Capital Radio & Television (NCRTV) Museum, including, but not limited to: fundraising, staff supervision, planning, financial management, program management, marketing, and community relations. This work is subject to Board oversight. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board in putting into practice the Board’s vision for the Museum.

Reporting Relationships
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and manages a part time staff of 1 as well as approximately 25 volunteers and docents.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Key responsibilities include overseeing and managing all aspects of the Museum’s operations, exhibits, and education programming; coordinating all aspects of NCRTV’s fundraising; serving as NCRTV’s face to the community; establishing and nurturing key collaborations with local and regional partners; overseeing the development of innovative new programming; capitalizing on education outreach opportunities; and developing and executing a long-term strategic plan for the Museum.

Oversee and Manage All Activities of NCRTV
Develop annual budget and deliver results against budget
Set direction and create alignment around responsibilities
  • Delegate appropriate activities/authority
Manage relationship with 3rd party accounting partner
Prepare/actively focus Board on key organizational and operational issues as part of Board & committee meetings
Work closely with Executive Committee and the Board to develop and execute strategic plan for Museum

Represent NCRTV in the Community
Manage ongoing strategic partnerships
Develop/secure new strategic partnerships
Represent the Museum at community and foundation events
Manage Museum publicity

Lead Operating Fund Development
Develop fundraising strategy for all areas of development support for the museum, including, but not limited to:
  • Foundations
  • Corporations
  • Individuals
  • Museum-developed and implemented fundraising opportunities (e.g., annual fundraiser and capital campaign)
Coordinate grant writing and board and staff involvement in development
Coordinate annual gala or other fundraising activities

Other Key Responsibilities
Conduct annual performance evaluations of volunteers and docents
Create and implement strategic plan for Board development
Recruit and interview potential new Board members (with Board Development Committee)
Network with other non-profit executive directors in community

This is a one-half to three-quarter-time position.

To apply: send letter of inquiry, resume, and three references to:

Please no phone call or email inquiries.

Resumes will be evaluated immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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This job posted by MERC from May 24 through August 25.

Executive Director
Museum of Danish America
Elk Horn, Iowa, USA


The executive director’s role has both strategic and operational components. The executive director has the day-to-day administrative responsibility for achieving the organizational mission of the Museum of Danish America, implementing the strategic plan, and assuring the efficient and effective operation of the organization. To do this he/she works closely with the museum’s Board of Directors through the Board’s President and Executive Committee to develop policies, procedures, budgets and strategic plans that realize the museum’s mission and vision. He/she also assures compliance with legal, financial, accounting and ethical requirements, including the standards and practices set forth by the American Alliance of Museums.


Vision, Mission, and Strategies
Working with the board and staff, the executive director must develop a shared vision for the future of the museum, build understanding around the current mission, and develop appropriate goals and strategies to advance that mission.

Accomplishment of Management Objectives
Working with the board, the executive director establishes operational objectives that support the strategic plan. The executive director is responsible for leading the staff in the implementation of the strategic plan and any annual plans.

Program Management
The Museum of Danish America carries out its mission by offering specific exhibits and programs. The executive director leads the staff in managing and administering these exhibits and programs.

Effectiveness in Fund Raising and Resource Development
The executive director, in partnership with the board and appropriate staff, is responsible for developing and implementing appropriate fund-raising and financial development strategies. The executive director and board use their combined strengths, knowledge, and relationships to help the museum achieve its objectives.

Fiscal Management
Ensuring that income is managed wisely is especially important for a museum. It is the role of the executive director to see that solid planning and budgeting systems are in place and that the museum’s goals and strategic plan serve as the basis for sound financial planning. In addition, it is the executive director’s responsibility to ensure that qualified staff are hired to accurately monitor, assess, and manage the financial health of the museum.

Operations Management
The executive director is responsible for day-to-day management. The executive director works with staff to develop, maintain, and use the systems and resources that facilitate the effective operation of the museum.

The Executive Director/Board Partnership
The executive director and the board must work together as partners. Each arm of leadership draws upon its own unique strengths and abilities. The executive director and the board have joint responsibility for developing and maintaining a strong working relationship and a system for sharing information.

External Liaison and Public Image
The executive director, staff and board members are key players in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with the many groups that support the work of the museum.

Other Duties
Performs other duties, included but not limited to duties as assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works included but not limited to print, photography, film, music, visual arts, etc. for distribution in any and all media and formats on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of the Museum.


Has the cultural knowledge and intellectual vision to lead the Museum of Danish America which includes having knowledge of or affinity for learning about Danish and Danish American culture. Danish language skill is highly desired.

Is a good communicator who can articulate the museum’s vision and non-profit niche to attract and retain public constituencies. Communication competency is required in written and spoken communication and in the ability to make effective, credible presentations.

Works cooperatively and effectively in supervising and directing museum staff to create well-conceived programs that serve the museum’s membership and wider publics and develops supportive constituencies.

Increases the financial base by expanding private contributors, increasing institutional collaboration, and developing new approaches to potential constituencies.

Interacts well with people and is open to suggestions and perspectives of others.

Exhibits deep commitment and integrity

Manages by organizing effectively, putting quality first

Plans realistically

Understands and manages finances soundly

Creates and maintains a donor focus

Builds a competent diverse and empowered workforce

To apply mail cover letter, resume and three references to:

Ms. Terri Johnson
Administrative Manager
Museum of Danish America
2212 Washington Street
Elk Horn, IA 51531

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This job posted by MERC from May 16 through August 17.

Executive Director
Bolduc Museum
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, USA

New France—The Other Colonial America, At The Bolduc Museum in Ste. Genevieve


The New France Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration, program development, and implementation of the strategic plan of The National Society of the Colonial Dames in America in the State of Missouri with special attention to the educational program and curatorial activities of the Bolduc Historic Properties Committee.  Other duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

General Responsibilities:

The Executive Director will report to the Bolduc Historic Properties Committee of the NSCDA-MO and to its governing Board and support its organizational mission as defined by the Board and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Executive Director will be responsible for communicating with the Committee in a timely and accurate manner all information necessary for the Committee to function properly and make informed decisions. The Executive Director will also supervise the maintenance of NSCDA-MO records required as Headquarters of the State Society.

The Executive Director shall be responsible for monthly reports to Bolduc Historic Properties Committee as well as development of the New France annual budget, to be approved by the Bolduc Historic Properties Committee and NSCDA-MO Board. The Executive Director will make day-to-day operating decisions within the limitations of the approved budget unless otherwise approved by the Bolduc Historic Properties Committee and NSCDA-MO Board.

Administrative responsibilities of the Executive Director will include supervision of all New France personnel as well as oversight of daily and long-term maintenance of New France properties. The Executive Director is responsible for the hiring, annual employee reviews, and, if needed, termination of paid staff as well as their compliance with New France employment policies. The Executive Director will also maintain ongoing communication with outside professionals who contract with New France in service of its mission and ongoing operations. Responsibility of ongoing operations includes preparation of financial information required for government and grant reporting and required audits. The Executive Director will supervise a program of internal professional development that shall include but not be limited to all staff and volunteer training, broadening internship opportunities, and assistance to visiting scholars and researchers.

The Executive Director is responsible for development of resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of New France through grants, fundraising events, annual giving and capital campaigns, Friends of New France, corporate giving, as well as fees from facility rental, entertainment events, educational programs and merchandise marketing. The Executive Director shall maintain direct relationships with donors and be responsible for accurate donation records and communication as well as donor appreciation events and gifts. The Executive Director shall supervise the management of the Museum Store (including internet sales), event and facility rental, as well as any food and beverage services and keep the Bolduc Historic Properties Committee apprised of branding, merchandising, and financial opportunities that support the financial self-sustainability of New France in accordance with its strategic plan.

The Executive Director will promote the awareness and advancement of New France's mission through outreach including but not limited to local and state professional and civic organizations, educational institutions of all levels, historic preservation associations, international relations and multi-cultural associations, hereditary societies, and other museums. The Executive Director shall oversee continuing communication of New France's mission to all members of the public and promote New France's programs and development through its newsletter and other materials as well as online and social media sites. The Executive Director must be able to travel as needed both in-state and nationally. The Executive Director must be willing to participate in local, state, and national organizations and on boards in support of New France's mission. The Executive Director must be capable of confidently communicating New France's mission through public speaking and written communication in a variety of media incorporating a broad range of technological aids.

Given New France's unique legacy, the Executive Director shall give particular attention to promote programs, services, and activities that expand awareness of Colonial French history and the New France's archives, artifacts, and collections, in accordance with the Bylaws of the NSCDA. The Executive Director shall oversee programs that include but are not limited to special exhibits; online educational opportunities; homeschool, private, and public school workshops and class materials; Living History events; re-enactments; entertainment events; and, scholarly lectures, seminars, and colloquia. 

Job requirements include: 
  • A bachelor's degree but preference will be given to a master's degree in non-for-profit management, museum studies, French or Colonial history, historic preservation, marketing, or a related field; CFRE; or, Certificate of Fundraising Management.
  • Minimum of five years working in a supervisory capacity in fund-raising, not-for-profit management, or museum management. Proof of successful supervisory management is required.
  • Successful experience in grant writing and competitive grant awards.
  • Understanding of standard accounting practices in not-for-profit management.
  • Experience with federal and state reporting materials and procedures.
  • Proven experience in oral and written communication (published writing sample required).
  • Preference given to applicants with Living History or re-enactment experience.
  • Preference given to applicants with board understanding of French and Colonial history as well as proficiency in French.
  • Preference given to applicants with familiarity in facility and grounds maintenance.
  • Preference given to applicants with experience with Part Perfect 4.0 Museum Management Software.
  • Must be able to relocate to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  • Must be able to travel locally, throughout Missouri, and nationally, if needed.
Application Information:

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to:
Bettina Esser
109 Forest Club Dr.
Chesterfield, MO  63005

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This job posted by MERC from May 16 through August 17.

Assistant Director (Coca-Cola Space Science Center)
Columbus State University
Columbus, Georgia, USA

Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center is seeking a dynamic and passionate individual for the position of Assistant Director. This position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible primarily for overseeing the daily operation of the facility, coordinating group visits and special events, and assisting with all aspects of the Center’s public interface. For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately. Review of applications will begin May 30, 2016.  Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.   To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit

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This job posted by MERC from May 3 through August 4.

Museum of Arts and Design
New York, New York, USA

New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) seeks an experienced, visionary Director to partner with its distinguished Board and talented staff to position MAD as the must-visit destination for international contemporary art, craft, and design audiences. Situated in the heart of New York City at 2 Columbus Circle, MAD has an annual operating budget of $10M and a 28-member Board of Trustees.

MAD was founded in 1956 by Aileen Osborn Webb as the Museum of Contemporary Crafts and later became the American Craft Museum. In 2002, it was renamed the Museum of Arts and Design, and in September 2008, it opened the Jerome and Simona Chazen Building at the southwest corner of New York’s Central Park. MAD celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2016 and today welcomes more than 100,000 visitors onsite annually and serves 6,500 school students and over 4,000 members each year. MAD’s compelling visitor experience and curatorial content are complemented by its award-winning retail arm, THE STORE AT MAD, and the restaurant, ROBERT, an OpenTable Diner’s Choice 2016 award winner.

MAD is an American Alliance of Museums Accredited Institution with a mission to collect, display and interpret objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, MAD celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life.

MAD seeks to inspire the public to engage with modern and contemporary art, craft and design by offering an encounter with process and materials in an accessible manner. Through its exhibitions and educational programming, MAD provides diverse audiences with an understanding of the ways art, craft and design are conceived and realized, demonstrating interconnectedness across a spectrum of disciplines and fields.

MAD prides itself on being an artist-centered institution, focused on the ways in which artists and designers transform the world around us. Through exhibitions that explore process, a studio residency on the education floor, and a wide range of interpretive programs that pair time-based media, performance and education with curatorial content, the museum occupies a unique space in the contemporary art landscape—one where dynamic experiences of the creative process are key.

Onsite, MAD’s 12,000 SF of exhibition space hosts rotating special exhibitions and also include the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Jewelry Gallery, a groundbreaking presentation and study of studio jewelry. MAD’s permanent collection is global in scope and includes art, craft, and design from 1950 to the present day. The Sarah and Seth Glickenhaus Education Center is an important destination and houses classrooms and studios for master classes, seminars, and workshops; its Open Studios engage visitors directly in the creative processes of artists at work. Lectures, films, performances and symposia are held in a 143-seat auditorium.

The Museum of Arts and Design seeks an experienced, visionary chief executive to serve as a strategic and innovative cultural leader of the institution. MAD’s new Director will have at least 10 years of experience leading an art museum or comparable institution, and a strong track record in management, creativity, fundraising and finance.

A Cultural Visionary: MAD’s new Director will play a leading role in affirming the Museum’s position as a leading institution in the field of arts, craft and design. His/her leadership will raise the profile of the institution, garner important partnerships, and focus public attention on MAD as an influential museum, at the center of innovation.

An Unparalleled Opportunity: MAD’s new Director will join a thriving institution poised to achieve new levels of public recognition. In recent seasons, MAD has capitalized on its unique geographic location in the heart of Manhattan by curating strong programming that has drawn diverse audiences, garnered excellent press, generated public notoriety, and attracted strong fundraising. MAD’s institutional profile has grown, and its new Director will have the opportunity to leverage this recent success into a national and global cultural brand and to inspire a talented and energetic senior management team.

An Exciting Future: MAD will soon launch a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign to increase the size of its endowment, fund new capital improvements, and provide additional support for MAD’s curatorial, public and educational programming. The Museum’s new Director will catalyze this effort and serve enthusiastically and successfully as the Museum’s chief fundraiser. S/he will be an exceptional and persuasive communicator, with strong public speaking skills, who can inspire others and enroll diverse stakeholders in an exciting shared vision for the future of MAD.

A Visionary Partnership: MAD’s new Director will report to the Board with full responsibility, authority and accountability for implementing a collaborative vision for the future of the Museum. In this, s/he will work in partnership with MAD’s distinguished trustees, whose tenures range in length from one to 35 years. The ideal candidate will be a persuasive and dynamic leader, with a passion for arts, craft and design, a discerning eye for acquisitions, proven ability in developing teams, and experience advocating publicly for the value of culture.

A Strategic Moment: MAD’s new Director will arrive just as MAD completes a five-year strategic plan, funded by The Booth Ferris Foundation. The plan has been developed by a joint Board and senior staff group to support MAD’s curatorial vision and achieve six key strategic initiatives:
  • Fully align MAD’s curatorial, education and public programming;
  • Attract a larger, more diverse audience to the Museum;
  • Offer a stronger, better integrated visitor experience to visitors, including a large cohort of international tourists;
  • Expand MAD’s Board of Trustees and major donors;
  • Support and develop MAD’s professional staff; and
  • Solidify MAD’s long-term financial position.
A World Class Location: MAD’s new Director will have an opportunity to optimize the Museum’s current facilities in a prime location, smartly analyzing its real estate opportunities and capitalizing on the unique strategic revenue opportunities associated with both this particular site and with MAD’s busy retail and restaurant businesses.

A Team Builder: MAD’s new Director will be an experienced team- and organization-builder who is committed to recruiting, nurturing and retaining talented staff and community volunteers to realize MAD’s future plans. S/he will identify, understand and encourage each stakeholder’s personal growth, and through his/her leadership and high personal integrity, foster a positive workplace atmosphere where talent is rewarded and individuals have an opportunity to grow.

To download a detailed Position Guide for this opportunity, please visit Telephone calls are welcome and encouraged before applications are made. Please call Emma Dunch at (212) 877-0500 for a confidential discussion of this role.

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This job posted by MERC from April 26 through July 26.

Museum Director
City of Ketchikan
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

The City of Ketchikan, Alaska seeks a multi-talented individual to direct and participate in the operation of two city-owned museums: the Tongass Historical Museum, a small community museum; and the Totem Heritage Center, which preserves 19th century totem poles, in addition to conducting classes and workshops in the traditional arts of Southeast Alaska Natives. The Museum Director oversees a staff of eight.  

The successful candidate will be an accomplished communicator and manager with broad museum experience, including administration; budgeting and planning; staff supervision; collections care; and exhibit and program development. Demonstrated leadership, creativity, and style are essential. With a small staff and limited resources, the person selected will be expected to deliver exhibits and programs that not only engage the community, but also educate and entertain visitors.

Ketchikan is a community of 13,500 located on an island in Southeast Alaska, accessible only by air (1.75 hours from Seattle) or Alaska State Ferry. The climate is mild, but rainy. Spectacular natural beauty, small town life, a vibrant arts scene, boating, fishing, and outdoor activities are among the reasons why people love to live here.

A full job description and City of Ketchikan employment application (REQUIRED) are available at Information about the museums can be found at  Direct inquiries to Marie Miller, Human Resources Manager at (907) 228-5623 or

$59,518 - $76,660 DOE plus benefits. Position open until filled; EOE/AA.

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This job posted by MERC from April 26 through July 26.

Interpretive Programs Officer
Library of Congress
Washington, DC USA

Job Title: Interpretive Programs Officer (Chief of the Interpretive Programs Office)
Job Announcement Number: 160067
SALARY RANGE: $128,082.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 to Monday, June 20, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1001-15
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Washington , DC, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

This position serves as Chief of the Interpretive Programs Office (IPO) and is responsible for the leadership, oversight, and direction of IPO and the Library of Congress exhibitions program. The Chief works in close coordination with the Director of Scholarly & Educational Programs, who outlines duties in broad, general terms, working to meet the objectives of the Library of Congress (LC) and with the resources that are available.

This position is located in the Interpretive Programs Office, Scholarly and Educational Programs Directorate, National and International Outreach.

The position description number for this position is 341335.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Consults with key managers and stakeholders to develop priorities for using resources. Ensures that all implications are identified, weighed, and considered in study and discussion. Contacts other agencies and organizations to obtain information and models for managing various issues. Identifies and resolves problems that are barriers to achieving goals.

Actively participates in policy formulation and reviews liaison activities for agency-wide programs. Informs stakeholders of changes in organizational programs and operations, conducting briefings on major program changes.

Plans, directs, and executes liaison operations for critical agency-wide programs with national or international implications. Establishes and fosters effective working relationships and information networks with business and industry associations, domestic and foreign universities, technologists, and stakeholders in all levels of government, i.e., local, state, and federal government, including Congress. Advises and recommends innovative approaches for mission accomplishment.

Plans and manages a national and international program for providing exhibitions and related educational materials to scholars, schools, Members of Congress, libraries, the general public, etc. Responsible for the administration, planning, budget development, policy formulation and recommendations, and direction of LC's exhibition program. Oversees the conception, development, funding and execution of LC exhibitions and educational materials which support this program, including multimedia and interactive exhibits.

Develops and administers the design, production and installation of exhibitions in accordance with LC's standards of preservations and security. In so doing, also coordinates the conception and execution of related interpretive materials firmly based on sound intellectual and scholarly principles consistent with the educational objectives of LC.

Based on an expert level of knowledge in the field of interpretive media, develops and administers LC's efforts at using interactive multimedia in support of the exhibitions program. In doing so, maintains an expert knowledge of developments in this field and is an acknowledged leader therein. Reviews and approves the research and writing of materials in support of LC's exhibitions.

Directs administrative support services and operations, performing highly complex, diverse, and controversial analytical and evaluative studies related to the assessment and improvement of agency- wide administrative systems covering all aspects of LC's exhibitions program. Determines strategies for achieving objectives and analyzes problems requiring the development of creative and pioneering solutions. Plans and develops new organizational structures or configurations, and coordinates exhibition support activities that cross agency lines.

Serves as the lead in developing strategies for planning and developing major agency programs of national scope and impact through serving with NIO as LCs principal representative to national and international cultural organizations in relation to the planning and development of exhibitions in general, and the loan of LC materials for exhibition.

After consultation with relevant custodial divisions and the Preservation Directorate, exercises final agency authorization for the loan of LC materials.

Advises the Architect of the Capitol and the Library of Congress about general aesthetic appearance of public spaces within all LC buildings. This advice may include recommendations in the areas of furniture design, lighting design, interior design as well as restoration architectural design.

Participates in the development and documentation of long- and short-range planning efforts. Reviews long-and short-range plans, resource projections, priorities, justifications, etc. Makes recommendations on planning efforts that can be undertaken within existing resource levels and advises on the impact of efforts that require additional resources.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to plan, manage and administer exhibitions and educational programs, including multi-media and interactive exhibits in a library, educational, or cultural institution.**

Knowledge of electronic interpretive media sufficient to develop and administer both interactive and multimedia components of a major exhibition program.**

Ability to build coalitions or professional networks.**

Ability to supervise and manage a diverse workforce.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.
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Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Opportunity, Inclusiveness & Compliance at 202-707-3960 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

A “Not to Exceed“ (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate an employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at:

Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.

You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.

Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.

Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

Step 3: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly.

Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.

(1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.
(2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.
(3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.

Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.

Step 6: Click on "Finish" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.
If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent). Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.

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Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications." You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

Please reference when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from April 22 through July 24.

The last update to this page was 7-19-16.