Museum Specialist, Smithsonian Institution
The purpose of this position is to provide support to the Collections Management section of the Office of Collections Management (OCM), Smithsonian's NMAAHC. Work assignments may require duty location at the Smithsonian's Pennsy Collections and Support Center in Landover, MD. Duties and responsibilities include performing a variety of tasks related to the preservation and storage needs of a specific collection, including:
- safe object handling;
- conservation and preservation activities;
- managing intellectual control of museum collections using databases; and
- object storage housing, design, and fabrication.
The focus of the position is to support the object movement, condition survey (with images), dust removal, housing, labelling, inventory and placement of large object and furniture collections; and survey and rehousing of 2-D collections primarily made of paper and photographic media. After completion of this portion of the project, the position will support the move, condition survey, rehouse, label and inventory objects, archives, costume and textiles.