Smithsonian Institution Audio Visual Production Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

Smithsonian Institution
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full-Time, Permanent. - This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits.

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (13 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in National Air and Space Museum, National Mall Building, Smithsonian Institution. The position is responsible for the daily operation of the Moving Beyond Earth (MBE) Production Studio, as well as contributing to the creation of new museum broadcast infrastructure as part of the Revitalization Project.

  • Coordinates a team of personnel which plans, organizes, creates, executes, finalizes and distributes all media products and public programs produced by the department.
  • Develops and implements procedures to ensure that all relevant calendars, including public and internal, are kept up to date regarding team activities.
  • Establishes relationships and collaborates with Museum staff to include curators and other subject matter experts in the creation of media products.
  • Coordinates additional activities scheduled in Moving Beyond Earth such as daily Explainer programming, Town Hall meetings, visiting theatrical productions and festivals, and symposia.
  • Develops procedures to support the exhibit design and exhibit maintenance activities within the Moving Beyond Earth gallery, provides oversight during these activities, and completes regular maintenance reporting requirements.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 25%.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

Experience:You qualify for this position if you possess 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 as operating a media production studio and coordinating the personnel, schedules, logistics and technical infrastructure related to broadcast, webcast and recorded programs.

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.

Or Education: Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in photography, radio or television production, or motion picture production, may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.

Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying.

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.

Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:

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  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (

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Salary Range: $63,722.00 to $82,840.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: IS-1071-11/11

Promotion Potential: 11

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States.

Control Number: 452846600

Job Announcement Number: 17R-SR-302153-TRF-NASM