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Education Specialist (Accessibility Programs)

Opening and closing dates: 04/08/2021 to 04/22/2021
GS 09 / Full time permanent

Summary

This position is located in The Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery (NPG). The NPG is devoted to the acquisition, research, exhibition, and care of the portraits of individuals who have made contributions to United States history and culture, and celebrating their lives and achievements through the NPG collections, publications, research and public programs.

Responsibilities

  • Provides interactive, interpretive learning experiences about the American experience through art, culture, history, and biography based on the highest standards of excellence, as determined by the field of museum education.
  • Develops short and long-range goals and objectives for education access programs and services based on current educational theory and practices.
  • Provides interactive, interpretive learning experiences for all disabled visitors based on the highest standards of excellence, as determined by the field of museum education.
  • Identifies underserved or emerging segments within the disability community and builds communication with them for the purpose of expanding the educational reach of the museum.
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