Jobs for humanists 12/17
Quick reminder for current students that Monday’s Extra Cheese has information about a Government Accountability Office summer internship - scroll down for another opportunity for grad students. This is the last letter until the new year. If you’d like to get notices about jobs between now and January 7, I have some earlier tips about saved searches.Enjoy your holidays!
Education Program Specialist • National Museum of the Marine Corps (Navy) • December 20, 2021
This has a short window so is probably For Somebody, but take a look:
You will serve on the exhibit design team, ensuring that educational objectives are incorporated into permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits.
You will develop, produce, deliver, and evaluate educational programs using museum objects and spaces to achieve specific and measured learning outcomes and objectives.
You will plan and execute family-friendly museum events.
You will utilize different technologies, they design, write, deliver, and evaluate grade- and age- appropriate curriculum.
Yes, utilize. You can meet the basic requirement with one year of full-time teaching, but you also need to demonstrate the following experience:
Assisting in designing, writing, and delivering age-appropriate curriculum; 2) Coordinating teacher workshops and learning events; and 3) Training others on how to conduct educational tours for targeted groups.
The competencies are in all-caps for some reason:
CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
So have fun? Here are the questions.
Technical Writer-Editor • U.S. Army and Aviation Missile Control (Army) • December 27, 2021
The rare entry level technical writer position! The job is in Pennsylvania, not D.C., and is a term appointment.
Assist engineer in the preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for a wide variety of tasks.
Precise in use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Document the process, procedures, and set up of test items for personnel to follow.
Write up documents from diagrams, sketches, models, and test plans.
You can qualify with “superior academic achievement” in undergrad, which, as someone on this list, you probably have. BUT you should also address the experience requirement: “One year of specialized experience which includes assisting in writing and editing technical documents and processes from reading technical manuals, work orders, and interpreting blueprints/manuscripts.”
Printing Services Specialist • Government Publishing Office • December 27, 2021 or 100 applicants
There is another posting for this position title, too, also open to the public. This position is, essentially, customer support and some grants management stuff?
Provides an individualized, relationship-driven avenue for customer agencies to communicate their overall service needs in relation to printing, publishing, and multimedia programs.
Writing accurate contract specifications to support agency procurement services.
Applies procurement principles, federal acquisition/procurement regulations, in the writing of various contract types in order to provide print related services
Develops detailed language to describe contract requirements from broadly described customer agency requirements, facilitating procurement planning for contracts to ensure that product, service and price objectives are met.
You can qualify with a related PhD. Tell them how the PhD provides the following kinds of experience:
A. Participating in collaboration with customers to gather information about their printing/publishing requirements, and
Performing procurement planning to identify and recommend contracting method(s) that meet the customer's printing/publishing needs, and writing draft specifications that will be reviewed and finalized by others, for statements of work (SOW) or contract solicitations in order to procure printing or publishing related products/services based on a customer's broadly described requirements, and administering multiple contract types (i.e. Request for Quotation, Invitation for Bid, Request for Proposals, Sole Source, etc.) throughout various parts of the contract lifecycle (to include Pre-award, Post-Award Administration and/or Contract Closeout).
This position, as other GPO posts, gives résumé guidance - it can be helpful to look at that sometimes! Look at the questions, too.
Writer-Editor • Census Bureau (Commerce) • December 27, 2021
Serves as a primary editor for the Public Information Office.
Collaborates with subject matter experts to identify and tell the story of newsworthy content in Census Bureau statistics and programs.
Writes clear, concise text about statistics and Census Bureau programs.
Manages writing and editing projects.
Supervise a team of subordinates.
Sounds interesting. What do you need to get this job?
Experience for this position includes: Proofreading and editing written technical information about statistics and federal program. Analyzing and writing about data findings. Working with graphic designers. Writing technical information into clear, concise text for the public; working on project management principles. Leading/supervising writers/editors, advising and providing counsel regarding style, policies, and procedures for publication production. Providing administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Administrative supervision includes review of time and attendance, progress reviews, and management of schedules, priorities, and resources.
They would also like some project management bona fides, per the competencies section. You should answer some questions, too.
Interpreter • Department of State • December 28, 2021
You need experience with simultaneous translation and to speak Korean, Japanese, or Mandarin. Either you can do that stuff or you can’t, so I’m going to move on . . .
Communications Analyst (Written) • Government Accountability Office • January 3, 2021
The STAA is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Communication Analyst; supporting a range of scientists, technologists, and analysts in developing scientific and technical documents which communicate highly complex topics clearly and concisely. Responsibilities include:
- Providing advanced-level written communications consulting and tactical communications support concurrently to multiple teams or individuals working on complex or high-risk scientific or technological reviews of agencies and programs.
- Working with teams to frame research objectives and identify potential writing problems related to the study design.
- Facilitating discussions to help teams assess evidence, identify themes, and reach consensus on a message.
- Working with teams or individuals to write reports and testimonies using plain language to help communicate GAO's complex findings to a general audience. . . .
This is a slightly more specialized communication analyst position than the one I previously shared. (Although I think I posted another version of this position a few months ago.) Regular old humanities experience won’t do it, even though I keep telling people that philosophy is the mother of science.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as demonstrated experience reviewing and analyzing scientific and technical written information for stylistic and readability problems, or other issues affecting the quality of written and/or digital products; experience formulating key messages to segmented audiences; and experience developing and executing specific tactics in support of an overall communications plan.
The desired candidate will have experience publishing written materials in credible scientific and technical journals, media outlets, major association publications, or scientific and technical related Inspector General's offices.
Archives Technician • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum • January 3, 2021
Provides detailed technical support to processing archivists to prepare archival, primarily paper, collections for digital imaging and inclusion into the Digital Asset Management System.
Review materials and related information in finding aids prior to digitization and checks materials after photo-imaging to ensure that materials remain in the same organization and order.
Works with Digital Access Division and Collections Management branch staff to ensure that materials are prepared for digitization according to appropriate guidelines.
Ensures that cataloging and other metadata is attached to correct digitized records for new collections, accretions, and unified collections.
So . . . the sort of thing at least one of you got a year of funding to do in grad school, right? In fact, that year of grad school can help you qualify for this position. They want the following experience:
A. Arranging of archival and manuscript collections in preparation for digitization
B. Managing catalog database records
C. Reviewing materials and related information in finding aids prior to digitization
D. Identifying and prioritizing collections to be digitized.
Research Librarian (Domestic Social Policy) • Congressional Research Services (LOC) • January 11, 2021
This position is open to current graduate students. You need library experience or academic training in library science.
This Research Librarian position is expected to provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on issues related to support for children and families, nutrition assistance programs, and healthcare.
This posting explains things a bit more than other posts do, so you might want to check it out even if you aren’t eligible. It could provide some helpful context.
There is also a questionnaire, because of course there is.