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Jobs for humanists 3/25
Museum Specialist • Smithsonian • April 1, 2022
As a Museum Specialist you will develop, coordinates and executes scholarly programs related to the museum’s collections and exhibition for diverse audiences. Such programs range from lectures and panel discussions to workshops and symposia, each designed to deepen understanding and appreciation of Asian art and culture as well as American Art of the Gilded Age. . . .
Fun! You can qualify with grad work, but they are looking for experience:
Assisting in co-development and delivery of scholarly programs related to a museum’s or cultural institution’s collections or exhibits; and assists in the review and production of scholarly publications (print or online) . . .
The KSAs are a mix of admin things and museum work, but they’re also interested in someone with teaching/pedagogy skills. Here are the questions.
Foreign Language Teacher (Spanish) • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (Army) • April 1, 2022
Teach Spanish in San Antonio!
Communications Specialist • General Services Administration • April 4, 2022
Not sure about this one, but someone might be doing this job already.
Develops relationships and partnerships with assigned clients to provide strategic advice and direction regarding client's needs, to promote a client focused approach designed to integrate client initiatives and perspectives into communication projects, and to facilitate the development of communication solutions, options and recommendations to identify and implement satisfactory resolutions. Leads and coordinates communications activities across teams, creating a comprehensive communications program for clients that includes a defined plan based on various audiences, and proactively managing communications strategy based on the comprehensive program and understanding of the business.
Maybe you can tell them about reader-oriented writing. They are looking for one year of experience:
providing communications guidance and service to internal and external customers, through evaluating customers communication needs; developing and implementing communications strategies and plans; facilitating stakeholder meetings; creating and presenting briefing materials; authoring written materials for publication such as project fact sheets, position papers, website content, and establishing and maintaining working relationships with a wide range of customers.
A lot of the KSAs overlap teaching skills, it seems to me. Here are the questions. If you’re answering “no” a lot, this is probably not a position for you!
Museum Specialist • National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian) • April 5, 2022
Have you worked in a museum for a year, handling 3D artifacts? Take a look over here, then. (The questionnaire runs down the necessary skills.) Otherwise, keep moving.
Education Program Specialist • Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (DOE) • April 5, 2022 OR 50 applicants
This position is at a high grade and requires subject matter expertise, so may not fill as quickly as other postings with this title. But I don’t know for sure. I wouldn’t drag my feet.
As an Education Program Specialist, GS-1720-14, you will be responsible for the following:
Serves as a nationally recognized authority for the assigned broad program. Provides professional leadership and guidance to department and state officials in planning, developing, and carrying out the assigned program.
Provides consultant services to top-level officials of ED, state and local agencies, institutions and organizations. Provides authoritative technical assistance in · developing, planning, and evaluating programs.
Analyzes developments and keeps abreast of trends related to the program to which assigned. Incorporates and adapts such developments into program plans and initiatives that offer promising solutions to long-standing or controversial program issues and problems.
Leads OSEP's participation in agency and government-wide assessments and surveys; develops materials and documents for OSEP management, researches and develops briefings and quick turnaround analyses; responds to agency data calls; represents the OSEP Director and the Deputy Director at meetings, as needed.
And they are looking for one year of experience with two out of three:
Experience presenting at local, state, national and/or regional conferences on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) related to infants, toddlers, children and/or youth with disabilities and their families.
Experience providing professional development for special educators, faculty or administrators focused on services for, or policies related to children and youth with disabilities.
Experience administering or supporting special education programs at the state, local or Federal agency or as a faculty member at an institution of higher education.
Writer-Editor • Federal Railroad Administration (DOT) • April 6, 2022
Okay, I know there are nerds who love trains on this list . . .
The Writer-Editor will be responsible for drafting and editing a variety of documents supporting the Office’s safety mission, but with a focus on regulatory documents such as waivers and other approvals issued by FRA’s Railroad Safety Board.
But I understand if that’s not exactly what you hoped for. Ideally, they want someone who’s already done this job (doesn’t everyone):
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong analytical, writing, and editing skills and the ability to communicate clearly with a variety of internal FRA stakeholders, including technical subject matter experts, attorneys, and executive leadership. Ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to effectively function both independently and as a member of a team, establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with all staff levels. Ideal candidate will also have strong organizational skills and experience effectively tracking and progressing multiple high-priority tasks and projects under tight deadlines.
But if you don’t have specific FRA experience, maybe you have something translatable. The minimum qualification is a PhD/3 years of grad work; but read through for other pathways so you can pitch yourself appropriately.
Specialist in Natural Resource Policy (Native American Issues) • Congressional Research Service (LOC) • April 21, 2022
I guess you have to say something beyond “land back” here. This looks like a good opportunity for someone with a mix of research methods:
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division is seeking a Specialist in Natural Resources Policy to join its Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section. The specialist will cover natural resources policy with an emphasis on tribal, American Indian, or Alaska Native issues. The candidate should understand all facets of these areas including the current status of lands, natural resources, and energy and mineral issues in a tribal, American Indian, or Alaska Native context.
This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with natural resources policy issues with an emphasis on tribal, American Indian, or Alaska Native issues. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.
There’s a more elaborate description at the listing, of course. The qualifications, as usual, are qualitative:
Knowledge of Natural Resources Policy**
Ability to analyze public policy issues**
Ability to write in a public policy context**
Ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations.
Ability to lead collaborative research tasks.
Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of analysis and consultation.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
And, again as usual, the questionnaire asks you to substantiate your qualifications through narratives. This is an audition for the job.
Foreign Language Teacher - Korean (Assistant Professor) • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language School - Korean School • July 31, 2022
Teach Korean in Monterey! They start pulling applications in April, though.