This position is located in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). We advance the Smithsonian's broader mission of increasing and diffusing knowledge by seeking to better understand the natural world and our place in it. NMNH connects people everywhere to Earth's unfolding story.

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  • Writes and edits social media posts daily about natural history science, that are accurate, relevant, and engaging for audiences on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other priority platforms. Creates shareable visuals (e.g. photos, illustrations, infographics, videos).
  • Tracks daily metrics for our social media platforms and reports on them monthly, quarterly, and annually.
  • Builds an expanding network of relationships across the museum to advance the content production pipeline.
  • Monitors conversations about the museum that are unfolding on the priority platforms-responding to comments and direct messages.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

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


Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as writing and producing content for multiple social media platforms for a museum, educational or cultural institution with a focus on science and/or culture; participating in the development of social media plans and strategies; and gathering information for assessing the effectiveness of social media efforts.

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: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree related to the position 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.


Additional information

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

  • Ability to write, edit, and take photos daily and on deadline, in order to communicate complex scientific subjects in a succinct, accurate, and compelling way that audiences want to share on social media.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, summarize, and share insights from data.
  • Ability to listen to and converse with diverse people and personalities in order to elicit ideas, information, and participation in social media content.
  • Ability to exercise strong editorial judgment and critical thinking while monitoring social media conversations, with an eye toward the museum's reputation-flagging concerns as well as opportunities for greater engagement.
  • Important Note:

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:

    • Resume – Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. If you want to receive full credit for relevant experience your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.

      USAJOBS has guidance on how to ensure that you submit a complete resume: If you have not written a Federal resume before, you may watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel , or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ article on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    To apply for this job email your details to vagasempregosbrasil@outlook.com

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