UX Job at Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery

Come join our smart and creative team in Washington, DC, making and analyzing digital stuff and championing the needs of users!  Not a heavy coding job, this position is perfect for a experienced web/digital manager with a passion for UX and a knack for leading by example.  Growth and promotion potential to Federal GS-13 built into the position; starting salary GS-12 ($83,398 to $108,422). U.S. Citizens only. Applications due November 13, 2019.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery is hiring a permanent, Federal GS-12 employee to focus on front-end Web development and improving the user experience across the museum’s digital products. Must have experience equivalent to the Federal GS-11 level in developing complex multimedia websites, managing digital User Experience (UX), and web analytics.


  • Directs the production of multimedia websites and applications in a variety of contexts, including public-facing products to support researcher access and online engagement through AmericanArt.si.edu, mobile products destined for use by the public both remotely and in the galleries, and support for SAAM’s intranet platform.
  • Participates in the research, analysis, and conceptual development of new or improved digital content, design, or services.
  • Coordinates with museum staff to ensure that products are developed according to established standards, and that the timing and production demands of each project are quantified and met.
  • Manages permanent and temporary staff of both federal and trust employees as well as interns.
  • Participates in the research, analysis, and conceptual development of new or improved digital content, design, or services.
  • Establishes and/or maintains project plans and product roadmaps for digital products.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Skill in the front-end development of complex, interactive, media-rich public websites and digital products, including technologies such as CMS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related tools and programming languages.
  • Knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative user-centered research techniques and best practices for application development on a variety of screen sizes and device types, both fixed and mobile.
  • Ability to coordinate technical and creative processes in an educational, museum, nonprofit, or other type of learning-driven environment, and to effectively plan, communicate, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to lead the planning, strategy, organization, launch, and maintenance of various digital products, creating and implementing content strategies for multiple audiences while employing best practices for user experience, findability, and access.

Apply now through November 13, 2019

Application for the public (most people): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/550198600

Application for current/former U.S. Federal employees ONLY: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/550205000