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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Art Specialist Series, 1056

Individual Occupational Requirements


Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- one of the fine or applied arts appropriate to the position.



General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience teaching art, restoring art objects, or as an artist.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that demonstrated the ability to:

  • Plan, supervise, administer, or carry out an educational, recreational, cultural, or other art program such as art festivals, competitions, or workshops.
  • Perform as an artist, or demonstrate the methods and techniques and teach one or more art forms such as graphics, sculpture, pottery and ceramics, or metalwork and jewelry.

This ability may have been gained in:

  • Managing, administering, directing, or teaching art methods and techniques of one or more art forms in a community or private art center.
  • Planning, establishing, or evaluating an art curriculum at secondary or higher academic levels.
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