Museum asks applicants to reapply for PR position

WASHINGTON, DC: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which has been looking for a new director of communications for nearly six months, has enraged applicants for the position by asking them to submit materials a second time - not an insignificant task, given that this is a government job.

WASHINGTON, DC: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which has been looking for a new director of communications for nearly six months, has enraged applicants for the position by asking them to submit materials a second time - not an insignificant task, given that this is a government job.

WASHINGTON, DC: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which

has been looking for a new director of communications for nearly six

months, has enraged applicants for the position by asking them to submit

materials a second time - not an insignificant task, given that this is

a government job.



The museum, which advertised the position extensively last year,

initially asked applicants to submit paperwork by December 8. However,

applicants heard nothing until last week, when they received a form

letter stating that the job was being re-advertised. If they still

wanted to be considered, the letter continued, they had to resubmit all

their paperwork from scratch.



Acting director of human resources Leslie Curley explained the unusual

search process by saying ’we couldn’t find exactly what we wanted’ in

any of the 40 people who originally applied for the job. ’(The

applicants) lacked experience, including previous positions in a

high-level dynamic environment and an extensive media relations

background.’



She added that applicants were being asked to resubmit materials because

the revised job description ’significantly changed the application

process.’ Responsibilities for the communications director post include

development and implementation of a long-term communications plan, media

relations, research and advertising.



The search is being conducted through the Office of Personnel

Management.



It carries a GS15 rating, which means a salary of between dollars 84,000

and dollars 110,000 per year. The job posting can be found at

www.usajobs.opm.gov or www.ushmm.org.



Applications are due on April 14.



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