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Humanities Administrator (Museum background) [National Endowment for the Humanities]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 17, 1972 in job announcements |

JOB SUMMARY:

 

NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

 

 

This term position can be extended without further competition.

The Division of Public Programs fosters public understanding and appreciation of the humanities by supporting projects that bring significant insights of humanities disciplines to general audiences through interpretive exhibitions, radio and television productions, lectures, symposia, printed materials, and reading and discussion groups.

 

 

  • KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant experience and/or education
  • Favorable background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service

 

DUTIES:

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  • Reviews grant proposals and assesses eligibility and consistency with Endowment goals.
  • Arranges for review and evaluation of grant proposals by peer review panelists.
  • Presents Division policies, procedures, and funding recommendations orally and in writing to internal and external audiences.
  • Promotes the work of the Division and larger goals of the Endowment to outside constituents.
  • Works collaboratively with other Division staff members to accomplish these duties.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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At the GS-11 level Qualified candidates must possess:
A B.A., in a discipline of the humanities is required (an M.A. or Ph.D. is preferred).  In addition to the basic education requirement, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience in the humanities equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the General Schedule.

 

Specialized experience is professional experience in the humanities which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position: for example, professional experience in the humanities gained in organizations and institutions such as cultural organizations, colleges or universities, scholarly or grant-making organizations, or non-profit institutions.  Typically, experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level would include work in the humanities performed with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment of moderate difficulty or responsibility requiring professional training equivalent to that represented by graduation from a college or university of recognized standing, and considerable additional professional training or experience which has demonstrated capacity for sound independent work.

 

At the GS-12 level Qualified candidates must possess:

 

A B.A., in a discipline of the humanities is required (an M.A. or Ph.D. is preferred).  In addition to the basic education requirement, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience in the humanities equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the General Schedule.

 

Specialized experience is professional experience in the humanities which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position; for example, work in the humanities performed with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, requiring somewhat extended professional training and experience and which has demonstrated important attainments and marked capacity for independent work.

 

Selective Placement Factor (SPF):  A SPF is a specific qualification requirement that is in addition to the minimum qualification requirements stated above and are essential to successfully perform the duties of this job.  SPF experience must be documented in your resume.  Applications without SPF experience will not receive further consideration under this announcement.

 

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is as follows:

 

A.  Must possess at least three years’ experience in museum administrative or curatorial activities.

 

 

 

 

In order to be found minimally qualified for this position, applicants must possess at least a B.A. in a humanities field, in addition to the qualifications listed above.  An M.A. or Ph.D. degree is preferred.

 

 

As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:

  1. Knowledge of issues and trends in the field of public history.
  2. Experience in museum, historical society, historical sites, or other non-profit cultural organization.
  3. Educational background in the humanities.
  4. Ability to communicate orally.
  5. Ability to communicate in writing.
  6. Ability to work as a member of a team.

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