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Position at NEH

From: Barbara Paulson <bpaulson>
Date: Friday, September 15, 2000
Humanities Administrator
National Endowment for the Humanities
GS-1701-13 ($60,890 p.a.)
Division of Preservation and Access, NEH
Washington, DC
    Date  14 Sep 2000
    Date  28 Oct 2000
    Vacancy Announcement:  00-023

Responsibilities of the Position: The Division of Preservation and
Access provides leadership and support for a sustained national
effort to preserve and increase the availability of resources
important for research, education, and public programming in the
humanities.  Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the
incumbent works with potential applicants in the development of
proposals and participates fully in administrative, financial,
program policy, and other matters for the Division.  The incumbent
will review grant proposals to assess their eligibility and
consistency with Endowment policies; arrange for their review and
evaluation by expert panelists; and administer the continued
evaluation and payment for current grants.  The incumbent will
represent the Division at various meetings and conduct site visits
to promote the Division's programs and to evaluate the
accomplishments of the current projects it supports.

Qualification Requirements: A B.A. in a discipline of the humanities
is required.  In addition to the basic education requirement, the
applicant must possess one year of specialized experience in the
humanities equivalent to the next lower grade level in the general
schedule.  Specialized experience is professional experience in the
humanities in non-profit institutions, grant-making organizations,
or higher education.  Typically, experience at the next lower grade
level would include work in the humanities performed with a wide
latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, would be
professional work of marked difficulty and responsibility, and would
require extended professional training and experience which has
demonstrated leadership and attainments of a high order.

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:  (1) A
professional degree in library science, archival studies, or museum
studies; (2) Demonstrated speaking and writing ability, as evidenced
by recent (3-5 years) presentations at professional meetings or
other organized gatherings and by written reports, articles, or
other documents prepared for in-house or public occasions;  (3)
Demonstrated experience in the care of library, archival, or museum
collections or in the management of preservation and/or access
projects and programs; (4) Administrative experience in a
not-for-profit cultural institution, grant-making organization, or
research institution; and (5) Broad knowledge of issues and trends
affecting the preservation of and/or access to library, archival, or
museum collections.

For application procedures, see

Barbara A. Paulson
Senior Program Officer
Division of Preservation & Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC 20506

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:19
               Distributed: Thursday, September 21, 2000
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Received on Friday, 15 September, 2000

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