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Position at NEH

From: Barbara Paulson <bpaulson>
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Humanities Administrator
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington DC announces
an employment opportunity for a GS-1701-13 Humanities Administrator
in its Division of Preservation and Access.

Opening Date:   November 5, 2001
Closing Date:   December 17, 2001
Vacancy Announcement:  02-002

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 to the 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 and assess their eligibility and
consistency with Endowment goals; arrange for their review and
evaluation by expert panelists; and administers 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.

An 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
GS-12 grade level.  Specialized experience is professional
experience in the humanities in non-profit institutions,
grant-making organizations, or higher education. This includes
administrative, curatorial, and processing experience in library,
archival, or museum collections that directly relates to the
humanities.  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, and/or
advanced degree in a discipline of the humanities; (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 use
of computer technology to create, disseminate, and/or provide
long-term access to humanities resources; (4) Broad knowledge of
issues and trends regarding the role of libraries, archives,
museums, and research institutions in managing the creation,
dissemination, and storage of humanities resources in digital form;
(5) Administrative experience in a not-for-profit cultural
institution, grant-making organization, or research institution.

For more information, see

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