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Job Title:  Museums and Visual Arts Director
Department:  National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
Agency:  National Endowment for the Arts
Job Announcement Number:  NEA-AG-13-769622 (EX)

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 05, 2012 to Monday, January 07, 2013
Full Time - Temporary NTE 2 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. If you share our vision, please consider joining us.

This position is located in the Visual Arts Division, Office of the Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.


This position is in the EXCEPTED Service and may be terminated or extended at management's discretion.


This is a TEMPORARY position Not to Exceed 2 years with a Full Time work schedule (40 hours per week).  


The selectee will be required to complete a one-year supervisory probationary period.


This position may be filled at anytime.  To ensure timely consideration of your application, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by the initial cut-off date of November 28, 2012.  Subsequent applications will be considered on an as needed basis on the following dates:  December 19, 2012.

Final cut-off January 7, 2013.


Salary Information:  GS-0301-15: $123,758 - $155,500 per annum.

First time hires to the Federal government salaries are normally set at the beginning of the salary range listed.


Visit our website at for more information about the NEA.


The following link will provide information on how to prepare a resume for Federal positions




  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized
  • Suitable for Federal employment; determined by a background investigation
  • This position may require travel of 1-5 nights per month
  • Males born after 12-31-59 MUST be registered for Selective Service


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As the Museums and Visual Arts Director, you will be responsible for the following tasks:


·         Serve as the Agency's nationally recognized expert and authority for the fields of Museums and Visual Arts.

·         Provide national leadership and direction concerning Agency Museums and Visual Arts funding, programming, policies and partnerships.

·         Maintain good relations with leaders in the Museums and Visual Arts and related fields and keep abreast of their perspectives on trends and innovative developments.

·         Study and analyze the implications of research, findings and trends in the Museums and Visual Arts fields in order to formulate and recommend appropriate funding, programming and policy.

·         Review proposals for the Museums and Visual Arts fields, manage the panel review process for application, propose funding amounts, and present grant recommendations for consideration by Senior-Level staff.


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To qualify for this position, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level performing duties such as: Providing oversight and direction in the Museums and Visual Arts fields including, trends, organizational and artistic issues, public and private sector funding, and the grant making process. 


Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by  Monday, January 07, 2013.   


Education: Not applicable for this position.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:

  • Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Grant-making process
  • Supervisory techniques
  • Written Communication


Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your online questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of two categories:  Best Qualified and Highly Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  The online questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.


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The NEA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal emplyees at


Males born after 12-31-1959 MUST be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see –

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration.  The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station.  To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority of this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

A background investigation will be required for this position.  Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Veterans Preference: If claiming 5- point veteran preference you MUST submit a DD-214.  If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference you MUST submit an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference AND all other required documents in order to be granted the preference.  All documents must be received by Monday, January 07, 2013.  Additional information on veterans’ preference is available at:

If you are selected for this Federal position, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.  Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001).

The application contains information subject the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a).  The information issued will be used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. Section 3302 and 3361.

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex,  national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual-orientation or age.

EEO Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Veterans Information:

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on the closing date of the announcement Monday, January 07, 2013.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the online questionnaire.  Please ensure you click Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the cover page using the following Vacancy Identification Number 769622.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you are unable to apply online, you must FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX (, document your responses to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and use the official FAX cover sheet found at (  You must also cite the Vacancy Identification Number 769622.


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1.    A complete Resume (which includes hours worked, starting/ending dates (month and year), and if Federal employment - series, pay plan and grade).

2.    A complete Online Questionnaire

3.  Other Supporting Documents:

·         College transcript(s), if qualifying on education

·         Veteran Documents, (if applicable, a DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.)

·         ICTAP/CTAP documents (if applicable)

·         Miscellaneous (as required by position)


Anita Green
Phone: (202)682-5472
Fax: (202)682-5666
Agency Information:
National Endowment for the Arts
The Nancy Hanks Center
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 223
Washington, DC
20506 Fax: (202)682-5666


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  We will evaluate your resume and your responses to the online questionnaire to determine if you are among the Best Qualified for the position.  Candidate with the highest scores may be referred for further consideration.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  If you are referred for further consideration you will be notified each time your name is sent to a hiring official.  You will receive notice via email, once the evaluation process is completed (generally 30-45 days).

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EEO Policy Statement | Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement | Veterans Information | Legal and Regulatory Guidance