Job Overview


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 with the National Endowment for the Arts, Office of the Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships, Visual Arts Division in Washington, DC.  

If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with competitive reinstatement eligibility), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

This is a great opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a generous benefits package; paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health and life insurance, and excellent retirement package.

Salary Information:  GS-12: $74,872 - $97,333 per annum.

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

NOTE:  A writing sample may be requested.  

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As the Media Arts Specialist you will have the following responsibilities:

·        Use expertise in the Media Arts field to serve as liaison to the Agency and field concerning applications, grants and related issues affecting that field.

·        Prepare a variety of statistical and narrative documents concerning areas of responsibility for use by Management.  Conceive, draft, and edit content documents for presentations in person, in print, and online.

·        Assist the Discipline director in recommending appropriate experts in the Media Arts field to serve as application reviewers and in all processing related to these determinations. 

·        Work with a team of Discipline Directors, Coordinators, and Specialists within and between Divisions to organize, coordinate and implement pre-screening and panel review of media arts applications.  Receive, review, organize and process grant applications from the Media Arts field, and follows these applications through the complete review process.

·        Monitor grantee performance through review of progress, interim and final reports, amendment requests, conversations with grantee, etc., to assure that the grantee successfully fulfills the terms and conditions of the grant .