Job Overview


NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.  In 2013, the NEH was ranked as the second best small federal agency to work for by the Partnership for Public Service. 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent Federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of Humanities programs in the United States. This position is located in NEH’s Office of Federal/State Partnership.  Federal/State Partnership is a model of American federalism in action. This collaborative effort, dedicated to the study and enjoyment of the humanities in the public sphere, links a national agency with fifty-six nonprofit state and jurisdictional humanities councils. Through its programs, the Federal/State Partnership and the individual councils advance knowledge and understanding of the humanities, and increase public awareness of the humanities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


  • Manages self-assessment review process for selected humanities councils including review by the National Council on the Humanities and the NEH Chairman.
  • Creates content for website and electronic newsletter using photo-image editing software.
  • Represents the office at professional meetings.
  • Conducts up to six site visits a year; performs other functions for oversight and accountability, including analysis of annual compliance plans, data collection and evaluation.
  • Participates in agency-wide initiatives and works in agency-wide groups to improve the processes of the agency and enhance and promote its programs and products.
  • Manages budgetary and financial information and reports.
  • Works with the Chairman's Office and other agency administrative offices to develop informational materials and presentations.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel required for up to six site visits a year, the annual conference of state humanities councils, and other occasional meetings and oversight visits.

Relocation Authorized

  • No