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 (NEA) in the Office of the Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships, Multidisciplinary Arts Division, in Washington, DC.

Recent Graduates Program: This program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply).

Following the completion of program requirements, the selectee may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional (permanent) or term appointment. All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to: 

·                      Successful completion of at least 1-year of continuous service;

·                      Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training;

·                      Demonstration of successful job performance; and

·                      Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate may be converted

For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: 

Salary Information:  GS-07: $42,631 - $55,421 per annum.  First time hires to the Federal government salaries are normally set at the beginning of the salary range listed.

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.

Visit our website at  for more information about the NEA.



As the Assistant Grants Management Specialist, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

·         Convey information about the Arts Endowment, the Multidisciplinary Arts, and the application process to the field.

·         Provide technical assistance and administrative guidance regarding the electronic grant application submission process and review timeline  to applicants    and advisory panelists, including work sample submission review.

·        Assist with the collection of information from prospective panelists and drafting of panelist approval materials.

·        Receive, review and process applications for funding, including organizing those applications for panel review, following  through the Arts Endowment's complete review process.

·        Research and prepare  a variety of spreadsheets and reports for Discipline Directors and the Division Coordinator using Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Word and other standard software programs.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No