Job Posting: Humanities Administrator – National Endowment for the Humanities (Washington, DC)

Position at National Endowment for the Humanities
The Division of Preservation and Access has an opening for a Humanities Administrator (program officer) who would work with potential applicants in the development of proposals, help carry out the evaluation of applications, and participate fully in administrative, financial, program policy, and other matters for the division.
The Selective Placement Factors for this position are as follows:  Experience in a professional position at either a museum, library, or other cultural heritage organization; or working as a consultant for at least one year at either a museum, library, or other cultural heritage organization.
In order to be found minimally qualified for this position, applicants must possess at least a BA in a humanities field. A MA or PhD degree is preferred.
As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:

  • Knowledge of preservation and access issues and trends in museums, libraries, or other cultural heritage organizations.
  • Knowledge of preservation, conservation, or collections management focused on humanities collections in cultural heritage institutions.
  • Knowledge of preventive conservation focused on humanities collections.
  • Experience in education, in grant activities, and in cultural heritage institutions.
  • Educational background in the humanities.
  • Ability to communicate orally.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.

 Applications must be received by December 15, 2014.
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The Division of Preservation and Access provides leadership and support for a sustained national effort to preserve and increase the availability of resources essential for research, education, and public programming in the humanities.  The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the U.S. government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities