Washington, DC

Theater & Musical Theater Director, National Endowment for the Arts

The Organization
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.

Position Overview
This is a Temporary appointment not-to-exceed 2 years which may be extended at management’s discretion.  This appointment may also  be terminated at any time at management’s discretion. As Theater & Musical Theater Director, you will perform the following duties: Serve as the agency’s nationally recognized leader and authority for the field of Theater & Musical Theater.  Provide national leadership and direction concerning agency programming and funding assessment for the Theater & Musical Theater field. Oversee the grant making process from application, to grant, to final report.    Review proposals from the Theater & Musical Theater field, manage the panel review process for applications (propose funding amounts, present grant recommendations for consideration by senior management). Identify groups of advisory panel reviewers for approval by Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships.  Recruit experts in the Theater & Musical Theater field to serve as advisory panelists. Manage a team of staff members who assist with reviewing applications, assembling panels, monitoring grantee performance, processing grants, cooperative agreements and leadership initiatives. Represent the Agency by attending and speaking at national and/or regional meetings and events of significance to the Theater & Musical Theater field. To qualify at the GS-15, candidates must have at least one year of expertise equivalent to the GS-14.This expertise is defined as serving as an executive or senior manager with supervisory and budgetary authority in a nonprofit theater and musical theater organization with national or regional impact; serving as public speaker or panelist in the theater and musical theater field addressing national or regional audiences to share information and ideas and awarding or receiving grants from public and/or private sector funders in the nonprofit arts sector.

How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by 11:59 P.M., Eastern Time, on the closing date of Saturday, March 07, 2015. To begin the process, go to http://www.arts.gov and click on the announcement for the Theater & Musical Theater Director, then 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 the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

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