The National Endowment for the Arts seeks a Folk & Traditional Arts Director. This position reports to the Senior Director of Multidisciplinary Arts & Equity in the Office of Strategy, Programs, & Engagement (SPE) of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The incumbent serves as the agency’s nationally recognized leader and authority for the field of Folk and Traditional Arts, which are rooted in and reflective of the cultural life of a community. These artistic traditions are shaped by values and standards of excellence that are passed from generation to generation, most often within family and community, through demonstration, conversation, and practice. Genres of artistic activity include, but are not limited to, music, dance, crafts, and oral expression.
The incumbent serves as the Folk and Traditional Arts field expert to advise senior staff about trends that may influence programming and funding opportunities.
In addition, the Director serves as a member of the SPE Management Team and contributes to their efforts to provide national leadership and direction for the Office.
In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, with experience in performing the following duties:
1) serving as a Folk and Traditional Arts field expert to advise senior staff about trends that may influence programming and funding opportunities;
2) providing leadership and direction concerning agency programming and funding assessments for the Folk and Traditional Arts field; and
3) overseeing arts grant processes from application, to grant, to final report.
Applications will be accepted July 17 – 26, 2023. Learn more on USA Jobs.
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