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Federal Arts Connection: June 2016


This month’s Federal Arts Connection focuses on agency websites with leads for employment opportunities in the federal government. Jobs USA is the federal government’s primary employment announcement site and hosts civilian opportunities in the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, the Endowments, the Veterans Administration, as well as federal performance facilities funded and managed by the US Department of the Interior. Agencies across the country are looking for music teachers and arts counselors for military base community family recreational programs and music therapists, to name just a few opportunities. Other jobs requiring a specialty in music also exist. Find out how to book yourself or your ensemble In the National Parks, for example. Military music programs not only need instrumentalists, vocalists, conductors, composers, and arrangers from every genre of music, but these units also have positions for audio-recording technicians and other workers whose skills are specific to keeping professional music units operational. All military band jobs require military enlistment and military service. More federal programs will be featured in the July International Musician. If you know of other performance or job opportunities through in federal facilities, drop me a line and we will feature it in this column. If you have photos of you or your ensemble performing at any of these federal facilities, send them to We’ll get them posted.


Jobs USA
(Search music in US Location)

US Department of the Interior
(Search music. There are many of performance opportunities at venues in national parks.)

Carter Barron Amphitheater—Washington, DC

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
(Administrative employment 0pportunities)

Wolf Trap Foundation/Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Administrative employment opportunities.)

National Endowment for the Arts
(Administrative employment opportunities.)


United States Army Bands

West Point Academy Band

United States Navy Bands

United States Naval Academy Band

United States Air Force Bands

United States Air Force Academy Band

United States Marine Band

United States Coast Guard Bands

United States Coast Guard Academy Band

MILITARY TALENT SHOWS (For enlisted personnel only)

US Army “Soldier Show”

US Air Force “Tops in Blue”

US Marines “Marines Got Talent” 29 Palms

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