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Federal Arts Connection

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Dear AFM Member,

This is a source for information relating to federal grant making, performance, education, and research opportunities for musicians interested in project funding and international travel as artistic representatives of the US. This list is not exhaustive. Occasionally, we will highlight different federal agencies with arts-related components. We suggest that you make direct contact with local federal agencies, government councils, and non-government organizations (NGOs) to help you identify other possibilities. This list is only a starting point and may reflect full-time and part-time opportunities for working musicians. To successfully engage these opportunities it may be necessary to contact the agency directly for requirement details. The AFM Office of Government Relations is happy to help you identify as many federal resources as possible.

JOBS USA—GLOBAL

Musical Instrument Repairer
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476421400
Open and closing dates:  07/19/2017 to 12/31/2017
Salary: $23.81 to $27.77 per hour
Pay scale & grade: WG-10
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent
Location: Sembach, Germany
Relocation expenses may be paid

JOBS USA—UNITED STATES
Recreation Attendant Nf1* (Flex) Information, Tickets and Tours
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475703900
Open and closing dates: 07/28/2017 to 11/30/2017
Salary: $9.25 to $9.50 per hour
Pay scale & grade: NF-01
Work schedule: Shift Work
Appointment type: Permanent
(one vacancy)
Location: Kaneohe, HI

The John F. Kennedy Center
for the Performing Arts
Manager, Teacher, and
School Programs

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=THEKENNC&cws=1&rid=461
Location: Washington, DC
Department: Education Job Code 461

Also check the American Federation of Musicians website (http://members.afm.org/auditions) for US military job
notifications (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard).







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