About The Kennedy Center
“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” – President John F. Kennedy
The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents performances across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra.
At the Kennedy Center, we strive to foster belonging and empowerment at work. We are able to advance our mission because of our committed and passionate employees. We are fortunate to be able to leverage their diverse perspectives, life experiences and skills to inform how our workplace can be a safe, transparent, and replenishing community. The Kennedy Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law.
Mission Statement: As the nation's performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.
Why Join Us
We offer a comprehensive range of benefits to all full-time employees including:
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking a Senior Accounting Manager, Federal and Private Grants to oversee accounting and reporting of the Center’s Federal Awards and Private Grants. This position will be responsible for reviewing charges against the grant for allowable and unallowable costs, tracking the Federal source for allowable costs, working with Programming and Development personnel during pre-Award, Award, Implementation, and Close out phases of the Grant Cycle, ensuring the organization’s Grants Administration Architecture (SAM, G5, Grants.gov, etc.) is maintained, as well as leading the institution’s annual Indirect Cost Recovery Rate negotiation process. In this role, the Senior Accounting Manager, Federal and Private Grants will also work with Programming, Development, and Finance staff to ensure the optimal use of Federal and non-Federal funds (including private grants, endowment support, and contributions revenues). This position will report to a senior member of the Finance and Accounting team and work closely with colleagues in Development and Programming.