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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 24, June 13, 2010, Article 9

MUSEUM CURATOR OPENING AT THE NATIONAL NUMISMATIC COLLECTION

The Smithsonian Institution has just posted a job opening for Museum Curator at the National Numismatic Collection. The chosen applicant will work for the Senior Curator, Richard Doty. Here are some excerpts from the job description. Yes, you can get PAID to immerse yourself in numismatics! The government hiring process is challenging, but well worth the effort for anyone who feels they've got the Right Stuff for the job. Good luck, applicants!

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JOB SUMMARY:
This position is located in the Office of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection, Division of Political History. The employee carries out the research, collections management, exhibitions development and education mission of the museum.

Duties:

  • Researches American history primarily through objects and collections as well as traditional sources of documentation reflecting wider contexts of technology, culture and society.
  • Collects and manages large and diverse collections
  • Plans and develops exhibition concepts and content as a lead person in specialty area and as part of a team in broader subject areas.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

  • Skill in researching and writing on numismatics and American financial history as interpreted through material culture.
  • Skill, as demonstrated through experience, interpreting, developing, and managing numismatic and financial history collections.
  • Skill in developing exhibitions and /or other public displays, and related public programs.

To apply for the position, see: Job Title: Museum Curator (jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=88563865)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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