The ANS is looking for an Assistant Curator; here's the announceent. -Editor
The American Numismatic Society Seeks an Assistant Curator, American Department
The American Numismatic Society (ANS) seeks an energetic and creative assistant curator to oversee and lead its American Department. The
successful candidate will be in charge of the collections of North and South American coins, currency, medals and related objects. Since its
foundation in 1858, the Society has played a leading role in the field of American numismatics, and wishes to expand its audience while continuing
its traditional role as one of the leading academic institutions in numismatics overall.
The successful candidate is expected to work on the ANS's exhibition program, regularly contribute to the quarterly ANS Magazine and online media,
and do research in his or her own chosen field. S/he will have to be prepared to work on parts of the collection outside the American field, for
which training will be provided. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to devote considerable time to the ANS's recently acquired
holdings of the Medallic Art Company (MACO), a large private US mint. Among other responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to
build a program of publications, exhibitions and teaching programs around this MACO material. In general, all ANS curators are expected to
participate actively in the Society's development, outreach, public relations, and fund raising initiatives, which includes seeking funding for
projects through competitive grants. Curators also provide instruction and supervise students in the ANS's eight-week Graduate Summer Seminar and in
The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. or have equivalent academic qualifications in North, Central or South American history or art
history, in particular in areas in which coinage or currency contribute to the understanding of the period. An interest in coinage or currency is an
advantage but not required. Reading knowledge of foreign languages will be an advantage. The candidate is expected to be or become a recognized
expert in his/her field, through study, research, writing, and publication on American coinage, currency, and economic history. The position provides
a competitive salary depending on the experience of the successful candidate and includes excellent benefits.
About the Society
The Society has a collection of c. 800,000, of which over 600,000 are recorded on its online database MANTIS. The US collection of coins and
banknotes contains c. 35,000 objects , and 30,000 objects from Central and South America. The archives of the Society provide papers and archival
material of many major collectors and artists, while the Harry W. Bass Library has the country's foremost numismatic collection of almost 85,000
volumes. For more information about the Society visit www.numismatics.org.
Resume and cover letter via email to email@example.com. Names and email addresses of at least three references are required; reference letters
will be requested by the ANS for short-listed candidates. Applications should be received by 19 July 2019; interviews will be held in New York City
Wayne Homren, Editor
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