The Design and Engraving Division, US Mint Philadelphia has two job openings for medallic artists closing on November 18, 2019. Know anyone who'd make a great coin or medal
designer? Pass these along! Thanks to Bill Nyberg for the heads' up. Here's an excerpt from the job description. -Editor
This position is located in the United States Mint, Philadelphia, Design and Engraving Division. The major mission and function includes the manufacturing of domestic
circulating and numismatic coins, medals and other products.
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13 full performance level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform
all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
Create designs in 3-D graphics formats using electronic sculpting software; or design and develop 3-D models of varied materials that can be scanned with non-contact scanning
/digitization systems and revised or modified digitally.
Design, implement and execute clay, wax or plaster models to required specification scales in low relief of accepted designs. Represent the United States Mint at selected
public functions and ceremonies.
Analyze, evaluate, coordinate and participate in test/trial strike reviews and events; and recommend appropriate technical modifications and changes to optimize and promote
efficient and effective coin, medal and other devices production processes and efforts.
Occasional travel - infrequent travel - ceremonies, etc.
Experience creating designs and models for use in manufacturing hubs and/or dies; designing, sculpting, and creating finished renderings for coinage and medals; using digital
design, sculpting software and other bas relief sculpting tools; sculpting with plastilene, clay, wax or other material & creating plaster models. Experience presenting and
communicating orally or in writing to varied audiences.
Examples of such experience could include:
- Creating designs for United States Mint coinage, Congressional gold medals and other devices. AND
- Creating designs in 3-D graphics formats using electronic sculpting software. AND
- Representing an organization at selected public functions and ceremonies. AND
- Interacting with oversight committees and/or boards advocating for or taking a certain position on sculpture designs and techniques. AND
- Participating in and becoming a finalist for design competitions.
For more information, or to apply, see:
Medallic Artist DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY U.S. Mint (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/550721300)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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