October 10, 2013 – The American Numismatic Society (ANS) seeks an energetic and creative Assistant Curator to oversee its collections of 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 the numismatic field. In recent years, a major focus of the Society has been on the digital presentation of the collection and the development of open web-based standards for doing so. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on a program of digital and traditional publications, exhibitions and teaching programs in American coins and currency for the general public, collectors, students and academics.
S/he will also work on parts of the collection outside the American field, for which training will be provided. The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a larger team on the ANS’s exhibition program, contribute to the ANS Magazine, and conduct significant research in his or her own chosen field. S/he will also be expected to play a role in the development of digital tools for the presentation and interpretation of numismatic material, in collaboration with our experienced technical staff. All ANS curators are expected to participate actively in the Society’s development, outreach and public relations initiatives. This includes attending national coin shows, local numismatic clubs and similar events. Curators also provide instruction in American numismatics at the ANS Graduate Seminar and elsewhere.
The Curator should hold or be about to complete a Ph.D. or have equivalent academic qualifications in the history or archaeology of the Americas, in particular in areas in which coinage or currency make a major contribution to the understanding of the period. Experience in working with coinage or currency is a strong advantage but not required. S/he should also be proficient in at least one foreign language relevant to their field of specialism. The Curator is expected to be or become a recognized expert in his/her field, through study, research, writing, and publication on American coinage. The position is fully endowed and allows a competitive salary with excellent benefits depending on the experience of the successful candidate. Appointment will be made for two years in the first instance; subject to satisfactory performance the appointment may lead to a permanent position.
The American Numismatic Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information about the Society, and details of how to apply for this position please visit the ANS website.