Roman Republican Die Project (RRDP) Curatorial Assistant

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The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is seeking to hire an RRDP Curatorial Assistant. The successful candidate will analyze Richard Schaefer’s digitized archive of Roman Republican Dies on Archer and transcribe the relevant data onto spreadsheets for the final publication of the archive on a Collective Access platform. There may be opportunities for co-authored publications with the primary investigators.

About the ANS

The American Numismatic Society is dedicated to the study and public appreciation of coins, currencies, medals, and other related objects. Since its founding in 1858, the ANS has assembled a permanent collection with over 800,000 objects dating from 650 BCE to the present and a numismatic library, which houses approximately 100,000 books, documents, and artifacts. These resources are used to support research, publications of books and periodicals, lectures, academic seminars, and exhibitions.

Skill and Qualifications

The ideal candidate should hold an MA, or equivalent in Ancient History, Classics or Classical Studies – a PhD in a relevant field is a plus. S/he should be detail-oriented and have a good level of knowledge of Roman Republican History and of Roman Numismatics. Previous experience in the field of Digital Humanities, especially with databases and statistics is preferred, as well as a sufficient knowledge of French, German and Italian to read catalogue entries.

Tasks:

  • Data transcription (see Work Plan for details)
  • Developing a master list of image sources
  • Developing of a master list of common abbreviations
  • Writing a user guide appropriate to a general audience
  • Writing monthly reports on the work progress

Compensation

The position is advertised for one year in the first instance. The successful candidate is expected to work full-time (40 hours a week), but may do so remotely with occasional travel to the ANS. The compensation will be $36,000 per year annum, plus very generous benefits including health and dental insurance as well as generous vacation days.

Start date

February 15, 2021

Application

Send applications to position@numismatics.org including:

  • Letter of interest clearly explaining nature of past relevant experience and qualifications for this position, as well as long term career goals
  • CV
  • Names and contact information of three references

Application deadline: January 15, 2021

Employment at the American Numismatic Society is dependent on a successful background check.

The American Numismatic Society is an equal-opportunity employer.

The American Numismatic Society, organized in 1858 and incorporated in 1865 in New York State, operates as a research museum under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is recognized as a publicly supported organization under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as confirmed on November 1, 1970.