ANA seeks to fill new staff positions: Numismatic Researcher and Educator

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has created two new staff positions in the museum and education departments in order to expand its services.

“Both new positions are greatly needed as we move forward with our ever-expanding services provided by the Association,” says ANA Executive Director Christopher Cipoletti. “We also have two current positions open–one in the library, the other in the museum–and are seeking applications for them as well.”

A new position, Numismatic Researcher, must be a well-rounded numismatist able to work on numismatic questions with ANA members and the general public, as well as develop museum programs and exhibits.

Primary responsibilities include answering numismatic-related questions; assisting the museum director with exhibit research, label text preparation and material installation; developing virtual exhibits for the ANA’s website (www.money.org); and planning and implementing in-house museum educational programs.

The job requires a broad background knowledge of numismatics, including coins, tokens, medals and paper money, from ancients to modern currencies; and a proven track record of numismatic research through publications, lectures and other demonstrable mastery of the discipline.

Another new position, Numismatic Educator, must be a skilled, general-knowledge, self-motivated numismatist, with excellent teaching, public speaking and writing skills. The position offers variety and opportunity for personal satisfaction for an organized numismatist who can enthusiastically represent the association and the numismatic hobby.

Duties include preparing and teaching educational outreach programs for ANA members, Boy and Girl Scouts and the general public at ANA headquarters and conventions, local schools, clubs and civic group meetings, as well as other venues in the United States.

Qualifications for the ANA’s numismatic educator position include a strong general numismatic background with grading and/or counterfeit detection skills a plus; excellent writing and teaching skills.

The ANA also is looking to fill the recently vacated positions of Registrar/Collection Manager and Research Librarian/Archivist.

The Registrar catalogs, tracks and manages the ANA Money Museum’s holdings, as well as identifies acquisitions and deaccession of museum items. The position requires a working knowledge and experience in a museum.

The Research Librarian provides reference and research services to members, the public and staff, as well as assists in maintaining the library. Numismatic and library experience are desirable.

Job descriptions for each of these positions are posted on the ANA’s website (www.money.org) or are available by calling 800-367-9723.

Applications for all available positions on the ANA staff should be sent to American Numismatic Association Executive Director Christopher Cipoletti, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279; or via e-mail to cipoletti@money.org.

Originally Release Date: September 2, 2003
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872
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