Librarian, American Numismatic Society, NY

Job Title: Librarian
Organization: The American Numismatic Society
Location: New York, New York,
Description: The American Numismatic Society seeks to appoint a Librarian with effective date as soon as possible. The American Numismatic Society maintains a museum and research institution dedicated to numismatics of all periods and countries. For more information visit www.numismatics.org The ANS Library is the leading numismatic library in North America and one of the strongest in the world. The Librarian’s position is endowed. It serves the Society’s curatorial staff, the annual Eric P. Newman Summer Seminar in numismatics, scholars, and collectors with collections of books, articles, catalogues, and primary documents covering the full range of subjects relevant to the history of the world’s currencies and medallic art. The Librarian’s duties include the continued development of this distinctive collection and a range of services to users. The Librarian will lead the move of the collections to new quarters in the summer of 2008 and the migration of its collection and catalog to conform to modern standards. The Librarian reports to the Executive Director. Qualifications The Society seeks candidates with training in academic disciplines relevant to its missions, a knowledge of languages important for the library, an ability to work collegially with the ANS curatorial staff and librarians in the metropolitan region concerned with cognate subjects, and a commitment to a high level of customized service to the library’s users. A degree in library and/or information science is preferred. Salary and benefits A competitive salary will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The Society’s benefits include an initial 22-days-vacation package, 10 holidays, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, and a full health insurance package. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on April 1, 2008.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references should be sent to position@numismatics.org or

The Chairman of the Search Committee
The American Numismatic Society
96 Fulton Street New York NY 10025

Employment at the American Numismatic Society is dependent on a successful background check. The American Numismatic Society is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer.

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