The ANS Seeks Curatorial Assistant, Ancient Greek Department


The American Numismatic Society Seeks a Curatorial Assistant for Ancient Greek Coin Department.

The successful candidate is expected to work with Dr. Peter van Alfen and Dr. Ute Wartenberg on a variety of cataloging projects.  Since these all involve Greek coins, the successful candidate should have some knowledge of (ancient) Greek and of the history of the ancient world.  The curatorial assistant will work primarily on databases and spreadsheets associated with online digital resources projects. Excellent knowledge of databases in general and Excel spreadsheets in particular is expected. An ability to pay close attention to detail is also essential. Prior cataloging experience is a plus.

This full-time position is limited to one year. A BA in a relevant field of study is required.

Salary and benefits are in line with other salaries in the curatorial department of the Society.


The Society has a collection of c. 800,000, of which over 600,000 are recorded on its online database MANTIS.  The archives of the Society provide papers and archival material of many major collectors and artists, while the Harry W. Bass Library has the country’s foremost numismatic collection of almost 85,000 volumes.  For more information about the Society visit


Resume and cover letter via email to  Names and email addresses of at least three references are required; reference letters will be requested by the ANS for short-listed candidates. 

Application Deadline:  September 27, 2019

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.