Database/Web Position at the American Numismatic Society

The American Numismatic Society seeks to hire an entry-level Database and Web Services Developer to oversee the ongoing development of its curatorial database and related resources as tools for internal collections management, scholarly research and public outreach. We particularly seek candidates with experience in the practice of Digital Humanities. Funding is available for a two-year position, with possibility of renewal.

The ANS is the United States’ premier institution for the study of coins of all periods and cultures. Currently, the collection of over 700,000 objects is available on the web. It is an essential resource used by both specialists and members of the general public while conducting numismatic research.

We seek an individual who can work with existing staff further to develop our internal FileMaker databases and public website, specifically as it enables access to the collection and related materials. Initial responsibilities will include: close collaboration with curatorial and collection management staff to develop and implement a series of effective interfaces for the public collection database; collaboration with archival staff in the introduction of a management system for EAD finding aids.

Applicants should have a record of technical competence and innovation in a humanities environment as well as excellent communication and organizational skills. The ANS’ public website relies entirely on open source software so that familiarity with current trends in web technologies is essential. Some experience with FileMaker is preferred but this is not a requirement. The successful candidate is likely to have training in scholarly research.

ANS offers a competitive salary and superior benefit package, which includes generous vacation, medical, dental, and retirement plans. For more information about the ANS visit: .

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 12, 2010. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resumé, and the names of three referees should be sent to: .

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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