On Thursday, the U.S. Mint posted an announcement looking for applicants for two people to be appointed to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The CCAC is one of the advisory committees that reviews designs for coins and medals produced by the U.S. Mint (the other is the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts).

One of the open positions is for someone who is qualified in numismatic curation. This person would be someone who has been trained for or is working in an environment where they select, organize, and maintain a collection or exhibit. Most curators work for a library in their special collections department or a museum. There are some curators who work with private collections and foundations.

The other open position will represent the interest of the general public. In recent history, the person filling this position has been a coin collector but the person who is appointed to this position does not have to be a collector. An interest in coin design would be a great asset.

CCAC members serve four year terms and are considered Special Government Employees. CCAC members are not paid but can have travel expenses reimbursed at standard schedule rates. As a government employee, CCAC members are subject to conflict of interest laws and ethics regulations.

Individuals wanting to be considered for appointment as the CCAC member who is specifically qualified in numismatic curation or as a member representing the interests of the general public, should submit a letter, along with a resume or curriculum vitae, detailing specific educational credentials, skills, talents and experience. Applicants must specify the position for which they would like to be considered. Applications should be submitted by fax to 202-756-6830, or by mail to the United States Mint, 801 9th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Attn: Andrew Fishburn. Submissions must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2011.

Good luck to any applicant!

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