The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee has issued a notice that it is now accepting applications for a new member whose education, training, or experience in numismatics recommend them for the position.
The position entails making recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury on topics such as coin and medal designs, commemorative themes, and mintage levels for commemorative coins. Each member serves a four-year term and is reimbursed for travel expenses related to the committee’s 6-8 yearly meetings. Aside from these expenses, the position is not salaried; officers or employees of the Federal Government are not eligible for the consideration.
Members of the 11-person committee are selected according to varying criteria. In addition to the above position, one person is selected for their knowledge of American history, one for their curation of a well-known numismatic collection, one for experience with metallic arts or sculpture, one who represents the interest of the general public, and four who were recommended by U.S. House or Senate leadership.
According to a notice posted on the Federal Register, the committee is most interested in “candidates who have demonstrated leadership skills, have received recognition by their peers in their field of interest, have a record of participation in public service or activities, and are willing to commit the time and effort to participate in the CCAC meetings and related activities.”
Applications must be received or postmarked by October 9, 2015 and should include a resume and cover letter detailing a candidate’s reasons and qualifications for seeking membership. Submit materials via email to , by fax to 202-756-6525, or by mail to the United States Mint; 801 9th Street NW.; Washington, DC 20220, Attn: Greg Weinman. The full text of the CCAC’s notice can be perused here.
For more information on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, visit their Web Site.