The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee has announced that it is seeking applications for two new members — one qualified to represent the “interests of the general public” and the other known for expertise in “numismatic curation.”
The positions entail 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 positions, one person is appointed for their knowledge of American history, one for knowledge in numismatics, one for experience with metallic arts or sculpture, two more (for a total of three) who represent the interest of the general public and four who have been 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 April 1, 2016 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 texts of the CCAC’s notices can be perused here and here.
CCAC members serve four-year terms; the two newest members of the committee, Dennis Tucker and Steve Roach, were officially appointed on February 3. For more information on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, please visit its Web Site.