Employment Opportunities

The American Philatelic Society and American Philatelic Research Library are located in historic Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. We are a non-profit membership organization with 28,000 members, 31 staff, and hundreds of volunteers, devoted to promoting the hobby of stamp collecting. The APS and APRL are equal opportunity employers.


Position:                Expertizing Coordinator

Reports to:            Expertizing Director

Location:               Bellefonte, PA

Type:                      Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm


General Responsibilities:

The Expertizing Coordinator responds to telephone, email and postal inquiries from clients; accepts and processes items to be authenticated; processes mailings to our Expert Committee and returns to our clients; and maintains Expertizing database records. S/he partners with the Director of Expertizing in the daily operation of the department. Requires attention to detail, careful handling of valuable material and ability to multi-task.

Specific Responsibilities

•     Maintains a database logging items from submission through committee review and return to the owner
•     Calculates and processes payments and refunds
•     Prepares mailings to Committee members and return of material to owners
•     Fulfills requests for expertizing submission forms
•     Calculates and requests annual fee payments to Committee members
•     Orders/maintains office supplies and forms
•     Greets visitors to the department and reference collection
•     Assists other staff members when needed during Summer Seminar and other local philatelic events throughout the year
•     Other duties as assigned

Required Experience/Skills

•     Good interpersonal and communication skills
•     Working knowledge of standard office software and aptitude for other software
•     Willingness to acquire basic philatelic knowledge
•     High school diploma or equivalent
•     Ability to be bonded

Desired Experience/Skills

•     Experience working with the public
•     Associate degree
•     Philatelic knowledge

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Ken Martin, Director of Expertizing at kpmartin@stamps.org

Preferred starting date: July 18, 2022

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