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Contracting Webinar Series, Service Agreement Template, Resource Kit & Internship Stipend ARCS Update Vol 6 | Update 13

June 28, 2021 | ARCS News

Contracting Webinar Series Starts July 14th

ARCS is pleased to present a three-part webinar series on contracting in collections work.

With contracting expected to increase as museums tighten their belts post-COVID, and with a surge of newly laid-off professionals entering the field as independents, now is the time for a discussion to ensure these working relationships are based on fairness and equity.

Whether you are considering making the jump to freelance work, are a seasoned contractor, or you hire and work with contractors at your institution, there’s something for everyone in this summer series.


  • Webinar One: The Business of Being a Contract Collections Professional, Part 1, July 14th at 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Webinar Two: The Business of Being a Contract Collections Professional, Part 2, July 28th at 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Webinar Three: Ethical Contracting: Rethinking the Process to Contract Collections Professionals, Part 3, August 18th at 1:00 p.m. ET


  • Blair Wunderlich, Risk Advisor, Fine Art, DeWitt Stern
  • Ginny Cascio Bonifacino, Esquire, McMillan Metro
  • Jay E. Reiner, CPA
  • Joy Tahan Ruddell, Collections and Registration Specialist, JTR Collections Management
  • Camille Bethune-Brown, CuratingCamille LLC
  • Rosemary M. DeRosa, Founder and Principal, Art Registration Services
  • MJ Hagan, Collections Manager and Registrar, MJH Collections Management, LLC
  • Anne M. Young, Director of Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Click here for pricing and to register!

Attention Independent Contractors: The Service Agreement Template Coming Soon! 

 The ARCS Board and the Professional Development Resources Sub-Committee are pleased to announce a new resource for independent contractors: the ARCS Service Agreement a.k.a. Contract Template. With the realization that many ARCS members have become independent contractors over the past 15 months, the ARCS Board hired a lawyer to create a template that independent contractors can use for their projects. 

This resource is an ARCS member benefit only. It’s FREE for OnContract members and costs $35 for non-OnContract members. Remember, the OnContract listing fee is only $20, so consider joining if you engage in contract work.

The template was prepared by Alexandra Darraby, Principal of the international Art Law Firm and author of the treatise Darraby on Art Law, 3 volumes, 25th Anniversary Edition, coming out in 2021. The template encompasses issues central to ARCS. It is not intended as legal advice to any individual member.

For more information on the template development and purchasing info: 

Service Agreement

“Ask the Art Lawyer” – ARCS will host a 30 minute Zoom meeting July 22, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Come armed with your questions about the Service Agreement. 

RSVP for the "Ask the Art Lawyer" 

And that’s not all! For a limited time of six (6) months, the Art Law Firm will offer ARCS members a discounted rate for services. This offer is not available to ARCS members who are lawyers.

Introducing the ARCS Resource Kit!


Have you noticed the changes on the ARCS website? We're excited to introduce the Resource Kit, a revamped page where you can find everything from conference recordings to ARCS statements on current events and links to associated organizations. The resources are divided into six main subject areas—Collections Care, Exhibitions & Loans, Plans & Policies, Legal & Ethical Issues, Emergency Preparedness, and Professional Development—and are tagged with keywords to make searching easier.

Is there a resource you use all the time and want to share with your fellow ARCS members? Check out the new Resource Submission Form. You can upload documents and videos and share links to be included on the website (all submissions are vetted by the Professional Development Resource Task Force prior to posting). Our goal is to make the Resource Kit an inclusive, comprehensive resource of interest to a broader group of registrars and collections specialists.

If you have suggestions or questions about the Resource Kit, please email info@arcsinfo.org (subject line: Resource Kit).

Access the Resource Kit Here!

Internship Stipend Now Accepting Applications!

SPREAD THE WORD! ARCS is proud to announce that we will be offering internship stipends to qualified applicants starting in fall 2021. ARCS is committed to advocating for paid internships in an industry that remains inaccessible to many. Starting this fall, ARCS will be offering a $1,000 stipend, plus an annual membership to two applicants pursuing internships in registration and/or collections management. Candidates are asked to submit their application materials by July 30 and awardees will be notified by August 16. Applicants should already have been accepted into an unpaid internship program and will be asked to submit a letter of support from their internship supervisor with their application materials.

Apply Here!

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