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Collections Manager/Registrar | International Spy Museum posted Aug 3, 2021

700 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024
United States
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Salary: $60,000 - $75,000

The International Spy Museum, a private nonprofit museum dedicated to educating the public about the world of espionage and intelligence, is seeking an experienced Collections Manager/Registrar. The Spy Museum's collection of approximately 10,000 objects and library of 5,000 volumes consists of a wide array of objects (size, material, era) and represents the material and intellectual culture of intelligence and espionage. The Collections Manager/Registrar is responsible for the oversight and physical control of the Museum's growing collection and manages exhibition-related image licensing. The position requires the application of a specialized body of knowledge in all aspects of historic artifact handling, cataloguing, condition assessment, data input and official documentation for all objects in the Museum's care. Work extends to responsibility for the storage, exhibition, supervision of installation procedures, and overall preservation of the collection. This position works closely with internal and external curators, the Director of Exhibition Production, and external vendors.

For more info: https://www.spymuseum.org/about/careers/collections-manager-registrar/

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to the Collections Manager/Registrar Form on website:
https://www.spymuseum.org/about/careers/collections-manager-registrar/

Contact:

Anna Slafer
aslafer@spymuseum.org
2026540931


Site Coordinator | Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites posted Jul 27, 2021

401 Arthur St.
New Harmony, IN 47631
United States
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Salary: $40,000

As the Site Coordinator at New Harmony State Historic Site, you will work with the Regional Director to develop and implement public & educational programs as well as event coordination for the Historic Site. You will assist the collections department with artifact care and projects related to both the Historic Site and ISMHS' partnership with Historic New Harmony (HNH) and the University of Southern Indiana. You will assist or perform the following duties: Programs and Interpretation, Artifact/Property Care, Community Relations, Purchasi ng and Administrative Duties, Development & Fundraising, and event coordination.

For more information: https://workforindiana.in.gov/job/New-Harmony-Site-Coordinator-New-Harmony-IN-47631/765982800/

How to apply:

To apply: https://workforindiana.in.gov/job/New-Harmony-Site-Coordinator-New-Harmony-IN-47631/765982800/

Contact:

Traci Cromwell
tcromwell@indianamuseum.org
317-234-1719


Collections Care Specialist | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco posted Jul 27, 2021

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
United States
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Salary: $30.62-$41.03 per hour

The Corporation of Fine Arts Museums (COFAM) is seeking a Collections Care Specialist to perform skilled work related to the conservation of works of art spanning a wide range of materials and cultures. The primary responsibility of this full-time position is the preventive care of artworks in the permanent collections at both the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor Museum. The Collections Care Specialist will also have duties related to temporary exhibitions and the lending of objects to other institutions.

COFAM is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which are comprised of two iconic sites in San Francisco's beautiful parks- the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and Legion of Honor Museum in Lincoln Park. As the largest public arts institution in the western United States, the Museums house a world-class collection of 151,000 artworks that span more than 5,000 years; present an ambitious schedule of more than 10 exhibitions per year; and welcome 1.5 million visitors in a typical year.

For more information: https://famsf.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=iO4T7

How to apply:

To apply: https://famsf.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=iO4T7

If you require an alternative method of completing this application please contact humanresources@famsf.org.

Contact:

April Deerr
adeerr@famsf.org
4157508927


Registrar | Wichita Art Museum posted Jul 27, 2021

1400 W. Museum Blvd
Wichita, KS 67203
United States
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Salary: $36,000 to $60,000

The Wichita Art Museum-in the largest metropolitan area in Kansas and with a premier American art collection-seeks a skilled and team-oriented Registrar to oversee the management and care of the museum's distinguished 10,000+ artwork collection. The museum stands at an exciting moment in its history, with a new Strategic Plan, recently opened Art Garden, and growing annual attendance. With a strong regional presence, the museum has a significant American art collection with works across media and history. The prized Roland P. Murdock Collection anchors the museum and features masterp ieces of American art from Winslow Homer to Mary Cassatt to Georgia O'Keeffe.

The Registrar manages all aspects of the Wichita Art Museum's registration and collections management functions including temporary and traveling exhibitions, incoming and outgoing loans, acquisitions, cataloguing, database management, insurance, inventory, and storage. This position oversees the creation and maintenance of all object-related and exhibition-related records. The position is also responsible for the physical safety of the works of art in the collection. This includes ensuring proper installation of objects for display and in storage, ensuring safe methods of packing and transport of objects, arranging necessary conservation planning and treatment, and monitoring the museum environment. Working as part of an energetic and collaborative curatorial team, the Registrar contributes to WAM's mission to bring "people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community."

For more info: https://wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs-volunteers/

How to apply:

For full position description, please visit wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs. S alary commensurate with experience; salary range from $36,000 to $60,000. To apply, email (1) cover letter outlining qualifications, (2) resume, and (3) three references with contact information to poynter@wichitaartmuseum.org. Position will be open until filled.

Contact:

Teri Poynter
poynter@wichitaartmuseum.org
(316) 268-4976


Registrar and Collections Manager | Olnick Spanu Collection posted Jul 20, 2021

Olnick Spanu Collection
Cold Spring, NY 10065
United States
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Salary: $65,000-$75,000

The Olnick Spanu Collection seeks an experienced and detail-oriented Registrar to oversee the care and management of a growing collection of Post-War and Contemporary art, and an active exhibition program.

The Registrar is responsible for all aspects of collection management, including documenting new acquisitions, organizing domestic and international fine art shipping, ensuring proper storage and insurance coverage, writing detailed condition reports, and coordinating collection care and conservation projects. The Registrar manages the installat ion of all onsite and offsite exhibitions by generating loan agreements, preparing checklists, creating the installation/de-installation schedule, and supervising the art handling staff.

We are looking for a self-starter, who is comfortable working both independently and with teams. The ideal candidate is interested in growing with this dynamic organization as we expand in the near future.

This position is full-time, on-site at their Cold Spring, NY location. Travel to local storage facilities, as well as travel for the installation of offsite exhibitions is required.

How to apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Paula Ciccimarra: pciccimarra@ahahr.com

Contact:

Paula Ciccimarra (C/o Barbara Campisi)
pciccimarra@ahahr.com
n/a


Head of Preparations | THE HUNTINGTON Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens posted Jul 20, 2021

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
United States
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Salary: $63,000-$67,000 annually

The Head of Preparations serves as a key member of the Registration and Collections Management team, in the consistent implementation of the institutions' preventative care and stewardship of the collections. This position is integral in the planning and implementation of the Institution's schedule of special exhibitions and permanent collection rotations for Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. This position will manage a core team of preparatory staff, currently four full time and one on-call staff, in addition to other on-call contract preparators as needed. The Head of Preparations will also be responsible for managing the handling, packing, and storage of artworks according to museum standards. This position may be responsible for hiring, training, and supervising on-call staff or contract art handlers. This position manages the preparator schedule and all administrative functions related to the preparator department, including, but not limited to: creating and managing a departmental budget for general supplies, assigning tasks to preparator team, managing the preparator budget for exhibitions, in coordination with the Head of Exhibition Management. This position supervises the general maintenance of gallery spaces and preparator facilities coordinating those efforts with the Facility Department, Preservation and Registration.

Additional information and essential duties can be found at: https://huntingtonlibrary.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/HuntingtonCareers/job/San-Marino/Head-of-Preparations_R0000540

How to apply:

https://huntingtonlibrary.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/HuntingtonCareers/job/San-Marino/Head-of-Preparations_R0000540

Contact:

Cynthia Tovar
ctovar@huntington.org
6264052234


NAGPRA Repatriation Manager | Museum of Us posted Jul 13, 2021

1350 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
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Salary: $57,000

The NAGPRA Repatriation Manager is a full-time position supporting priority Cultural Resources Department initiatives related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The primary focus of the NAGPRA Repatriation Manager is to oversee the Museum's legal compliance with NAGPRA including reviewing museum holdings that are eligible Through a decolonial practice, lead consultations with Native American/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian Nations that supports det erminations of cultural affiliation (including but not limited to State-recognized Nations and non-state, local and federally recognized Nations). Write Summary Notices, Notices of Inventory Completion, and Notices of Intent to Repatriate for publication in the Federal Register; and facilitates repatriations of Native American human remains and cultural materials including reburial efforts. This position reports to the Director of Cultural Resources and works collaboratively under the leadership of the Director of Decolonizing Initiatives. The position partners collaboratively with the Cultural Resources team, the Decolonizing Working Group, the Operations and Exhibits team, and the External Communications team.

See position details: https://museumofus.org/employment-internships-volunteer-positions/

Contact:

Kara Vetter
kvetter@museumofus.org
3179189292


Colonial Pathways Repatriation Manager | Museum of Us posted Jul 13, 2021

1350 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
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Salary: $57,000

Located on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Kumeyaay Nation in the heart of Balboa Park, the Museum of Us (formerly the San Diego Museum of Man) is a cultural anthropology museum with an international footprint. The Museum explores the human experience from multicultural and intersectional perspectives to spark dialogue, self-reflection, and human connections.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Colonial Pathways Repatriation Manager is a full-time position supporting Cultu ral Resources Department priorities around the repatriation of Indigenous cultural resources and ancestral human remains (domestic non-NAGPRA and international).The primary focus of the Colonial Pathways Repatriation Manager is to ensure compliance with the Museum Colonial Pathways Policy https://museumofus.org/wp-content/uploads/Colonial-Pathways-Policy-Public-Janauary-2020.pdf?_ga=2.154551480.1822109008.1578933817-43177245.1568401027.

This position will complete a comprehensive review of cultural resources holdings, identification of affiliated Indigenous communities (domestic and international), support collaborative consultation, and lead repatriation efforts with associated descendant communities. The Colonial Pathways Repatriation Manager must bring a deep understanding of U.S. domestic laws and international law regarding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The ideal candidate will center collaborative spaces that support and pri vilege Indigenous needs. This position reports to the Director of Cultural Resource and works collaboratively under the leadership of the Director of Decolonizing Initiatives. The position partners collaboratively with the Cultural Resources team, the Decolonizing Working Group, the Education team, and the Operations and Exhibits team.

See details at: https://museumofus.org/employment-internships-volunteer-positions/

How to apply:

The Colonial Pathways Repatriation Manager position application deadline is midnight Pacific Time on Friday, August 13, 2021. Please submit your resume and cover letter to decolonizing@museumofus.org.

Contact:

Kara Vetter
kvetter@museumofus.org
3179189292


Associate Registrar (PT) | San Francisco Arts Commission posted Jul 13, 2021

401 Van Ness, Suite 325
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States
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Annual: $72,722.00-$88,452.00

The Civic Art Collection Associate Registrar (TEX) under direction of the Senior Registrar, Civic Art Collection and Public Art Program performs a wide variety of professional registration and administrative duties in support of the Arts Commission's public art and collections management program.

Primary Duties of the Assistant Registrar

1. Assist the Senior Registrar and Registrar (PCS) with the accession backlog of recently completed artworks into the Civic Art Collection. Help organize and maintain project related records as they transition from project managers to the collection archive. Create physical paper object files for these works, create digital files in our collections management database (EmbARK), and organize documentation on the agencies shared drive.

2. Assist with the scanning/digitizing of physical files and adding them to the collections management database. Work with the Collections Team to develop protocols for continued digitizing and long term storage of archive records.

3. Assist with the move of artworks into the new basement storage space at 401 Van Ness. Create temporary records in EmbARK, complete location changes, catalogue additional object data as discovered, and assist with the packing and unpacking of objects.

4. Create and maintain both digital (EmbARK database) and archival documentation for works in the collection as needed. Assist the Senior Registrar in conduction research pertaining to objects in the collection and produce written reports to the Director and Commission as requested. Assist with public inquiry regarding objects in the collection.

5. Assist in a variety of collections management projects, including but not limited to: updating inter-office loan documentation and assisting Registrar (PCS) wi th artwork relocations; digitally archiving conservat ion records in the collections management database; and project support for the collection located at SFO.

6. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications

How to apply:

To apply: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/743999760742863-associate-registrar-civic-arts-collection-sf-arts-commission-1840-

Contact:

Jennifer Crane
jennifer.crane@sfgov.org
4158462132


Hood Museum Board of Advisors Mutual Learning Fellow, Registration & Collections | Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth posted Jul 11, 2021

6 E Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH 03755
United States
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Salary: Starts at $21.63/hour (approximately $45,000 annualized).

Aiming to encourage, build, and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts, the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth is seeking aspiring museum workers for the 2021-24 Hood Museum Board of Advisors Mutual Learning Fellowship. This three-year, three-person, board-funded mutual learning cohort comprises positions in the museum's Education & Public Programming, Registration & Collections Care, and Curatorial & Exhibitions areas. The fellowship is designed for entry-level candidates who wish to work in the arts and culture sector and are interested in museum technology, but who do not have the advanced degrees or professional experience often required in similar job postings. Instead, following an apprenticeship model, this program emphasizes intensive on-the-job learning, with each member of the cohort spending all three years of the program within one area. The full job ad, including a description of the program and description of responsibilities, can be accessed here: https://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/hmafellowship. Please read through before applying, as the ad contains in-depth application instructions. Please apply here: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/58347

How to apply:

Please submit your job application via Dartmouth's applicant portal. All applications will be reviewed. Please do not send your application materials direc tly to staff. The applicant portal will contain field s for your contact information, job history, and references. In addition, all applicants are required to send a résumé and personal statement.

Contact:

Nicole S. Gilbert
nicole.s.gilbert@dartmouth.edu
6036469388


Collection Registrar | Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation posted Jul 7, 2021

1121 SW Salmon Street
97205, OR
United States
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Salary: $50,000-$55,000

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is seeking a Collection Registrar to join the team. The Foundation is a privately run organization that is dedicated to making its collections of over 17,000 post-war contemporary prints and multiples accessible to qualified museums for exhibition. The Foundation manages an active acquisitions program, that can average more than 1,500 new objects per year, and ambitious touring exhibiti on calendar. The Foundation is dedicated to the stewardship of its collections through best practices in handling, storage, and scholarship and by supporting museum partners through outreach and public program grants. In addition to deep holdings in works on paper, the Foundation also acquires paintings, sculptures, and glass by artists working today. www.jordanschnitzer.org

The responsibilities of the Collection Registrar include working collaboratively with the collection team on the receipt, examination, housing and storage of new acquisitions. Duties include condition reporting, packing/repacking, coordinating conservation work with outside conservators, updating locations in the CMS, performing inventories onsite and annually for offsite locations. This position researches and updates object data in the CMS maintaining consistent field protocols and develops packing and installation instructions.

The Collection Registrar assists with the development and im plementation of collection surveys and re-housing pro jects. This position reports to the Director of Collections and may assist their supervisor in special projects and assignments.

How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter to: https://hrpersonal.applicantpool.com/jobs/589226-29041.html

Contact:

Catherine Malone
catherinem@jordanschnitzer.org
5037067889


Director of Collections | Museum of International Folk Art posted May 25, 2021

706 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
United States
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Salary: $46,200 - $59,500

MOIFA seeks an independent self-starter who thrives on solving problem s and simplifying complex systems. This leadership position hires, trains, supervises and evaluates MOIFA's Registrar, Collections Manager, Preparator, Volunteers, and Contractors and works closely with the Curatorial Department. The Director of Collections provides the best care and documentation of all artifacts entering the Museum by overseeing all collections processes including treatment for pests, condition reporting, cataloging, numbering, bar-coding, creating identification and high-quality photography. Other responsibilities include ensuring the safe handling and security of the collections by overseeing and managing the movement, exhibition, storage, and disposition of art objects. The Director of Collections develops and implements the Collection Department budget, serves and conducts Collection Committee meetings and tours, researches and writes grants to upgrade/improve environmental conditions for immediate, and long-range climate stabilization projects, and oversees efficient storage of collections to ensure the care of collections and continued improvement of the museum. Team building, planning and organizing are critical elements of this work as well as excellent communication, problem solving, decision making and insuring for workplace safety. This hands-on position reports to the Museum's Executive Director.

How to apply:

For consideration, please submit your electronic resume and letter of interest to Xochitl Ehrl, Executive Secretary of the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, xochitl.ehrl@state.nm.us. All interested parties are required to apply online with the State of New Mexico Personnel NEOGOV website, http://www.spo.state.nm.us to be considered for the position.

Contact:

Aurelia Gomez
aurelia.gomez@state.nm.us
5054761211


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