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Coordinator of Collections | Philadelphia Museum of Art posted Jun 8, 2023

Philadelphia Museum of Art
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States
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Salary: $52,000 annually

The Coordinator of Collections works with and supports curatorial staff in the management, care, utilization, and development of the museum's collection of 162,000 works on paper. Under the supervision of the head of the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and in close consultation with curators and other departmental staff, the Coordinator of the collection supervises a Collections Assistant and supports acquisitions, exhibitions , outgoing loans, incoming loans, deaccessions, object files, and database records.

For more info: Coordinator of Collections

How to apply:

Please submit an application:


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Digitization & Rights Coordinator | Library Company of Philadelphia posted Jun 8, 2023

1314 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
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Salary: $48-$52,000

The Library Company of Philadelphia seeks a detail- and service-oriented Digitization & Rights Coordinator.

The Digitization & Rights Coordinator provides a wide range of professional services in support of the Library Company's digital initiatives, rights & reproductions, and digital files and archives. Responsibilities of the position include processing all requests for digital imaging of collections materials, overseeing all aspects of rights & reproductions, adhering to archival standards, and maintaining the Library Compan y's Digital Asset Archive.

Essential Job Functions:
-Leads digitization production for internal and external digital imaging and photography requests, including archival scanning using flatbed and overhead scanners and DSLR photography, image editing, color correction, assigning metadata, creating derivatives, and processing of all new and born-digital images for the Library Company's Digital Asset Archive.
-Processes all incoming orders for reproductions, including scheduling for new digitization.
-Manages all correspondence, invoicing, contracts, and payments for reproductions.
-Organizes and maintains the Library Company's internal digital image server, the Digital Asset Archive.
-Assists with access and discovery of all digital assets.
-Works with the Systems Manager and other Library Company staff to develop workflows and implement policies and strategies related to digital projects, metadata, imaging, and digital preservation.
-Assists with larger ongoing projects pertaining t o database maintenance, Islandora, grant-funded projects, or other as determined by the Systems Manager.
-Pages and shelves collections materials related to digitization and conducts safe object handling.
-Stays abreast of emerging technologies and best practices.
-Assists with management of Library Company social media.

Full job posting here:

How to apply:

Interested candidates should attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references in an email sent to Dan Shiman, Systems Manager, at Please use the subject line Digitization & Rights Coordinator in your email.


Dan Shiman

Registrar, Collection Loan Partnership | Art Bridges Foundation posted Jun 8, 2023

300 SW 24th St, Suite 200
Bentonville, AR 72712
United States
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Salary: $55,000-$65,000

The Art Bridges Collection Loan Partnership is an initiative to distribute long-term collection loans from institutions with extensive holdings of American art to museums with limited ability to borrow artworks by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and women artists and whose communities would benefit from exposure to these artworks and the conversations they can initiate. The Registrar, Collection Loan Partnership reports to the Head Registrar and will work closely with and provide support to the Program Coordinator, Collection Loan Partnership.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative and diplomatic professional who is service-minded and can build and maintain professional, collegial relationships. With proven registration experience, the position works on multiple projects simultaneously with a high attention to detail while staying organized and on schedule, and is comfortable working with online resources and foundation databases and software. A passion for high-quality work in a team environment and a strong commitment to the Art Bridges mission of expanding access to American art is key to success in this role.

For full job description and requirements please visit: Registrar

How to apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and application through


Andi Phillips
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Traveling Exhibitions Manager | Art Bridges Foundation posted Jun 8, 2023

300 SW 24th St, Suite 200
Bentonville, AR 72712
United States
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Salary: $60,000 - $75,000

Art Bridges is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the nation. Since 2017, Art Bridges has been creating and supporting programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of nearly 220 museums of all sizes and locations to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, loans from the Art Bridges Collection, and programs designed to educate, inspire, an d deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses multiple media and voices.

The Traveling Exhibitions Manager will manage traveling exhibition projects by seeing them through tour preparation and scheduling, the on-view period, and the completion of the tour. You will aggregate, develop, and disseminate exhibition materials to internal and external stakeholders, foster collaboration and collegiality among stakeholders, manage and communicate overall project timelines and deliverables, ensure contract compliance, manage project budgets, and support our partners as needed. This position works closely with Art Bridges curators, registrars, and outside exhibition teams to develop and implement efficient systems to facilitate the exchange of exhibitions between institutions.

For more info: Traveling Exhibitions Manager

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Andi Phillips

TMS Administrator | The Menil Collection posted Jun 8, 2023

1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
United States
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Salary: $60,000-$70,000/year

Reporting to the Director of Collection Management and working collaboratively with the Registration, Art Services, Digital Assets Management, Publications, Curatorial, Conservation Departments, and other Menil staff as requested, the TMS Database Administrator oversees all aspects of the relational collection management system The Museum system (TMS). This position acts as the liaison between the museum and Gallery Systems and other related contractors/systems involved with the Menil’s collection management system and web software, eMuseum.

For more info: TMS Administrator

How to apply:

For immediate consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to
You also have the option of forwarding your application materials via postal mail to:
Human Resources Department
The Menil Collection
1511 Branard Street
Houston, Texas 77006


Perla Mancillas

Head Registrar, Exhibitions | Whitney Museum of American Art posted Jun 8, 2023

99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 07044
United States
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Salary: $110,000-$115,000

Reporting to the Chief Exhibitions and Collection Officer, the Head Registrar, Exhibitions, will oversee the implementation of all exhibition registration as well as management of the Exhibition Registration staff. The Head Registrar, Exhibitions, will manage exhibition assembly and dispersal, the oversight of budgets, loan contracts, fine arts insurance and indemnity, scheduling and care of borrowed objects and objects from the Permanent Collection on exhibition.

For more info: Head Registrar, Exhibitions

How to apply:

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Maura Heffner

Museum Registrar, Fine Arts | New Jersey State Museum posted Jun 8, 2023

205 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608
United States
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Salary: $58,031.09 - $82,157.57

Under the limited supervision of a supervisory official in the State Museum, Department of State, determines, plans, executes, and makes decisions for the maintenance and preservation of all objects in the Bureau of Fine Art and those on loan to the New Jersey State Museum; monitors the recording and management of data on collections and materials entering or leaving the museum; monitors the location, condition, and documentation of all items in the fine art collection and on loan to the museum; does other related duties as required.

For more info: Museum Registrar, Fine Arts

How to apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and employment application (employment application can be found here - ) by close of business (5:00 p.m. EST) on the closing date to All email submissions should include the following posting number in the subject line: #STA-2023-019 .


Human Resources

Associate Director, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs | The New York Public Library posted Jun 2, 2023

42nd Street and Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
United States
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Salary: $125,000 - $135,000

The Library seeks an Associate Director who can think strategically and work collaboratively to make The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs an indispensable and accessible hub for all users of fine and visual arts materials, a model of excellence in library service and operations, and an exemplar of community engagement and extension of world-class collections and staff expertise. With oversight for the Wallach Division's staff, services, and collection development, the Associate Director of Art, Prints and Photographs will model strong leadership, inspiration, and support of the Library staff in their work and ongoing development. This is particularly important at a time of significant evolution in the use of visual materials and the very nature of research itself. The Associate Director of Art, Prints and Photographs will participate in the creative use and reuse of Library spaces, supporting the seamless integration of study, learning, and research with library collections and services across disciplines.

Find out more: Associate Director

How to apply:

Use this link to read more and apply:


Craig Senecal

Collections Manager | Gaston County Museum of Art and History posted Jun 2, 2023

131 West Main Street
Dallas, NC 28034
United States
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Salary: $42,072- $65,212

The Gaston County Museum of Art & History is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Museum Collections Manager. This position is responsible for compiling and maintaining legal documents relating to Museum collections and for maintaining the development and implementation of collection management policies and procedures in accordance with best practices established by the American Alliance of Museums. The Collections Manager will provide assistance to the Curator with exhibit development and installation and will also work closely with museum leadership in providing research for Interpretive Planning.

Essential Duties

The duties listed below are not all of the duties that may be assigned but are those that are considered as essential for an employee to perform.

  • Compiles and maintains legal documents relating to the Museum’s collections by ensuring completion of accessioning, follow-up and issue resolution, filing and retrieval to keep legal proof of ownership, documenting preservation and conservation, tracking collections, and ensuring insurance levels are appropriate.
  • Maintains collections database by updating and troubleshooting software, ensures data standards are being met, performs data entry and supplemental backup to ensure database is accurate and up to date.
  • Processes and houses collection acquisition and current holding by following industry standards and ethics, preparing descriptions and condition reports, taking identification and damage photos, and storing objects in appropriate materials to ensure the collection is properly documented and safe for the future.
  • Responsible for care and control of collections on and off site by monitoring temperature and relative humidity, ensuring that proper security measures are in place, verifying standards of conservation, maintaining proper light levels and mitigate agents of deterioration to protect the collections.
  • Assists Curator with exhibit preparation and installation by helping with research, compiling possible object choices, helping with exhibit design and layout, helping to create object mounts, hanging art and panels and installing objects, and helping to strike exhibits and prep gallery space for next installation.
  • Responsible for Integrated Pest Management by implementing the program, monitoring its progress and resolving any issues to prevent pest infestations and protect collections.
  • Assists Curator with transportation of collections and loaned objects by ensuring objects are properly packed to prevent damage and physically transporting the objects by vehicle.
  • Responsible for coordinating, shipping, and receiving of exhibit materials, ensuring proper insurance levels, and coordinating labor force.
  • Maintains research and reproduction requests records for museum and County staff, as well as the public, by data recording, filing and retrieval to document collection use.
  • Responsible for exhibit cleaning and maintenance by using appropriate materials for preservation.
  • Provides training and supervision of collections and archives interns and volunteers.

For more info: Collections Manager

How to apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and application through Gaston County Government:


Alexandrea Pizza

Assistant Registrar | Historic Deerfield posted Jun 2, 2023

PO Box 321
Deerfield, MA 01342
United States
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Salary: $35,000-$40,000

Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, Massachusetts, seeks an Assistant Registrar to assist the Collections Manager with the documentation and care of the museum collection, and administration of loans and exhibitions. As a member of the Curatorial Department, the Assistant Registrar works collaboratively with colleagues to steward Historic Deerfield's collections. The museum's collections comprise approximately 32,000 objects including furniture, silver, textiles, needlework, clothing, ceramics, glass, metalwork, American engraved powder horns, paintings, and works of art on paper, as well as architectural fragments and archaeological fragments. Collections are exhibited in twelve historic houses, as well as exhibition galleries located in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life.

A bachelor's degree and at least two years of museum experience is required. Master's degree or graduate certificate in museum studies, library science, arts administration, or a related field preferred. Working knowledge of standards and best practices for museum collections care and documentation is required, as are organizational skills, attention to detail, and problems-solving skills. The position reports to the Collections Manager. A detailed job description can be found at

How to apply:

To apply: please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references to Betsy McKee, Assistant to the President,


Kate Kearns

AV Assistant-Part Time | The Phillips Collection posted Jun 2, 2023

1600 21st NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States
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Salary: Up to $19.90 Hourly

This position will assist with the preparation and execution of events and meetings involving audio-visual (AV) systems and services at The Phillips Collection. This person will report to the Audio Visual & Media Production Manager and must have strong customer service skills. This person must learn and retain knowledge of proper use and care of AV systems and related equipment. Have an understanding of what makes for a successful AV experience, an eye for quality workmanship, and a general interest in working with technology to ac hieve museum goals.

Previous experience with AV equipment is preferred but not required. Training and certification in the use of AV presentation systems and services will be provided to qualified candidates.


  • Setup and operation of the AV equipment needed for lectures, presentations, panel discussions, performances, meetings, classes, and various other events at The Phillips Collection.
  • Audio and video teleconferencing including (but not necessarily limited to) Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
  • Setup and use of handheld and wireless microphone systems, audio mixers, amplification, speakers, video projection systems, and lighting systems.
  • Set up and train staff on the use of mobile AV cart containing a monitor and computer.
  • Fielding AV support requests during events and business meetings and monitoring the quality of service for the duration of those events.
  • Use of presentation software including but not necessarily limited to Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote.
  • Successful deployment of a wide variety of AV needs including:
  • Business presentations
  • Internet livestreams using TPC YouTube and Vimeo platforms
  • Pre-recorded media screenings
  • Hybrid events including both onsite and virtual attendees
  • Use of Apple and PC computer operating systems.
  • Connecting to TPC wireless and wired network access point.
  • Graceful problem solving during live events and high-pressure situations.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude in challenging situations.
  • The ideal candidate will also have experience with videography, basic scene/area lighting, audio recording, and media post-production utilizing Adobe Creative Suite software including Premiere, Audition, and Photoshop.
  • Timely and accurate reporting of damaged equipment or technology malfunctions
For more info: AV Assistant

How to apply:

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LaToya Smith

Associate Registrar of Exhibitions | The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art posted Jun 2, 2023

5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
United States
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Salary: Up to $51,000.00

The Associate Registrar, Exhibitions coordinates and organizes all registrarial aspects for in-house and touring exhibitions for The Ringling including organizing and coordinating exhibition logistics; supporting the development of projects and their associated timelines; overseeing simultaneous exhibit ions; the coordination of domestic and international loans; insurance; loan and exhibition contracts; art handling; and supervision of processes related to the transportation, cataloging, storage, and installation and de-installation of art objects.

  • Acts as Registration Project Manager for exhibition and collection-related projects assigned by the Senior Registrar. Works in tandem with assigned Prep Project Manager to complete all aspects of the exhibition to meet opening deadlines. This includes coordination of staff and contractors in the execution of tasks, providing logistical support in the movement of objects, and interfacing with external clients such as couriers, vendors, and contractors. Supports and oversees budget development for exhibition projects and assists the development of the Collections Department budget. Communicates regularly with the Senior Registrar to inform on the status of assigned projects and maintains inventory of exhibition supplies.
  • Works closely with curators, security, conservation, design, and preparators to develop exhibition timelines, project plans, and budgets in order to fulfill installation and de-installation needs for exhibitions, gallery rotations, conservation treatments, and security requirements.
  • Works with FSU legal counsel to develop and review loan and exhibition contracts. Processes all contracts and invoices related to exhibitions, loans, contractors, and shipments. Obtains and manages loan agreements for in-house exhibitions. Creates and maintains accurate exhibition and loan files in TMS (The Museum System) database, including: legal documentation; object checklists; design files; installation requirements; exhibition budgets; and pertinent correspondence with lenders. Maintains and updates museum Facility Reports, as necessary. Responsible for their submission to lenders and venues to complete loan and exhibition requirements.
  • Coordinates and organizes all registrarial aspects for in-house and touring exhibitions as assigned by the Senior Registrar. Organizes and updates the exhibition schedule, as necessary. Locates and examines works to be shown and coordinates conservation, transportation, and preparation of artwork. Oversees the installation of artwork with regard to its safe handling and display. Provides recommendations on appropriate security measures in conjunction with the conservation and security department. Coordinates all transit arrangements, insurance and/or domestic or international indemnity arrangements for traveling exhibitions. Generates loan-related documents, creates and implements schedules, executes condition reports, coordinates courier and installation logistics for traveling exhibitions. Provides supervision of packing/unpacking and installation/de-installation. Ensures exhibition contracts are adhered to at all times. Consults/collaborates with Prep staff on all exhibition lighting to ensure best possible conditions for collections items.
  • Monitors and maintains dataloggers in exhibition galleries and regularly reports on environmental conditions for all venues. In concert with conservation staff and makes recommendations for environmental adjustments. Monitors all traveling and in-house exhibition artwork for the duration of the exhibition and updates lenders as requested with climate readings. Monitors integrated pest management practices in all exhibition galleries and collaborates with conservation staff, when needed.
  • Collaborates with the Registration department to develop, update, and review collections procedures, plans, and policies including exhibition policies. Performs collections inventories and monitors internal movement of objects. Assists in training, working with, and supervising interns. Plans and implements projects for continuing internship program. Maintains education to keep up with current best practices and standards of the museum profession.
  • Implements and/or carries out emergency protective measures and maintenance of storage and gallery spaces. Communicates required emergency related notifications to lenders and other outside entities.

This role may be required to travel (nationally or internationally) to serve as a museum courier. Assignments are based on the needs of the Museum. Courier training and certification, provided by The Ringling, is required prior to the incumbent serving in this capacity.

For more info: Associate Registrar

How to apply:

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.


Kaitlin Foss

Collections Care Associate | Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum posted May 25, 2023

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115
United States
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Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 depending on experience

The Collections Care Associate collaborates with the Conservation and Collections teams to maintain and care for the diverse collection and uniquely installed galleries in the historic Gardner Museum. This work supports a variety of projects including conservation work, collection photography, scholarly research, and gallery refurbishments. Additionally, the incumbent is an advocate for the collection in working with museum staff and outside contractors on planning programs and activities in the museum galleries. The Collections Care Associate also supports the dynamic and award-winning Exhibition program, participating in planning and execution of three shows per year.

For more info: Collections Care Associate

How to apply:

Please apply directly on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Careers website:


Ashley Loc

Collections Manager | Bruce Museum posted May 22, 2023

1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830
United States
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Salary: $65,000-$75,000/year commensurate with experience

The Bruce Museum is seeking a Collections Manager to oversee care of the permanent collection, implement standard museum best practices for collection records, oversee the work of Collections Associate(s), intern(s), and/or volunteer(s), and respond to public inquiries about collection objects.

Primary Responsibilities
. Oversee Care of the Permanent Collection
Supervise the return and rehousing of the collections from temporary offsite storage into new collections storage areas. Implement standard museum best practices for the storage , movement, and display of the permanent collection to ensure its long-term safety, security, and preservation. Contribute to the management of the department budget relating to collection conservation, photography, and offsite storage. Assist curator(s) and registrar(s) with preparation of permanent collection objects for Bruce Museum installations and outgoing loans.
. Implement Standard Museum Best Practices for Collection Records
Manage the collections management software including maintaining the collections catalog, assisting curatorial staff with research and documentation of collection objects, and ensuring compliance with international, federal, and state regulations. Develop a keen knowledge of, and establish strict adherence to, the Bruce Museum Collections Management Policy. Process and catalog new acquisitions and attend quarterly Collections Committee meetings. Create and maintain accession and deaccession files including letters of acceptance/refusal, signed Deeds of Gifts, and tax forms from donors for works donated to the Museum.
. Management
Train and supervise collection associate(s) or contract/temporary staff, fellows, interns, and volunteers on collection protocols and oversee collections database projects.
. Public Role
Respond to public inquiries and requests for information about permanent collection objects and images. Manage access to collections for research, exhibition, or loan purposes by visiting scholars and the public.

How to apply:

Submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references to with the subject line Collections Manager.


Kathy Reichenbach

Collections Coordinator | Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign posted May 19, 2023

600 S. Gregory St.
Urbana, IL 61801
United States
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Salary: $46,000 to $48,0000

The Spurlock Museum seeks a colleague with a talent for collections care and preservation, a love of world cultures, and a passion for engaging the public with museum collections, exhibits, and experiences. We value a strong commitment to ethical practices in cultural heritage management, creative thinking, and enthusiasm for collaborative work. The successful candidate will enjoy working in an environment that promotes innovation and experimentation and be dedicated to making the Spurlock Museum a welcoming and inviting space for our community. The Spurlock Museum team is a diverse and talented group of museum professionals that promote transparency, thoughtfully dismantle traditional gate-keeping museum practices, prioritize reparative practices, and centers diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in our work.

Job Summary
Supervise the day-to-day activities of the museum Artifact Preservation Center (APC) and assist the Senior Collections Manager with physical management and preservation of the Museum's collections. Assist the Senior Collections Manager and Assistant Collections Manager, as necessary. Play a key role in exhibition installation and developing & teaching Museum programs, while keeping with professional standards as advocated by the American Association of Museums. Support Museum efforts to engage with source communities, amplify marginalized voices, and foster empath y through positive and effective interactions with di verse cultures.

Requisition ID: 1014687
Job Category: Administrative
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For more info: Collections Coordinator

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at, use the Apply Now button on the posting and upload a resume/CV (with months and years of employment included) and a cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experiences connect to the Spurlock Museum's mission, vision, and core values (found here: ). Applications not submitted through will not be considered.


Karen Flesher

Exhibitions Registrar & Researcher | New York Botanical Garden posted May 19, 2023

2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458
United States
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Salary: $60,000-$67,000

The Exhibitions Registrar & Researcher performs duties related to the professional care, research, and display of fine art and artifacts throughout the Garden galleries and grounds. This position also provides exhibition related research support to the Director of Exhibitions & Interpretation. The Exhibitions Registrar & Researcher works closely with colleagues in Exhibitions & Programming, and with key stakeholders across the Garden, such as Horticulture, Science, Library, Operations and Capital Projects, and Legal, as well as with gu est curators, exhibition designers, conservators, and other professional exhibition contractors.

Additionally, this position supports, through actions and conduct, NYBG's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) initiatives and helps to build and maintain an inclusive organization culture throughout the institution.

For more info: Exhibitions Registrar & Researcher

How to apply:

Please apply at the below link:


Kelly Coale

Art Collection Manager | Swarthmore College posted May 19, 2023

Swarthmore College Art Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
United States
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Salary: $85,000 with additional possible commensurate with experience

The Art Collection Manager plays a pivotal role in the preservation, documentation, interpretation, and public appreciation of the Swarthmore College Art Collection. Also serving as registrar, the manager oversees the storage and transportation of art objects, documents and prepares works for display, and oversees the collection database. The Manager helps develop new policies and strategies, researches collection strengths, prioritizes and implements conservation, and responds to inquiries from donors and researchers. During the first year in the position, the Manager will oversee a comprehensive photographic inventory of works and obtain updated appraisals. Longer-term projects include migrating the database to a public-facing system, helping to plan for new storage and exhibition facilities, and helping to design and manage the collection website.

For more info: Art Collection Manager

How to apply:

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Andrea Packard

Exhibition Production Specialist | Harvard Art Museums posted May 15, 2023

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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Salary: $ 54,340 - $ 85,675

Reporting to the Manager of Exhibition Production provides logistical support for the Museums' exhibitions and loans out programs. Prepares, installs, handles, and packs artworks, casework, and graphics for gallery presentations throughout the Harvard Art Museums, while adhering to correct policy and procedural guidelines. Works as part of a larger team in Collections Management as well as with other Harvard Art Museums staff. This position is based in Cambridge, MA, and is fully on-site.

Position Description

  • Under the supervision of the Manager of Exhibition Production, provides logistical support to all aspects of installation and de-installation of artwork.
  • Prepare galleries with touch-up painting. Light galleries to museums' standards. Secure and alarm artwork. Install gallery labels.
  • Support the Manager of Exhibition Production and Installation colleagues in the handling of oversize and complex artwork and casework.
  • Light-duty fabrication of casework parts, blocks, and related fixtures. Modify and paint fixtures as needed.
  • Maintain galleries, dusting exposed art and pedestals, cleaning Plexiglas and glass casework and re-lamping.
  • Provide design-related support as needed, including full-scale mockups of artwork and casework, and testing of color samples, lighting, and AV presentations.
  • As assigned by Manager, assist the Collections department in the preparation, packing, and handling of works of art for gallery installations, including reframing, glazing, and building of conveyances and handling mounts.
  • Document notes in TMS for art handling, packing, and installation as needed.
  • Operate trucks to transport supplies and materials, including crates and casework.
  • Operate lifting devices, such as scissor lifts, forklifts, Genies, and hydraulic lifts.
  • Work closely with photographers, conservators, curators, registrars, and other Collections Management staff in storage and exhibition-related duties.
  • Work with contractors in exhibition and storage spaces as needed.
  • Serve as courier as necessary.
  • Perform related duties as required.

How to apply:

To apply:


Karen Gausch, Manager of Exhibition Production
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Senior Registrar | Milwaukee Art Museum posted May 15, 2023

700 N. Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
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Salary: $72,000 to $82,000

The Milwaukee Art Museum seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative and experienced candidate to fill the position of Senior Registrar. With a collection of more than 34,000 objects, the Museum hosts a dynamic schedule of temporary exhibitions and permanent collection rotations and supports an active acquisitions program. Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Senior Registrar is responsible for overseeing the Museum's Registration department as the direct supervisor of a three-person staff. This position is responsible for maintaining professional standards of care and risk mitigati on in transit, display, and storage; documentation; legal issues as it applies to our collections, loans, and exhibitions; helping to shape collection policies, exhibition planning and implementation; and will be a primary contributor to the Museum's upcoming reaccreditation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
. Oversee the care and management of the Museum collections, adhering to current industry standards and best practices
. Plan, organize, direct, and execute the work of the Registrars' office. Supervise registration staff.
. Develop, maintain, and implement the Collections Management Policy and procedures. Maintain Facilities Report.
. Oversee accessioning, promised and partial gifts, deaccessioning, and work to resolve old loans and undocumented collection objects in accordance with the Collections Management Policy and federal and state laws.
. Maintain fine arts insurance coverage and processes claims.
. Develop, monitor and oversee the re gistration budget.
. Oversee and implement care , organization, and maintenance of the collection storage areas and storage planning, according to professional museum standards.
. Work with Facilities and Conservation departments on collections-related facility issues and to ensure that environmental standards are maintained.
. Work closely with the Chief Curator and Curatorial staff on forward planning for in-house and touring exhibitions.
. Serve as the principle contact for internal and external colleagues on loan procedures, government indemnities, contracts, and lender negotiations.
. Logistically support the Conservation Department to evaluate and address works in need of conservation treatment.
. In conjunction with Conservation and Facilities staff, monitor environmental conditions and pest management in galleries and vaults.
. Maintain professional relationships within the field.
. CCSF Coordinator for the museum.
. Work on multi-department projects from campus space planning/use to site upkeep.

For more info: Senior Registrar

How to apply:

Apply online


Mary Beth Frigo

Head of Registration | Lucas Museum of Narrative Art posted May 10, 2023

700 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States
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Salary: $90,500 - $100,500

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art seeks a Head of Registration to join its team. Reporting to the Managing Director, Museum Services, the Head of Registration will play a pivotal role in developing, implementing, and maintaining best practices for collection care, i ncluding but not limited to: acquisitions, temporary loans, and collection databases. The Head of Registration will oversee the maintenance of detailed records of the permanent collection, exhibitions, loans, packing and shipping information, import/export documents, and fine art insurance details. The position holder will be able to work effectively and timely on a wide variety of projects concurrently with the ability to be receptive to changing priorities. Additionally, the Head of Registration must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships cross-departmentally at the museum and with external parties.

The Head of Registration will oversee a team of registrars who administer the Museum's acquisition and loan programs, including temporary exhibition loans, outgoing loans from the collection, gifts, potential acquisitions and purchases, promised gifts and bequests, which includes budgeting, fine arts insurance arrangements and logistical analysis of shipping arrangements and performing routine inventory of the collection. The Head of Registration will provide strategic thought-leadership for the department's priorities in alignment with institutional mission, vision and values, giving direction to full-time and project-based staff and interns. This role will educate staff on best practices in all areas of registration, across departments as we build the museum and its infrastructure.

For more info: Head of Registration

How to apply:

Please apply at our website at:



Art Conservation Technician | Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, Inc. posted May 1, 2023

P.O. Box 23557
Santa Barbara, CA 93121
United States
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Salary: $19 - $25/ hr

FACL painting conservation laboratory, located in Goleta, CA, has available an immediate opening for "Conservation Technician." Training will be provided. Preferred background experience may include work as a framer, art preparator, art handler, detailed craftsman, photographer, interior design, art history research, art gallery experience.


  • Intro-level conservation work
  • Intro-level frame restoration
  • Art handling and packaging
  • Archival photography
  • Occasional artwork pick up and deliveries
  • Logging in and updating project files
  • Assist clients with purchasing frames
  • Assist in managing art storage department
  • General upkeep of laboratory

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This position could turn into a painting conservation apprenticeship training program (a very long term proposition).

If you are still involved with an academic program, check with your school counselor about getting credit for this position. This position is available immediately.

How to apply:

Email our office manager, Flora, with your resumé, cover letter, and any other supplemental materials you would like us to review. Her email is



Collections Care Specialist & Studio Manager | ACdR Conservation ~ Art Conservation de Rigueur posted Apr 26, 2023

4327 Cabrillo St.
San Francisco, CA 94121
United States
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Salary: $32. - $38. per hour

ACdR Conservation in San Francisco has a full-time ongoing staff contract role for a Collections Care Specialist and Conservation Studios Manager ~ Application submissions and interviews are now open for a July/August 2023 starting date.

We are looking for applicants who have previous experience with Collections Management, Preventative Conservation, Studio Administrative and Project Management skills. A foundational knowledge of conservation treatment, and environmental monitoring at a technician level is preferred.

ACdR Conservation is a large multi-disciplinary private practice specializing in: textiles, objects, paintings, murals, decorative arts & sculpture, paper, and disaster recovery from mold, pests, and fire. This full-time position is for 4 days per week with a flexible start date in July, or August 2023. Consider joining our staff and internship teams in our dynamic, engaging and thriving conservation practice!

*Assist in the scheduling and planning for projects at the studios and on-site with clients
*Database and image asset management utilizing CatalogIt and an Apple/Mac based
*Social media management of studio accounts, posts, and presence
*Managing staff coordination of small teams including pre-program and post graduate
*Managing project photo documentation, condition assessment reports, treatment logs,
and object location tracking at multiple studio locations
*Writing Project Recommendation Proposals and Summary Report Invoices
*Filing and organizing business and office related documents
*Tracking and managing in-studio materials and supplies
*Updating Internship Orientation Guides, on-boarding new interns, and mentoring in collections care and management
*Project/Client interfacing, organize project work flow charts, tracking materials, supplies, time logs, and spread sheets
*Posting projects and treatment progress photos to the ACdRArtConservation Instagram
*Daily and weekly studio maintenance in the lab spaces, kitchen and laundry areas
*Basic Conservation Treatment knowledge--micro hepa vacuuming, CO2 Anoxia encapsulations, custom box enclosures, and hand sewing - a bonus
*Knowledge of infra red (FLIR) and UV light photography - a plus

How to apply:

Submit: a letter of intent, CV or resume, and list of 3 references
Email: Elise Yvonne Morin-Rousseau


Elise Rousseau

Collections Manager/Registrar | Morris Museum posted Apr 19, 2023

6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
United States
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Salary: $45,000-$48,000

The Morris Museum curates beauty, experience, thought, and conversation centered in its collections of art, music, history, and science. Founded in 1913 in Morristown, New Jersey, the Museum serves both a local and international constituency through its wide variety of collections, exhibitions, and performing-arts productions. With a long tradition of serving its surrounding communities, the Museum provides extensive, family-friendly educational programs, com plemented by sophisticated public programming for adults. It also houses the creatively utilized, 312-seat Bickford Theatre.

Over the last century, the Morris Museum has evolved from a single collection displayed in a curio cabinet, to one of the most vibrant cultural destinations in New Jersey. Originally known as the Morristown Children's Museum, we have made education a central part of our mission since the beginning. Today we are proud to be the only Smithsonian affiliate in the state, and home to an ever-evolving array of innovative exhibitions and events that reflect the diversity and vitality of New Jersey.

The Collections Manager/Registrar is responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards of collections care utilizing best practices including inventory, storage, monitoring environmental conditions, housing, cataloguing, appraisal, and providing access to the collections. The Collections Manager/Registrar is an integral part of the Exhibits team at the Morris Museum, and will participate in install ations, deinstallations, and other exhibits work.

For more info: Collections Manager/Registrar

How to apply:

Applications reviewed as received. No phone inquiries.

Qualified candidates should submit: 1) a thoughtful letter of interest, 2) a CV, and 3) contact information for three professional references. These materials must be sent as email attachments to with "Collections Manager/Registrar" in the subject line.


Anne Ricculli

Assistant Registrar | Meadows Museum, SMU posted Mar 28, 2023

5900 Bishop Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205
United States
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Salary: $43,000-45,000

Working closely with the Director of Collections and Exhibitions, the Museum Assistant Registrar will support museum exhibitions and collections management. This active role will assist with the physical handling of objects, including matting, framing, hanging, and packing. The Museum Assistant Registrar will be responsible for the coordination of the SMU's University Art Collection (UAC) as well as the Meadows Museum's incoming and outgoing long-term loans.

For more info: Assistant Registrar

How to apply:

To apply:


Anne Lenhart

Registrar of Collections and Exhibitions | The Bass posted Mar 16, 2023

2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
United States
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Salary: $60-#70K

The Bass, Miami Beach's contemporary art museum, seeks a full-time Registrar of Collections and Exhibitions. The Registrar is a key member of the Curatorial and Exhibitions team supporting the documentation, care, and presentation of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Key responsibilities include the management of national and international transportation of works of art, applying knowledge and experience with insurance papers, contracts, and associated legal documentation. The Registrar communicates efficiently with a range of constituents at the Museum and beyond while multitasking responsibilities and commitments. As The Bass embarks on plans to expand the space devoted to presentation of its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, the Registrar will contribute to identifying innovative museum practices for archiving, storing, and maintaining works of art.


  • Manage and coordinate shipment of artwork to/from the Museum including the organization of transportation, insurance, unpacking, and storage.
  • Communicate routinely with donors, lenders, gallerists, and artists regarding the shipment, documentation, and installation of artwork.
  • Perform condition checks independently and with curatorial staff and artists in the installation of permanent collection rotations and temporary exhibitions.
  • Manage all loans and permanent collections, including the maintenance of installations of art outdoors.
  • Prepare, manage, and execute plans for storage of artworks onsite and offsite.
  • Plan and manage collections budget.
  • Docume nt and archive records and files-electronic and otherwise-for collection rotations and temporary exhibitions.
  • Manage Museum's digital database including keeping up-to-date object information and photography.
  • Process and manage payments for invoices and vendors.
  • Assist with supervision of art handlers and preparators.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

How to apply:

Please submit the following materials to the hiring manager James Voorhies, Curator, at
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position may be filled prior to the close of applications.

· Resume/CV
· Cover Letter, including desired salary range
· Two references, one professional supervisor, the other professional peer; academic or personal references will not be considered. Provide full name, position, place of employment, phone n umber, and email address for each, as well as a descr iption of how you know the individual.


James Voorhies
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Inventory Technician | The Newark Museum of Art posted Mar 16, 2023

49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
United States
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Salary: $23.50 per hour

The Newark Museum of Art is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Inventory Technician to be part of a team that works on inventory of the Museum's permanent collection. The Inventory Technician is an entry-level museum professional familiar with basic registrational principles. The Inventory Technician reports to the Collections Manager.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
. Conducts inventories, following procedural rules.
. Enters locations into the collection database system after reconciling object type and
. Creates new records for objects and assigns numbers as needed.
. Other duties as assigned to meet the mission of the Registrar Department.

For more info: Inventory Technician

How to apply:

To apply send resume/cover letter to:


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Amber Germano

Archives Technician at Lake Mead NRA | The Great Basin Institute posted Dec 15, 2022

1341 N Virginia St
C/O James Arriola
Reno, NV 89503
United States
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Salary: Wage: $22.00/hour

The Great Basin Institute (GBI) seeks to hire an Archives Technician to join the Research Associate (RA) Program and work cooperatively with the National Park Service's Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Cultural Resource Program in support of multiple archives projects. The Archives Technician's primary responsibilities/duties include, but may not be limited to the following:
. Conduct such work as processing, appraising, arranging, describing, and cataloging archival Resource Management records according to current Processing Plans.
. Ap praises and arranges digital records and archives according to current park Processing Plans.
. Assists with the creation and implementation of a File Plan for the Cultural Resource branch.
. Assists with the transfer of digital archives to the National Archives (NARA) Electronic Records Archives (ERA).
. Assists volunteers with project work reconciling, cataloging, and digitizing historic photographs.
. Assists with research requests.
. Creates section 508 compliant finding aids to publish online. Increases digital accessibility for researchers and the public. Works with park public affairs office to publish new Finding Aids online.
. Supporting the museum curator with other duties as assigned such as: monthly environmental monitoring, weekly and monthly housekeeping, and Integrated Pest Management tasks, annual inventory of museum collections, contributing to outreach efforts such as social media posts and behind-the-scenes tours, and a variety of other collections care duties as they arise.

For more info: Archives Technician 

How to apply:

To apply:


James Arriola

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