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Collection Information Registrar | Academy Museum of Motion Pictures posted Jun 14, 2021

6067 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States
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Salary: $50k-$65k

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Registratio n and Collection Management, the Collection Information Registrar will play a critical role in the development, management, maintenance, and use of the museum's collection information.

For more info: https://www.academymuseum.org/en/join-the-team

How to apply:

For more detailed information about the position and how to apply, please visit our jobs page at https://www.academymuseum.org/en/join-the-team

Contact:

Andrea De La Cruz
adelacruz@oscars.org
(323) 274-8241


Collections Assistant | Science History Institute posted Jun 14, 2021

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States
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Salary: The starting point for this position is $37,000 Salary offer may be higher based on candidate's experience.

The Science History Institute is currently recruiting for the full-time (35 hrs week) position of Collections Assistant position. The Collections Assistant works as a member of a team to support the high standards of collections care for 5,000 museum objects, 550 works of art, 147,000 library volumes, and over 7,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts. The Collections Assistant will assist in conducting inventories, moving collections, updating legacy data and object resea rch. The Collections Assistant will also work on special projects to include exhibition installation and de-installation.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
. Bachelor's degree in museum studies, history, or similar curriculum.
. At least one year of relevant professional work experience in a museum or library.
. Experience with collection management databases, such as PastPerfect or ArchivesSpace is a plus.
. Knowledge of museum or library principles, concepts, methodologies, techniques, and procedures.
. Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for the history of science.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to: collectionsasst2021@sciencehistory.org.

Contact:

Molly Sampson
msampson@sciencehistory.org
215-873-8215


Museum Registrar | International Arts & Artists posted May 26, 2021

9 Hillyer Crt. NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States
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Salary: $39,000-$44,000 based on experience

International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization is seeking a Museum Registrar with 3 or more years of museum registration experience including both national and international art shipping experience to support its Traveling Exhibition Service (TES). IA&A produces and circulates traveling exhibitions nationally and internationally with an average of 15-25 touring annually to multiple venues. Working with IA&A's Senior Registrar, this Registrar is part of a team that is responsible for ma naging logistics of current and future traveling exhibitions while ensuring the care and well-being of the artworks during all phases of each tour.

The Registrar's responsibilities range from finalizing object and crate checklists to coordinating shipment logistics to traveling to venues as a designated IA&A representative and courier (virtual couriering of exhibitions has been partially implemented due to Covid-19 restrictions). The Registrar is a primary contact for IA&A exhibitions in transit and manages all logistics with a high level of professionalism, adhering to museum standards and best practices as well as IA&A's expectation of providing superior service to our lenders and venues.

The Registrar also manages IA&A's permanent collection of 400 works of contemporary prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Those responsibilities include but are not limited to preventative maintenance, cataloging, and inventory.

IA& A's offices are located in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC. Following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, this Registrar will be expected to work regularly from the office several days a week when not traveling, taking all necessary health and safety precautions as then required.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants with experience should submit a cover letter and chronologically ordered resume in PDF format with the subject line "Registrar Position Submission" to DanaT@ArtsandArtists.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls or emails, please.

Contact:

Dana Twersky
DanaT@ArtsandArtists.org
202.338.0680


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


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

706 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
United States
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Salary: $35,000 - $40,000

The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico is seeking a 30 hour/week part-time Collections Manager for a one-year contract position to start July 1, 2021. This position has many responsibilities and is indispensable in processing new collections including assigning temporary object numbers, taking condition photographs, entering initial data and photographs into MOIFA's collections database, tracking objects from the intake room, through fumigation, into the processing room, writing condition summary reports, and tracking and modifying status f lags and flex fields in order to reflect status changes in object processes. Importantly, this position acts as staff photographer and is responsible for all object photography.

The Collections Manager also provides services for MOIFA to assist with the ongoing care of collections and working with volunteers and other Museum staff in the performance of duties to keep collection storage areas clean. This position is integral to MOIFA's preservation efforts by helping to implement its Integrated Pest Management Program. The Collections Manager may consult with the Conservation Department in monitoring conditions throughout the museum.

The position calls for 52 weeks of the contractor's time working up to 8 hours a day, 30 hours a week.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a letter of interest and resume to Aurelia Gomez at aurelia.gomez@state.nm.us.

Contact:

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


Sr. Registrar | Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology/Harvard University posted May 24, 2021

11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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Salary: $80,000/year

The Senior Registrar serves as the administrative head of the Peabody Museum's Registration Department, overseeing acquisition, accessioning, deaccessioning, loan, documentation, analytical sampling, rights and reproduction, and repatriation outside of NAGPRA. Manages registration staff and daily operations, determines departmental plans and priorities, establishes and maintains departmental workflow, solves administrative issues, and manages departmental budget. Reports to the Director of Collections.

Duties and Responsibilities: Develops and implements policies and procedures for the Registration Department including acquisitions, deaccessions, loans, rights and reproductions, analytical sampling, and insurance/risk management. Identifies and resolves collection-related legal concerns, working with the Office of the General Counsel as needed. Manages repatriation outside of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and provides registration support to NAGPRA activities. Advises on intellectual property issues including developing licenses and agreements. Sets agenda and compiles documentation for the Museum's Collections Review Committee (CRC). Oversees incoming and outgoing loans, including negotiating loan terms, coordinating packing and transport with outside vendors, working with customs brokers for international loans, addressing permitting requirements, and serving as courier when required. Coordinates requests for permission to conduct analytical sampling of Museum collections, re viewing proposals, obtaining approvals, and processin g requests. Drafts and maintains the Registration Department's long-range strategic plan in collaboration with division director and other Museum departments. Supervises Registration Department staff and daily administration of department; supervises interns or work-study students on designated projects. Supports the Registration Department's mission and responsibilities and performs other duties as required.

For more info: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1574578

How to apply:

To apply: https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs position # 54246BR

Contact:

Catherine Cezeaux
cezeaux@fas.harvard.edu
6174950582


Preparator and Exhibitions Specialist | Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College posted May 24, 2021

628 College Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603
United States
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Salary: $23/hour

Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students q ualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.

The Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College is a forum for the creative process and fosters an understanding and appreciation of the arts, which include contemporary, historical, & multicultural materials.

The Preparator and Exhibitions Specialist ensures the Phillips Museum of Art and its galleries in the Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center are central to campus life, academic program, and the greater Lancaster community. The position is responsible for supporting the Museum's mission through exhibition design, preparations, and installation of both temporary and permanent collection exhibits as well as ongoing collections care of the permanent collection.

For more info: https://fandm.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=131205

How to apply:

To apply: https://fandm.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=131205

Contact:

Lindsay Marino
lmarino@fandm.edu
7173584319


Assistant/Associate Registrar for Loans & Exhibitions | Dallas Museum of Art posted May 11, 2021

1717 N Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201
United States
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Salary: Starts at $42,000 USD for Assistant level

The position is responsible for assisting the coordination of all aspects of loans, in-house exhibitions, storage, and documentation for the Keir Collection and, as necessary, for other areas of the collection. The position is also responsible for coordinating all aspects of exhibitions projects as assigned.

See link for full description: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/556896

How to apply:

To apply: http://ing.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/556896

Contact:

Isabel Stauffer
istauffer@dma.org
214.922.1267


Head of Preparations | Getty Museum posted May 4, 2021

1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
United States
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Salary: $104,569.92 - $135,929.04 Annually

The J Paul Getty Museum seeks an experienced arts professional to oversee its Preparations Department. Reporting to the Associate Director for Exhibitions, and working collaboratively with curators, conservators, designers and exhibitions specialists, the Preparations team supports the Getty's mission by fulfilling the Museum's requirements for the safe handling, movement, and storage of its permanent collection, including packing and crating of collection loans and special projects. It also plans and executes the installation of the Museum's temporary exhibitions and permanent collection galleries, at both sites.

The Head of Preparation oversees a large, dedicated and experienced team of technical specialists skilled in art handling and installation; packing, crating and storage; specialist furniture fabrication and finishing; and gallery l ighting and digital media hardware installation. The team comprises seventeen full-time staff at the Getty Center and four full-time staff the Getty Villa.

The ideal candidate will be a recognized professional in the field of fine art handling and logistics, with significant experience in the policies and procedures of art installation, in the commercial or public arts sector. He/she will display a sound working knowledge of display fabrication and installation, including life/safety and ADA requirements, and be familiar with technical advances in the field. As an accomplished manager practiced in overseeing large multi-skilled technical teams, he/ she will enjoy working collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholders in complex project environments. He/she will demonstrate sound judgment, a strong sense of integrity and personal responsibility. He/ she will demonstrate the ability to address complex issues, be solution oriented, and remain calm under pressure. He/s he will have excellent organizational skills and the proven ability to manage multiple assignments of different scales simultaneously, plan resources accordingly, cost projects effectively and appropriately, and deliver within procurement guidelines. Finally, the ideal candidate will have the skills to recruit, manage and develop technical staff, and demonstrate a strong commitment to quality and excellence.

For more info: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3699/job

How to apply:

Please apply at: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3699/job

Contact:

Human Resources
HR@getty.edu
(310) 440-6523


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