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NAGPRA Bioarchaeologist and Coordinator | Florida Museum of Natural History posted Apr 16, 2024

6519 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States
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Salary: $55,000.00 - 72,900.00

The Florida Museum (FM) is hiring a full-time NAGPRA Bioarchaeologist and Coordinator within the Department of Natural History. The FM currently cares for thousands of Native American ancestors and numerous cultural belongings and is committed to fully complying with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Working with curators and collections managers, this full-time, TEAMS exempt staff position will contribute to the FM's NAGPRA program by inventorying the NAGPRA bioarchaeology collections, identifying hum an remains in other collections, assisting with inventories and summaries of cultural belongings, and facilitating NAGPRA communications. This staff member will collaborate closely with appropriate FM Natural History Department curators and collections managers and report to the Natural History Department Chair. With this position we seek to strengthen the FM's efforts to fulfill our NAGPRA legal and ethical obligations.

For more info: NAGPRA Bioarchaeologist and Coordinator

How to apply:

Interested applicants must apply online at


Elise V. LeCompte

Registrar | Vero Beach Museum of Art posted Apr 16, 2024

3001 Riverside Park Dr.
Vero Beach, FL 32963
United States
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Salary: $50,000-$60,000

The Registrar is primarily responsible for the registration and physical management of all artworks in the custody of the Vero Beach Museum of Art (VBMA), including the permanent collection, sculpture on the grounds, and artworks on loan. The permanent collection includes 1,015 objects and the exhibition calendar features 3-4 exhibitions annually (ranging from touring shows to original exhibitions). The Registrar is supervised by and reports to the Chief Curator. In 2027, the VBMA will open a brand-new museum with expanded galleries and programming.

For more info: Registrar

How to apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Danielle Elliott ( and Caitlin Swindell (


Caitlin Swindell
772-231-0707 ext. 135

Exhibitions Project Manager | Des Moines Art Center posted Apr 15, 2024

4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
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Salary: $48,621-72,932/year

With the guidance of the Senior Curator, the Exhibitions Project Manager at the Des Moines Art Center will provide direct support for the planning, implementation, execution, and administration of exhibitions, commissions, and collections-based installations.

Essential Functions

  • With input from peers in the Curatorial, Registration, and Installation departments, coordinates & manages the implementation of all planning activities that pertain to the scheduling, tracking, duration, resources, sequencing, and constraints related to special exhibition installations, as well as commissions and collections-based installations. This includes several projects annually of varying sizes and/or budgets. Must coordinate projects simultaneously, as exhibitions-related calendars and activities require.
  • Develops & tracks multiple project schedules, ensuring cross-departmental involvement by managing implementation schedules, ensuring adherence to complex deadlines, and outlining & tracking the important milestones of each project.
  • Acts as the liaison for artists and their representatives, as well as galleries, other museums, contractors, internal stakeholders, and outside organizations, to ensure effective communication & superior collaboration to meet both project-based and organizational standards/goals.
  • Leverages technology, including the use of software tools, to aid in exhibition management, project execution, and team communication.
  • Initiates, organizes, and conducts meetings; develops agendas in the interest of keeping everyone informed and aligned with meeting goals; records meeting notes & distributes outcomes derived from meetings.
  • Maintains an awareness of project budgets and assists with budget monitoring, reporting, and compliance.
  • Assists Curatorial, Registration, and Installations staff during exhibition installation, run, and de-installation. Coordinates ongoing project management as needed.
  • Works Curatorial & Registration to transfer exhibition-related information for TMS and exhibition archives.

How to apply:

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Jessica McGlynn

Exhibitions Registrar | Bruce Museum posted Apr 11, 2024

1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830
United States
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Salary: $65,000 to $75,000

The Bruce seeks a highly skilled museum professional for a new role in its Collections and Registration department. With extensive experience in project managing exhibitions, the Exhibitions Registrar is responsible for all aspects of exhibition and loan logistics. Working closely with lenders and external contractors, as well as cross-departmentally with Exhibitions, Curatorial, Security, Development, Audience Engagement, and Marketing, the Exhibitions Registrar oversees the care, handling, and security of objects on temporary and long-term loan to the Museum. Reporting to th e Director of Collections and Registration, this role is a full-time, benefitted position.

Exhibitions Responsibilities
- Supports loan request process, preparing loan agreement forms, and supplying the AAM General Facility Report, environmental readings, and other related documents to prospective lenders.
- Negotiates and oversees loan agreements and contracts with lenders. Manages insurance logistics with museum underwriters and provides certificates of insurance to lenders. Liaises with lenders, photographers, conservators, couriers, customs agents, insurance brokers, and transport agents in support of timely loan coordination.
- Arranges insurance, packing, and loan-related logistics, seeking competitive estimates and managing exhibition expenses relating to loans, such as administration and loan fees, packing, transport, conservation, framing, etc.
- Creates and maintains exhibition and loan records in museum coll ection management system as well as physical and digi tal files in accordance with the Department's records management procedures.
- Advises curators and exhibition preparators of all handling, mounting, environmental, and security requirements established by lenders.
- Prepares and completes condition reports for incoming and outgoing objects, organizing external conservation support when required.
- Produces and manages installation and deinstallation schedules, coordinating with preparatory staff, Director of Exhibitions, curators, security, and couriers.
- Conducts regular gallery checks. Monitors gallery environmental conditions
- Attends cross-departmental meetings in support of exhibition implementation and programmatic scheduling.
- Shares responsibility for image procurement for exhibition publicity and press, as well as publications, coordinating with Marketing and Curatorial departments.

How to apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to with position Exhibitions Registrar in the subject line.


Kathryn Brous
(203) 413-6773 ext. 372

Curator & Collections Manager | Henry Sheldon Museum posted Apr 11, 2024

1 Park Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
United States
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Salary: $42,000 - $45,000

The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History (HSM) seeks a Curator & Collections Manager to oversee the physical and intellectual care, preservation, documentation and curation of its Museum collections, comprised of thousands of objects that primarily document the everyday life of Middlebury and Addison County residents in the late 18th and 19th centuries. This position works to ensure the highest level of stewardship of the Sheldon Museum's permanent collection in compliance with museum sta ndards, while also curating dynamic exhibits to share the collection with the community. The Curator & Collections Manager will report to the Executive Director and work in close coordination with the Archivist.

For more info: Curator & Collections Manager

How to apply:

Interested candidates please send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to or mail hard copy to: Henry Sheldon Museum, Curator & Collections Manager Search Committee, One Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. All materials will be confidential, and references will not be contacted without advance permission. No phone calls please.


Barbara Rathburn

Collections Information Specialist | Perez Art Museum Miami posted Apr 11, 2024

1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
United States
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Salary: $60,000 to $72,000

Reporting to the Collections and Exhibitions Planning Director, and drawing from a growing collection of 3,500+ artworks, the Collections Information Specialist serves as an integral role managing TMS Collections (TMSC). TMSC functions as the museum's main platform to document and share the art collection, interfaces with the digital asset management system (DAMS) and the online art collections portal (eMuseum), for access to essential collection information for stakeholders across the museum and online to the public.

The Collections Information Specialist works closely with registration and curatorial staff to create standards, best practices, and a concise cataloguing system for effective use of collection data contained in TMSC. The role will activate these standards to streamline cross-departmental data access needs and initiatives.

The Collections Information Specialist will contribute to the establishment of workflows to improve data accessibility and cohesion ensuring completeness, accuracy, and inclusivity, underscoring TMSC as the central repository for the museum's collection information. Further, this role is responsible for the overall management and support of TMSC integrations, upgrades and migrations, and serves as the main point of contact for The Gallery Systems. 

For more info: Collections Information Specialist

How to apply:

Submit Cover Letter & Resume via


Suzan Sengoz

Collections Manager | National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame posted Apr 8, 2024

191 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States
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Salary: $40,000 - $46,000

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's mission is to preserve and promote the history of thoroughbred racing in America and honor the sport's most accomplished participants in the Official National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame. The Museum has over 27,000 objects in its diverse collection of art, artifacts, and memorabilia. The John A. Morris Research Library houses more than 5,000 monographs, serials, and periodicals concerning thoroughbred racing in the United States and abroad.

The Collections Manager has broad responsibilit ies for the preservation and care of the permanent collection and the John A. Morris Research Library. This position reports to the Museum Curator and Director.

Primary Responsibilities:
. Maintains digital and hard-copy files for collections and loans.
. Manages the collections database PastPerfect and LibraryWorld online catalogue.
. Serves as the primary contact for new acquisitions, processing deeds of gift, and coordinating shipping.
. Executes and maintains incoming and outgoing loan agreements, receipts, condition reports, and coordinates transit arrangements.
. Handles and approves all rights and reproduction inquiries of the permanent collection, including photography and filming requests within established museum policies.
. Supports exhibition installation and deinstallation, including the preparation of collections objects for exhibition.
. Monitors environmental conditions and integrated pest management in storage and exhib ition spaces.
. Coordinates with contract conser vators for annual cleaning and care of outdoor sculpture and general care of the collection.
. Assists with internal and external research requests.
. Authors social media posts concerning the collection.
. Responsible for preventive conservation and polishing of trophies.
. Provides support for Museum events as needed.

For more info: Collections Manager

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to with "Collections Manager" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Jessica Cloer
518-584-0400 x113

Director of Collections Management and Registration | Bruce Museum posted Apr 8, 2024

1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830
United States
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Salary: $85,000 - $100,000 annually

A senior management-level role, the Director of Collections Management and Registration leads a team of three permanent registrars as well as two contracted collections professionals responsible for the care and management of the Bruce Museum's permanent collection, incoming loans, and acquisition candidates. The post holder works closely with the Executive Director, Curators, and Director of Exhibitions to establish collection care priorities and support an inspiring program of exhibitions and displays.

An experienced leader and project manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for routine risk management as well as the implementation of established and emerging collections management practices in support of the Museum's mission. Reporting to the Executive Director, this role is a full-time, benefited position.

For more info: Director of Collections Management and Registration

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with "Director of Collections Management and Registration" in the subject line.


Kathryn Brous

Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions | Los Angeles County Museum of Art posted Apr 2, 2024

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States
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Salary: $27.88-$29.80 per hour

Reporting to the Senior Associate Registrar, the Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions will organize and manage exhibitions both onsite at LACMA and traveling exhibitions in collaboration with museums across the country.


  • Review facility reports and exhibition agreements with collaborating institutions; communicate LACMA's conservation, installation and security requirements, and ensure requirements are met
  • Review and negotiate loan agreements with lenders, and communicate conservation, installation and Sec urity requirements to staff
  • Work with LACMA staff and collaborating institutions to make crating, shipping, and courier Arrangements
  • Plan and manage the installation and de-installation schedules for each exhibition
  • Assemble and maintain digital condition reports
  • Take packing notes during installations
  • Create installation notes for traveling exhibitions
  • Travel with exhibitions to oversee installation/de-installations of LACMA-organized exhibitions at other venues.
  • Benefits

The expected hourly for this Los Angeles, CA based position $27.88 - $29.80 subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA's comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan.

LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience.

For more info: Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions

How to apply:

Apply using this link:


Human Resources
(323) 857-6000

Head of Collections Management and Provenance Research | Rubin Museum of Art posted Apr 2, 2024

150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 11040
United States
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Salary: $90-100K depending on experience

This position serves as the Head of a team responsible for collections management, registration and provenance research functions as defined below. The team includes the positions of Registrar and Assistant Collections Manager and Registrar. Also supervises various part-time staff and interns for department, as well as contract staff in photography, art handling, conservation, provenance research and registration.

Working closely with the Director of Curatorial Administration and Collections (DCAC), the Head of C ollections Management and Provenance Research directs the day-to-day planning and realization for all collection management, registration, conservation logistics, exhibitions logistics, art installation, collection database activities, and provenance research efforts in support of the long-range strategy and goals as set by the executive team.

In this position the Head of Collections Management & Provenance will work closely primarily with the Curatorial, Exhibitions, and Operations teams.

This is a full-time exempt and hybrid eligible position with core hours of Monday through Fridays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with ability to be flexible as needed based on project needs.

The incumbent reports to the Director of Curatorial Administration and Collections.

For complete job description

How to apply:

Please indicate Head of Collections Management & Provenance Research in
the Subject Line of email and in body of cover letter.
Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at
Mail application to: The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York,
NY 10011. Attention: Head of Human Resources Dept


Michelle Bennett Simorella

Collections Registrar | Worcester Art Museum posted Mar 25, 2024

55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
United States
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Salary: $55,000 - $65,000

Worcester Art Museum (WAM) is seeking an experienced individual to fill the role of Collections Registrar. Reporting to the Director of Collections Management/Chief Registrar, you will oversee all aspects of the management of the museum's permanent art collection, including collections and media record management, collections storage, the processing of new acquisitions and management of object moves, as well as the development of policy and procedures, and the administration of the museum's TMS collections management system. You will bring your experience working to the highest standards in museum collections management to WAM. You will have a flexible approach to work, strong communication and organizational skills, and thrive in a dynamic work environment. This is an exciting time to be joining WAM, with the opportunity not only to shape the role of collections management but also to play a role in many of the in-progress and planned art storage and gallery development projects at the museum.

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Gareth Salway
508 793 4482

Museum Registrar | Dumbarton Oaks posted Mar 25, 2024

1703 32nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
United States
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Salary: $66,200-$108,200 Grade 56

Dumbarton Oaks is a research institute, museum, and historic garden affiliated with Harvard University and located in Georgetown, Washington, DC.

The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is composed of four collections that testify to the passion of Robert Woods and Mildred Barnes Bliss for collecting extraordinary art. The Byzantine Collection comprises art made in the medieval eastern Mediterranean, along with comparative works from the ancient Greek and Roman, western European, and Islamic periods. Art in the Pre-Columbian Collection covers a vast geographic area that includes Mesoamerica, the Andes, and the Central America and Colombia regions of Latin America. The House Collection consists of European decorative arts and paintings, dating from the Renaissance through the modern eras, as well as a small collection of Asian art. The Coins and Seals Collection includes the most important collection of Byzantine lead seals in the world, numbering some 17,000 specimens and over 12,000 coins, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in the world.

The Museum is free and open to the public Tuesdays-Sundays. The museum team delivers 2-3 innovative exhibitions per year informed by cutting-edge research and including both the permanent collec tions and loans. Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Registrar will work collaboratively with the Museum team and other departments to steward the collections and support the public mission of Dumbarton Oaks, including access to the collections.

For more info: Museum Registrar

How to apply:

The position remains open until filled. Please forward résumé and cover letter detailing relevant qualifications by clicking the link below.


Kristina Rowley

Registrar & Collections Manager | International Arts & Artists posted Mar 21, 2024

9 Hillyer Ct NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States
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Salary: $55,000-$60,000

Reporting to the Director of Traveling Exhibition Services, the Registrar & Collections Manager plays an essential role within the Traveling Exhibition Services (TES) department. Working in coordination with the TES Team including the Senior Curator, Exhibition Managers, and Assistant Registrar, the Registrar & Collections Manager is responsible for managing all logistics of past, current, and future touring exhibitions, while ensuring the care and well-being of the artworks during all phases of the tour. The Registrar is a primary contact for IA&A exhibitions in transit and manages logistics with a high level of professionalism, adhering to industry standards and best practices as well as IA&A's expectation of providing superior customer service.

-Shares management requirements for approximately 30 to 40 traveling exhibitions from early -development through dispersal
-Works directly with the Director of TES and Exh ibition Managers to support planning and development of new exhibitions
-For each exhibition, acts as or supervises the registrar point of contact for the lender, curator and/or venue
-In collaboration with stakeholders and Exhibition Managers, determines object and logistical needs of exhibition during development and throughout the duration of the tour
-With the Director of TES, creates exhibition budget and monitors costs, assists the Director of TES with department budget planning, maintaining, forecasting and continually updates anticipated expenditures; coordinates with finance department to ensure numbers align, forecasts are accurate and significant expenditures are anticipated in advance
-Creates or delegates and approves exhibition checklist, crate lists, condition report notebooks, packing notes, and installation manual for each exhibition for distribution to venues
-Supervises shipping for exhibitions, domestic and international, approximately 40 transits annually. With vendors, determines and provides shipping costs to venues for outgoing and prorated shipping
-Supervises and/or coordinates packing/crating, customs brokerage, insurance, courier arrangements, and exhibition consolidation and dispersal
-Travels as exhibition courier, multiple exhibitions, multiple annual trips
-Via checklist and installation manual, as well as via direct communication, informs venus of special handling, security needs of objects
-With finance department, coordinates annual insurance policy and insurance claims
-Coordinates management of Hechinger collection, including long-term storage and temporary storage for traveling exhibitions (in-bound pre-launch and during tour), conservation needs, deaccession initiatives, and management of digital and paper collection records
-Performs other duties as required and assigned

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to with "Registrar & Collections Manager" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Andrew Coulomb

Curatorial Assistant | J. Paul Getty Trust posted Mar 13, 2024

1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
United States
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Salary: $25.92 - $33.05 Hourly

The J. Paul Getty Museum has an opening for two Curatorial Assistants in the Department of Photographs. Reporting to the Research Associate for Collection Management these curatorial assistans are responsible for conducting research on the permanent collection of over 150,000 photographic works contributing to the development of the online catalog, including identifying and describing images, researching provenance and collecting history, bibliography, exhibition history and TMS (The Museum System) descriptive text. They enter data into the TMS database, reviews hist orical documentation, undertakes bibliographic searches, performs editorial functions to assure accuracy and consistency, and engages in various aspects of collection documentation management. The Curatorial Assistants provide support for staff, scholars, and study room visitors with accessing the collections and responding to reference inquiries as needed, as well as preparing collection materials for imaging, housing, inventory, and other collection management tasks. The core function of this job is cataloging the collection, which requires working onsite in order to directly access collection materials in a secure workspace.

For more info: Curatorial Assistant

How to apply:

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Alicia Soliz

Exhibit Coordinator | Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College posted Mar 13, 2024

9500 College Sta
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States
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Salary: $59,000 (minimum) - $65,600 (maximum)

The Exhibit Coordinator is responsible for the design, development, and execution of exhibitions and displays at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. This position plays a key role presenting engaging and informative exhibits that showcase the diverse cultural, historical, and environmental aspects of the Arctic region.

For more info: Exhibit Coordinator

How to apply:

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KymNoelle Hopson

Museum Collections Registrar | IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) posted Mar 13, 2024

83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508
United States
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Salary: $45,000 - $50,000

Under the direction of the Curator of Collections, the Museum Collections Registrar will be involved in all aspects of the physical care, handling, documentation and outgoing loans of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)'s collection.


Registration responsibilities and duties include the following but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the registration process of new and existing acquisitions to the collection including gifts, purchases and bequests.
  • Develops and maintains database(s) of collection items and images; compiles and verifies collection documents, to include both manual and computerized records and forms.
  • Provides oversight of the collections digitization including collections photography, metadata creation, and contributes to the development of policies, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Provides direct oversight to grant funded staff, student workers, interns and volunteers.
  • Provides online and in-house research assistance to patrons of the collection including on-site visits, database reports, and photography.
  • Oversees Rights & Reproductions requests of the collections.
  • Responsible for the oversight of outgoing loans of the collection (loan agreements, facility reports of borrowing institutions, insurance etc.), including project management of traveling exhibitions from the permanent collection.
  • Oversees the care and use of the collection ensuring proper storage, handling and preventative conservation.
  • Ensures compliance with established insurance regulations and/or protocol in the movement, packing, and shipping of objects.
  • Prepares Acquisition Committee Agenda for bi-monthly meetings and maintains acquisition meeting minutes.
  • Functions as courier or designate courier for loans from the collection and as needed, identifies and engages outside contractors for conservation, rigging, packing, crating, shipping, photography and/or insurance services of the collection.
  • Helps to maintain a stable and secure environment of the collection.
  • Additional responsibilities and duties include the following but are not limited to:
  • Attendance of meetings at museum, campus and other locations.
  • Assists with the installation/de-installation and condition reporting of exhibitions, as needed.
  • Provides information of the collection to other departments as needed.
  • Monitors legal and ethical implications and standards from and into the permanent collection.
  • Aids other institutional departments, as needed.
  • Contributes to MoCNA’s Social Media accounts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

How to apply:

Please apply online:


Elizabeth Lucero
(505) 424-2329

Museums Registrar | Museums at Washington and Lee University posted Mar 7, 2024

204 W Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450
United States
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Salary: $54,329.00 - Pay Commensurate with Experience

The Museums Registrar is responsible for coordinating the registration needs of the Museums at W&L, particularly wholistic record-keeping and documentation including legal arrangements for acquisitions and deaccessions, the administration of incoming and outgoing loans (for exhibitions, campus display, research etc.), rights and reproductions requests, securing art transportation/shipping arrangements, and securing the insurance coverage of objects, on site and in transit.

Reporting to the Associat e Director of Curatorial Affairs and working closely with the Collections Manager, the Registrar plays a central role in advancing policies and procedures for the museum's permanent collections and exhibition programs, aligning them with the Museums' strategic goals and objectives. The Registrar is also a key member of the Museums' collaborative exhibition and programmatic teams and will be charged with contributing to the planning, scheduling, and implementation of exhibitions (including in-house projects utilizing the permanent collections, partner collaborations, and loan exhibits).

For more info: Museums Registrar

How to apply:

Apply via Workday:


Nalleli Guillen

Collections Manager | Walker Art Center posted Mar 5, 2024

725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
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Salary: $28+

The Walker Art Center empowers people to experience the transformative possibilities of the art and ideas of our time and to imagine the world in new ways. In our over 125-year history, we have become one of the most celebrated art museums in the country and we are known for our innovative presentations and acclaimed collections of contemporary art across the spectrum of the visual, performing, and media arts.

The Collections Management Supervisor oversees Walker Art Center's collection and storage facilities, attending to the day-to-day needs of the collection. The role partne rs with the Director of Collections and Exhibition Management to develop and define collection care-related initiatives and provides work direction as needed to the technician team.

For more info: Collections Manager

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Walker Art Center

Preparator | Telfair Museums posted Mar 5, 2024

Savannah, GA 31401
United States
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Salary: $40,000-$50,000/year

The Preparator works closely with the Chief Preparator, Chief Registrar, Associate Registrar, and Curators for all phases and aspects of exhibition design, from the initial concept to implementation and finished installation. The Preparator handles art objects, installs and de-installs exhibits, fabricates needed props and crates, organizes storage space, implements packing and shipping, and does condition examination when needed, as well as other duties related to the care, movement and recording of art objects in the permanent collection.


  • Collaborate with Chief Preparator in the installation and de-installation of all art within the museum.
  • Work with the curatorial team, guest curators, and/or artists to design temporary exhibitions and installations. Utilize Sketchup 3D Modeling Software to create scaled three-dimensional layouts and develop installation ideas.
  • Develop installation plans and find solutions to the unique challenges of each exhibition. Design and build special mounts, pedestals, or furniture as needed. Procure special materials or equipment for unique installations. Mat and frame artworks as necessary.
  • Work with the registrars to ensure a safe and secure environment for the art and visitors during the span of an exhibition. Maintain a cleaning schedule and maintenance check of all the galleries.
  • Pack, crate, transport, and store artwork in accordance with sound museum practices, ensuring the safety and security of the art.
  • Work with the Registrar to ensure a safe and secure environment for the art and objects in storage.
  • Install artwork in all media, weights, and dimensions. Understand the nature of each artwork, its particular requirements, and execute the installation accordingly with the appropriate hardware and materials. Utilize sound museum practices when handling art from transportation to installation to storage.
  • Apply vinyl graphics to walls and windows for exhibitions and other projects.
  • Monitor operations of all exhibitions, including electronics, audio/visual and computer-driven components.
  • Communicate with the Graphic Designer in the development and installation of supporting materials for an exhibition, including vinyl lettering, text panels, etc.
  • Light each exhibition to appropriate levels according to the requirements of lending institutions and the conservation standards of different materials.
  • Work with the Education department to support educational programs. Design and build displays and interactive materials.
  • Work with the Director of Special Events to ensure the Museum is appropriately arranged for special events and all artwork is appropriately secured.
  • Maintain the efficiency and cleanliness of preparators’ workings spaces and galleries and make improvements as necessary.
  • Maintain an inventory of exhibition furniture, mounts, and A/V equipment and find solutions to their storage and organization.
For more info: Preparator


Jennifer Levy

Registrar | The Center for International Performance and Exhibition posted Mar 1, 2024

5555 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640
United States
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Salary: $1,500 starting for 1 month position ( 10 hours a week min ). Additional after trial period. 

HotHouse is seeking a responsible, experienced, and self-directed manager to secure exhibition opportunities and oversee the delivery and maintenance of the collection.

The goal of the work is create a three-year exhibition schedule for the collection than earns a surplus revenue for the organization.

The position is a hybrid amalgamation of collections management and coordinator.

The initial work involves organizing the collection, creating a menu of options for touring, preparing the marketing materials / prospectus, and securing rentals by marketing to likely users. Secondarily, the manager will prepare and maintain the collection for touring.

For more information: Job Description

How to apply:

Send Cover letter and Proposal and relevant experience


Marguerite Horberg

Associate Registrar | Penn Museum posted Feb 22, 2024

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
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Salary: $56,160

Reporting to the Senior Registrar within the Collections Division of the Penn Museum, the Associate Registrar will work with special collections, including human remains and other culturally sensitive materials. The Associate Registrar is responsible for conducting a museum-wide inventory of the physical human remains in the collection (regardless of Curatorial Section), which will include working in conjunction with at least one bio-archaeologist/bio-anthropologist to process & catalogue the material, as well as the NAGPRA Coordinator, the Curatorial Section Keepers & Curators as nee ded, and other Museum staff members. The Associate Registrar will assist with a comprehensive storage project to improve the storage of the Biological Anthropology Collection. The Associate Registrar will work regularly in the Museum's collections database, EMu, and will assist in performing other Registrarial duties and collections-related research and administrative duties.

** This is a one-year term position, subject to renewal.

** Please note that this position is a bargaining unit position represented by a labor union. Job related responsibilities, duties, qualifications, and compensation associated with this position are determined by a collective bargaining agreement.

For more info: Associate Registrar

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume at the following link:


Anne Brancati
(215) 746-6975

Assistant Records Specialist | National Gallery of Art posted Feb 15, 2024

Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20565
United States
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Salary: $82,764 - $107,590 per year

The incumbent is responsible for building and maintaining active collection research files as well as the research elements of a computerized database of the National Gallery of Art's collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and time-based media. The activities support the goal of providing current and robust content about our collections to our audiences and advancing the National Gallery's strategic priority to become the nation's primary resource for art and creativity.

For more info: Assistant Records Specialist

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Margaret Doyle

Head Registrar | Peabody Essex Museum posted Feb 15, 2024

161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
United States
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Salary: $75,966 To $82,400

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a Head Registrar. For over 220 years, PEM has been an anchor in the community, serving as a gathering place where anyone can learn, derive inspiration, and gain a deeper appreciation for shared human experiences from around the globe and through time. The Museum's collection of art, architecture and culture includes more than 850,000 objects, 23 historic structures and more than 350,000 books and over a linear mile of manuscripts..

Reporting to the James B. and Ma ry Lou Hawkes Director of Collections, the full-time Head Registrar is responsible for general oversight and management of all aspects of the Registration department and coordinated departmental support for the implementation of institutional initiatives. You will be responsible for management of all staff within Registration, including recruiting, training and professional development.

The Head Registrar will supervise permanent collections registrars and exhibition registrars, plan and direct all registration activities, including all incoming and outgoing loans, and processing new acquisitions. You will also develop and implement short and long range plans for computerization of the Museum's collections.

For more info: Head Registrar

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Kimberly Maas

Partnerships Coordinator | Art Bridges posted Feb 8, 2024

300 SW 24th Street
Suite 200
Bentonville, AR 72712
United States
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Salary: $49,000-$62,000

The Partnerships Coordinator, a new role, is a dynamic and integral part of the Art Bridges team, responsible for supporting the development and management of partnerships that advance the organization's mission to expand access to American art. This role involves administrative and project coordination tasks, including liaising with partners, organizing meetings, and assisting with the implementation of partnership projects. The Partnerships Coordinator will work closely with the Partnership Development Manager, the Director of Partnership, and other staff to ensure the successful execution of partnership strategies and initiatives.


  • Assist in the development, maintenance, and documentation of new and ongoing Art Bridges partnerships.
  • Coordinate logistics for partnership meetings, events, and collaborative projects: maintaining reference reports, preparing agendas, and documenting action items.
  • Communicate regularly with partners to ensure alignment and progress on joint initiatives as a first point of contact for routine inquiries, scheduling, and referrals.
  • Support the Director of Partnership in tracking and evaluating partnership activities and outcomes.
  • Prepare reports, team briefings, and presentations on partnership activities for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with research and identification of potential new partners.
  • Help manage, update, and report on partnership records in CRM system, “Friday,” the Art Bridges Salesforce instance.
  • Draft preparatory materials and itineraries for staff engaged in partner outreach across all program areas and teams.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Partnerships team.
For more info: Partnerships Coordinator

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Maria Franciscovich

Director of Fellows and Internship Programs | Art Bridges posted Feb 8, 2024

300 SW 24th Street
Suite 200
Bentonville, AR 72717
United States
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Salary: $115,000-$144,000

The Director of the Cohort Program at Art Bridges will play a crucial role in building and managing the Foundation’s growing Cohort program. A new role, this position will involve designing, implementing, and overseeing expansion of the Cohort program nationally. The Cohort program brings together museums and cultural institutions in collaborative exhibition design, collection sharing, and programing to drive access and community engagement with American art. This position oversees a team of two, including a Cohort Manager and Cohort Coordinator, in expanding participation in the program. To be successful in this role, the Director will support the continued evaluation and evolution of the Cohort program, allowing it to drive the desired impact within the field while supporting the Foundation's other work.  


  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with current and potential museums and cultural institutions to support the program's success.
  • Identify, recruit, and engage a diverse range of partner institutions from across the country, and support their development of multi-year Cohorts.
  • Support partners in the design and facilitation of Cohort funding applications, exhibitions, convenings, workshops, and other collaborative activities.
  • Foster a supportive and dynamic learning environment that encourages sharing of ideas, expertise, and experiences.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the Cohort program, adjusting as necessary to meet the evolving needs of participants and the Foundation.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to ensure the successful delivery of cohort programs.
  • Develop and manage the budget for Cohort initiatives.
  • Serve as a key liaison between Art Bridges and Cohort participants, building strong relationships and maintaining ongoing communication.
  • Represent Art Bridges at relevant conferences and events, promoting the Cohort program and the organization's broader mission.

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Maria Franciscovich

Associate Registrar | The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art posted Feb 1, 2024

4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
United States
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Salary: $47,670 - $53,676

The Associate Registrar, Collections facilitates acquisitions to the collection, participates in collection care initiatives, and manages various responsibilities associated with both incoming loans and temporary exhibitions. The Associate Registrar ensures seamless communication and coordination between internal teams, maintains a comprehensive system for acquisition management, and takes charge of logistical aspects related to incoming loans and temporary exhibitions.

Follow link for more information: Associate Registrar

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Priscilla Solis
(816) 751-1278

Collections Associate | Senator John Heinz History Center posted Feb 1, 2024

1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States
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Salary: $34,000-$37,000

The Heinz History Center is seeking a Collections Associate in the Museum Division. This full-time position will be responsible for cataloging the museum collections. The collections of the History Center are the foundation of the institution and essential to the operation of the museum. Cataloging and completion of paperwork are critical to fulfilling the History Center's mission and provide the basis for interpretation in exhibits, programs, publications, and social media.

This work involves research, numbering, data entry, photography, packing, a nd storage prep. The associate will help to maintain proper storage and exhibition of artifacts by assisting with maintenance. As a member of the Museum team, the Collections Associate will also assist with exhibition preparation and take down.

The Collections Associate will often have to make decisions and practice time management, as there will be concurrent projects requiring their attention, and prioritization is essential. The Collections Associate will work closely with the Collections Manager and other staff to balance responsibilities and structure their time. The Collections Associate's dedication and attention to detail will contribute to long term preservation and accurate interpretation of museum objects.

This is a full-time, salaried / non-exempt position reporting to the Collections Manager.

For more info: Collections Associate 

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Renee Falbo

Registrar and Exhibition Coordinator | The Society of the Four Arts posted Jan 25, 2024

The Society of the Four Arts
Palm Beach, FL 33480
United States
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Salary: $70,000-$75,000

The Society of the Four Arts is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced art museum professional to be a full-time Registrar & Exhibition Coordinator on a team of 50 full-time staff. The Four Arts is a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1936 with the mission to encourage an appreciation for art, music, drama, and literature. We invite everyone to experience these creative arts through exhibitions, concerts, films, lectures, classes, and children's programs. Our 10-acre campus along the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach, FL, includes four historic buildings, a sculpture garden, botanical gardens, and two libraries.

Under the supervision of the Head of Fine Arts & Curator, the Registrar & Exhibition Coordinator oversees all records of objects belonging to or on loan to The Four Arts, assists with the management and care of these objects, and coordinates exhibition logistics. The responsibilities and tasks are numerous, and the Registrar & Exhibition Coordinator works as a team with the Head of Fine Arts & Curator to accomplish all departmental goals even if not specified in this description.

Primary Responsibilities
Collection Records: Manages the collection's documentation, digitization, and archives. Oversees and maintains forms, legal documents, physical records, and digital records associated with accessioning, deaccessioning, cataloging, loans, conservation, packing, shipping, location, inventory, insurance, storage, and environmental monitor ing of facilities and objects. Coordinates copyright permissions and rights and reproduction requests. Develops information and data standards and is administrator for museum's CMS Collector Systems. Performs research on collection and assists staff, members, and the public with research.

How to apply:

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Rebecca Dunham

Collections Specialist - Cataloger | The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation posted Jan 25, 2024

20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124
United States
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Salary: $40-42k (paid hourly)

The Collections Specialist - Cataloger position is part of a project to process and care for objects associated with the home and contents of Dr. Sullivan and Richie Jean Jackson of Selma, Alabama (Jackson Home Pr oject). The Jackson home and contents were recently acquired by The Henry Ford and relocated to Dearborn, Michigan. The cataloger will be responsible for ensuring the integrity and completeness of the documentary records of The Henry Ford by researching, cataloging, and processing the collection. Works closely with the registrars, curatorial and the project team. Reports to the Registrar.

This is a temporary two-and-a-half-year position.

Essential Responsibilities

  •  Maximizes intellectual access to collection information through the timely creation and/or modification of electronic catalog information, ensuring quality control through associated lexicon, thesauri, and metadata standards following museum field practices and approved by the institution.
  • Practices a high standard of advanced research using primary and secondary resources to accurately interpret and catalog collection.
  • Determines steps that need to b e taken to properly organize and catalog objects and groups of objects in the collection; this entails physical and intellectual arrangement.
  • Understands and applies relevant professional standards and guidelines. Responsible for keeping up to date on revisions in cataloging, including inclusive description practices.
  • Facilitates workflow by coordinating input from the project team for the purpose of developing project schedules and task assignments related to the processing of the collection.
  • Assists with reference image creation and file management process of those images into the collections management system.
  • Provides timely and accurate responses to internal and external inquiries for information about collection. Uses appropriate resources to conduct complex record searches and generate reports.
  • Assists in the development of guidelines for object processing and cataloging.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Jessica Fee

Collections Specialist - part-time | The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation posted Jan 25, 2024

20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Darborn, MI 48124
United States
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Salary: $18.50/hour

This part-time Collections Specialist position is part of a project to process and care for objects associated with the home and contents of Dr. Sullivan and Richie Jean Jackson of Selma, Alabama (Jackson Home Project). The Jackson home and contents were recently acquired by The Henry Ford and relocated to Dearborn, Michigan.

In this role, you will be responsible for the movement, location tracking, documentation, assembly, care, and storage of artifacts from the Jackson Home acquisition as a member of/or in cooperation with a variety of teams. This role will focus on preparation and movement of collections to facilitate conservation, cataloging, digitization, exhibit, and storage.

This is a temporary position with an estimate of 39 months.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Moves, packs, tracks, and re-houses artifacts as required for collection processes and access related to the Jackson Home acquisition.
  • Prepares existing collections storage areas to receive Jackson Home acquisitions.
  • Documents artifact location changes and activity status using EMu collections management database, e-mail, and other systems as requested.
  • Follows established professional procedures and museum best practices for collections care and handling.
  • Organizes and/or maintains order of collections and historical materials in processing and storage situations.
  • Assists with reference image creation (basic imaging)
  • Contributes to the effective team collaboration regarding collections related issues and opportunities by providing knowledge and expertise.
  • Participates in or creates content related to Jackson Home Project work for THF use on social media.
  • Performs other activities as necessary to support collections care and movement.

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Jessica Fee

Associate Registrar/Repatriation Coordinator | Yale University posted Jan 17, 2024

Provided Upon Request
New Haven, CT 06520
United States
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Salary: $15.80 Hr

The Yale Peabody Museum is committed to repatriation and developing positive and long-lasting relationships with its Tribal partners. Reporting to the Repatriation Registrar, the Repatriation Coordinator will support this commitment by advancing the Museum’s repatriation efforts. Daily duties include organizing and facilitating physical repatriations, including repatriation related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), conducting provenance research using culturally responsible methods of collection care, and other duties as needed.

At the Yale Peabody Museum we are working on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion institutional priorities so that we can learn to better serve our communities, amplify marginalized voices and perspectives, and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. The ideal candidate will be ready to share their experience with and interest in contributing to this work. Please address in your cover letter how Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion relate to your professional experience and goals.

Essential Duties

1. Inventory object collections, human skeletal remains, and documentation for editing or amend the Museum’s collections database following established guidelines and museum standards. 2. Initiate, manage, and complete NAGPRA inventories and summaries in consultation with Native American Tribes.  3. Coordinate all aspects of NAGPRA compliance including, but not limited to: NAGPRA claims to process; initiating and coordinating consultation with Native American Tribes; organizing and facilitating physical repatriations; drafting, submitting, and distributing NAGPRA Federal Register notices (as well as addenda to past Notices); drafting proposals for and implementing NAGPRA grants; attending National NAGPRA Review Committee meetings; and documenting/archiving the Museum’s NAGPRA compliance activities. 4. Research the history of ownership and the origin of anthropological and other relevant collections. 5. Document bibliographic, stratigraphic, archaeological, geographical, or taxonomic collections histories using the Museum database and other sources of information. 6. Photograph collections and upload images to the Museum’s collections database. 7. Utilize curatorial practices that ensure special care, security, and cultural sensitivity in handling items and in consultation with Native American Tribes and the Peabody’s Native American Collections Manager. 8. Collaborate with Peabody collections managers, including but not limited to the Senior Collections Manager of Anthropology, Native American Collections Manager, and Pacific Ethnology Collections Manager, regarding culturally appropriate storage, access, and interpretation of collections.  9. Communicate with other museums, government agencies, and Native American Tribes. 10. Participate in national and regional networks of institutions holding Native American collections. 11. Monitor the activities of volunteers and students.

For more info: Associate Registrar/Repatriation Coordinator

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Yale University
(203) 432-4771

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