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Assistant Registrar for Collections | Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College posted May 19, 2022

124 Raymond Avenue
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
United States
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Salary: Minimum salary is $53,570. Additional compensation may be available depending on experience

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY / Hudson Valley) seeks an Assistant Registrar for Collections-one of six members of the collections and exhibitions management team charged with the functional care of 23,000 works of art and associated intellectual data.

The Art Center's collection spans all media ranging in date from antiquity to contemporary. The team is also responsible for the installation/deinstallation of exhibitions (both permanent collection works and loans) as well as the documentation of all transactions and movement of objects according to professional museum standards.

The Assistant Registrar aids in the preservation, documentation and care of the museum's collection, processes new acquisitions, and supports curricular object-based study in the museum. The Assistant Registrar also assists with maintaining accurate up-to-date information in the Art Center's collections management database (TMS), and is responsible for making all objects accessible and for providing proper accounting practices.

For a detailed job description and required qualifications visit our website at: https://www.vassar.edu/theloeb/who-we-are/staff.

How to apply:

To apply: https://employment.vassa r.edu/hr/postings/2512

Contact:

kreynolds@vassar.edu
n/a
8454375239


Chief Preparator, Building Administrator | ICA, University of Pennsylvania posted May 17, 2022

118 S 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
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Salary: $58-$65K

The Institute of Contemporary Art's Chief Preparator/Building Administrator is a fulltime position reporting to ICA's Marc J. Leder Director of Curatorial Affairs and the ICA's Director of Finance & Operations. The Chief Preparator/Building Administrator must have strong communication and organizational skills, work well in a team environment, and will have the management acumen and keen eye for detail required for the oversight of key projects and departmental administration.

The Chief Preparator/Building Administr ator is responsible for technical and creative aspects of exhibition research, design, fabrication, lighting, installation, de-installation, and maintaining exhibitions. Carpentry, digital design skills, securing services of outside contractors; assuring a safe and healthy work environment through knowledge of best practices are vital. Working closely and collaboratively with the Registrar on exhibition planning and installation, the Chief Preparator/Building Administrator is responsible for recruiting, training, and overseeing a team of part-time art handlers.

The Chief Preparator/Building Administrator plans and conducts regular inspections of building and grounds; tracks and conducts follow-up on all building problems and repairs; liaisons with housekeeping and facilities services and is additionally responsible for the administration and coordination of ICA day-to-day facilities operations and facilities improvements communicating with the staff and serving as the pri mary liaison between ICA and facilities departments o f the University. This position is a primary point person for budgeting relating to the facility. The Chief Preparator/Building Administrator is on call with respect to all facility emergencies.

The Chief Preparator/Building Administrator must be a generous, thoughtful, responsive, and clear communicator; have a strong attention to detail and an ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects; and a desire to work collaboratively while contributing to a team culture and effort. Supporting ICA in its commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution; treating colleagues and partners fairly and respectfully; and recognizing the value that diverse backgrounds and perspectives bring to our organization is vital to this position.

For more info: Chief Preparator

How to apply:

To apply: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/details/Chief-Preparator--Building-Administrator_JR00052276-1?q=ica

Contact:

Kate Abercrombie
caber@ica.upenn.edu
2672662796


Gallery Registrar | L.A. Louver Gallery posted May 17, 2022

45 North Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
United States
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Salary: $50,000-70,000

One of the longest established contemporary art galleries on the West Coast, L.A. Louver is seeking a full-time Registrar to join our team. Our ideal candidate will have two to five years of experience with a fine art gallery, shipping company, or arts institution, and an excellent understanding of professional best practices.

The Registrar will need to be a strong team player, working closely with the Assistant Registrar, Lead Preparator, and Operations Manager to organize shipping, framing, and conservation; maintain and update the inventory database; and liaise wit h gallery colleagues, artists, clients, and vendors.

This colleague must be extremely detail oriented by nature, a clear and gracious communicator, capable of working well under deadline pressures, and have good professional judgment.

Responsibilities may include:

. Initiate and monitor incoming and outgoing shipments (both domestic and international), communicating with shipping vendors to obtain estimates and manage pickup, transportation, and endpoint delivery of artworks.
. Track and manage artwork movements, consignments, and loan agreements
. Ensure artwork inventory database records remain correct and updated, prioritizing artwork details, images, location, condition, framing and production costs, as well as provenance and exhibition history entries, working closely with Archive.
. Assist with general collections management, including condition reporting, cataloguing, and tracking of artworks across multiple locations, includ ing on- and off-site storage, artist studios and exhi bition loans
. Oversee basic art handling and preparation duties; assist as needed with packing and unpacking, installation

How to apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to work@lalouver.com.
Qualified candidates will be contacted directly.

Contact:

Lisa Jann
work@lalouver.com
(310) 822-4955


Associate Registrar for Exhibitions | The San Diego Museum of Art posted May 17, 2022

1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
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Salary: $62,500.00

The Associate Registrar for Exhibitions is responsible for the coordination of exhibitions and loans to and from the Museum, as well as the care, movement and documentation of artworks from the permanent collection.

Duties & Responsibilities
. Schedule fine art packing and shipment for loans, couriers, and exhibitions; ensure loan and insurance documentation is in order; preparation of U S Federal Indemnity applications.
. Prepare and monitor budgets for upcoming exhibitions.
. Courier artworks both nationally and internationally; act as an ambassador for the Museum.
. Willingness to work out of hours to receive art shipments and assist with installations.
. Follow Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements to maintain Museum certification.
. Perform condition reports and liaise with art conservators when required.
. Liaise with curators, appraisers and scholars to encourage research and ensure accessibility of the collection.
. Keep art storage vaults and installation areas clean and orderly for efficiency and the safety of personnel and art objects.
. Work with Museum art technicians to professionally handle, pack and unpack, transport, store, install, and de-install artwork of all types according to museum standards.
. Participate in periodic inventory checks and maintain accurate location records.. In conjunction with the Senior Registrar, assis t in preparation and management of annual budget.
. Follow AAM guidelines and Museum Policy to determine and implement best practices and ethics for Museum Registration.
. Periodically attend related professional conferences and/or workshops.
. Attend institutional meetings and perform other tasks as required.

How to apply:

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume: resumes@sdmart.org, or mail to: The San Diego Museum of Art, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 122107, San Diego, CA 92112.

Contact:

Mariela Guzman Flint
resumes@sdmart.org
6196961922


Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions | The Phillips Collection posted May 17, 2022

1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States
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Salary: $50,000

The Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions will be responsible for coordinating all registrarial aspects of special exhibitions and contemporary art projects for the museum, including planning, budgeting, shipping, insuring, and installing/de-installing. They will work closely inside The Phillips Collection with the Curatorial team and the Manager of Exhibitions and regularly outside TPC with lenders, organizing museums, and agencies to professionally execute all procedures and ensure that the policies and procedures of The Phillips Collection are adhered to with rega rd to management, safe movement, proper care, and storage of the works included in Special Exhibitions.

DUTIES:
. Administer all registrarial aspects of special exhibitions and contemporary art projects in close collaboration with the Manager of Exhibitions and installations team. Consult Curators, Conservators, and Preparators, as needed.
. Maintain registrarial information in exhibition databases and generate reports for registrarial purposes.
. Procure estimates based on comparative bids from fine art shippers for shipping and crating of all planned and scheduled Special Loan Exhibitions.
. Plan for special exhibition loans and coordinate details regarding crating, incoming and outgoing shipping, pre-travel condition reports, insurance, couriers, display/handling restrictions, photographic restrictions, receipts, and budgets.
. In collaboration with Curator and Manager of Exhibitions, prepare and process loan forms and lender correspondence.
. Generate applications for U.S. indemnity (NEA) a nd Immunity from Seizure (U.S. State Department), when appropriate, for Special Loan Exhibitions. Prepare indemnity application with TPC Development grant writers.
. Review and revise exhibition-related loan contracts, such as Co-Organizers Contracts and the Venue Contracts (if there is a tour), from draft to final, signed versions. Work with exhibition curator and CFO; review passages with Development, Marketing, Conservation, and Museum Shop colleagues and share final contracts with same colleagues.
. Establish and coordinate installation/shipping schedules with TPC security, facilities, and curatorial departments and with shippers and lenders' couriers (as needed).
. Maintain, update, research and complete facilities/security information for all exhibitions (all TPC buildings). Ensure environmental and security standards are continually met, in consultation with Facilities, Security, and Conservation. Create an AAM Facility Report for each exhibition. Issue a securi ty access list for security for each installation and de-installation period.
. Learn and use collections database system (currently: Mimsy) for access to the permanent collection, as needed (accession numbers, tombstone information, current locations)
. Jointly with Registrar for Collection, prepare annual budget for Registrar Department.
. Prepare annual individual budgets for Special Loan Exhibitions re: crating, shipping, couriers, insurance, contract services (conservators for condition reports), loan fees, and framing. Support budget estimates at annual (April) Budget Review with CFO, director, curators, and department heads.
. Prepare blurbs re: current and upcoming Special Loan Exhibitions for quarterly Board reports.
. When required, act as courier for TPC loans and for Special Exhibition loans.
. When required, act as back-up for Registrar for Collection
. Coordinate coverage with the Registrar for Collection of loading dock activity.
. Foster inclusive and welcoming environment in int eractions with TPC staff and external stakeholders.
. Perform other duties as assigned.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit https://www.phillipscoll ection.org/about/opportunities/employment and submit a cover letter along with your resume.

Contact:

Gwen Young
hr@phillipscollection.org
202-387-2151 ext. 213


Registrar - 6 Month Maternity Coverage | Susan Sheehan Gallery posted May 10, 2022

136 East 16 Street
New York, NY 10003
United States
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Salary: Starting at $30/hr

Susan Sheehan Gallery seeks a maternity cover registrar from May/June 2022 - January 2023 for an established gallery dealing primarily in post-war American fine art prints. The ideal candidate will possess a BA or higher preferably in art history or collections management, and possess experience in a registrarial or arts administrative position. Superior organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, the capacity to carefully manage projects and meet deadlines, and a knowledge of cataloguing, databases, online art platf orms, and fine art shipping are required. Precise attention to detail and effective communication skills are necessary to the position.

Primary responsibilities include:
. Arrange domestic and international shipments to clients, track all shipments, and follow up with clients and shipping companies
. Set deadlines and organize artwork preparation and shipping for art fairs
. Oversee and coordinate artwork conservation and framing
. Work closely with our art handler to properly store and pack artworks
. Update all inventory records in the database system
. Maintain detailed records for shipping, receiving, and consignments.
. Compile, process, and manage records of all associated shipping paperwork
. Conduct annual inventory count
. Update all inventory records in the database system
. Various administrative tasks as they arise

How to apply:

Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
Please email a resume and concise cover letter to nycgalleryjob00@gmail.com

Contact:

Susan Sheehan
suzanne@susansheehangallery.com
212-489-3331


Associate/Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions | Dallas Museum of Art posted May 9, 2022

1717 North Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201
United States
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Salary: $45,000-$49,000

This position works closely with the Director of Collections Management, Curators, and other personnel in the Collections department and Exhibitions + Interpretation department coordinating all aspects of exhibitions and projects as assigned.  This position is responsible for highly sensitive duties of a confidential nature, working directly with the Museum’s Donors, Lenders, and Borrowers to implement logistical items as they relate to the areas listed below.  Job responsibilities are subject to change at any time within the registration department due to departmental priorities and all registrar’s cross-train in other departmental areas.

For more info: Associate/Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions

How to apply:

Apply at the DMA website: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1027370

Contact:

Isabel Stauffer
istauffer@dma.org
214.922.1267


Senior Registrar | Buffalo Bill Center of the West posted May 9, 2022

720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
United States
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Salary: $60K to $66K

Leads the Registration department at the Center, that ensures the efficient and professional execution of the duties and functions of the Registration Department.

Job Duties:
. Maintains collections records for the Center including loan agreements, condition reports, accession records, object records, location changes, insurance records, transaction files, deaccessions, and collection inventories.
. Oversees acquisitions and deaccessions for the Center's museum collections.
. Conducts regular inventories as outlined in the collec tion management policy and as time allows.
. Maintains Collection Management Policy, Plan and Procedures documents, recommending changes as necessary and advocates for the highest professional standards in museum registration.
. Stays current with new technologies and methodologies and integrates them when possible into the Center's Registration activities.
. Assists with annual planning, budgeting, and reporting processes.
. Collaborates with Museum Services and Curatorial staff with the planning and tracking of exhibit installations, deinstallations, and object rotations.
. Works collaboratively with Museum Services department to manage intake and tracking of artwork for annual art show held at the Center.
. Collaborates with curatorial, education, and graphic departments to review exhibition labels and internal and external publications.
. Coordinates shipping arrangements for incoming and outgoing objects. Designs crates or other shipping situ ations for objects' travel. Packs and unpacks objects , and serves, as necessary, as courier for museum loans. Completes all necessary condition reports. Supervises movement of large objects through the building.
. Manages the Center's robust loan program including short and long-term loans and traveling exhibitions. Works to resolve old loans and abandoned property when necessary.
. Maintains non-collection areas and materials in Museum Services workspaces.
. Manages the Center's collection management database (currently Argus). Trains staff in data entry, and any other relevant Registration skill sets.
. Develops and maintains relationships with colleagues, lenders, donors, vendors, and shippers.
. Works with conservators on staff or retained by the Center to care for collections needs.
. Tracks objects and crates stored in off site collections storage areas.
. Moves objects to and from storage as required for preparation, exhibit, conservation, photography, loan, or routine maintenance, utilizing th e highest standards of art handling procedures.
. Collaborates with Exhibit Production Manager to performs necessary cleaning of objects on exhibit and oversees maintenance of exhibit furniture.
. As much as reasonably possible, maintains appropriate storage conditions for collections objects.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Terry Harley at terryh@centerofthewest.org Our website address is https://centerofthewest.org/

Contact:

Terry Harley
terryh@centerofthewest.org
13075784089


Associate Registrar, Exhibitions | The Museum of Contemporary Art posted May 9, 2022

250 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
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Salary: $65,000-$70,000

The Associate Registrar, Exhibitions performs all duties related to museum registration for
exhibitions, including shipping logistics, installation, and budget management; and assists with the overall
general care and maintenance of the Collection as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate with the exhibition management, curatorial, exhibition production, security and visitor engagement departments to ensure the smooth and safe installation, exhibition, de-installation and shipment of artworks. Implement all technical aspects of temporary exhibitions including budgeting, informatio n organization, insurance, and installation/de-installation. Coordinate transport and insurance logistics with lenders, artists, and galleries.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Registration and Collections, develop and implement policies and procedures to facilitate the safe handling, storage, condition reporting, and conservation of incoming loans.
  • Work with the exhibition management, curatorial and exhibition production departments to establish project schedules to accomplish exhibition objectives.
  • Review loan forms, insurance policies, and exhibition contracts, and ensure adherence to all lender requirements.
  • Coordinate and arrange courier travel, per diem, airfare, and accommodations as required for traveling exhibitions.
  • Organize installation, packing and condition records for MOCA travelling exhibitions.
  • Supervise all unpacking, moving, handling, and installation of objects by exhibition technicians.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain exhibition budgets.
  • With Director of Registration & Collections, assist with insurance review, contract review, and best practice evaluations as needed.
  • Prepare and supervise projects for junior registration staff.
  • Work closely with curatorial, education, and communications departments to ensure works of art are protected during in-gallery events.
  • Assist with the general care and maintenance of the Collection as needed, and other tasks as assigned by the senior registration staff and the Director of Registration & Collections

How to apply:

Email cover letter and resume to khiggins@moca.org

Contact:

Meridith Gray
mgray@moca.org
2136211731


Assistant Registrar | The Crosby Company of New Hampshire posted May 6, 2022

26 Lowell Rd
Salem, NH 03079
United States
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Salary: $55,000-$65,000

Private foundation with arts collection located in Salem, NH seeking to hire an Assistant Registrar to join the team. The Assistant Registrar is an integral member of the Curatorial team responsible for assisting various stakeholders with the management of the hard copy and digital records, documentation, and care of multiple active collections. This position provides administrative, research, and project support to the Manager of Registration and Collections Management as well as the Head of Private Curatorial. Scope: Support the Manager of Registrat ion and Collections Management by helping to maintain the physical and digital records, complete regular collection inventories, manage outgoing loans as assigned, and assist with or lead special projects as assigned. This is an 18-month contract position with possibility of extension.

For more info: Assistant Registrar

How to apply:

Please apply at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=827b4c34-c253-4cd2-a670-ecc675a74001&ccId=2640974896_2859&jobId=448028&source=CC2&lang=en_US

Contact:

Emily V. Schneider
eschneider@thecrosbyco.com
617-275-6067


Collections Manager | Artemis Fine Art Services posted May 2, 2022

10405 Shady Trl
100
Dallas, TX 75220
United States
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Salary: $40-50,000

Senior Collections Manager $50-55,000 based on experience
Associate Collections Manager $40-45,000 based on experience

Artemis Fine Art Services, a national leader in providing fine art and museum services is recruiting for an experienced Senior Collections Manager and Associate Collections Manager to join our team.

The Collections Managers will be part of a team that oversees all aspects of our Fine Art Storage, including inventory, monitoring of warehouse environment, condition reports, storage billing, and warehouse upkeep. The Collections Management departm ent also collaborates on large scale installations, de-installations, and pack jobs.

Occasional travel by plane, van, or truck may be required, as well as extended work hours, including evenings and weekends during large-scale projects.

For more info: Collections Manager

How to apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to David@goafa.com Indicate job title in the subject line

Contact:

David Sierra
David@goafa.com
214-257-2577


Associate Registrar | Wexner Center for the Arts posted May 1, 2022

1871 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
United States
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Salary: $47,476 - $56,900

The Associate Registrar is responsible for the coordination and management of the Wexner Center's permanent collection as well as all registration aspects of in-house and external projects and exhibitions. The scope of exhibitions and projects may include installations at the Wexner Center and offsite installations elsewhere on campus. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong communication and organizational skills, work well in a team environment, possess strong industry knowledge, and have a keen eye for detail as required for the oversight and care of artwork. The Associate Registrar serves as the principal contact for internal and external colleagues on lender negotiations, loan procedures, loan agreements, insurance, government indemnities, and international and domestic packing and shipping. Corresponds with researchers, students, and public to provide information on the Wex collection. Adheres to current museum standards, special installation requirements, and insurance best practices. This position will report to the Exhibitions Manager/Senior Registrar and work closely with the Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Senior Installation Manager, Preparators, Exhibition Coordinator, Associate Curators, and other museum staff as required to facilitate quarterly exhibitions of contemporary art from conception through dispersal to ensure a robust exhibition program. The position must attend weekly exhibitions and project-based meetings and assist in maintaining gallery spaces.

For more info: Associate Registrar

How to apply:

To apply: https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Associate-Registrar_R46704-1

Contact:

kimberly kollman
kkollman@wexarts.org
614-688-3969


Director of Collections | Thanksgiving Point Institute posted Apr 26, 2022

3003 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043
United States
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Salary: $55,000 - 68,000

The Director of Collections is a new position for Thanksgiving Point. Although not a collecting institution per se, we display and hold paleontological, geological, and anthropological collections at the Museum of Ancient Life, a growing live arthropod and pinned entomological collection at the Butterfly Biosphere, a collection of live farm animals at Farm Country, an exhibit-based collection at the Museum of Natural Curiosity, and, at times, botanical, and horticultural specimens at Ashton Gardens.

The time has come to develop more robust organizing frameworks and systems to advance collections stewardship and risk mitigation. We seek someone to lead this effort, support our amazing scientists and think creatively about collections and, perhaps, devise new strategies, nomenclature, or groupings that encourage curiosity and illuminate unusual and interesting linkages.

You will collaborate with our scientific departments and foster their efforts to care for their living and/or static collections, develop stewardship and risk management policies, support research efforts, and, once policies are established, maintain, support, and evolve collections care practices, scientific endeavors, and the re/development of content-based exhibits and experiences well into the future.

The priority areas of responsibility for the first two years are:

  • Guiding the development of collections policies and stewardship practices for the specimens, objects, and living things at the Museum of Ancient Life and at Butterfly Biosphere,
  • Assist the VP of Possibilities with aspects of Farm Country design (currently undergoing a wholesale metamorphosis), including tracking potential and actual collection information, researching best practices for livestock and crop stewardship, and other aspects I don’t even know are a thing right now.

As a member of the Joint Management Team, part of our unusually democratic hierarchy, you will work collaboratively other departments to manage the day-to-day affairs of the Institute, informing decisions that involve and/or impact collections stewardship. As a leader in the Design and Programming Division, you will collaborate closely with the departments that make up that awesome and super-inclusive team: Design, Learning and Engagement, Exhibitions, Audience Research and Evaluation, Volunteers, Paleontology, Entomology, and Agriculture.

For more info: Director of Collections

How to apply:

To apply: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=4538413&B_ID=91&fid=12&Adid=&SearchScreenID=18466&sst=Requisition%20Template

Contact:

Lorie Millward
lmillward@thanksgivingpoint.org
8017684979


Exhibitions Designer | The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art posted Apr 21, 2022

5401 Bay
Sarasota, FL 34243
United States
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Salary: $38,000.00

Responsibilities
The Exhibition Designer is responsible for designing all special exhibitions and installations on the Ringling Campus.
Responsibilities will include:
. Serves as a member of collections team; collaborates with curators, registrars, conservators, marketing, lending institutions, and education in planning all upcoming exhibitions to fulfill both the exhibition's vision and the museum's mission.
. Research es ideas and materials, recommends solutions for desi gn problems, and utilizes design techniques to produce innovative designs and clear opportunities for interpretation and education. Coordinates with outside vendors in cooperation with Senior Preparator to implement the design of an exhibition or installation.
. Uses design software to create pre-plan based on object specifications and available space. Designs and produces exhibition/display graphics. Remains current in software development and equipment pertinent to the evolution of the field. Reconciles all of the objects and graphics to the gallery spaces, understanding ADA compliance, security of the objects, exhibition flow, and the conservation requirements of the objects.
. Effectively communicates designs and oversees design/fabrication of exhibition components. Administers timelines and casework schedules for outside bidding.
. Occasionally assists with movement of exhibition components, and installing in the gallery setting. Occasionally, uses motorized ve hicles and lifts to fulfill job duties. Other duties as assigned.

For more info: https://ringling.org/employment. JOB ID #: 51503

How to apply:

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu (search under keyword "Ringling").

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Contact:

Kaitlin Foss
employment@ringling.org
941-359-5700 x 2605


Senior Collections Manager | McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture posted Apr 21, 2022

1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States
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Salary: $55,000-62,000

Senior Collections Manager
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Collections Manager leads the efforts of the daily and long-term preservation, documentation, safety, and care of the museum's collections in the areas of Archaeology, Arts and Culture, Malacology, and Paleoethnobotany. These medium to large collections include one of the most sizeable archaeological collections of Native American heritage in the Southeastern US; a nationally significant paleoethnobotanical research collection; one of the largest US collectio ns of freshwater mollusks; and an eclectic collection of arts and cultural items from around the world. The Manager implements best practices for the care and management of the broad materials represented in the collections and plays a significant role in the stewardship of the museum's collections for teaching, research, and exhibition.

In collaboration with museum curators, the Senior Collections Manager implements the collections management policy and procedures. This position is also responsible for: preparing and maintaining the documentation of collections activities including, but not limited to: University of Tennessee's Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) initiatives and their implementation; loans; exhibition contracts; acquisitions; accessioning; deaccessioning; and repatriation; and ensures that legal and ethical practices are in alignment with standard museum practices, the University, and state policies.

As a key member of the museum's leadership team, the Manager is invo lved with planning, decision making, and budgeting, particularly as pertains to collections stewardship.

For more info: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=22000000VO&lang=en

How to apply:

Apply online: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=22000000VO&lang=en

Contact:

Cat Shteynberg
cshteynb@utk.edu
865-974-6921


PT Assistant Preparator | The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art posted Apr 21, 2022

5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
United States
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Salary: $15-$17/hr

The Ringling Museum of Art is seeking to fill a part-time preparator position ( 20 hours per week average ). The Preparator department is one of three teams in the Collections Department of the museum. T he Preparator team is responsible for all handling, installation, transportation, framing, packing/crating, lighting, rigging, and fabrication of casework and supports of all objects within the museum's custody.

The Part-Time Preparator reports directly to the Senior Preparator and works in a larger team setting and occasionally on individual projects.

For more info: https://jobs.fsu.edu/

How to apply:

How To Apply

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

Contact:

Kaitlin Foss
employment@ringling.org
941-359-5700 x 2605


Senior Manager of Art Preparation & Installation (API) | Carnegie Museum of Art posted Apr 20, 2022

4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States
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Salary: $60,000 - $69,000

As a key member of the Collections & Exhibitions division, the Senior Manager of Art Preparation & Installation (API) manages department in the preparation and installation of art in the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and storage facilities, including outgoing loans.

This position provides strategic vision in planning and implementation for all installation-related activity and is an expert manager and mentor for their team. The manager will work collaboratively with Collections/Registration, Collections Information, Conservation, Exhibitions, and Curatorial colleagues in achieving the goals of the museum's artistic program and organizing staff and schedules for all museum installation, collection management, and storage activity. With collaboration, communication, and advocacy, the Senior Manager of Art Pre paration & Installation fosters a team-oriented environment in the museum while efficiently and productively meeting scheduling and budgeting objectives. Assumes physical work as needed in art installation and preparation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to provide critical thought for long-range planning. Meets deadlines and works well under pressure. Excellent communication and time-management skills and proven success in organizing, leading, and managing staff, working with living artists, and collaborating with colleagues across departments. Ability to clearly communicate problems to a supervisor.
Experience reading construction drawings and architectural and design plans required.
Expert knowledge of appropriate care, handling, and storage for a wide range of materials, a s well as policies and regulations regarding workplace safety. Knowledgeable of museum best practice and standards set by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and experience with collections management systems is required.
Proficiency in project management systems, such as Asana, strongly preferred.

For more info: https://us62e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/car/Posting/View/4262

How to apply:

Apply here: https://us62e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/car/Posting/View/4262

Contact:

Clarissa Morales
moralesc@cmoa.org
4126223203


Collections Project Associate | John Michael Kohler Art Center posted Apr 14, 2022

608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
United States
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Salary: $24-25/hr

The Collections Project Associate will work alongside the Collections Manager and collaboratively across the institution. This position will facilitate the technical and logistical aspects of new and ongoing projects as it relates to the collection and outdoor sculpture park. This position reports to the Director of Exhibitions and Collections.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following:

Plan long- and short-term for objects within the collection.
Collaborate with the Director of Exhibitions and curatorial team on scheduling fabrication of key infrastructure components as it relates to current and incoming collection objects.
Conservation of both indoor and outdoor sculptures.
Operate various tooling and machinery including tele handler, gantry, welding equipment, and woodworking equipment.
Translate concept sketches into 3D models using industry standard software.
Fabricate and prepare custom objects including artwork mounts, architectural components as they relate to artwork, pedestals, crate building, and painting.
Transport works of art, related materials, and equipment for exhibitions and collections, internally and externally.
Collaborate with the Collections Manager to oversee the care, packing, and shipping of all works of art and related mate rials loaned to or owned by the Arts Center.
Wor k directly with artists to install their works of art.
Maintain organization of workshops and tools; maintain inventory controls and tracking and oversee general maintenance of equipment.
Collaborate both within the Exhibitions department and with other departments in the Arts Center on special projects and time sensitive projects
Assign responsibilities to project assistants, independent contractors, etc. in order to realize projects within scope, budget, and timeframe. Determine when additional help is needed and work with the Collections Manager to hire additional personnel.
Investigate relevant technologies, processes, products, materials, procedures, and techniques as they relate to the development, management, documentation, and completion of assigned projects.
Develop, coordinate, and facilitate instructional workshops as needed.
Assist exhibitions staff with installation, de-installation, crating or shipping of exhibitions at JMKAC or for touring exhibitions.

For more info: http://www.jmkac.org/employment

How to apply:

Apply at www.jmkac.org/employment or send resumes to pfricke@jmkac.org

Contact:

Pang Fricke
pfricke@jmkac.org
19206944530


Costume Collections Manager | Museum of the City of New York posted Apr 8, 2022

1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
United States
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Salary: $55,000-$75,000

Working closely with Curators and Collections staff, the Costume Collections Manager is responsible for the care and documentation of the Museum of the City of New York's costume collection. In this capacity, the Costume Collections Manager facilitates activities in the galleries and Costume Collection storerooms, executing best practices in collections care and coordinating conservation as appropriate. The Collections Manager will maintain and expand on record keeping directly related to the costume collection. The Collections Manager will also be involved in developing policies and standards for judicious acquisition and deaccessioning of objects.

For more info: Costume Collections Manager

How to apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter in PDF format, labeled First, Last Name to the Museum of the City of New York, Attention: Human Resources Department, to jobs@mcny.org. To be considered, please include Costume Collections Manager within the subject line of your email. The annual salary range is $55,000-$75,000, commensurate with experience.

In accordance with applicable law, as a term and condition of employment, all candidates must present full vaccination against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request to Human Resources in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.

Contact:

Lauren Robinson
lrobinson@mcny.org
917-492-3373


Exhibitions Associate | Seattle Art Museum posted Mar 28, 2022

Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
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Salary: $23.17-27.81 hourly DOE

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Perform exhibition rights and reproduction duties such as obtaining photography and high-resolution images and clearing reproduction permissions for images selected for promotional and educational use for all exhibitions, including use in the galleries during the run of the exhibitions. Act as clearinghouse for permissions by outside exhibition organizers and rights holders. Process payments pertaining to Communications, Education, and Curatorial uses for non-commercial use of selected images and educational films in galleries for all traveling exhibitions. Manage and maintain images for special exhibitions and installations.
With Manager, maintain current information and planning documents about present and future exhibitions. Coordinate the exhibition content for the web, SharePoint, and Canto. Archive past exhibition records, including installation photography.
With Manager, coordinate exhibition needs and contractual obligations with exhibition organizers (for exhibitions originated by other museums/ exhibition service) as well as exhibition venues (for traveling exhibitions originated by SAM).
Schedule all and participate selectively in exhibition meetings (Exhibition Strategy, Curatorial Exhibitions, curator-led staff tours); assist in preparation of agendas and take minutes if necessary.
In collaboration with curators and registrars, enter final exhibition checklists with images into TMS database (special exhibition of loans).
Consult with Exhibitions and Publications Manager and/o r Legal Counsel on issues that require escalation.
Coordinate installation photography for all new exhibitions and installations.
Manage accessibility accommodations for each special exhibition, confirming that the installation, all media, didactics are in line with ADA requirements
Manage special projects related to exhibition implementation
Coordinate hospitality for artists and VIPs
Lead special exhibition advisory groups, when needed. Responsibilities may include identifying participants, scheduling meetings, distributing materials and meeting minutes.
Provide assistance related to exhibitions to Senior Manager of Exhibitions and Manager of Publications, as well as the curators.
Perform other duties as assigned.

For more info: Exhibitions Associate

How to apply:

To apply: https://seattleartmuseum.applytojob.com/apply/Pkrv90e7pN/Exhibitions-Associate

Contact:

Lauren Mellon
laurenm@seattleartmuseum.org
2066543218


Chief of Art Services | Mint Museum posted Mar 3, 2022

500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States
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Salary: $56,000 - $60,000

Reporting to the Director of Collections & Exhibitions, the Chief of Art Services is a critical member of the collaborative staff charged with producing the museum’s ambitious exhibition program, gallery installations and permanent collection rotations at a high level within the allotted budget, space and time.

Responsible for the direct supervision of full-time technicians, temporary technicians and other contractors, working on exhibition and installation projects to include graphics, display, lighting, painting, art handling, framing, art preparation, technology and AV equipment, security and program set up. Hires, trains, and coordinates staff schedules.

For more info: Careers

How to apply:

To apply: https://mintmuseum.org/careers/

Contact:

Michele Leopold
michele.leopold@mintmuseum.org
7043372005


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