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Assistant Professor, Museum Studies (Collections Management) | George Washington University posted Oct 3, 2022

2121 I St NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States
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Salary: $70,000-$80,000

The Museum Studies Program in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor to teach core courses in collections management, lead the collections management concentration, and develop courses related to equity, inclusion and social justice, broadly defined, in the area of museum collections. Among the areas of interest might be caring for/stewardship of culturally sensitive materials; provenance research; cultural property law and ethics; inquiry into what is col lected and preserved; questions of access; approaches to repatriation; or ethics related to collections data. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure position beginning in Fall 2023 with a renewable three-year contract. The position accrues benefits offered to full-time faculty including eligibility for fellowship and sabbatical leave, University funding competitions, and promotions.

Within Museum Studies, we are thinking seriously about how to use our position as one of the biggest and oldest programs nationally to ground ethical, socially-responsible practice in all aspects of museum work. We are seeking a colleague who wishes to reckon with the politics and ethics of collections management and care, to prepare students to move museums toward a future that is both cognizant of, and responsive to, the colonial and racist past of much museum practice.

We are highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population. We are especially interested in appli cants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, individuals who identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates.

For full information about the position, including specific duties and responsibilities, and required qualifications, go to

How to apply:

To be considered, please submit an online application to and upload a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interest; and research statement. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on Wednesday November 2, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.


Suse Anderson

Registrar | Manchester University posted Oct 3, 2022

604 E. College Ave
North Manchester, IN 46962
United States
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Salary: $73,081 – $81,580

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Registrar directs all facets of the operations of the Registrar's office and is responsible for maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of academic records; scheduling courses; managing student records and registration database system; developing, implementing and interpreting University academic policies; monitoring and verifying degree completion; overseeing transcript processing and enrollment verification; producing and disseminating institutional, state, and federal enrollment data and reports; maintaining FERPA and other relevant laws compliance; planning and developing strategies for the maintenance and upgrading of the academic information infrastructure. The Registrar also serves on a variety of campus committees.

Essential job functions:
o Academic Records
Develop and maintain systems to ensure the accurate collection, processing, reporting and retention of academic records and transcripts. Implement procedures for records and registration management to ensure integrity of data and records.
o Academic Policies
Collaborate with Faculty and administration to plan, design, and implement University academic policies. Provide information about and interpretation of policies for students, Faculty, staff, and other interested parties. Administer policies regarding academic probation, disqualification, degree completion, transfer credit, course an d grade management.
o Reporting
Prepare a nd publish enrollment statistics; collect course, grade distribution, and faculty load data; provide academic and student data for institutional research and retention initiatives; prepare and submit state and federal reports.
o Course Management
Collaborate with department and program chairs to coordinate schedule of classes. Review Faculty load; recommend class additions or cancellations. Develop and manage course registration procedures and related information. Construct appropriate databases as needed, manage, and retrieve information to support institutional decision making. Coordinate January and Consortium Exchange programs.
o Program Management
Maintain accurate program information in the university's academic information system ensuring faculty and student ability to monitor academic progress, assess pathways to degree completion. Track, and update program changes in the academic information system. Document and communicate pathways through course pr e-requisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements
o Leadership and Supervision
Provide direction and counsel in the oversight of current policies and the development of new initiatives related to enrollment and retention, integrity of the academic program, and information technology management. Hire, train, and supervise two full-time staff and part-time student employees. Establish and implement department goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures. Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, and make changes required to improve services and function. Examine and re-imagine operations and procedures, formulate policy, and develop and implement new strategies and procedures to improve delivery of service. Utilize knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures to foster a cooperative and collaborative work environment. Supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assig nments. Provide assistance to diverse constituencies including students, faculty, staff, administration, student's families, and outside agency officials.
o Compliance
Advise others regarding academic policies, FERPA, and other state and federal government regulations including knowledge of student registration, academic and residency requirements, including NCAA rules and certification of student-athlete eligibility, laws, rules, and regulations regarding student records administration and registration processes and regulations regarding student records including retention and destruction policies and procedures. Ensures all applicable and confidentiality regulations are implemented and followed by the University. Assure department-wide commitment to the accuracy and integrity of records and information.
o Committees
Serve on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Academic Policies Committee, Teacher Education Committee, and other committees as assigned.
o Communication
Collaborate on the development and publication of major university documents including but not limited to university catalogs and class schedules. Create, compose and edit written materials. Investigate and analyze information to draw conclusions and inform policy and process recommendations. Use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of constituents.

How to apply:

Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to


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Exhibitions Assistant & Preparator | Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University posted Sep 23, 2022

24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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Salary: $50,000 - $60,000

The Exhibitions Assistant & Preparator is responsible for the preparation, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. As a key member of the exhibitions team, and reporting to the Exhibitions Manager/Registrar, the Exhibitions Assistant & Preparator supports all technical aspects of the exhibition process from early planning through completion, including exhibition design development and drafting plans, coordinating, and executing galle ry construction and exhibition build-out, and ensuring the safe handling and installation of artworks. This position works closely with artists on installation methods as well as the fabrication and production of new artwork commissions. Additionally, this position is responsible for the overall maintenance and upkeep of the gallery spaces, storage areas, and equipment and supply inventory. The Exhibitions Assistant & Preparator works closely with all members of the Carpenter Center staff and collaborates with stakeholders in the department of Art Film and Visual Studies, Harvard Film Archive, and Building Operations staff.

For more info: Exhibitions Assistant & Preparator

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Francesca Williams
617 496 6611

Associate Registrar for Outgoing Loans | Philadelphia Museum of Art posted Sep 23, 2022

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States
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Salary: $50,000.00 per year

Reporting to the Director of Registration, the Associate Registrar will handle all aspects of outgoing loans (domestic and international, special exhibition and long-term) of objects from the museum collections. The Associate Registrar will organize packing & shipping and coordinate all courier, security, and insurance arrangements for loans from the collection. The Associate Registrar works collaboratively with conservation, curatorial and installations and packing to coordinate and manage loans.

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Morgan Webb

Exhibitions Preparator I | Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library posted Sep 20, 2022

5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
United States
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Salary: $20.00/hour

The Exhibitions Preparator I position reports directly to the Curator of Exhibitions who is in the Collections Division. Working with the Chief Preparator and the Exhibitions Preparator I, the Exhibitions Preparator I will be an integral part of the exhibitions team in planning, installation, fabrication, and maintenance. The Exhibitions Preparator I will be responsible for fabricating exhibitions and components, such as design and constru ction of interactive displays, object mounts, and exh ibition furniture. The Exhibitions Preparator I will also be responsible for assisting with art handling, graphics installation, and transportation of exhibition materials.

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Megan Lippincott

Registrar/Preparator | Biggs Museum of American Art posted Sep 19, 2022

406 Federal St.
Dover, DE 19901
United States
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Salary: $42,000 - $48,000

The Biggs Museum of American Art is seeking a full-time Registrar/Preparator to advance our collections management, lending, and cataloguing practices, as well as lead exhibition installation activities. Recently accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the museum is expanding exhibitions programming and updating its collection management practices. Responsibilities include supervising storage, executing loans and insurance, maintaining the collectio ns database, digital images, and all collection records, and assisting with the planning, production, and installation of exhibitions.

How to apply:

We are a progressive, equal opportunity employer and all candidates are encouraged to apply. You can do so by sending a cover letter (noting the reason for your interest and your salary requirements) plus your resume to Natalie Osorio (, the Assistant to the Director. Please note "Registrar/Preparator" in the subject line.


Natalie Osorio

Preparator | Judd Foundation posted Sep 19, 2022

104 South Highland Ave
Marfa, TX 79843
United States
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Salary: $42,000 - 45,000

Judd Foundation is accepting applications for the position of Preparator located in Marfa, Texas. This is a full-time, salaried position with a regular schedule of 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday with availability to work occasional holiday days, evenings and weekends. Reporting to the Registrar, the Preparator's primary responsibilities are to safely handle, move and store artworks and to assist with the preservation of the permanently installed collection.

The Preparator will address specific care requirements of the permanently installed collection through collaboration w ith Judd Foundation's Collections and Facilities staff and consulting conservator. The Preparator will assist the Registrar in preparation of outgoing loans, crating and shipping logistics, handling manuals, condition reports and cataloguing projects of uninstalled artworks. The Preparator will work closely with Facilities staff during deinstallation activities related to building restorations and for regularly scheduled maintenance of the installed spaces.

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How to apply:

Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter. Send applications to: with "Preparator" in the subject line.


Molly Shea

Collections Database Project Manager (Program Specialist 2) | Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture / Eastern Washington State Historical Society posted Sep 16, 2022

2316 West First Ave
NW Museum of Arts & Culture
Spokane, WA 99201
United States
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Salary: $3,401.00 - $4,425.00 Monthly

You'll be facilitating a major content management and delivery project; increasing access to the MAC's diverse collections of archives, arts, and cultural material via the implementation of a new Museum Collections Management System (CMS). You will work with MAC staff, Washington State's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and contractors to ensure that the CMS replacement project meets its goals and is delivered on time and within budget. You'll be negotiating, conveying, and advocating for the needs of the MAC and especially its curatorial team to third parties ensuring compliance with state and industry policies and standards, and you'll be developing and managing project work plans and planning activities for migration to a new CMS.

For more info: Collections Database Project Manager

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Brooke Shelman Wagner

Registrar & Collections Manager | The Hyde Collection posted Sep 16, 2022

161 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
United States
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Salary: $35,000 - $48,000

Responsible for the administration, development, and implementation of policies and procedures for the care, storage, documentation, and handling of works of art in the collection. Responsible for the organization and maintenance of forms, legal documents, files, and retrieval systems associated with collections, acquisitions, accessions, deaccessions, cataloging, incoming and outgoing loans, packing shipping, customs, inventory insurance, copyright, photography, and rights and reproduction. Under the direction of the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Progra mming conducts research on objects in the collection and assists with exhibition development, planning and installation.

How to apply:

Please email your resume or CV, letter of interest, and three professional references to Melissa Montgomery at


Melissa Montgomery
518-792-1761 x311

Assistant Registrar - Exhibitions and Loans | Shelburne Museum posted Sep 14, 2022

6000 Shelburne Rd., PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
United States
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Salary: $45,000 - $47,000

The Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions and Loans is responsible for the coordination of incoming and outgoing loan activities, including correspondence and loan agreements, securing shipping arrangements, and coordinating installation schedules.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate logistics surrounding incoming, outgoing, and extended loans including correspondence, loan and installation agreements, packing and shipping, insurance, courier arrangements, invoices, and condition reports
  • Assist exhibition team during installation s and deinstallations of temporary and long-term exhibitions
  • Responsible for all loans and exhibitions data entry and generating reports
  • Coordinate installation schedules with curator and exhibitions preparator
  • Plan shipping arrangements for new acquisitions
  • Assist with budget estimates for future exhibitions
  • Maintain and organize loan files, transfer exhibition files to archives
  • Assist with supervision of department volunteers and interns
The Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions and Loans is a full-time, full-benefits, salaried, exempt, employment-at-will position.

How to apply:

Applicants may apply online by completing the Employment Application and attaching it, along with a cover letter and resume, to an e-mail (pdf format preferred). Please send applications to:
Human Resources
Shelburne Museum
P.O. Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482


Barbara Rathburn

Collections Database Coordinator | Colorado State University posted Sep 14, 2022

216 East Lake St
Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States
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Salary: $55,000-$60,000

The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University is seeking a Collection Database Coordinator. Please see for full listing and to apply. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing how your experiences align with the required and preferred qualifications and a CV directly to this posting. Emailed applications w ill not be accepted. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.


Megan Osborne

Director of Collections Care and Management | Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (HMSG) posted Sep 14, 2022

POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Washington, DC 20013
United States
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Salary: $126,233 - $164,102 per year

As the Director of the Collection Care and Management, the incumbent would provides care of the HMSG's permanent collection, that include over 12,000 works range in date from the mid-19th century to the present and include painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, prints, films, video, and installation works, as well as large-scale sculpture, some of which is installed on the Plaza and in the Sculpture Garden.

Typical duties: 

  • Supervise and direct day-to-day functions of Collections Care and Management staff, establishes standards and department-wide priorities, and serves as a member of the museum’s senior management team.
  • Develop short and long-range plans for the collection management program at HMSG, serving as the principal technical advisor to the Director, Deputy Director, and Chief Curator on museum collection management; supervises administrative, curatorial, collection management, and support staff in the planning, development, implementation, and review of collection management objects, policies, standards, and priorities.
  • Coordinate facilities management, public services, administrative staff and archival staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of processes, procedures, and systems for environmental control.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and management of annual departmental budgets, and provides administration and oversight of all aspects of contract work.

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Joseph Wingate

Chief Executive Officer | International Arts & Artists posted Sep 8, 2022

9 Hillyer Ct NW
Washington, DC
United States
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Salary: $120,000-$145,000

IA&A is a distinctive and unique organization that requires the vision and leadership of a talented, energetic, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and thoughtful President / CEO who can continue its growth.

Ideal candidates will have –

  • A passion for IA&A’s mission of increasing cross-cultural understanding through the arts.
  • 10+ years of appropriate professional experience, including at least five years in an executive role.
  • Substantive connections in the arts and strong relationships with national & international arts leaders.
  • A record of success in the growth of her/his past endeavors.
  • A deep understanding of, and a driving commitment to, the arts and cultural exchange.
  • A history of effective leadership and the ability to motivate and inspire a small but talented team.
  • Entrepreneurial instincts with strong business acumen, a drive for results, and a track record in building new relationships and developing new programs.
  • Track record in building revenue earned and charitable revenue streams.

DRiWaterstone is leading this search for International Arts & Artists. For more information and to apply, please visit:

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Natasha Kahn
(703) 294-6684

Registration Technician | New York State Bureau of Historic Sites and Park Services posted Sep 8, 2022

PO Box 189
Waterford, NY 12047
United States
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Salary: $21.24/hour

Job Location: Peebles Island Resource Facility, Cohoes, NY
Agency: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP)
Bureau: Bureau of Historic Sites and Park Services (BHS)
Unit: Collections Management
Reports to: Museum Registrar

New York State's Bureau of Historic Sites and Park Service's (BHS) Collections Management Unit is responsible for providing museum services for the caretaking and preservation of state-owned historic collections. The Regist ration Technician position will focus on assisting the Bureau with the organization and management of collections objects.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Organize uncatalogued incoming collections so that they can be logically accessioned using museum standard procedures into the system and ensure that no information accompanying them is lost in the process.
- With guidance from Museum Registrar, provide identification, classification, and catalog-level description of all objects using standardized classification protocols; assign catalog numbers to all artifacts/objects and link those numbers to catalog descriptions for physical and digital permanent records for collections administered and owned by New York's Bureau of Historic Sites.
- Work with Curatorial, Conservation, and Registration staff to review and interpret notes associated with incoming objects to determine appropriate record information and provenance; assist with gathering o f data on collections objects.
- Enter, edit an d update object records for each object into the collections management database(s), using established database protocols to ensure that all descriptive and inventory data are complete and accurate; verify and research information by reviewing pertinent documentation such as ledger entries, catalogue cards, accession records and published sources; may train others to use these systems.
- Conduct on-going and as-needed detailed, object-level inventories of the collections to meet professional standards for museum collections.
- Inspect collection storage areas for pests and environmental hazard conditions; monitor temperature and humidity; perform remedial action as directed or obtain appropriate corrective response from other Museum staff or outside vendors or consultants.
- Assist in cleaning of objects in storage and reorganize new acquisitions and objects in storage for optimum capacity; re-house items when necessary; supervise interns and volunteers working on coll ections.
- Assist collections staff as needed in moving newly acquired collections objects from the point of origin to the appropriate collections facilities, and in collecting or returning objects on in-coming or out-going loans; assist in exhibition installation and de-installation; prepare objects from the collection for packing for traveling for exhibitions or other loans.
- Photograph collections objects, create and maintain digital images of objects to meet professional standards for museum collections and to be consistent with established protocols for entry of items into the collections management database.
- Assist Museum Registrar in development of manuals or other training materials and prepare reports.
- Act as courier to accompany exhibitions and loans.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and three (3) references to: by October 15, 2022.


Andrea Marvinney

Senior Manager of Collection Planning | Brooklyn Museum posted Sep 6, 2022

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Salary: $78,000

The Senior Manager of Collection Planning (SMCP) is a new position that will play a critical role in the Museum’s long-term planning for upcoming capital projects, intended to improve our gallery experience and presentation. This will require changes in the function of various spaces as well as major relocation and consolidation of storage. The SMCP will be responsible for the project management of collection moves and storage planning related to capital projects as well as for incoming and outgoing works. These are expected to increase in the coming years as we cultivate gifts in honor of the Museum’s two-hundredth anniversary, and we will need highly efficient collections planning to maximize storage capacity. Reporting to the Director of Registration and Collections Management, the SMCP will work closely with the Senior Manager of Collections, who oversees the day-to-day moves and care of the collection; the Senior Manager of Collections Information; and the Collection Registrars as well as with the Chief Conservator, the Conservators, the Art Handlers, the Art Division, and the Capital Projects team. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled project manager with specific experience in complex relocations of Museum collections and a strong and clear communicator who understands the essential role of collaboration in the workplace. The applicant will also demonstrate an ability to build positive professional relationships as well as excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

For more info: Senior Manager of Collection Planning

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Katie Welty

Registrar | Michael Rosenfeld Gallery posted Aug 29, 2022

100 11th Ave
New York, NY 10011
United States
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Salary: $65,000-$85,000

The ideal candidate will have strong administrative skills, a passion for inventory management, American art history knowledge, and the initiative to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery operates at the highest level of excellence and this Registrar will support our Senior Registrar with the following duties that include but are not limited to:

- Facilitate all framing needs
- In collaboration with the gallery owner, design frames within specific gallery and artist standards and effectively communicate designs to framer
- Maintain a rigorous schedule, meeting tight deadlines for all framing needs
- Maintain a detailed framing spreadsheet, tracking work in progress
- Assist with daily transfer of artworks to and from gallery to framers
- Schedule weekly framing meetings and maintain ongoing relationship with framers
- Ensure that all artwork labels are recorded, preserved, and affixed to each artwork
- Assist with maintaining historical records of all frames for future reference
- Maintain expense allocation spreadsheets

- Facilitate all conservation needs
- In collaboration with gallery owner, determine conservation needs for new and existing inventory and effectively communicate conservation needs to the appropriate conservators
- Maintain a rigorous schedule and meet tight deadlines for all conservation work to be comp leted
- Organize and track all conservation trea tments
- Maintain ongoing relationships with conservators
- Assist with maintaining detailed and organized records of conservation treatments for historical reference and estate management
- Maintain working knowledge of conservation treatments for fine artworks

- Assist with ensuring all artwork records are up-to-date and accurate; audit database regularly and confirm records have complete information including but not limited to inventory numbers, provenance information, storage locations, status, framing information, conservation reports
- Assist with conducting regular audits of inventory in storage both in the gallery and in off-site storage locations
- At the end of each week, prepare and send via email to staff a report listing new inventory for the work week along with individualized instructions for conservation and framing
- Prepare and send via email to staff at the end of each day, an incoming/outgoing in ventory report reflecting all art in transit for that day

- Create shipping and proforma invoices
- Obtain shipping costs and estimates, maintaining thorough knowledge of customs laws and regulations
- Assist with coordinating crating and shipping to and from lenders, consignors/consignees, artist studios, clients, and storage spaces
- Assist with coordinating shipping and crating needs for museum and exhibition loans, including international institutions

- BA, MA, or MFA in art history, studio art, museum studies, or related field required
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a fine art gallery, museum, or equivalent with thorough knowledge of inventory management systems
- Extremely detail oriented and capable of prioritizing and executing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Strong administrative skills
- Strong aesthetical awareness
- Domestic and international shippi ng experience required
- Thorough knowledge of M useum standards for packing, crating, handling, installing, and housing artworks
- Familiarity with security measures and loss-prevention techniques
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; aptitude for quick learning, problem solving and teamwork, as well as informed on contemporary issues and artistic concerns
- Professional appearance and demeanor

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to with the subject line reading: Registrar Job Submission


Francesca Leszynski

Collections Manager/Registrar | Morris Museum posted Aug 18, 2022

6 Normandy Pkwy
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Salary: $45,000 - $48,000, commensurate with experience.

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

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

Essential Functions:
. Perform work in accordance with best practices and ethical standards.
. Oversee a variety of professional registration duties in support of collections management and exhibitions, including the development and maintenance of practices and procedures to ensure comprehensive documentation of objects under the custody of the museum.
. Assist in the creation and maintenance of detailed catalog records for the museum's permanent collection in the collections database (CatalogIt).
. Catalogue acquisitions; manage bequests, purchases, loans, and other collection duties.
. Coordinate incoming and outgoing loans by corresponding with lenders and borrowers, reviewing loan agreements, and obtaining insurance certificates as required.
. Supervise unpacking, repacking, condition reporting, installation, and deinstallation of loaned materials and permanent collection objects.
. Supervise loan of objects for changing exhibitions and perform condition reports on a range of object types. Oversee the packing of loan and collection artworks. Coordinate domestic and international shipping of artworks for on-site exhibitions.
. Oversee photography of the collections and the documentation, preservation, access, and distribution of the museum's curatorial images, including rights management and copyright compliance according to professional standards and best practices.
. Organize existing collections storage and establish plans for future storage needs. Ensure that storage spaces are safe from physical and environmental hazards.
. Assist with the care of the collections through proper object handling, cataloging, numbering, condition reporting, location recording, and the management of regular inventories.
. Research and coordinate appropriate packing and shipping arrangements for all loans. Coordinate the transfer of artwork to/from the Museum including the organization of transportation, co uriers, security, insurance, unpacking, storage, with emphasis on documentation. Coordinate the transfer of artwork to/from loan venues other than the museum.
. Assist with routine maintenance and monitoring of all galleries, including the cleaning of display components, tracking, and recording of environmental conditions and integrated pest management, and assisting with updates as needed.
. Participate in planning the collections pages on the museums website and in managing the digital sources for object content and images.
. Assist with organizing, maintaining, and ordering supplies for aspects of collections management and exhibition work.
. Train and supervise curatorial interns and volunteers, as assigned.
. Review and update the Collection Management Policy and Emergency Management disaster planning and recovery procedures (last updated Spring 2022).
. This position description identifies only the essential functions and responsibilities of this position. It does not include all aspects of the posit ion, or additional duties that may be assigned by the Director of Exhibits and Collections.

How to apply:

To apply:
Applications reviewe d as received. No phone inquiries.

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


Anne Ricculli

Lead Preparator | Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg FL posted Aug 12, 2022

255 Beach Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
United States
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Salary: $52,000-$60,000

The Lead Preparator is a vital member of the Museum of Fine Arts' (MFA) Curatorial Department. This position is responsible for the in-house design, fabrication, and installation of collection and loan objects at the MFA. They also oversees the lighting of the galleries, the preparation of these spaces for installation and de-installation, and work with the museum's Registrar, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions and other members of the Curatorial department to ensure the safe handling, transportation and installation of artwork at the MFA.

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