Open Positions

ARCS supports wage transparency and only accepts job postings which have a stated salary range beginning on January 15, 2019. 

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Associate Registrar | J. Paul Getty Trust posted Feb 1, 2023

1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
United States
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Salary: $58,371 - $72,954 Annually

The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an experienced candidate for Associate Registrar to secure images and reproduction rights for exhibition-related promotional and educational materials. Reporting to the Senior Registrar for Rights and Reproductions, the successful candidate will have 3-5 years licensing or registration experience and experience in negotiating rights for image reproduction. Additionally, they will have knowledge of different types of digital and photographic materials and imaging software, as well as experience with a collections management system and /or digital asset management systems. A solid understanding of license agreements and copyright law plus strong administrative skills to handle paperwork and meet deadlines are a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with editorial and proofing experience preferred. Must be detailed-oriented, flexible, and able to work on several complex projects at once.

For more info: Associate Registrar

How to apply:

To apply: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/4121/associate-registrar/job

Contact:

Alicia Soliz
Asoliz@getty.edu
3104407300


Associate Registrar for Traveling Exhibitions | New-York Historical Society Museum & Library posted Jan 31, 2023

170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
United States
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Salary: $60,000-$65,000/annual

The New-York Historical Society seeks a full-time Associate Registrar to provide support for all aspects of its traveling exhibition program. The Associate Registrar will work directly with the Deputy Museum Director and collaborate with other members of the Collections Department as well as exhibition curators and designers to ensure the safe and effective travel of exhibitions.

New York Historical has developed an active program of traveling exhibitions, both drawn from the Museum's outstanding collection and loans from other institutions and lenders. During 2023 and 2024, nine exhibitions are planned for travel to eleven museums, mostly within the United States. This role will be required to travel domestically to oversee work on exhibitions at other venues.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
  • Review and maintain traveling exhibition records, including facility reports, loan agreements, and condition reports;
  • Assist with the preparation of exhibition contracts and other exhibition documents;
  • Assist with the development of packing and installation guides for traveling exhibitions;
  • Coordinate packing and shipping of traveling exhibitions;
  • Track exhibition budgets and processing of invoices;
  • Travel to exhibition venues to oversee unpacking/packing, condition checking, and installation/deinstallation as needed for periods of up to one week;
  • Additional duties are requested.
For more info: Associate Registrar

How to apply:

To apply, please follow this link: https://www.nyhistory.org/careers?gnk=job&gni=8a78839f859749160185cafc9ad5587a&gns=Company+Website

Contact:

Shanice Williams
shanice.williams@nyhistory.org
2128733400


Assistant Registrar | Amon Carter Museum of American Art posted Jan 31, 2023

3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107
United States
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Salary: $43,000 to $47,600

This three-year position will assist the Registration department complete numerous collection management projects. In addition, the Assistant Registrar will support the department with the physical care of the collection by maintaining AAM accepted standards of storage, packing, and transportation. The incumbent will also collaborate with other departments to make collections accessible for the purpose of exhibition, digitization, publication, and research.

For more info: Assistant Registrar

How to apply:

To apply: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=136628&clientkey=7DE652AD2B0C5EC19EBC3E25055F3A94

Contact:

Sherrie Fanning
sherrief@cartermuseum.org
817.989.5015


Assistant/Associate Registrar | Telfair Museums posted Jan 31, 2023

Telfair Museums
PO Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412
United States
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Salary: $40,000-$50,000 annually

Telfair Museums seeks a Registrar at the Assistant or Associate level to support the Chief Registrar in the record-keeping, care, and handling of Telfair Museums' permanent collection of fine and decorative art and its art-related operations at its three sites. The 7,000+ collection features artworks in all media, primarily from the 18th century to the present. This registrar will also assist with coordination of logistical and administrative arrangements related to incoming loans and acquisitions, and with exhibitions as needed, including both in-house and trav eling shows.

This position works in close collaboration with the preparators, collaborating on carrying out best practices for art storage, and also with Telfair's seven-member curatorial team. This registrar also serves as a visible and public-facing representative of the Museum to external constituencies. This position will perform all duties in accordance with the museum's Collections Management Policy. Telfair Museums is the only AAM accredited art museum in southern Georgia and one of only seven in the state, and this registrar will be integral to the maintenance of Telfair's standard of excellence.

Beyond these day-to-day responsibilities, the Assistant or Associate Registrar will be integral to strategizing for the long-term organization and care needs of Telfair's growing collection and expanding array of exhibitions and projects. The ideal candidate exercises enormous attention to detail and time management, is self-motivated and goal-oriented, has ex ceptional project management and communication skills , but also comprehends of the specialized needs of a professional museum. This position will be crucial in enabling Telfair Museums to expand its visitors base across the dynamic and diverse Savannah, Georgia community, including young and underprivileged audiences, and the ideal candidate will embrace Telfair's core institutional values of respect, inclusivity, and access.

How to apply:

Please provide the fol lowing as part of your application:
. Complete resume and at least three references with contact information.
. A cover letter addressing both your interest in Telfair Museums and your qualifications for this position.

Application:
. Indicate "Registrar Position" on the subject line of the email or in the body of the cover letter
. Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at hr@telfair.org
. Mailed applications: Telfair Museums, Attn: HR, PO Box 10081, Savannah, GA 31412

Contact:

Melissa Pollard
hr@telfair.org
9127908875


Registrar & Collections Manager | Taft Museum of Art posted Jan 30, 2023

316 Pike St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States
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Salary: $55,000-$75,000

The Taft Museum of Art (TMA), located in downtown Cincinnati, is searching for an experienced Registrar & Collections Manager to join our team.? This position will be a part of the Curatorial & Collections Team. This position requires a positive, highly organized team player who communicates proactively, is attentive to detail, manages multiple priorities, and has excellent communication and collaborative skills. Enjoy this rare opportunity to join the staff of one of the finest small art museums in the United States.  

Initially reporting to the CEO and eventually reporting to the Chief Curator, the Registrar & Collections Manager 's primary focus is the overall care and safety of the Museum’s permanent collection and works on loan to the Taft. The Registrar & Collections Manager is responsible for the administration and implementation of policies and procedures regarding the storage, handling, and exhibition of artwork.

For more info: Registrar & Collections Manager

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Please submit only through our online portal at taftmuseum.org/Careers. Our team will review your information, and we will get back to you with the next steps. If you have questions, please email Human Resources at HRAdm@taftmuseum.org. No phone calls, please.

Contact:

Perry Ralenkotter
taftmuseum@taftmuseum.org
15132410343


Collections Manager of Earth Sciences | Cleveland Museum of Natural History posted Jan 30, 2023

1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States
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Salary: $40-$45,000 plus comprehensive benefits

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History invites applications for the position of Collections Manager (CM) of Earth Sciences. The Museum is searching for a highly-motivated individual to work within the Museum's Earth Sciences collections including invertebrate paleontology, paleobotany and mineralogy. The CM will oversee the maintenance, organization, and development of these collection areas and work in colla boration with the curatorial staff to advance mutual interests pertaining to the collections' advancement, growth, and accessibility. The CM will work in collaboration with other collections management staff to develop collaborative efforts to secure and advance the institutional collections through methodological development and external funding. The CM will contribute to the fiscal year operations budget for the collection area by working with the Director of Collections through the annual budgeting process. The CM will oversee collections assistant staff and work with volunteers to complete strategic priorities for the collections.

For more info: Collections Manager

How to apply:

Apply through the museum's website: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=49c26a0f-b438-4d50-910e-e2fca33d6a29

Contact:

Meghan Strong
mstrong@cmnh.org
216-231-4600 x3318


Collections Manager | Thanksgiving Point posted Jan 26, 2023

3003 N. Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043
United States
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Salary: $16-18/hour

Thanksgiving Point seeks a full-time Museum Collections Manager to work with the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life's collection of artifacts and specimens including fossils, casts, and life-recreations. This position is directly supervised by the Director of Collections.

As the museum's collections manager, they will support the institution's mission by providing for the care, preservation, safety, and accessibility of the museum's collection and associated records. The position applies concepts, principles, and techniques of professional museum collections management and museum registration methods. Tasks include overseeing the physical collection storage, ensuring inventory of the collection is completed, and facilitating all aspects of collections processing.

For more info: Collections Manager

How to apply:

Apply at https://thanksgivingpoint.org/jobs/
Please submit a cover letter along with your resume when applying.

Contact:

Kylin Cummings
kcummings@thanksgivingpoint.org
8017665052


Fixed Term Museum Registrar | USC Pacific Asia Museum posted Jan 26, 2023

46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
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Salary: $25.74-$32.29

The University of Southern California's USC Museums collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures through its exhibitions, programs and educational initiatives. As an integral part of USC Museums, the Pacific Asia Museum creates inspiring encounters with the art, history and culture of Pacific Asia to promote intercultural understanding in the service of elevating our shared sense of humanity.

We are looking for a Museum Registrar (full time, fixed-term - March 20 - October 20, 2023) to join our team at the Pacific Asia Museum located at 46 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101.

For more info: Museum Registrar

How to apply:

To apply: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/pasadena/museum-registrar/1209/43395702976

Contact:

Annie Lee
annie.lee@pam.usc.edu
6267872698


Conservation Technician, Part-Time | Academy Museum of Motion Pictures posted Jan 26, 2023

6067 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States
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Salary: $25 per hour

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

Reporting to the Objects Conservator, you will work closely with the Museum's conservators and collections registrars with a variety of conservation and preservation tasks. You will focus on preventive conservation and gallery maintenance, environmental monitoring, pest management, routine dusting of objects on open display, and Oddy testing. You will also assist with preparing cleaning and adhesive solutions, entering information into the collections database, and minor conservation treatment work.

For more info: Conservation Tech

How to apply:

To apply: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=5169828

Contact:

Andrea De La Cruz
adelacruz@oscars.org
310.247.3000


Associate Registrar, Loans and Exhibitions | Academy Museum of Motion Pictures posted Jan 26, 2023

6067 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States
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Salary: $65k-$70k

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

Reporting to the Registrar of Loans and Exhibitions, the Associate Registrar will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of loans and exhibitions registration. You will play a critical role in the management, coordination, installation, shipping and documentation of the loans and exhibitions programs. You must be highly organized, efficient, able to multi-task and prioritize, communicate effectively, and possess leadership skills.

For more info: Associate Registrar

How to apply:

Please apply directly to our website at: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=5202737

Contact:

Andrea De La Cruz
adelacruz@oscars.org
310.247.3000


Collections Registrar | The Morgan Library & Museum posted Jan 26, 2023

225 Madison Avenue
New York, MY 10016
United States
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Salary: $75,000-$80,000

The Morgan Library & Museum invites applications for the position of Collections Registrar who is responsible for managing records and performing registration tasks for the Morgan's permanent collection as well as the safety, long-term care, and security of those collections. The incumbent manages the movement and storage of the collection on and off-site, including overseeing and coordinating all activity relating to the Morgan's outgoing loans program and processing incoming acquisitions.

This position assists with institutional planning, budgeti ng, and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the collection. The Collections Registrar ensures that policies are in line with museum best practices and are up to date at all times and works to improve the data fidelity in the Morgan's collections databases. This role reports to the Director of Exhibition and Collection Management and works collaboratively with colleagues across the Museum.

The full posting can be accessed here: https://www.themorgan.org/opportunities/employment/collections-registrar

How to apply:

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume and a cover letter that describes their experience in the areas cited above and states salary requirements to: registrarjob@themorgan.org.

Contact:

Elizabeth Abbarno
registrarjob@themorgan.org
(212) 685-0008


Collections and Registration Manager | Laguna Art Museum posted Jan 23, 2023

307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
United States
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Salary: $52,000- $67,2000 per year

This position is responsible for ensuring the safety, accurate registration and accessibility of all artworks, archival materials and library resources in the museum's permanent collection as well as those on loan to the museum. A critical function of the position is to establish and maintain compliance in collections management and registration industry best practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:
. Responsible for the assessment, cataloging and physical care of the permanent collection including storage, movement, documentation, packing, safe shipment, and rehousing of artworks
. Responsible for the upkeep of the museum's collections management database
. Ensure the safe and accurate registration and installation of all works on loan to the museum for exhibition and assess the conditions of all such loans
. Work with Exhibition and Graphic Designer to plan and oversee installations of artwork for exhibition
. Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe artwork storage environment
. Manage all logistics around incoming and outgoing loans of artwork, including planning for shipping and packing as well as insurance
. Responsible for the digitization and photo documentation of all works and items in the museum's care
. Manage access to the museum's permanent collection and research library and related rese arch inquiries
. Prepare new acquisitions works heets for presentation to the Collections Committee
. Implement accessioning and deaccessioning processes per the museum's Collections Policy
. Manage and play a major role in setting the budget for exhibitions and collections management
. Identify works from the permanent collection that are in need of conservation
. Maintain working knowledge of the museum's HVAC systems as it pertains to the environmental needs of the permanent collection and exhibition spaces.
. Work with Facilities staff & Pest Control Vendor on integrated pest management (IPM) for museum & storage areas.
. Perform occasional courier duties as needed
. Maintain an up-to-date understanding of industry best practices and applicable state and federal laws to ensure the best possible care for the museum's permanent collection
Job Requirements:
. Seven years' experience in a museum collections management and/or registration role
. Familiarity with and maste ry of industry terms and best practices
. Advance experience with museum collections management databases
. Ability to preserve confidentiality of information
. Basic knowledge of tools and exhibition installation
. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work within strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
. Proficient in word processing applications, spreadsheets, presentation software and social media management tools
. Excellent written communication skills (i.e. business letter writing, grammar, etc.)
. Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professional on the phone, etc.)
. Good judgement and creative problem-solving skills
. Good interpersonal skills, desire to be a team player and a sense of creativity

How to apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Victoria Gerard, Deputy Director, at vgerard@lagunaartmuseum.org. Please use "Collections and Registration Manager" as the email subject line.

Contact:

Victoria Gerard
vgerard@lagunaartmuseum.org
94949498971


Associate Registrar for Data Management | The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens posted Jan 23, 2023

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
United States
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Salary: $28 - $30/hr

Reporting to the Head of Registration and Collections Management, the Associate Registrar for Data Management will be responsible for managing the systems used to document and share the art collections and collaborates with other departments to facilitate robust digital access to the collection. The Associate Registrar for Data Management will a lso define departmental data management needs and participate in institution-wide digital strategy discussions. This position works closely with registrars, Head of Integrated Systems, Digital and Technology, and Library Digital Collections and Imaging Services to support staff in their use of art data stored in the collections management system (The Museum System (TMS)), the online art collections portal (eMuseum), and the digital asset management system (DAMS).

For more info: Associate Registrar for Data Management

How to apply:

To apply: https://huntingtonlibrary.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/HuntingtonCareers/details/Associate-Registrar-for-Data-Management_R0000825

Contact:

Cynthia Tovar
ctovar@huntington.org
6264052234


Head Rigger/Certified Rigger | Atthowe Fine Art Services posted Jan 23, 2023

3924 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94608
United States
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Salary Range: $40-48/hour depending on experience, PLUS benefits

Title: Head Rigger/Certified Rigger
Report s to: Head of Special Projects
Hours per week: 35 - 40 hours (flexible/hourly)
Effective date: Open until filled

Atthowe Fine Art Services is excited to hire a Head Rigger to join our Special Projects Department.

Atthowe Fine Art Services is seeking an experienced Fine Art Rigger. The successful candidate must possess an understanding of the fundamentals of lifting and manipulating heavy, complex, and frequently fragile, objects. Equally important is an awareness of how to prevent damage to delicate surfaces during rigging and handling. The candidate must demonstrate an understanding of various material types and the dynamic forces applied by the processes of lift ing and moving them. The applicant must be able to direct a crew while maintaining a safe working environment. Safety for the crew and protection of the artwork is the highest priority.

We are looking for an individual who is equally comfortable and professional on a construction site, inside a museum, or inside a private estate. The work environments are varied, and the challenges are specialized and unique. Familiarity with heavy equipment (cranes, reach-lifts, forklifts, gantries, etc.), as well as a working knowledge of rigging signals and terminology is required. Truck drive

Candidate will be expected to have or acquire and then maintain a Level 2 Intermediate Rigger and Signal Person certification. They must possess a valid CA driver's license with a clean driving record and be comfortable driving trucks and heavy equipment. They must be able to pass an STA background check. Overnight and away travel is sometimes required.

How to apply:

Send your qualifications to: jobs@atthowe.com

Contact:

Jenn Doyle Crane
jcrane@atthowe.com
(415) 654-6816


Frame Designer and Fitter | Atthowe Fine Art Services posted Jan 23, 2023

3924 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94608
United States
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Salary Range: $34-39/hour depending on experience, PLUS benefits

Title: Frame Designer and Fitter
Department: Frame Shop
Reports to: CEO
Hours per week: 32-40 hours (flexible/hourly)

Effective date: March 1, 2023. An interim position for 6 months that could lead to a permanent position.Atthowe Frameworks and Fine Art Services seeks an experienced art framer and fitter. We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who is equally comfortable client-facing and working independently. This person will be the main point of contact, working with clients to custom design frames and work independently to fit and mount artworks. You will work closely with the shop's woodworker to see that frames are built to spec and maintain the shop and all inventories. This job has the potential for growth and becoming a full-time permanent employee after 6 months.


The successful candidate must possess three years of archival, fine art framing experience. They have demonstrated an understanding of various material types and framing techniques. Must have experience handling objects of varying media, size, and value. Understand and abide by archival framing procedures and practices in art storage, handling, framing, mounting, and hinging. Equally important is an awareness of how to prevent damage to delicate surfaces while handling, packing, and transporting artwork.

How to apply:

Submit your qualifications to: jobs@atthowe.com

Contact:

Jenn Doyle Crane
jcrane@atthowe.com
(415) 654-6816


Collections Manager | New Orleans Museum of Art posted Jan 23, 2023

1 Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70124
United States
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Salary: $48,000 - $53,000

The New Orleans Museum of Art seeks an experienced Collections Manager. The Collections Manager leads both long-range planning efforts and day-to-day activities relative to the care and stewardship of the permanent collection. Reporting to the Head Registrar, this position provides leadership relative to collections care, shaping and enforcing collections management policies that reflect the highest museum standards and best practices.

For more info: Collections Manager

How to apply:

Please apply on the NOMA website: https://noma.org/job/collections-manager-january-2023/

Contact:

Jennifer Ickes
jickes@noma.org
5046584125


Associate Registrar, Art Bridges Cohort Program | Philadelphia Museum of Art posted Jan 23, 2023

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 facilitates a collection-sharing partnership between the PMA and eight museums across Pennsylvania.

Manage & coordinate all details and logistics pertaining to outgoing loans to partner institutions, including packing, shipping, insurance, installation, and courier arrangements.

This is a term position aligned with Art Bridges grant funding and expected to last until December 31, 2024.

For more info: Associate Registrar

How to apply:

To apply: https://philamuseum.applytojob.com/apply/7Bh7NILl6G/Associate-Registrar-Art-Bridges-Cohort-Program

Contact:

Morgan Webb
morgan.webb@philamuseum.org
2156847884


Curator of Fine Art Collections | Minnesota Historical Society posted Jan 23, 2023

345 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102
United States
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SALARY: $4,330.00 monthly minimum, commensurate with experience

This position exists to shape the future of the Minnesota Historical Society's collection of fine art and to advance the management, development, and access to fine art collections related to Minnesota history and culture. The incumbent plays a vital role in developing, documenting, interpreting, and growing access/use of MNHS's fine art collections through research, exhibits, education, and other forms of engagement.

The curator of Fine Arts collections collaborates with MNHS leadership, the director of Collections, peer curators and collections management colleague s, colleagues across the organization, and with an en gaged community of external stakeholders to embed art collections in the telling of history and stories across the organization; and to further the strategic priorities and the mission of the organization related to transforming access, expanding authority and expertise, and creating a sustainable future for the use, growth, and stewardship of collections materials.

Working independently as well as part of a team, the curator is responsible for collection development, acquisitions, and engaging with collections holders, creators, and their communities. They work with colleagues to steward and provide access to MNHS collections through research, programming, and exhibits; communicate with donors about ongoing collection needs and priorities; and offer intellectual guidance to Library catalogers, reference staff, and other colleagues about new and existing collections materials. The successful candidate should have extensive knowledge of Art History and fine art collec tions, a demonstrated interest in Minnesota history, culture, and communities; and a commitment to and experience with fostering and maintaining equitable and respectful partnerships within a large organization with a diverse public.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Lead the collaborative work to develop and strengthen the MNHS collection of Fine Art objects and collections materials; 2) Play a leading role in working with colleagues across MNHS to promote access to and engagement with MNHS collections; 3) Contribute to MNHS's commitment to sharing Minnesota history through community engagement and partnerships, locally and nationally; and 4) Contribute to organizational strategic priorities and initiatives through active participation in leadership, committee, and other opportunities.

How to apply:

Online with a resume and cover letter at www.mnhs.org/jobs

Contact:

Michelle Jorgesa
michelle.jorges@mnhs.org
651-259-3190


Curator of 3D Objects | Minnesota Historical Society posted Jan 23, 2023

345 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102
United States
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SALARY: $4,330.00 monthly minimum, commensurate with experience

This position exists to shape the future of the Minnesota Historical Society's collection of 3D objects and to advance the management, development, and access to 3D collections materials related to Minnesota history and culture. The incumbent plays a vital role in developing, documenting, interpreting, and growing access/use of MNHS's 3D collections through research, exhibits, education, and other forms of engagement.

The curator of 3D collections collaborates with MNHS leaders hip, the director of Collections, peer curators and c ollections management colleagues, colleagues across the organization, and with an engaged community of external stakeholders to embed collections in the telling of history and stories across the organization; and to further the strategic priorities and the mission of the organization related to transforming access, expanding authority and expertise, and creating a sustainable future for the use, growth, and stewardship of collections materials.
Working independently as well as part of a team, the curator is responsible for collection development, acquisitions, and engaging with collections holders, creators, and their communities. They work with colleagues to steward and provide access to MNHS collections through research, programming, and exhibits; communicate with donors about ongoing collection needs and priorities; and offer intellectual guidance to Library catalogers, reference staff, and other colleagues about new and existing collections materials.

The successful candidate should have extensive knowledge of 3D collections, a demonstrated interest in Minnesota history, culture, and communities; and a commitment to and experience with fostering and maintaining equitable and respectful partnerships within a large organization with a diverse public.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Lead the collaborative work to develop and strengthen the MNHS collection of 3D and related collections materials; 2) Play a leading role in working with colleagues across MNHS to promote access to and engagement with MNHS collections; 3) Contribute to MNHS's commitment to sharing Minnesota history through community engagement and partnerships, locally and nationally; and
4) Contribute to organizational strategic priorities and initiatives through active participation in leadership, committee, and other opportunities.

How to apply:

Apply online at www.mnhs.org/jobs with a resume and cover letter.

Contact:

Michelle Jorges
michelle.jorges@mnhs.org
651-259-3190


Head Preparator | Bard College posted Jan 18, 2023

30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
United States
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Salary: $65,000-$75,000

The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) and Hessel Museum of Art seek an experienced museum preparator for the full-time position of Head Preparator. The Head Preparator is a hands-on, detail-oriented manager charged with overseeing all technical aspects of the Museum's art handling projects while supervising part-time casual art installers engaged in exhibition installation and gallery maintenance.

The Head Preparator is responsible for museum-quality art handling related to installation and deinstallation while maintaining a safe work environment. This incl udes: receiving, packing/unpacking, handling, and displaying fine art objects; planning and directing the fabrication of exhibition furniture, props, temporary walls, and other display designs; and securing the services of outside contractors.

The Head Preparator is a key member of CCS Bard and the Hessel Museum's exhibitions team, responsible for producing an ambitious schedule of public exhibitions involving outside loans, new commissions, and works from the on-site Marieluise Hessel Collection, which is also used for teaching within CCS Bard's graduate program in curatorial studies. The Head Preparator will report to the Director of Exhibitions and Operations on all aspects of Museum exhibitions and CCS Bard administrative matters, and work closely with the Head of Collections and Registration and the Museum Registrar.

For more info: Head Preparator

How to apply:

Applications are encouraged by February 15, 2023.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional contact references to Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/119826

Contact:

Amy Lipman
careers@bard.edu
8457587428


Director of Collections | Carl and Marilynn Thoma Foundation posted Jan 18, 2023

1925 Cedar Springs
Suite 205
Dallas, TX 75201
United States
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Salary: $90,000 to $110,000

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is seeking a Director of Art Collections in Dallas, Texas to oversee all collection areas including collection care and housing, loan programing, exhibitions and long-term goals including deaccessioning plans.

The ideal candidate will have extensive curatorial experience working with a gallery, auction house or private collection and demonstrates strong analytical and communication skills. This is an outside facing position that requires building on the Foundation's existing network with consistent and measured outreach to museums and institutions. This role is also building a network which requires being on the phone and active in the community. ur Director of Collections could call themselves entrepreneurial and a self-starter.

The Director of Collections will work with the founders to develop and implement a strategic plan for the Foundation's current collections, touring exhibitions and plans for distributing the collection in the coming years. This role will report to the Founders and interface daily with the collections and curatorial team.

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday and will be based out of our new Dallas office in the Uptown neighborhood. Some travel will be required to visit Chicago and Santa Fe exhibition sites.

For more info: Director of Collections

How to apply:

To apply, please reply with your statement of interest and resume.
Please apply through LinkedIn for the fastest response:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3421379859/

For more information on the Thoma Foundation, please visit https://thomafoundation.org

Contact:

Lea Bishko
lbishko@thomabravo.com
312-254-3326


Director of Collection Loans & Exhibitions | Art Bridges Foundation posted Jan 11, 2023

300 SW 24th Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
United States
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Salary: $100,000 - $125,000

Art Bridges seeks a dynamic, highly motivated individual to oversee planning and strategy for the Traveling Exhibitions program, Collection Loan Partnership program, and Registration department. This person will be responsible for bringing new partners and projects into Art Bridges' Collection Loan Partnership and Traveli ng Exhibitions program and will provide leadership to a team of 10-15 full-time staff and interns.
About Art Bridges

Art Bridges is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States. Since 2017, Art Bridges has been creating and supporting programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of over 215 museums of all sizes and locations to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, loans from the Art Bridges collection, and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses multiple media and voices.
About the Position

As a senior member of management, this position provides lea dership within the Foundation and participates in pan els, working groups, and meetings to determine and execute new processes, platforms, programs, and assessments in support of the Foundation's sustainable growth.

For more info: Director of Collection Loans & Exhibitions

How to apply:

To apply: https://enterprises.applicantharbor.com/jobappstart.php?reqcode=REQ2022126115521

Contact:

Debbie DeShields
ddeshields@weioffice.com
14793191976


Registrar of Permanent Collection | Autry Museum of the American West posted Jan 10, 2023

4700 Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States
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Salary: $65,000.00 - $68,000.00

The Registrar of Permanent Collections is a member of the Collections Management Department, within the Research and Interpretation Division, reports to the VP for Collections and Conservation, and is responsible for the management, maintenance, and preservation of records as well as the processing of and accountability for accessioned collections. Also shares responsibilities for collections care, collections work for exhibitions, fiscal matters, etc., with the VP for Collections and Conservation and other department staff.

For more info: https://theautry.org/about-us/employment

How to apply:

How to apply: https://theautry.org/about-us/employment

Contact:

Andrew Sandoval
asandoval@theautry.org
323-495-4352


Museum Registrar | Zimmerli Art Museum/Rutgers University posted Jan 10, 2023

71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
United States
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Salary: $71,087 - $108,870

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Museum Registrar for the Zimmerli Art Museum. Reporting to the Director, the Registrar is responsible for the overall performance of the Registration Department in its care and storage of the University Art Collection.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Maintenance of all records pertaining to that collection, as well as exhibitions and loans of art objects coming into and leaving the museum.
  • Supervises two Associate Registrars, an Assistant Registrar, a Digitization Assistant; a Preparator; work-study students and interns.
  • When scheduling demands, the Registrar will also sup ervise contract registrars working on specific projects.
For more info: Museum Registrar

How to apply:

To apply and for further details, please visit:
https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/189870

Contact:

Rutgers University/Zimmerli Art Museum
n/a
848.932.6764


Manager of Registration & Archives | Carnegie Museum of Art posted Jan 5, 2023

4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States
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Salary: $52,500 - $62,500

The Manager of Registration & Archives manages the Registration Department while supporting and fulfilling registration and collections management responsibilities related to the Carnegie Museum of Art’s permanent collection, acquisitions of works to the permanent collection, exhibition program, loans to/from the museum, outgoing loans, on-site and offsite storage activity, and the museum’s archive. Key responsibilities include day-to-day management of the Registration staff; the care, handling, processing, and oversight of objects from the Museum’s collection and on loan; the refinement, revision, and implementation of collection management and Registration policies, procedures, and professional practices; and the maintenance of the Museum’s archive. The  Manager of Registration guides, supervises, mentors, and develops staff and works closely and collaboratively across teams to meet the strategic objectives of the Museum, its artistic program, and the stewardship of the museum’s collection. The position assumes responsibility for all areas of collections and exhibitions stewardship, including the documentation, storage, handling, packing/unpacking, transportation, and insurance of all works of art entering and leaving the Museum, and for tracking the movements of all works of art within the Museum at all times. The Manager of Registration may need to work a variable schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.

For more info: Manager of Registration & Archives

How to apply:

Please use the link to apply:
https://us63.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/car/Posting/View/4908

Contact:

Steven Mizia
mizias@carnegiemuseums.org
4126223310


NAGPRA Collections Specialist (hiring for 2 positions) | University of California posted Jan 4, 2023

119 California Hall
Berkely, CA 94720
United States
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Salary: $68,549 to $90,000

The Government and Community Relations (GCR) office builds relationships with community leaders, elected officials, government agencies and third-party advocates to further the mission of UC Berkeley in the public sector. The issues of primary focus for the GCR team include student financial aid, admissions, scientific research and other policies at the forefront of higher education and government. GCR also coordinates the University's response to a wide range of political and policy issues, and advis es administrators and faculty on strategies to gain constructive dialogue with government and community leaders.

The University of California adopts as a fundamental value, and priority, the repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items (funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony), in accordance with state and federal law. Reporting to the Assistant Chancellor for GCR, the UC Berkeley NAGPRA team is charged with facilitating outreach to, and consultation with Native American and Native Hawaiian tribes to facilitate the timely repatriation of ancestors and cultural objects currently held by the university, in compliance with state and federal law and UC policy.

More info: https://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings/external-applicants

How to apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume in the job portal: https://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings/external-applicants

Job ID: 44620
This position can be found by entering 'NAGPRA' in the keyword search.

Contact:

Alexandra Lucas
nagpra-ucb@berkeley.edu
510-570-0964


Exhibits Preparator | Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum posted Dec 22, 2022

One Intrepid Square
12th Avenue & 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
United States
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Salary: $26.44 - $27.40 per hour

Reporting to the Lead Fabricator and working closely with the AVP of Exhibitions and the Collections Manager, the Exhibition Preparator is responsible for the measurement, design, fabrication, and installation of object mounts, case supports, and supplemental case/base elements along with all internal case text and object label elements. The Exhibition Preparator Asses objects to determine the appropriate support while creating inconspicuous mounts. In concert with the collections department, the Exhibition Preparator aids in the safe and efficient internal movement and installation of collections and loan objects while maintaining professional museum standards. The Exhibition Preparator aids in the maintenance of permanent collections and exhibition areas through systematic and routine cleaning, monitoring the condition of displays in exhibitions, and assisting with maintaining th e lighting in exhibition cases.

How to apply:

For consideration e-mail your resume with salary requirements to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.

NO PHONE CALLS. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an eq ual opportunity employer.

Contact:

Danielle Swanson
dswanson@intrepidmuseum.org
6463815235


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

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

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

For more info: Archives Technician 

How to apply:

To apply: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2022-RAP-164&type=JOBDESCR

Contact:

James Arriola
jarriola@thegreatbasininstitute.org
7022754110


Museum Assistant | Historical Society of Princeton posted Dec 12, 2022

354 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
United States
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Salary: Hourly rate of $22 across 27.5 hours per week (11 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday - Sunday).

The Historical Society of Princeton is hiring a Museum Assistant. This is a new position that plays a central and fundamental supportive role in the daily and strategic activities of the curatorial, educational, and outreach aspects of HSP. These include:
Curatorial: Assist with collections management, registration and cataloging, digitization, interpretation through exhibitions and programming, and related tasks.
Educational: Assist with programming from development thr ough implementation, leading programs and tours, and training volunteers.
Guest Services: Assist with general site care (i.e. weekly walkthroughs), museum opening/closing, and act as first point of contact for guests.
Outreach: Assist with social media accounts, manage Google Adwords account, content creation and overall online engagement.

To learn more about our work visit www.princetonhistory.org or follow us on social media platforms.

How to apply:

To Apply: Please submit your resume/cv with a cover letter to sarah@princetonhistory.org by January 31, 2023

Contact:

Sarah Taggart
sarah@princetonhistory.org
609.921.6748


Associate Registrar | Penn Museum posted Nov 18, 2022

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
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Salary: $37,220.00 - $56,087.33

The Associate Registrar works under the supervision of the Senior Registrar within the Collections Division of the Penn Museum. The Associate Registrar oversees the coordination and processing of all outgoing and incoming loans, including exhibition loans, research loans, scientific testing loans, and loan renewals. Typical duties include liaising with borrowers and lenders, executing loan agreements, coordinating conservation and mount making, coordinating packing and shipping, making courier arrangements, condition reporting, and overseeing the financial aspects of loans. Th e Associate Registrar acts as a point-person for collections-related environmental and security matters and assists with the processing of new acquisitions. The Associate Registrar works regularly in the Museum's collections database, EMu, and provides general collections-related support as necessary to other Registrars and collections staff.

For more info: Associate Registrar

How to apply:

Please utilize the following link to see the full job description and to apply: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/details/Associate-Registrar_JR00064163-1

Contact:

Anne Brancati
brancati@upenn.edu
215-746-6975


Associate Registrar for Exhibitions | Philadelphia Museum of Art posted Nov 17, 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 organize and manage large, complicated exhibitions as part of PMA's in-house and traveling exhibitions program.
Manage & coordinate all details and logistics pertaining to exhibitions and traveling exhibitions including packing, shipping, insurance, installation, storage and courier arrangements.

For more info: https://philamuseum.applytojob.com/apply/sdyghYqQv3/Associate-Registrar-For-Exhibitions

How to apply:

To apply: https://philamuseum.applytojob.com/apply/sdyghYqQv3/Associate-Registrar-For-Exhibitions

Contact:

Morgan Webb
morgan.webb@philamuseum.org
2156847880


Collections Specialist | Adler Planetarium posted Oct 18, 2022

1300 South DuSable Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
United States
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Salary: $40,000-$45,000

The Adler Planetarium is seeking a Collections Specialist to join our dynamic team located on Chicago's Museum Campus. This position is responsible for assisting with access to, the care of, and record keeping of the Adler Planetarium's important collection that explores the history of astronomy and the enduring human connection with the sky. The collections include historic scientific instruments, rare books, and works on paper. This person will assist with the development of initiatives using Adler Planetarium collections and digital assets, including databases and material accessible to the public through digital channels.

For more info: Collections Specialist

How to apply:

To apply: https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/career-opportunities/

Contact:

Jennifer Long
recruiting@adlerplanetarium.org
312-542-2437


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