The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Registrar. This is a two-year limited-term, full-time exempt position with the possibility of renewal. The Assistant Registrar will report to the museum’s Registrar and will support collections management activities related to the upcoming move of the permanent collection to a new facility for the Palmer Museum in the Arboretum at Penn State. The Assistant Registrar will create and provide documentation for the collection move using the collections management system TMS Collections and will assist with packing and transferring objects between locations as needed.
The Assistant Registrar will ensure that object movement information is accurately and correctly recorded in TMS, the museum’s collections management system. They will create and edit object records, and will create, organize, and maintain reports from TMS using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, providing reports to members of the art move teams as needed.
The Assistant Registrar will be a member of the art move team and will assist with packing and transfer of works between buildings. They will support appropriate object cleaning and handling, storage, and installation/deinstallation as directed, and will assist with storing/rehousing objects in appropriate archival materials.
The Assistant Registrar will provide support for museum staff users of TMS and Gallery System products, and assist with TMS training for new museum staff, interns, and volunteers.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in museum studies, art history, or related field preferred
- Prior experience working with TMS required; experience with eMuseum preferred
- Prior experience working with Office365 suite; knowledge of Planner preferred
- Strong data management and time management skills, with a rigorous attention to detail
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects and prioritize workflow
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Must be able to sit at a workstation or computer for extended periods of time.
Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State’s historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a kaleidoscope of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace.
The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is working to establish a culture of anti-racism and anti-oppression that embraces individual identities, fosters a culture of inclusion, and promotes equity through curricula, values, standards, ideals, policies, and practices. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of their experience with, and interest in, contributing to these goals.
The College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State is working to establish a culture of anti-racism and anti-oppression that embraces individual identities, fosters a culture of inclusion, and promotes equity through curricula, values, standards, ideals, policies, and practices. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of their experience with, and interest in, contributing to these goals.
Evidence of equitable considerations, awareness, and practice with regard to inclusive practices in educating diverse student bodies and working with a diverse faculty, staff, or work populations to cultivate a culture that supports success and enables all members of a community to thrive.
To be considered for this position, you will need to submit a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, you will want to address how equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging relate to your professional experience.
For more information on the Palmer Museum of Art please visit our website https://palmermuseum.psu.edu/
Penn State Job site:
Categories: Job Postings