The Collections Manager of the Meadows Museum of Art manages the collection, preservation, and interpretation of visual artworks in the museum’s permanent collection and assists with loaned works while they are in the museum’s care.
- Maintaining American Alliance of Museum accreditation standards for collections care.
- Overseeing the storage conditions, preservation, and conservation of collection items including drawings, paintings, photographs, textiles, and sculptures.
- Maintaining records for collection items including physical and digital files, outgoing loan agreements, and insurance records.
- Identifying grant opportunities for collection care.
- Serve on the museum’s Permanent Collection Committee by providing reports on collection needs and assisting in identifying and proposing acquisitions and de-accessions from the collection.
- Facilitating the development of regular exhibitions from items in the collection.
- Managing collections access and information requests from the public, researchers, and institutions.
- Collaborating with the Art and Visual Culture department to support collections-related student learning opportunities.
- Developing educational programming and interpretive resources pertaining to collection items.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
- BA degree, preferably in art, art history, museum studies, or a related field.
- Previous museum or gallery experience.
- Excellent record keeping, attention to detail, computer and clerical skills.
- Advanced degree in related field or experience working with multi-disciplinary collections.
- Demonstrable knowledge of best-practice art and artifact handling/packing/shipping methods.
- Experience with Past Perfect or other museum collection management software.
- French, written.
- Physical ability to move objects weighing up to 50 pounds, to climb stairs and ladders, to stoop, kneel, and crouch preferred.
To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher learning, and a list of three references to:
Department of Human Resources
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
Candidates are invited to visit the College’s website at www.centenary.edu/jobs. Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South. Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $16.92 – $25.38 per hour
- Monday to Friday
Work Location: In person
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