Museum Registrar: Katzen Gallery, American University

Position Title: Museum Registrar (12642)
Position Number: Museum Registrar (12642) Open Date: 9/22/2017
Department: Katzen Gallery Close Date:
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Band: Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst A
Work Hours per Week: 35-Exempt Position Type: Full-time Staff
The Registrar is part of the museum’s management team and plays a key role in ensuring the museum is a vital cultural resource through management of the museum collection and exhibition planning. Position is also responsible for coordinating, organizing, and stewardship of all artworks loaned, borrowed, exhibited and donated to the museum.  The incumbent is responsible for the documentation and preservation of the Museum’s Collection and manages the archives of the collection.
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in arts-related field required. Masters’ degree is preferred.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Museum Registrar or Collections manager, or equivalent in education, training and experience
  • Working knowledge of fine art logistics (shipping, handling, packing, and storage)
  • Experience drafting and reviewing contracts related to loans, acquisitions, transportation, and insurance for fine art collections and pieces
  • Excellent communication skills, team orientation, and knowledge of budgeting
  • Must possess ability to work independently and accurately and make reasoned decisions on short notice
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and excellent computer literacy skills
Preferred Requirements:
  • Contract negotiation experience desired
  • Familiarity and/or experience with grant proposal writing
  • Familiarity with American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accreditation policy desired
Additional Information:
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

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