Museum Registrar – Syracuse University Art Museum

The Museum Registrar at the Syracuse University Art Museum performs and manages essential museum-related collections and management tasks, managing over 45,000 collection objects, maintaining records for the collection and overseeing care, storage, and movement of collection. The registrar assists with the development and implements policies and procedures that are in keeping with best professional practice for the registration, documentation, fine art photography, packing, handling, storage, condition reports, display, and security of objects on loan to and in the SU Art Museum’s collections.

The registrar conducts ongoing TMS (The Museum System) and eMuseum database development and management, including recording locations, cataloging artworks, updating record information, unifying lexicon, accessioning, deaccessioning, and inventory. Will also manage and complete all paperwork for new museum acquisitions, including gifts, transfers, and purchases as well as monitoring environmental conditions and light levels in museum galleries and art storage.

The Syracuse University Art Museum is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education and museums to apply.


Minimum of a B.A. museum studies, collection management, or similar or related fields of study. Masters degree preferred.

Five of more years of relevant experience preferred. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.

A valid driver’s license is required.

The Syracuse University Art Museum fulfills the University’s educational mission by promoting original research, creative thinking, and increased mindfulness within the University community and beyond. As a teaching museum, it acquires and preserves works of art and uses its extensive collection to serve as a museum-laboratory for research, exploration and discussion. It aims to foster diverse and inclusive perspectives by convening students and the local and global communities.

Started in 1873 under the direction of George Fisk Comfort, who famously founded the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the museum’s permanent collection encompasses the global history of art. Numbering 45,000 objects, which are searchable on the Museum’s website (, the collection is among the top ten largest academic art museum holdings in the United States. It surveys the international history of printmaking and has extensive holdings in photography and social cartooning, as well as strong collections in 18th, 19th and 20th century American and European painting and sculpture. The collection has many other areas of strength including Korean, Japanese, pre-Columbian and modern Peruvian ceramics, Indian, West African and Oceanic art. In addition to its flagship location on the Syracuse University campus, the Museum runs the satellite Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery, located at Syracuse University’s Lubin House in New York City.

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