Registrar/Collections Manager – Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA

(full-time, 12-month position)

Lehigh University Art Galleries seeks a knowledgeable, highly organized, digitally proficient and detail-oriented individual for the position of Museum Registrar / Collections Manager.  Successful candidates will demonstrate proficiency in applying the highest standards and best practices from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) to the university art museum context, and be positioned to draw upon their network of professional colleagues and resources in order to problem-solve and advance organizational priorities.  The successful candidate should be comfortable working in a high-volume, fast-paced environment, and have a demonstrated track record in managing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining the highest quality of work.  Reporting to the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, the Registrar/Collections Manager works with a highly collaborative Collections & Exhibitions team to oversee a collection of 18,000+ works of art in a dynamic academic setting.  Responsibilities include direct physical care and tracking of the collection, training and direct supervision of student interns, part-time staff and volunteers, records management (digital and analog), management of the storage environment, loan and legal transactions, accessions and deaccessions, regular reporting and tracking of collections inventory for both internal and external stakeholders, regular communication with colleagues in Development, Treasurer’s Office and related departments, and collections-related donor stewardship.  Candidates with experience in museum accreditation are strongly encouraged to apply.  Familiarity with PastPerfect, TMS, or other CMS platforms desired, along with experience with data migration between platforms.  Experience with digital asset management systems and collections digitization is also desirable.

About Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG)

LUAG is a free art museum located at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Tracing our roots to 1926, the current museum cares for a permanent collection of over 18,000 works of art from diverse cultures and time periods, including over 50 outdoor sculptures.  Through exhibitions, programs, and community engagement, we are a resource for all who wish to view, study, or teach with works of art.

We are committed to making the collection and exhibitions inclusive and accessible, both in person and online, for individual and collective learning, teaching, scholarship, creative practices, civic engagement, and general enjoyment. LUAG presents a variety of free public programs annually that range from lectures and symposia to hands-on artmaking and student-led workshops that foster meaningful encounters with art and ideas.

Visit for more information about our mission, vision, and values. 

About Lehigh University

Lehigh Universitywas founded in 1865 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania by Asa Packer, an industrial pioneer and entrepreneur.  Lehigh’s 5,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students pursue degree programs through the doctoral level in the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, business, education, and engineering. The university has three contiguous campuses on 1600 acres and more than 4.3 million square feet of classroom, laboratory, office, and living space.  Lehigh’s home of Bethlehem, PA is a city of 75,000 that reflects the diverse cultures of its Moravian founders and the waves of immigrant families drawn to work the blast furnaces of the once-mighty Bethlehem Steel.

Lehigh University is located 90 minutes from New York City, and 60 minutes from Philadelphia. 

To apply, submit application materials no later than Monday, April 4, 2022 to:

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