The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Museum presents original, traveling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Museum maintains an active museum collection of over 5,000 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The gallery programs and/or manages 3 spaces – the Samek Art Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, and collection study room), Downtown Art Gallery, and off-site collections storage – totaling 4,500 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 4,000 of storage and work space. The Galleries produce, on average, 12 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually.
The Registrar & Exhibition Manager is responsible for the documentation, care, and handling of artworks managed by the museum either temporarily (i.e. traveling exhibitions) or permanently (i.e. museum collection.) The Registrar & Exhibition Manager reports to the Museum Director and fulfills their duties in accordance with campus, state, and federal policies and laws as well as in keeping with museum and gallery professional practices.
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