The newly expanded and renovated Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, seeks an experienced registrar to manage the process and implementation of acquiring, documenting, storing, maintaining, caring for, and lending objects from the museum’s collection of over 65,000 works of art and material culture.
The registrar manages the registration department, including its budget, and the work of the associate and assistant registrars, and serves as the principal department liaison with administrators, curators, and exhibitions staff. Included within the scope of the registrar’s work is also prioritizing photography of the collection in consultation with director, curators, and exhibitions coordinator, ensuring that collections policies are accurate and up to date, coordinating the rolling inventory and processing of objects, acting as chief liaison to the college’s office of risk management and insurance carrier, coordinating conservation work with curators and various conservators/conservation labs, and is the primary registrarial liaison on exhibitions, including shipping, insurance, packing, crating, condition reports, courier arrangements, and preparation of loan forms.
Candidates should have five to seven years of museum registration experience, three to five of them in a management capacity. A bachelor’s degree in museum studies, art history, anthropology, or related field or equivalent experience is required, with a master’s preferred. Candidates should also have knowledge of current policies and standards on collections care and management and conservation assessment, and demonstrated experience in art handling best practices, departmental budgeting, and exhibitions organization and management.
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Dartmouth College is an AA/EOE employer.