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Collections Manager [The Watermill Center]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 28, 1972 in job announcements |

The Watermill Center, a performance art center on the east end of Long Island,  has an art collection of over 8,000 objects ranging from contemporary prints, photographs and found objects to African, Indonesian, and Oceanic art. A majority of the collection and on-going acquisitions are focused on Oceanic art.

Responsibilities include managing all incoming acquisitions, maintaining all collection records, maintaining and updating the collections database, managing all shipping, and managing professional photography project of the collection. The right candidate will be able to conduct research on the art collection, specifically Oceanic and Indonesian art, and conduct public tours of the collection, building and history of The Watermill Center.

Based full-time, year round, at The Watermill Center, but must be available to occasionally travel to New York City and a storage facility on Long Island.

Due to the collaborative nature of The Watermill Center all staff, regardless of position, are required to assist with performances and events both in Water Mill and occasionally New York City.

Salary commensurate with experience, full medical and dental insurance, and vacation.

Requirements:  Master’s degree in art history or museum science, strong attention to detail, must be a self-starter comfortable working independently and collaboratively, comfortable with public speaking, valid driver’s license required.  Must be able to work on a Mac; must have knowledge of Word and Excel.

Please send cover letter and resume to Kristin Fabrizio, kristin.fabrizio@watermillcenter.org, with Collections Manager in the subject line.

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