Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has since expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (opened 1997) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (currently in development). Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum. More information about the foundation can be found at guggenheim.org.
There are no direct reports associated with this position.
• Plan, arrange and record all shipping details to and from the museum, including: crate building, packing, freight forwarding, and travel arrangements for couriers for major international collection and loan exhibitions.
• Develop exhibition budgets, negotiate costs with vendors, manage budgets and re-forecast budgets through duration of project.
• Manage exhibitions in the TMS database.
• Coordinate with exhibition team to plan installation and courier schedules and assist in managing the installation flow.
• Work with exhibition curators and lenders to coordinate all assembly and dispersal details.
• Review lender-generated contracts with Director of Registration and Art Services and Legal staff, and negotiate terms with lenders as appropriate.
• Prepare relevant sections of U.S. Government Indemnity Proposals and applications for Immunity from Seizure, and update insurance value spreadsheets.
• Prepare and issue certificates of insurance.
• Prepare condition report books and damage reports as necessary.
• Receive and release works of art and generate accompanying paperwork.
• Assign loan numbers, direct unpacking, and make packing notes and condition reports for art works arriving at the Museum.
• Generate loan receipts and receipts of delivery.
• Reconcile exhibition invoices, code for payment and submit to department head for final approval.
• Confirm loan values with Curatorial Department as necessary.
• Maintain and update exhibition and related registrar records, create wall lists, archive files and records from closed exhibitions.
• Conduct periodic condition inspection of exhibitions.
• Provide backup department assistance and courier collection loans when available.
Qualifications and Requirements:
• BA in Art History or Museum Studies, MA preferred, or comparable work experience.
• Minimum of 5 years of international exhibition registration experience with a major museum, or equivalent.
• Working knowledge of 20th Century art and a familiarity with artists’ materials.
• Strong foundation in exhibition and collection management procedures.
• Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
• Strong computer skills.
• Must be willing to travel.
• Foreign language skills preferred.
The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, life, disability, and retirement plan coverage. Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.