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Collections Manager [Franklin and Marshall College]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 11, 1974 in job announcements |

Application priority deadline July 21, 2014

Franklin & Marshall College invites qualified candidates for the position of Collections Manager at the Phillips Museum of Art. Reporting to the director of the museum, this full-time, year-round position is responsible for overseeing the use, exhibition, handling, preparation, conservation, care, and inventory of the permanent collection of the Phillips Museum of Art. The Collections Manager is part of a staff of five that seeks to insure the museum is central to campus life and the academic program.

Primary responsibilities include:

Overseeing all aspects of the museum’s computerized information systems for the internal management and control of the collection.
Implementing day-to-day collections procedures in accordance with the museum’s collections management policies.
Maintaining proper storage and exhibition environments for all works in the collection including, climate controls, security, and archival housing.
Supervising access to the collection and collection documents/data.
Managing all documentation pertaining to the museum’s collection.
Coordinating and overseeing regular inventory of the collection.
Monitoring collection objects for conservation related issues.
Overseeing the processing of new acquisitions.
Implementing a publicly accessible online collections database.
Supervising the collections assistant, student workers, and interns in the cataloging and maintenance of collections information databases.

To learn more about The Phillips Museum of Art, please click here HERE.
Job Requirements

Priority will be given to applications received by July 21, 2014, but we will continue to read applications until the position is filled.

Successful candidates must possess:

B.A. or M.A. in Art History, American Studies, Museum Studies, or related field.
At least 2 years experience working with museum collections.
Expertise in one or more academic specialties related to the Museum’s collections.
Knowledge and experience with current museum practices and innovations in the field.
Knowledge of conservation practices.
Art handling and fine art object management experience.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office systems, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Proficiency with collections management systems
The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

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