Registrar [Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE]


The Delaware Art Museum seeks an experienced Registrar with working knowledge of collections management software such as The Museum System (TMS). The successful candidate will perform registration, collections management, and collections care including conservation, documentation, handling, installation, shipping, storage, preservation of works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection, loans, long term loans, and special exhibitions as needed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organizing all aspects of incoming and outgoing movement of works of art being considered for gift, purchase or study; the accessioning of all objects acquired by the museum including deeds of gift, photography, copyright clearance, condition reporting, data entry in TMS, and creation of manual object files. The Registrar will generate related documents such as Delaware Art Museum outgoing loan agreements, condition reports, insurance paperwork, and receipts and will arrange all packing, transportation and installation details for the loans including any courier requirements. Other duties include the annual renewal of long term loans and assisting with the loan related activities associated with temporary exhibitions. Additional duties involve administering (the office of) Rights and Reproductions, including fulfillment of electronic image reproduction requests internally and from external clients and billing for external clients.

The position reports to the Chief Registrar and works collaboratively with Curators and Preparators. The position will interact with borrowers, lenders, insurance representatives, shipping, and transport agents.

A unique regional art museum, the Delaware Art Museum is located on an 11-acre site in the Brandywine Valley within easy driving distance of Philadelphia. It features an internationally renowned collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, spectacular holdings of American painting, sculpture, and work on paper, with particular strengths in the art of John Sloan, the Ashcan School, Howard Pyle and American Illustration art. It includes site-specific installations by Dale Chihuly and James Turrell. With enhanced education programs and services such as a unique research library, an interactive gallery for young children, a café and an expanded store, the Museum serves a broad, diverse and growing community.


Knowledge of art history and experience using The Museum System (TMS) are preferred. Minimum requirements: Bachelors Degree in Art History or related discipline and 2-4 years experience working as a Registrar. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and research skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines and work on several different projects simultaneously are also required.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits program.

We invite you to apply. The deadline for applications is December 11, 2015.    Please send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations.  To learn more about this position and the Delaware Art Museum, please visit our website.

Job Information
  • Wilmington, Delaware, 19806, United States
  • 25906330
  • November 23, 2015
  • Registrar
  • Delaware Art Museum
  • Registrar/Collections Management
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 2-3 Years
  • 0-10%

Director of Marketing [Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY]


Director of Marketing

Job Description

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, founded in 1957, is one of the premier cultural institutions in upstate New York and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The Museum’s 65,000 square feet of exhibitions are dedicated to telling the story of one of America’s most unique regions, its residents, and many visitors. The year-round staff includes 35 full and part time employees with an additional 50 employees added to the staff during the May – October season.  The operating budget is approximately $5M. Under the leadership of a new Executive Director, the Museum is embarking on an exciting period of growth and change. Detailed information about the Museum and its programs is available at

The Museum is currently seeking an entrepreneurial marketing professional to develop, manage, and implement marketing strategies that will result in audience growth, increased visibility, and sustained philanthropic giving. The incumbent will be responsible for developing marketing strategies utilizing a combination of traditional and new media marketing techniques to promote the museum’s exhibitions, programs and events. In 2017, 19,000 square feet of dynamic new exhibitions designed by a world class team of consultants will be introduced in celebration of the Museum’s 60th anniversary.  The Director of Marketing will be responsible for refreshing the institutional brand, overseeing the redesign of the website, and other initiatives to help introduce the new visitor experiences to the public.  The Director of Marketing will report to the Executive Director and supervise two FT employees. S/he will be a member of the senior management team. The salary is competitive and benefits are excellent.


Job Requirements

Candidates must have 5-10 years experience as a marketing professional (preferably with a museum, cultural organization, or other not-for-profit organization), and a Bachelors degree in Marketing, Communications, Advertising or Public Relations. Experience developing and implementing marketing and communications plans required. Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience working with websites to reach audiences and the ability to work effectively with various forms of media.  Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) are required. Send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to:

Adirondack Museum

Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Mgr.

PO Box 99, Blue Mt. Lake, NY  12812


Job Information
  • Blue Mountain Lake, New York, 12812, United States
  • 25319805
  • November 23, 2015
  • Director of Marketing
  • Adirondack Museum
  • Public Relations/Marketing
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship [San Antonio Museum of Art, TX]


The San Antonio Museum of Art will sponsor a post-doctoral research fellowship in the history of art and material culture, awarded for the two-year period beginning January 2016. The fellowship is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and offers a stipend of $42,000/year. While in residence in San Antonio, the Mellon fellow will have the opportunity for scholarly research, exhibition and publication in one of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collecting areas. The fellow will be encouraged to consult with a professional conservator to provide support and to spur new research about the objects in the collections. The fellowship is available in many areas of specialization, including Egyptian Art, Greek Art, Ancient Near Eastern Art, Islamic Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Korean Art, Vietnamese Art, Japanese Art, Himalayan and Indian Art, Oceanic Art and Aboriginal Art.


The San Antonio Museum of Art invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship. Applicants’ scholarship should focus on one of the areas listed above, with particular emphasis on some aspect of material culture, and a keen interest in object-based research, curatorial work, and exhibition development. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a solid grasp of their methodology for both research and presentation.


The fellow will utilize the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art to frame a research project and organize an exhibition. A related publication conveying the essence of the research will be produced. The fellow will also deliver at least one lecture to the public at the Museum.


As a part of an increasingly diverse community and in keeping with the goals of the Association of Art Museum Directors, the San Antonio Museum of Art is committed to diversity. The Museum encourages individuals from groups that are historically underrepresented in the curatorial profession, such as African-Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, to apply.


The fellow will be eligible for the benefits package offered to all Museum employees.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the fellowship for the 2016/2017—2017/2018 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2011. Applicants who have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2016 are eligible.


Application Procedures

Applicants should submit the following materials by February 1, 2016 to be considered for the fellowship:


    1. Cover page with: (a) Full name and home institution; (b) Date of Ph.D.; (c) Research interest(s); (d) Referees’ names and emails
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Detailed statement of research interests
    4. One writing sample [30-page limit]
    5. Three letters of recommendation. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly. Letters must be received on or before January 15, 2016

About the San Antonio Museum of Art and San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio Museum ( is an encyclopedic museum with collections spanning the globe and more than 5000 years of history.   The San Antonio Museum of Art is located on the north side of downtown San Antonio on a beautiful campus located on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River.   Visitorship currently reaches 160,000 visitors per year. The strong collections are supplemented by a robust and ambitious program of special exhibitions that further the reach of our collections to our citizens.   San Antonio is currently the seventh largest city in the U.S. with a rich cultural history stretching back 300 years. Vibrant economic growth and rapidly growing population make San Antonio one of the nation’s top “brain gain” cities.


The San Antonio Museum of art is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.


For further information, please contact Elda Martinez, Director of Human Resources, at (210) 978-8150 or


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the fellowship for the 2016/2017—2017/2018 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2011. Applicants who have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2016 are eligible.

Job Information
  • San Antonio, Texas, 78215, United States
  • 25883158
  • November 22, 2015
  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship
  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Curator
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • 1-2 Years
  • Ph.D.
  • 0-10%

Registrar and Exhibitions Manager [The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA]


Position Purpose

The Registrar and Exhibitions Manager serves as the liaison for the Exhibition Department with the other Museum departments. S/he is responsible for maintaining and disseminating up-to-date and accurate information, including the prospectus for each exhibition, approved images and texts, exhibitions rules and requirements, and curatorial statements.  S/he coordinates scheduling with facilities rentals and special events, coordinates contracts and prepares departmental budgets. S/he is responsible for the transportation of art objects to and from The Museum, and for their safe handling and exhibition according to museum best practices. This role also encompasses the marketing and coordination of traveling exhibitions generated by The Museum.  The Contemporary Jewish Museum is a non-collecting institution.

The Registrar and Exhibitions Manager reports to the Chief Curator, work closely with the Chief Preparator, and supervise on-call Registrar Assistants.

Essential Job Responsibilities

• Develop and manage exhibitions department budget with the Chief Curator and in consultation with the Chief Preparator.  Analyze cost options, and develop recommendations for cost efficiencies and revenue generation.

• Coordinate exhibition contracts with the COO and Chief Curator; monitor terms and compliance during contract periods.  Serve as liaison with visual artists on contract matters.  Communicate requirements of lenders to Chief Preparator.

• Update and disseminate exhibitions calendar.  Maintain internal department calendar with key dates and ensure smooth coordination with building maintenance activities, facilities rentals, and special events.

• Manage rights and reproductions and other record-keeping related to incoming and outgoing loans.  Administer legal forms for registration activity (loan agreements, receipt/release, gift agreement, etc), logs, and other appropriate forms.

• Manage insurance coverage for exhibition loans, including calculating requirements, processing claims, and coordinating insurance certificates.

• Maintain and update The CJM Standard Facility Report working with the Chief Preparator; distribute reports to lenders.

• Perform condition reports of exhibition materials upon entry and exit of The CJM.  Coordinate movement of exhibition material at off-site storage locations.

• Oversee conservation of objects.  Supervise packing and framing.

• Monitor gallery and storage environments, and security related to art storage and exhibitions.  Advise facilities and/or security staff on requirements specific to each exhibition. Advise exhibitions department on display and other collection or exhibition issues.

• Participate in marketing planning for CJM-originated touring exhibitions with Chief Curator and in consultation with senior management team.   Participate in promoting and arranging future touring exhibitions.

• Oversee the installation of traveling exhibitions at other venues; arrange packing, transport and couriers, and/or serve as The CJM courier if needed.

• Develop, maintain and enforce policies and procedures for the exhibitions department and all registration activity.

• Manage original registration records of all objects owned by The CJM or housed at Museum facilities, including the EmBARK database.  Address issues related to cataloguing, care, preservation and storage of art works under the care of The CJM.

• Maintain exhibition archive.

• Serve as The CJM’s primary security coordinator for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screenings and inspections.

• Participate in local, regional and national conferences as appropriate.


Job Qualifications

  • B.A. degree in art history, museum studies, or related field; M.A. preferred.
  • Minimum five years as a Registrar or similar position in a museum coordination experience in increasingly responsible positions.
  • Expertise in standard museum registration practices including cataloguing, conservation, and storage practices; packing, crating, and shipping practices; and legal and insurance issues.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience negotiating and coordinating with artists, vendors and insurance companies on requirements and agreements.
  • Experience with EmbARK database software preferred.
  • Experience managing others effectively and working collaboratively in team settings.
  • Strong project and budget management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Physical requirements

  • Extensive reading and writing skills via computer; ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
  • Open space work cube environment with light background noise.
  • Excellent manual dexterity, visual and hearing acuity.
  • Ability to be on your feet up to seven hours a day.


Job Information
  • San Francisco, California, 94103, United States
  • 25859107
  • November 21, 2015
  • Registrar and Exhibitions Manager
  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Registrar/Collections Management
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%

Executive Director [C.R. Smith Museum, Fort Worth, TX]


Position Summary: As a member of the Corporate Communications/Employee Engagement team, this individual will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the C.R. Smith Museum, a 501c3 associated with American Airlines.  The executive director (ED) also will lead the development and implementation of a potential museum redesign, enhance fundraising and marketing efforts and oversee a team of 11 people.



  • In partnership with its board of directors, sets the strategic direction ensuring profitable museum programs for the public and engaging opportunities for employees and retirees.
  • Develops, maintains, and supports a strong Board of Directors; actively engaging and energizing volunteers, event committees and partnering organizations
  • Develops and implements annual operating/fundraising plans in partnership with the Board of Directors to ensure the successful achievement of goals
  • Leads and oversees the volunteer engagement efforts
  • Collaborates with internal communications partners to create effective communication plans that inform and inspire our employees from our diverse workgroups throughout the system

Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, business or related field

  • Minimum 8 years relatable museum experience with proven results
  • Passion for aviation preferred
  • Demonstrated strength in partnering with volunteer boards with the ability to cultivate existing board member relations; experience in an executive director role preferred
  • Proven skills in managing and leading a team
  • Passion for the mission – a record of being fully committed to advancing education, particularly STEM – inspiring minds in all sectors of the community.
  • Possess business and financial (P&L) experience to ensure healthy financial operations in a customer-focused, high-transaction environment.
  • Success in working with a board of directors and the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships; ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Robust experience in marketing, community development and fundraising
  • Flexibility to travel as needed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), and various social media platforms
Job Information
  • Fort Worth, Texas, 76155, United States
  • 25857844
  • November 20, 2015
  • Executive Director C.R. Smith Museum
  • American Airlines
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years
  • 0-10%