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.
- Wilmington, Delaware, 19806, United States
- November 23, 2015
- Delaware Art Museum
- Registrar/Collections Management
- 2-3 Years