Working closely with the Chief Registrar and other museum colleagues, the Associate Registrar, Loans and Offsite storage, fulfills registration and collections management responsibilities related to all incoming and outgoing loan and offsite storage activity. Key responsibilities include the care, handling, and oversight of objects for incoming and outgoing loans to and from the permanent collection. Experience with museum registration methods, condition reporting, insurance, contracts and related legal documentation, and knowledge of governmental and other regulations required. This position also oversees the day to day operations of CMOA’s offsite collections storage. Working closely with the Chief Preparator, Chief Registrar, Curators and Collections staff, this position coordinates the safe packing and shipping of works to and from CMOA’s offsite storage, as well as, facilitates access and maintains accurate inventories.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A bachelor’s degree in museum administration, art history, or related field is required, a master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred. 3-5 years of work experience in a registrar’s office is required. High proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and experience with collections management systems is required. Knowledge of a foreign language is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: The candidate must knowledgeable about fine arts shipping protocols (including governmental regulations) and related record-keeping; must also be familiar with museum standards for conservation, preservation, and object handling. Superior organizational capabilities, attention to accuracy, excellent oral and written communication, and problem-solving skills are essential. S/he must have proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, and be able to supervise interns and volunteers. S/he must be able to undertake long- and short-term travel by car, truck, train, and plane. S/he should be able to regularly lift 40 lbs. and stand or sit for long periods of time, occasionally in inclement weather. Some evenings and weekend hours are required.


Contact Person: Christian Snyder Phone: 412 622 3310
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