Assistant Registrar – Temporary Position
The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking an experienced Assistant Registrar on a full-time temporary basis. Under the direction of the Registrar for the Collection and in collaboration with the Registrars for Exhibitions, the successful candidate will work closely with Curatorial, Conservation, Collection Management, and Exhibition Planning departments to provide support for PEM’s outgoing loans and traveling exhibitions from February 2016 through September 2016. The Assistant Registrar will coordinate all aspects of the outgoing loan program and assist with the coordination, receipt, preparation of condition reporting, loan and invoice processing, shipment processing, and other administrative tasks for exhibitions as assigned.
The position requires two years of museum experience (preferably art museums) and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices for loans, changing and traveling exhibitions. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art are required. Strong planning and organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and an energetic can-do attitude are essential. Candidates must be technically savvy, with proficiency in MS Office suite.
Candidates must have a BA in Art, Art History or Museum Studies, or relevant combination of education and experience. Completion of a graduate program is preferred.
Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements, firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
February 01, 2016