The ICA seeks a Senior Registrar to provide high-level administration of the ICA’s registration practices within the Curatorial Department. He/she manages the operations of the registration department – assesses resource needs, anticipates and recommends adjustments as required; prepares and administers the budget for the registration department; assists in the development of special project budgets; ensures compliance with prevailing museum standards relating to collections and exhibitions management; develops and implements museum-wide systems and procedures for effective exhibitions management in consultation with senior staff. With a broad knowledge of contemporary art and the inherent complexities of such works, the Senior Registrar anticipates issues before they arise, communicates directly with colleagues and takes appropriate action to ensure the security of each exhibition at all times while making every effort to help the ICA attain its ambitious programmatic goals. Essential responsibilities include negotiating loans of art to and from the museum, preparing exhibition tours both nationally and internationally and advancing the utility of TMS database. The Senior Registrar directs the Assistant Registrar and makes crew assignments while overseeing the installation of artworks. Schedule includes significant domestic and international travel, and some nights and weekend hours in conjunction with installations and touring exhibitions. Ability to operate office equipment and general mobility throughout the building required
Bachelor’s degree in art, art history or related area required. 10 years of progressive museum registration experience required. Experience with organizing touring exhibitions and budget management required. Facility with Microsoft Office suite and collections databases required. 3-5 years’ experience managing employees, contractors and teams, and must possess flexibility in management approach to understand and quickly adjust to overseeing both registration staff and installation crew as well as with interactions with other departments. The successful candidate must be professional and organized; highly motivated, having the ability to handle multiple projects in various stages of development with demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, juggle multiple duties and tasks, and meet deadlines. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relationship management skills, and work well as part of a team.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary history email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. When applying, include “Senior Registrar” in the subject line of email.
The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
April 15, 2016