The Exhibitions Registrar and Installation Manager is a key member of a dynamic Exhibitions Department at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, which curates and/or organizes two major loan shows per year with at least one of these regularly based upon international loans. Reporting to the Exhibitions Director and Chief Curator, this important position oversees all the logistical aspects of implementing both in-house and traveling exhibitions, managing all practical matters pertaining to exhibition organization, installation, deinstallation, and exhibition tours.

Prior to installation, the position works with registrarial counterparts at lending institutions to ensure lender requirements are met with respect to object packing, transport, object handling, and installation, as well as prepares detailed and ongoing registrarial and installation budgets for approval by the Exhibitions Director and Chief Curator. He/she works directly with shipping agents and, when necessary, international customs agents, to ensure timely delivery of objects, and participates in design meetings to ensure that all lender display requirements are met in installation plans. The position also works closely with case fabricators on planning and implementation of design.

During exhibition installation and deinstallation, the position oversees all aspects related to object display, condition reporting, maintaining storage and supplies, and coordinating courier schedules/accommodations. The position schedules and oversees temporary staff of art handlers, mount makers, and other installation specialists, and works collaboratively with other members of the exhibition team to ensure that object presentation is harmonious with graphic, label, and digital installation plans.

With exhibition tours, he/she travels to other venues to oversee the installation of the exhibition and ensure that lender requirements continue to be met. Throughout the exhibition project timeline, the position maintains an archive of loan forms, insurance agreements, and tour venue facility reports.

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Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies or art-related field.

Preferred Education: Master’s degree in Museum Studies or art-related field.

Required Experience: 5-7 years experience in a comparable institution.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must be diplomatic, organized, detail-oriented, and a problem-solver. Must be able to work independently as well as within a team setting. Facility with computers (Mac-based, Filemaker-Pro, Word, with an emphasis on Excel) and budgetary acumen.

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Job Information
  • New York, United States, 10028, United States
  • 28688825
  • May 24, 2016
  • Exhibitions Registrar and Installations Manager
  • Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
  • Registrar/Collections Management
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years
  • 10-25%