The Collection Registrar will assist with the care and handling of a collection that exceeds 17,000 objects. Active acquisitions program can average more than 1,500 new objects per year. Must have a thorough knowledge of and experience in all hands-on aspects of registration work including the coordination and scheduling of outsourced conservation. The applicant is expected to be able to work independently and as part of a team with flexibility and excellent communication skills.
- Work collaboratively with the collection team on the receipt of new acquisitions.
- Perform condition reports and update information in the database.
- Prepare artwork labels and wrap/house works for long-term storage.
- Identify works requiring conservation and/or new housing and update flags in the database.
- Obtain/create installation instructions for works as needed.
- Research and confirm catalogue information including reaching out to print publishers to obtain doc sheets.
- Update location of all artworks as stored.
- Facilitate safe and proper storage conditions:
- Pack all work with proper archival materials and collaborate with team on larger jobs.
- Work with art handlers to assess crate conditions and enter crate dims in database.
- Work toward switching out all non-archival materials.
- Remove any works on paper from storage in tubes.
- Create packing instructions for crated works as needed.
- Coordinate conservation treatment:
- Maintain list of work needing conservation and coordinate with conservator to obtain quotes and scheduling conservation.
- Collaborate with Exhibition Registrar on priorities for work being borrowed.
- Coordinate with preparator to pack work for shipping and track shipment
- Obtain and enter treatment reports in the database.
- Update 'Materials and Environment References' folder with relevant industry standards for handling and condition
- Notify Publication Coordinator to schedule post-treatment photography.
- Collaboratively work on IPM Program:
- Perform regular blunder trap assessments documenting insect counts and variety.
- Work toward having a condition report on all work in the collection.
- Identify all works without a condition report and create schedule to address them.
- Assist with periodic location inventories:
- Annually select areas in storage to perform spot review of location updates.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Collections.
Experience, training, skills required:
- Excellent project management skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively in a fasted paced team environment.
- High level of written and oral communication skills.
- Accuracy and attention to details.
- Ability to be flexible and manage multiple projects at the same time.
- Excellent knowledge of art handling practices, particularly with works on paper.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite and Photoshop, Art Systems a plus.
- Bachelor's degree in art, art history, or related field.
- Three years of experience in museum registration.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:
No travel required.
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