Company Name: 

Anchorage Museum Association


625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact Name: 

Ann Kjera




Job Description: 

The Anchorage Museum connects people, expands perspectives, and encourages global dialog about the North and its distinct environment. Exploring the intersection of art, history and science, the Anchorage Museum shares multiple perspectives and experiences that tell a greater story.

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The Anchorage Museum is recruiting for an experienced collections Registrar to join its team. The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of registration for incoming loan objects, temporary exhibitions, and outgoing loaned works from the Museum’s collection. This position assists with Museum-organized traveling exhibitions, object packing for travel, and monitoring of all loans while in the museum building, ensuring coordination and management in accordance with industry standards and best practices. The incumbent also coordinates with and assists museum staff on all exhibition projects, planning, and programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Administer all aspects of incoming and outgoing loans, including all registration records for legal documentation, correspondence with borrowers/lenders, shippers and customs agents
  • Perform associated registration activities including packing, installation and de-installation, data management, courier travel, and coordination of insurance coverage
  • Maintain best practices for fine arts packing, object handling, storage, lighting, and other environmental standards, etc.
  • Negotiate loan agreement terms and reviews all loan agreements for compliance with Museum standards and best practices
  • Determine museum fine arts insurance requirements and negotiate necessary coverage, in consultation with the Museum’s Chief Financial Officer
  • Oversee loans for other institutions working with the Anchorage Museum
  • Maintain and coordinate all documentation and records associated with museum loans and travelling, in-house generated exhibitions
  • Participate in exhibition planning, program planning, and incoming and outgoing traveling exhibitions, including budget management, logistics planning and schedule management
  • Act as main point of contact for partnering institutions, organizations, and artists regarding object loans
  • Prepare, update, and maintain Museum General Facility Report and insurance reports
  • Monitor climate and light levels in galleries and Museum spaces; coordinate with Chief Conservator to ensure accordance with published regulatory standards
  • Work with collections information on management of exhibition and loan-related collections database (TMS) reporting
  • Develop and support programming to promote access to collections, both in person and online
  • Work with Sr. Collections Manager to coordinate and manage object storage, condition reporting, and maintain all loan storage in accordance with museum and industry standards (including IPM and climate)
  • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions
  • Travel with exhibitions and loans as assigned
  • Work with Museum staff to promote internal and external access to collections, including active use by various departments, including education, research, exhibitions, and programs
  • Serve as point of contact for receipt and release of after-hour shipments of loan objects 


  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional museum standards and museum procedures, including methods of handling, packing, shipping, storage, and installing/de-installing art and artifacts and temporary exhibitions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of collections registration and accessioning processes
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • Excellent time management, problem solving, and analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to assess priorities and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of Museum stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of collections databases and reports, TMS, and Crystal Reports preferred
  • Ability to present, advocate, and support public access and collaboration in museum collections


  • Master’s degree in art history, history, anthropology, museum studies, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a Registrar
  • Must have prior experience with loans registration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of collections databases and reports, TMS and Crystal Reports preferred
  • Supervisory and budget management experience preferred.


If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity, please log on to our website to review the complete job description. Interested parties may complete an employment application and submit it along with a resume and cover letter via email, fax or mail. Please note we are unable to accept resumes in place of an employment application.

Anchorage Museum
Attn: Human Resources
625 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 929-9200 tel  

The AMA will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex or marital status or who is a 'qualified individual with a disability,' as that phrase is defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. AMA will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status or physical or mental disability.