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Museum Registrar - World Awareness Children's Museum

  • June 17, 2022 2:31 PM
    Message # 12820174
    Mili Gonzalez (Administrator)

    Job Location: World Awareness Children's Museum - 89 Warren St, Glens Falls, NY 12801

    Job Title: Museum Registrar

    Institution: World Awareness Children's Museum

    Institution Website: www.worldchildrensmuseum.org

    About the Institution: The World Awareness Children’s Museum (WACM) is chartered by the NY Department of Education to “bring our diverse world to children.” This mission is advanced through its interactive exhibitions, its international youth art exchange program, its educational programs, and its exhibitions for loan.

    POSITION OBJECTIVE:

    Working closely with the Curator and Executive Director, the Registrar is responsible for keeping all records relating to the museum’s collections and those pieces on loan for the purposes of exhibition, program, or study.

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Manage accessioning, cataloging, storing, and deaccessioning of the permanent and educational collections, including art, artifacts, and educational objects.

    Manage the administration of collection loans with respect to shipping, receiving, packing and unpacking of collection items. Will correspond with the appropriate agencies regarding expenses, arrangements, etc.; records and reports to appropriate agency on condition of works for traveling exhibitions, loans to other institutions, and for storage purposes.

    Oversee and implement the museum’s Collection Plan using the Collection Management Policy as a guideline.

    Manage the International Youth Art Collection and Exchange program.

    Develop and maintain a working familiarity with the museum’s growing collections.

    Responsible for document preparation and maintenance of permanent records and photographs of the collection, which are both computerized and on paper.

    Arrange for photography of collection items with the Marketing & Communications Coordinator.

    Responsible for preparation and packaging of artwork for various exhibitions, loans, and displays.

    Responsible for transportation and shipping of artwork as necessary.

    Work in tandem with the Curator to achieve curatorial goals.

    Assists with exhibitions and placement of items as necessary.

    And other related duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

    One to three years related museum experience.

    Demonstrated expertise in care and record keeping of collections.

    Experience with collections software, preferably PastPerfect or equivalent.

    OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

    Detail-oriented with excellent organizational ability

    Excellent communication and writing skills

    This Position is: In-Person

    Position Type: Part-Time

    Salary range: $16 per hour

    Benefits: Health Insurance, Complimentary Museum Membership

    How to Apply: Please visit https://www.indeed.com/cmp/World-Awareness-Children's-Museum-2

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