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Registrar, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

  • February 14, 2020 2:17 PM
    Message # 8747688

    POSTED: 2/14/2020

    JOB TITLE: Registrar

    ORGANIZATION: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY

    ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the history of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting our collections for a global audience, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our National Pastime.

    JOB SUMMARY: Manage daily operations of the museum’s collections department.


    Responsible for accessioning and cataloging new three-dimensional acquisitions and entering data into digital asset management system.

    Process gift agreements and associated donation paperwork.

    Process incoming and outgoing loan agreements and associated loan paperwork.

    Generate monthly, quarterly and yearly statistical and insurance-related reports.

    Review and confirm research for 3-D donations.

    Monitor and document all artifact movement within and outside of the building and update records.

    Maintain all electronic and manual collection management records for three-dimensional materials.

    Assist collections and curatorial staff in the management of museum artifacts on exhibit, on loan or out for conservation.

    Manage collections department interns and volunteers.

    Provide a presence for public programming, special events and associated museum outreach.

    Other duties as assigned.


    Digitize museum materials in response to requests from internal and external entities.

    Interact with on-site patrons, photographers, researchers, lenders and donors.

    Field public inquiries regarding collections from all HOF departments.

    Serve as event staff for Classic and Induction Weekends and other events as assigned.

    Assist with periodic inventories of 3-D collections on exhibit and in storage.


    EDUCATION – Master’s degree in related field.

    EXPERIENCE – Minimum three years of experience in a museum collections department. Must possess an extensive knowledge of professional standards regarding object handling, collections management, and documentation systems. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

    ABILITIES – Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Knowledge and appreciation of the National Pastime.

    TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ladder usage with the lifting and movement of artifacts and crates of various sizes. Prolonged usage of desktop/laptop computers.

    TYPICAL EQUIPMENT USED: Computer, printer, scanner, copier, digital camera.


The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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