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07-08-2013, 07:40 AM
Staten Island Museum is now accepting applications for its Senior Museum Registrar and Collections Manager position. Please see the announcement below for application instructions.

The Staten Island Museum seeks an energetic qualifiedMuseum Registrar & Collections Manager to bring us to the next phase of our exciting future as we expand to historic Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The Registrar/Manager will be responsible for the care of the collection and manage the records for the collection. This position reports to the Director of Exhibitions and Programs

Coordinate three separate collections areas: science, history and art for implementation of a unified database using Past Perfect software.

Manage Collection Documentation:
•Maintain database catalogue records and create new records as necessary
•Prepare incoming/outgoing loans and condition reports for all three collections(Art, Science, History)
•Coordinate and manage documentation for deeds of gift, bequests and donations
•Prepare and maintain Catalogue & Accession Worksheets
•Monitor and maintain insurance documents for the collection and loans
•Prepare documentation and provenance for new accessions and research documentations for de-accessioning
•Facilitate seasonal Collections Oversight Committee meetings. (plan, lead meeting, draft agenda andminutes in conjunction with Committee Chair)
•Maintain all paper files: Artists, Donors, andAccession Folders
•Maintain Museum disaster plan and facility reports
•Manage and facilitate future steps in completing the Museum Assessment Program, in preparation for accreditation from A.A.M.

Manage Care of Collection:
•Evaluate and monitor storage conditions, keep records of rh & temperature
•Assist Curators and Museum leadership to create a long-term Collections Plan
•Responsible for the handling and care of the art collection and loaned art objects
•Facilitate and recommends conservation and repair of objects.
•Manage volunteers/interns working on collectionprojects: handling research, and digitizing data
•Oversee installation of new collections storage equipment and movement of collections to new facility
•Monitor the Museum’s collection budget including ordering supplies and tools

Work as a Team Member to:
•Install exhibitions, in particular creating object label copy and object installation
•Provide information about the Art collection for research and educational inquiries
•Research and write grant proposal narratives and budgets regarding the collection
•Educate fellow staff members about collection care
•Problem solve

•B.A. from an accredited university with a major inacademic area relevant to the Museum’s collecting focuses: art, history, and/or science; M.A. in Museum Studies or Library Sciences strongly preferred
•Minimum of 3-years museum experience in working with collections, including packing and handling objects.
•Detail oriented with strong record keeping skills and knowledge of collections and exhibit databases (preferably Past Perfect & File Maker)
•Microsoft Office, Photoshop,
•Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs.
•Valid Driver’s license

Salary commensurate with experience –quality benefits include 401K Savings Plan, Pension and health benefits, vacation and floating holidays

Send letter of interest with résumé to:
Staten Island Museum, c/o Diane Matyas, Director ofExhibitions and Programs, 75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island,NY, 10301. Alternatively, material may be sent by email todmatyas@statenislandmuseum.org.
No telephone inquiries, please.