View Full Version : Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Registrar

05-23-2013, 10:08 AM
Department: Visual Arts
Reports to: Senior Exhibitions Manager
Status: Exempt position
Work Schedule: Full time (37.5 hours/week), Monday through Friday,
Events/Installation evenings and weekends
Primary Responsibilities

Manage and oversee tracking, registration, care and handling of art objects including all loans, commissioned works and temporary projects
Responsible for registration and conservation of art work
Responsible for all aspects of shipping and receiving of artwork including administrative activities, arrangement for travel of works of art, condition reports and courier duties
In collaboration with the Exhibitions Designer and the Senior Preparator, provide on-site supervision and care of all works of art during installation and de-installation, and throughout the run of an exhibition
Manage all aspects of the shipment and care of objects for YBCA traveling exhibitions, including providing supervision of the mounting of YBCA exhibitions at other venues as needed
Document incoming and outgoing artwork presented at YBCA; arrange exhibition photo shoots with contract photographer
Responsible for all contracts with outside vendors related to registrarial projects including insurance policies and government certifications
Point person for other YBCA staff regarding events and activities that may affect exhibition objects
Support artists in the shipping of materials for the creation of works on-site
Responsible for maintenance of art storage areas, and securing off site professional art storage facilities when needed
Negotiate and execute repairs to artwork; notify owners and insurance carriers in case of damage
Support the Senior Preparator in maintaining exhibitions; open and close galleries for public viewing
Maintain inventory of materials and supplies for registration work
Manage exhibition and image archives
Work closely with the Exhibition Designer to assure the best results for the curatorial vision of a project
Supervise Assistant Registrar

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, Art History or equivalent experience required
Specific coursework in registrarial procedures preferred
4 years experience as Registrar or similar position in a museum, gallery or arts organization
Demonstrated knowledge of museum display techniques
Experience with art handling, storage, packing, crating and installation
Experience with museum object database systems (The Museum System preferred), PC or Mac computer systems and software
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills, with particular attention to detail and capacity to effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines
Ability to work effectively in partnership with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
Flexibility to work variable schedules, including days, evenings and weekends
Able to travel 15 to 20% of time

How to ApplyPlease send a letter of interest and your resume pasted into the body of an email to jobs@ybca.org. Include “Registrar” in the subject line of your email.
Please, no phone calls or faxes—really. While we love your enthusiasm, due to the volume of applications and our limited resources, we will respond only to applicants we intend to interview. If you receive our automated thank you, we have received your resume and there is no need to follow up.
Principals only. We do not accept resumes from third parties and we will not pay fees to any agency or firm. Any unsolicited resumes received will be considered the property of YBCA and will be processed accordingly.
We wish you the best of luck in your job search!
An Equal Opportunity EmployerYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is committed to diversity in its programming and in creating a work culture and environment that is reflective of San Francisco Bay Area demography. The Center encourages and actively recruits applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation.