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06-25-2013, 10:01 AM
Position Title:
Collections Registrar

Company Name:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Job Function:
Registrar/Collections Management

Entry Level:

Houston, Texas, 77001, United States

June 13, 2013

Job Type:

Job Duration:

Min Education:

Min Experience:
7-10 Years


The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Email Address: jobs@mfah.org

Apply URL: http://www.mfah.org/about/careers/


Job Description

Supervising staff involved with temporary receipts, new accessions, deaccessions, commodity sales, outgoing loans, inventory, maintaining collection records, and special projects relating to the permanent and other collections of artwork at the MFAH
Facilitates care and control of collections throughout MFAH campus, including two house museums and off-site storage facilities
Assists Chief Registrar in initiation, development and implementation of collection policies and procedures
Works with TMS Administrator and IT department to further develop the TMS database to meet the needs of MFAH staff.
With the Data Standards Manager, develops standards for data entry specific to MFAH
Creates recordkeeping standards and monitors records for consistency and accuracy
Regularly auditing database for consistency of entry
Generating Quarterly and Annual Accessions Reports
Handling legal documents for gifts of artwork (completes tax forms, proffer of gift forms), bequests and promised gifts
Overseeing / coordinating acquisition process for large collections coming into collection
Developing policies and procedures for and overseeing process of incoming artwork for Gala Auctions and One Great Night

Job RequirementsSkills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Strong organizational and communication skills
Thorough knowledge of museum registration concepts, principles, standards, practices and procedures
Ability to manage multiple priorities, attention to details
Knowledge of legal matters pertaining to fine art
Computer experience, including knowledge of word processing, use of databases, spreadsheets and digital imaging
Experience with The Museum System (TMS), the collections database, preferred
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to be diplomatic and to supervise others

Education and Experience:

B.A. in Art History, Business or equivalent degree such as Museum Studies
Minimum of eight years in the field of museum registration
Minimum of three years in a supervisory capacity


Email Address: jobs@mfah.org

Apply URL: http://www.mfah.org/about/careers/