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07-02-2013, 08:10 AM
Collections Manager/Registrar

Company Name:
Maryhill Museum of Art

Job Function:
Registrar/Collections Management

Entry Level:

Goldendale, Washington, 98620, United States

July 1, 2013

Job Type:

Job Duration:

Min Education:

Min Experience:
3-5 Years

Required Travel:


Contact Person: Steven L. Grafe

Email Address: steve@maryillmuseum.org


Job DescriptionAs a senior staff member, the Collections Manager/Registrar provides leadership, guidance and management oversight of the museum’s collections, including all special projects related to the collections. S/he will oversee daily and long-range operations of collection development including management and conservation of the museum’s objects, and implement collection care, maintenance, safety, documentation and use. In addition, the Collections Manager works with the Curator of Art, the Executive Director, the Collections Committee, and other staff, contributing to the development of museum exhibitions and collection-related activities. S/he must use independent judgment based on professional skills and experience to provide responsible management of the collections and objects loaned to the museum. Responsibilities include direct and indirect supervision of staff, temporary and contract employees, volunteers and collection interns.
Please send or email cover letter, résumé, the names of three or more references and examples of work (sample memos, policies, essays, etc.) to Dr. Steven L. Grafe, Curator of Art, Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620. For a complete job description, email steve@maryhillmuseum.org or call 509-773-3733.
Salary and benefit are competitive (details available upon request). Review of applications begins on August 1, 2013.

Job RequirementsThe successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of collections principles and practices, collections management issues and trends, and care and conservation of collections. Experience with computers, including computerized museum records management is vital (knowledge of PastPerfect is a plus). Strong oral and written communication skills; some art history knowledge and a good understanding of professional practices of an accredited museum are important. S/he will establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, trustees, committee members, donors and volunteers and work well in a team situation. S/he will demonstrate an ability to deal effectively with deadlines and time pressures and be meticulous, highly organized, conscientious, and flexible. S/he should have effective leadership, coordination, interpersonal and supervisory skills.
Minimum requirements include a Bachelors of Arts (or comparable experience) in art history, museum studies or related field and three or more years of experience in collections work.