Curator / Collections Management / Conservator Positions







Head, Preservation & Conservation
City of New York, Department of Records and Info Service
New York, New York, USA


Civil Service Title: ASSOCIATE PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE

Level: 02

Title Code No: 60217

Salary: $57,221.00/$65,804.00-$81,791.00
Frequency: ANNUAL

Title Classification: Competitive

Business Title: Head, Preservation & Conservation

Work Location: 31 Chambers St., N.Y.

Division/Work Unit: Municipal Archives

Number of Positions: 1

Job ID: 271823

Hours/Shift: Day - Due to the necessary duties of this position, candidate may be required to be on call and/or work various shifts such as weekends and/or evening shifts.

Job Description
The NYC Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) seeks an experienced conservator and preservation professional to manage all aspects of the preservation program for Library and Archival collections. With considerable latitude for independent judgment, the Head will assume wide-ranging responsibilities which include: surveying and project planning; disaster preparedness; pest management (including mold remediation); handling and care training; storage and housing; treatment; managing the daily operation of the conservation laboratory and supervising subordinate staff; participating in professional development and outreach activities including tours and exhibits; ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices; and serving as a resource for NYC agencies. The Head will assume a vital role in current initiatives which include maintaining an effective disaster/emergency response and recovery plan; advising on measures necessary to protect collections during the relocation to a new facility; and establishing an internship program. The Head will work in close collaboration with the Director of the Municipal Archives, as well as library and archives staff.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. A master's degree from an accredited college in Library Science, Archival Science, American History, Political Science or a related area, plus two years of full-time experience in archival or library science, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity of incumbents performing at a professional level; or
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must have a master's degree from an accredited college and the one year of supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills
  • A master’s degree in conservation and preservation of library and archival materials
  • At least three years of experience in an active Conservation lab
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience with simple to complex treatments on varied formats especially books and paper
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the evolving practice of conservation
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to work effectively in collaboration with others
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

To Apply
Search for the Job ID # 271823
External Candidates please go to www.nyc.gov/careers
Current NYC employees please go to www.nyc.gov/ess

NO E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS, FAXES OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED.
NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.


Posting Date: 11/15/2016

Post Until: Until Filled

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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This job posted by MERC from March 23 through June 22.







Registrar/Collections Manager
Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, USA


Job Category: Professional/Administrative

Division/Department: P/DF-Picker Art Gallery

Full time/Part Time: Full-Time

Working hours: Weekdays, Occasional Evenings, and Weekends

Located on Colgate University's beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York, the collection of the Picker Art Gallery features approximately 11,000 objects from antiquity to the present, including approximately 8,000 works on paper, 1,400 photographs, 900 paintings, and 300 sculptures. Colgate University is one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges, with a student population of about 2,900 and 300 faculty. This is an exciting time in Colgate's history, as the newly conceived Center for Art and Culture will become home to two university museums: the Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. These distinguished university museums play a significant role in Colgate's teaching mission and reputation, a relationship that will be deepened with the newly launched Museum Studies Minor in the Department of Art and Art History. Reporting to the Director of University Museums, the registrar/collections manager of the Picker Art Gallery is part of the museum team and responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of the care and management of objects owned by or on loan to the Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology, the handling of both collections in accordance with approved policies and in alignment with museum best practices.

Please visit the Museum's website at: http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/arts-on-campus/picker-art-gallery.

The registrar/collections manager is highly skilled and responsible for all aspects of the care and management of works owned or on loan to Colgate University Museums. The successful candidate is a team player and enjoys to plan for and realize the digitization of the collections in an effort to put the collections online; establish, develop, and implement policies and procedures related to collections management with pertinent staff that are in keeping with best practices in the field, AAM museum standards, and ethics for registration.
  • Responsible for record-keeping systems (electronic and paper), inventory procedures, administration of insurance policy, documentation, storage, care, handling/packing, condition, display and security of objects (in permanent collections and on loan).
  • Oversee the electronic collections management database systems.
  • In conjunction with pertinent staff, responsible for system security, digitization of images to be included in the databases, periodic software upgrades and database system migrations, metadata development and development of database search capabilities.
This position will be primarily accountable for the thoroughness, accuracy and the proper documentation and filing and storing of all object records (both digital and paper). Ensures that data entry for all objects is properly conducted, that all objects are recorded consistently in the relevant database(s), and in alignment with best practices.

Accountable for managing orderly records, files, and retrieval systems for Colgate University Museums collection (f.ex. history, location, provenance). Produces accurate and timely reports (e.g. in conjunction with appraisals, inventories, insurance purposes, exhibitions), for leading inventories, audits, and spot-checks as required.

Accountable for working with curators and other museum staff to develop a style guide and policies (e.g. collections management) in addition to establishing proper protocols (e.g. handling of objects), ensuring that forms (e.g. loan forms, deed of gift) are meeting AAM standards and are approved by Colgate University.

Accountable for the proper care of all objects and for keeping the storage areas (on and off-site) neat and according to protocol and in consultation with pertinent museum staff and conservators.

Essential Functions:
Oversee monitoring of environmental conditions of all collection spaces in communication with Facilities and Security Manager and appropriate staff.

Serve as a courier to accompany designated works, as required.

Accountable for the development and implementation of registrarial policies and procedures in keeping with AAM standards and the institution's code of ethics and ensuring all relevant policies, laws and compliance standards are met.

Accountable for informing University risk management of all relevant information to ensure sufficient insurance is in place.

Accountable for ensuring proper and effective maintenance, functionality and data integrity of core museum software programs. Ensures database software is upgraded and in accordance with best practices.

Accountable for ensuring proper packing, safe shipping and receiving of works and associated documentation. Accountable for overseeing donations and acquisitions of works into the collections, and ensuring that appropriate paperwork is executed in a timely manner. Responsible for effective stewardship of gifts (e.g. deed of gift) in compliance with University, AAM and other regulatory guidelines.

Accountable for assisting students, faculty and other individuals in research of, and access to the collections.

Ensures input from appropriate stakeholders (e.g. conservators, appraisers) and accountable for effective collaboration with museum team including curators, preparator, facility and security manager, security staff, the departments of Advancement, Campus Safety, ITS, Facilities, and Risk Management.
  • Accountable for following the established Code of Ethics for Museums.
  • Accountable for the management of photographic services (f.ex. rights and reproduction requests). Knowledge of copyright and fair use knowledge issues a must.
  • Manage Study Room (Dana), schedule, receive, fulfill requests for class visits; record attendance in database.
  • Assist in developing online access to collection management systems. Manage user access and training staff on the use of collection systems.
  • Supervise assigned staff. Direct and provide training for outside art handlers and contractors. Train and supervise students/interns in museum registration methods.
  • Contract for outside services as needed in conservation, shipping, photography, and insurance.
  • Collaborate with curators and preparator in regard to collections, (traveling) exhibitions, installations/deinstallations, and loans of objects to/from other institutions. Responsible for logistics related to loans and traveling exhibitions; administer proper forms/documentation; coordinate appraisals and update records.
  • Interact with potential donors/patrons to facilitate gifts to the University Museums collections.
  • In conjunction with curatorial, respond to and fulfill requests from faculty, students, staff, public, and museum professionals requesting access to collections for study, instruction, research or loan purposes.
  • Oversee monitoring of environmental conditions of all collections spaces in communication with Facilities and Security Manager and Colgate staff.
  • Work with Facilities and Security Manager, museum team and Colgate staff to develop disaster preparedness plan; set long-range collections preservation policies and procedures.
  • Plan, develop, write, and manage special collections related grant projects.
  • Contribute to budget planning for future collections care needs.
  • As assigned, act as courier to accompany designated works from the collections. Perform all aspects of courierships in keeping with practices endorsed by the Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums.
  • Represent Colgate University Museums at professional organizations, conferences, and meetings; be an advocate in the field of registration/collections management.
Qualifications
(Education and Experience):
Bachelor's degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, or related field and/or equivalent combination of experience or training required with minimum of 4 years of museum/gallery experience as collections manager and/or registrar and demonstrated knowledge of registration practices required.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Demonstrated experience with TMS (The Museum System) required plus ideally proficiency in eMuseum and FileMakerPro strongly preferred. Knowledge of nomenclature, metadata standards and best practices in the field required. Familiarity with producing reports.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with electronic media, such as, but not limited to, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Google-Drive required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an independent self-starter.
  • Must be able to plan, prioritize, schedule, implement and oversee simultaneous projects assuring timely completion.
  • Ability to research and prepare cost estimates, develop and successfully manage budgets.
  • Confidentiality, discretion, and flexibility are a must.
  • Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, conservators, museum professionals, scholars, collectors, lenders and the general public on a daily basis and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.; stand, walk, sit for 2-4 hours at one time, work in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions; and have very good visual acuity. Possess ability to work at heights.
  • Maintain effective communication.
  • Be professional, responsible, an enthusiast and positive member of the team
  • Must possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail as well as the ability to identify and solve problems as needed.
  • Must be able to work extended hours during installations/deinstallations, scheduled shipments etc. and as needed.
Job Open Date: 03-15-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Application Types Accepted: Professional/Administrative

Special Instructions to Applicants: It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of the employment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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This job posted by MERC from March 20 through June 19.







Museum Collections Manager
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, New York, USA


The Art Museum at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a Museum Collections Manager.

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, with a commitment to the care and management of art objects, a willingness to work one-on-one with students, and an appreciation for museum collections and their role in expanding art appreciation and knowledge of art history to the campus community and the region. This full-time position reports to the Director of the Museum.

Responsibilities include: Cataloging new collections as received and updating information; Researching, photographing, and scanning existing collections; Managing loans to and from the collection including the changing exhibition program; Supervising interns working with the collections; Managing rights and permissions for changing exhibitions and the Rockwell Kent collection; Maintaining accuracy of database information for movement of collections; Supporting the development and maintenance of a traveling exhibition program; Overseeing the fine arts insurance information for the College Foundation and Student Association collections, as well as temporary exhibitions and loans; Coordination of public relations activities including social media for areas of responsibility; and teaching undergraduate course in museum studies, as needed. This position will require some evening and weekend work.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus three years of art museum collections management OR Master's degree with two years of art museum collections management; Experience with museum collections software, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office; attention to detail; and excellent writing skills are required. In addition, candidates should be comfortable working in a collaborative environment and have the ability to work a flexible schedule as necessary, including some evenings and weekends. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; have knowledge of and appreciation for art history; and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. The ability to safely handle art objects, both heavy and fragile, is also required.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of standard art museum collection management policies including: acquisitioning and accessioning, records management, and marking objects; familiarity with fine arts insurance and risk management including emergency preparedness, security and fire protection systems, art handling, packing, shipping, and integrated pest management; knowledge of Collections ethics, sensitivity to care of sacred and culturally sensitive objects, copyright law, and rights and reproduction management.

SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

Salary: $40,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials received by March 6 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/7931 and include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three current professional references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

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This job posted by MERC from February 19 through May 21.



Curator
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
Tamworth, New Hampshire, USA

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm (www.remickmuseum.org), located in the historic village of Tamworth, NH, seeks a full-time (40 hr/week) curator beginning in late spring 2017. This is a new position reporting to the Executive Director and the successful candidate will oversee collections management, exhibit research & installation, and historic structures and interiors. The Curator will be a key member of the management team and this is a unique opportunity for someone with a background in American studies with a passion for rural history, preferably New England c. 1800-1950s. Interest in agricultural and/or medical history is a plus given the wide interpretive focus of this institution.

The Curator will be involved in all aspects of the institution and assist in developing a site-wide interpretative plan that celebrates our agricultural heritage and the world of the country doctor. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provide collections management including update/maintenance of the PastPerfect database, assessment of the permanent collection, creation of a systematic plan for collections’ development, review and updating of curatorial policies and procedures, etc.
  • Oversee maintenance and upkeep of exhibit areas within the Museum Center and historic Enoch Remick House, as well as within agricultural outbuildings located throughout the property.
  • Develop an outdoor interpretive signage for self-guided tours encouraging visitor exploration of the entire museum site.
  • Assist with writing content for publications such as quarterly newsletter and brochures, as well as the website, social media and electronic communications.
  • Participate in special events and community outreach.
  • Supervise volunteers, interns, and/or staff assisting with curatorial tasks and projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in American studies, social or public history, with a minimum of 5-years experience in a museum or historical society, preferably as a curator or in collections management. Qualifications must include proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and PastPerfect software. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, creative and a team player who is comfortable working in a rural setting. Remick is an EOE and offers a competitive salary with health benefits and PTO.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications consisting of a cover letter and resume should be directed to: Curator Search, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH 03886. Fax 603-323-8362 or email csutherland@remickmuseum.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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This job posted by MERC from February 17 through May 19.



South Asian Art Curator
Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, Massachusetts, USA


The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), a major museum in metro-Boston, seeks a dynamic curator of South Asian art to play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the museum’s team-based program in Asian art and its specific manifestation of Indian and South Asian art and culture. The new curator will have deep experience in South Asian art, a track record of engaging exhibitions, active in global circles, with a strong commitment to interpretation and programming. PEM has preeminent collections in modern Indian art and Kalighat painting and an extensive Bhutanese textile collection, as well as works from other Southeast Asian cultures. http://www.pem.org/collections/.

OPPORTUNITIES: The curator will develop a more interconnected view of Asian cultures, foster a dialogue between historical and contemporary expressions, and organize collection-based installations of Indian and South Asian art that integrate engaging ideas, new interpretive methods, immersive experiences, and design.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead new permanent-collection installation devoted to South Asian art, opening 2018-2022. Organize exhibitions, secure traveling exhibitions, with special emphasis on Indian art. Develop plan to strengthen PEM’s collection. Cultivate patrons, enhance the museum’s international network, identify opportunities to exchange exhibition projects, loans and expertise. Serve on other museum teams.

REQUIRED: MA, art history or cultural studies; specialty in Indian or South Asian art/culture. Exhibition experience. Must be a team-player, donor relationship-builder, enjoy innovative approaches. An established international network is desirable. Experience with both historical and contemporary art preferred. Full qualifications/how to apply: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 4/17/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.

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This job posted by MERC from February 2 through April 17.



Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles
Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, Massachusetts, USA


The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) seeks a curatorial leader with deep experience in historical, modern and contemporary fashion and textiles and a track record of developing engaging exhibitions. The successful candidate will be active in fashion circles, well-versed in current developments, and adept at teasing out connections between fashion, creativity, and culture.

OPPORTUNITIES: The curator for this newly-endowed position at a major museum in metro-Boston will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the museum’s forward-looking, team-based program in Fashion and Textiles by organizing innovative exhibitions, interpretation and programming, strategically enhancing the collection, and conducting original research. PEM’s extraordinary collection of fashion, costumes, and textiles from around the world, primarily from the late 17th century forward, constitutes a distinctive international collection of high overall quality. http://www.pem.org/collections/.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop the museum’s first permanent-collection gallery dedicated to fashion, scheduled to open in the new wing in 2019. Develop a systematic plan to strengthen PEM’s fashion and textiles collection through strategic acquisitions of historical, modern and contemporary works, long-term loans, research, and conservation initiatives. Enhance and expand the museum’s international network and partnerships with museums; cultivate and secure patronage for PEM’s fashion and textile initiatives. REQUIRED: MA, art history or cultural studies; specialty in fashion and textiles. Must be a team-player, donor relationship-builder, enjoy innovative approaches. Experience with both historical and contemporary fashion and textiles preferred. An established international network is highly desirable. Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 4/3/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.

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This job posted by MERC from January 24 through April 4.



Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Identify, cultivate, research, and recommend new acquisitions through gift or purchase, in consultation with the Director and members of the Collections and Exhibitions Committee.
  • Develop a comprehensive Exhibition Plan including exhibition concepts, content, loans, and annual calendars, with sensitivity to attracting and retaining diverse audiences, in consultation with the Director and members of the Collections and Exhibitions Committee.
  • Research, write, and/or edit copy for exhibition labels, wall texts, touch screen kiosks, and museum website. Research, write, publish, and deliver articles, exhibition catalogues, and conference papers.
  • Cultivate and maintain active relationships with curatorial colleagues and guest curators. Recruit specialists to examine collection objects and to organize exhibitions. Facilitate research access for visiting scholars.
  • Plan and produce an engaging program of exhibitions, lectures, events, and family programs rooted in, or complimentary to, the museum’s collections, in collaboration with the Education staff.
  • Provide public tours and gallery talks as needed; plan, organize, and deliver docent training sessions through lectures and gallery talks.
  • Research and identify grant opportunities for exhibitions, interpretation, and collections support; coordinate with Development staff to initiate grant applications and provide written narratives, budgets, and reports.
  • Develop and monitor budgets for curatorial department, exhibitions, and installation projects; assist with the administration of exhibition contracts and loans, in collaboration with the Collections and Exhibitions Manager and Business Manager.
  • Insure the safe housing, storage, movement, and installation of collections, in collaboration with the Collections and Exhibitions Manager. Review and revise collection policies as needed. Oversee planning and implementation of conservation projects.
  • Plan for engaging the public, with content for press releases, social media postings, annual reports, etc., in collaboration with the Marketing staff.
  • Salaried, full-time position requires extended hours on occasion and periodic weekend work on a rotating schedule.
Qualifications
  • M.A. in Art History required; PhD preferred, or a comparable combination of education and professional experience. Solid background in the history of world art, with specialty in American Art or Western/European Art.
  • Three to five years curatorial experience, including general knowledge of art in all media, exhibition planning and development, exhibition display techniques, and current research methodologies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and confidently with members of the public, press, donors, artists, collectors, visiting scholars, volunteers, and staff colleagues.
  • Visual acumen as required for exhibition design and installation.
The WCMFA offers a stimulating and fast-paced work environment in which staff members work as a team. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage multiple tasks, adjust priorities, set and meet deadlines, and allocate time judiciously. The WCMFA offers a generous benefits package; salary commensurate with experience. The WCMFA is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer. The museum is a smoke and drug free workplace.

Salary and Benefits
Full-time salaried position; commensurate with experience
Museum pays a generous portion of major medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage
Annual and personal leave and paid holidays
403b Retirement Program after one year of service. Museum contributes 10% of annual salary yearly.

How to Apply
Please submit a letter of interest, C. V., writing sample, and salary requirement via email to info@wcmfa.org. Subject line: Curator Search. Application Deadline: April 14, 2017

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This job posted by MERC from January 13 through April 14.



Assistant Director for Digital Collections
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


The National WWII Museum seeks an experienced professional to serve as the Assistant Director for Digital Collections to manage the Museum’s digital collections. Ranked the #4 museum in the United States by TripAdvisor and visited by 700,000+ individuals annually, The National WWII Museum is a vibrant, national history museum with excellent facilities and staff and ambitious plans for growth.

The Museum is currently engaged in a long term initiative to provide digital access to its collections. This program requires the integration of the Museum’s Collections Management System (CMS) with a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). This position is responsible for digitizing the Museum’s accessioned collections of artifacts and archival materials and the entire oral history collection, as well as archival footage and photographs, digital exhibit media, and video lecture content. The position oversees and coordinates the digitization, cataloging and quality control of this content.

As a member of the Museum’s Curatorial Services Department of 14 professional curators, archivists, collections managers, and registrar, the Assistant Director works collaboratively to prioritize collections (both accessioned and non-accessioned) for digitization from among the Museum’s 190,000+ artifacts including its signature collection of 9,000+ oral histories and personal accounts of WWII.

The Museum is currently in the midst of a capital expansion project that will quadruple the size of the original Museum facility, add exciting new programs and exhibits, and double on-site collections storage. In addition, the Museum has undertaken an ambitious multi-year digitization project to make our collections accessible to audiences worldwide through our Digital Collections website – www.ww2online.org The Assistant Director will provide valuable insight and leadership to this institutional growth and help position the Museum as the leading resource on the history, values, and lasting significance of World War II.

Specific job responsibilities include:
  • Manages the Museum’s digital collections including accessioned and non-accessioned archival and media collections.
  • Supervises a staff of two Processing Archivists.
  • Prioritizes cataloging and digitization priorities for the Curatorial Services Department and directs content digitization assuring timely, accurate and consistent workflows and results
  • Creates, defines, and documents policies, procedures, and workflows for storage and delivery of digital assets and associated metadata that support the DAM infrastructure.
  • Maintains the integration between the collections management system and the DAM system.
  • Manages the uploading of assets to the DAM system, including developing and updating metadata, and quality assurance/control
  • Key member of the Digitization Project Work Team.
  • Leads efforts to evaluate, integrate and test with other technologies to deliver better access to digital assets.
  • Participates in the planning and presentation of museum events and activities as directed.
  • Actively participate in the development and preparation of sponsorship and grant proposals and other revenue-generating proposals to support educational and collections initiatives and to generate revenue.
  • Represent the interests of the Collections & Exhibits Department in management-level meetings and in meetings of staff task forces, work teams, and work groups.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management preferred.
  • At least five years of experience in a related field.
  • Experience with major collections management systems and demonstrated knowledge of rights, reproductions, and licensing are required.
  • Proven success implementing digital asset management solutions and workflows in a complex environment.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to plan, make assignments and monitor performance.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and a passion for organizing, classifying, and categorizing digital assets.
  • Previous supervisory experience, strong problem-solving skills, and excellent communication skills are a must.
Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/ or by mail to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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This job posted by MERC from December 30 through March 31.



Director of Curatorial Services
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


The National WWII Museum seeks an experienced and energetic professional to lead our Curatorial Services Department of 14 professional curators, archivists, collections managers, and registrar. The Director of Curatorial Services oversees the development, curation, care, and use of the Museum’s 190,000+ artifacts including its signature collection of 9,000+ oral histories and personal accounts of WWII. Ranked the #4 museum in the United States by TripAdvisor and visited by 700,000+ individuals annually, The National WWII Museum is a vibrant, national history museum with excellent facilities and staff and ambitious plans for growth.

The Museum is currently in the midst of a capital expansion project that will quadruple the size of the original Museum facility, add exciting new programs and exhibits, and double on-site collections storage. In addition, the Museum has undertaken an ambitious multi-year digitization project to make our collections accessible to audiences worldwide through our Digital Collections website – www.ww2online.org The Director of Curatorial Services will provide valuable insight and leadership to this institutional growth and help position the Museum as the leading resource on the history, values, and lasting significance of World War II.

Specific job responsibilities include:
  • Oversee the development and management of the Museum's collections - establishing and maintaining intellectual and physical control of the Museum’s collections; overseeing timely registration, cataloging and digitization; and implementing and updating processes as necessary.
  • Establish and administer departmental policies, procedures and workflows to assure timely and orderly processing and management of gifts, collections, cataloguing, and record keeping.
  • Manage public access to the collections and oversee licensing of all materials by responding to requests from the public, staff, and other institutions for information.
  • Assure the Museum's premier collection of 9000+ personal accounts and oral histories is actively managed to best practice standards and continues to become more effective, diverse and nuanced.
  • Define, implement, integrate and sustain – in coordination with the Museum Technologist - a seamless, efficient, accurate, and customer-oriented system of access to digital collections fully integrated among the collections management system, digital asset management system, and public web interface.
  • Actively partner with the Director of Education, Director of Research, and other senior leaders in the development and implementation of educational, collections, and exhibit programs and initiatives.
  • Inform the planning and development of Capital Expansion exhibits and facilities.
  • Actively participate in the development and preparation of sponsorship, grant proposals and other revenue-generating proposals to support educational and collections initiatives.
  • Provide strategic management to the Curatorial Services Department by developing and managing the department budget; providing long range planning; representing the department at management, senior-management, and inter-departmental working group meetings; and assisting in the planning of meetings for the Board of Trustees and their respective Committees.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
  • Master's degree in a discipline related to the American experience of World War II, including history, education, museum management or related field (Required)
  • 7–10 years of related experience in collections management. In addition, experience with major collections management systems and demonstrated knowledge of rights, reproductions, and licensing are required.
  • Previous supervisory experience, strong problem-solving skills, and excellent communication skills are a must.
Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/ or by mail to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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This job posted by MERC from December 30 through March 31.



Registrar/Collections Manager
The Printing Museum
Houston, Texas, USA


Classification: Temporary, 1 year position
Work Schedule: Flexible, 30-40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Reports to: Curator

Description:

While the museum remains closed to the public in 2017, it will undergo a strategic planning process with focused attention towards how the collection aligns with its mission and future moving forward. The Registrar/Collections Manager will play a crucial role in this process, working towards completing an accurate inventory and catalog of the collection, as well as establishing clear ownership and title of collection items.

Duties:
Oversee the proper documentation and care of the museum’s collections (including archives and Reference Library) in accordance with museum “Standards and Best Practices,” as put forth by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).
  • Complete an inventory of the collection, currently in-progress
  • Create and maintain object and vendor documentation and files, as well as digital files and photographs related to the collection
  • Determine status of museum ownership for collection items by reviewing museum records
  • Establish records of ownership for Found in Collection (FIC) items
  • Accession and catalog collection items; assigning accession and/or catalog numbers to all objects in the collection and creating accurate and precise entries in Past Perfect, the museum’s collection management database.
Develop cataloging solutions to improve systems of record and accuracy of collection data.

Maintain and oversee condition, housing, and transportation of collection items.

Prepare reports for Collection Management Committee meetings and assist with drafting new forms and paperwork, as needed.

Other Duties:
  • Oversee and help facilitate a preservation assessment of the collection by an outside professional, which will lead to the eventual creation of a Preventative Conservation Plan.
  • Work with Curator, Executive Director, and Collections Committee in reviewing, updating, and drafting policies and procedures related to collections management, including updating the Collections Management Policy.
  • Support Curator as needed in collection research, refining a scope of collections, and creating a vision for collection development in relation to institutional planning.
  • Performs other collection duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in history, art history, library science, museum studies or related field.
Master’s Degree is a plus.

2-5 years of experience in a museum environment involving collection registrar work and/or collections management, as well as object handling.

Extensive knowledge of collections handling techniques, as well as AAM-recommended museum practices and ethical standards.
Experience with collection/documentary photography and construction of basic housing for documents, books, and artifacts is a plus.

Proficiency using collection management software (such as TMS or Past Perfect) and knowledge of museum cataloging standards and registration techniques. Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Google SketchUp is a plus.

Willing and interested in working with collection records and computer database for long hours over extended periods of time, as well as able to use discretion, maintain confidentiality, and respect donor privacy.

Capable of working independently, but also adept at working in a team/collaborative environment, including working with and possibly overseeing volunteers and interns.

Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, including the ability to present information in a variety of formats, as well as demonstrated organizational and time management skills.

Interest and experience with letterpress printing, graphic design, digital technology and/or library science is a major plus.

Must have a valid driver’s license and able to lift 30 pounds.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience and education. Temporary, full-time, 30 - 40 hours/week. The Museum of Printing History dba The Printing Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:

Please direct all inquiries to Keelin Burrows, Curator. To apply, please send a current resume, a letter of interest, and the contact information for 3 professional references to Keelin Burrows, Curator at kburrows@printingmuseum.org. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by Wednesday, January 18, 2016. For more information about The Printing Museum please visit www.printingmuseum.org and for more information about the museum’s collections visit http://printingmuseum.org/collections/.

About us:

For nearly 35 years, the Museum has promoted, preserved, and shared the knowledge of printed communication and art as the greatest contributors to the development of the civilized world and the continuing advancement of freedom and literacy.

Each year, over 10,000 visitors experience the history of printing technologies and how those technologies were used by men and women to make a lasting impact on the world. Visitors also explore both historical and contemporary aspects of printing through temporary exhibitions and special events. We also provide an opportunity for people to excel at the craft and art of printing through workshops, seminars and our annual Summer Book Arts Studio.

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This job posted by MERC from December 29 through March 30.



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