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Employment Opportunities

Registrar for Collections

REPORTS TO: Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Craft

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

  • Advises Chief Curator and Deputy Director regarding fine arts insurance coverages; requests and issues certificates of insurance regarding collection objects or objects on loan to the collection from individuals or museums; similarly ensures certificates of insurance are secured for collection artwork on loan to qualified borrowers; reviews Standard Facility Reports submitted by borrowers and makes recommendations to curators. 
  • Executes, and/or coordinates with preparators and curators, the movement of all artwork into/out of collection storage; maintains current location records for collection objects; conducts regular inventory of artwork in collections storage. 
  • Monitors safe environmental controls for collection; notifies and coordinates with AAC Facility Manager the safest environment for museum collection; develops, coordinates, and implements security needs related to the collection in consultation with Chief Curator, Deputy Director, and security supervisor. 
  • Creates and maintains all paper and electronic records pertaining to the collection; serves as systems administrator for electronic collections management database; coordinates photography of collection objects in collaboration with Rights and Reproduction Coordinator; attaches photographs and related supplementary material to object records in electronic collections management database. 
  • Creates and maintains exhibition and publication histories for collection artwork; maintains artist and object files. 
  • Assists Chief Curator and other curators with programs for the Collectors Group, Friends of Contemporary Craft, and affiliated collection-related groups, including coordination of incoming and/or outgoing gallery/dealer art shipment/transportation. 
  • Schedules and supervises use of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Drawing Research and Education, including assisting qualified scholars and students in their research of collection artwork; coordinates and conducts tours of collection storage at the request of Executive Director, Chief Curator, or curators; provides timely notice of such activities to fellow Exhibitions staff , security supervisor, and appropriate AAC personnel. 
  • Trains and assists in the supervision of interns, preparators, registrars, and related personnel. 
  • Assists other Arts Center staff as needed, including coordinating and communicating with other departments about schedule changes, security, and matters pertaining to the collection and borrowed works of art; fulfills other duties as assigned by the Chief Curator. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Museum Studies or related field; Master of Arts preferred; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; background or familiarity in Art History, especially drawings and contemporary craft. Proficiency of Microsoft Office and collections management database software, preferably EmbARK; familiarity and demonstrated experience with best-practices in safe handling and storage of artwork.  

CLOSING DATE: April 10, 2015 (resumes will be reviewed as received)

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:

Applicants should submit resume and a one-page narrative describing their interest in the position and the experience that relates to the responsibilities described above to Denise Woods, Human Resources Manager at personnel@arkansasartscenter.org  

Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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