- Plans, supervises, and evaluates the work of 10-12 employees engaged in registration, inventory, marking of art objects, art handling, conservation, and photography in the Museum’s permanent collection and/or loans; delegating specific tasks as necessary
- Prepares and administers budget for Registrar department
- Oversees database management of all aspects of the permanent collection of art and incoming and outgoing loans
- Oversees processing of gifts and acquisitions
- Organizes bi-monthly meeting of Committee on Collections
- Coordinates agenda with Board members, Museum staff, and patrons
- Oversees all follow up documentation on objects presented
- Supervises all accession/de-accession of objects
- Provides for the development and implementation of location and proper storage management systems
- Supervises finishing work of crates’ interiors; supervises shipping, packing and unpacking of art objects.
- Sets standards for and may participate in preparing condition reports for incoming and outgoing objects.
- Creates and monitors implementation of collection policies and procedures.
- Supervises collection inventory program
- Assists in grant writing to help implement various projects concerned with the above
- Works closely with staff such as curators, conservator, Development department, Facilities department
- Handles the management of: -Insurance -Rights and Reproductions -Copyrights and other legal issues pertinent to the Museum collections -Handling and packing of all artwork -Environmental conditions -Shipping -Photography of all artwork -Movement of all art work within and outside of the Museum
- Assists with coordination of courier travel and schedule arrangements
- Represents the Museum at professional museum organizations and maintain liaisons in the field
- Contributes knowledge of legal matters pertaining to fine art
- Responsible for other duties as assigned
- Master’s Degree in Museum Studies with a specialty in collections administration or related field
- Minimum of five years experience in art museum registration and/or collections management experience including advanced knowledge of museum registration methods, materials handling, packing, condition reports, storage maintenance, transportation, collections care, and storage requirements.
- 3-5 years Supervisory experience necessary
- Strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate well with a broad range of individuals including donors, volunteers, vendors, and staff
- Extensive experience with The Museum System
- The ability to coordinate and manage multiple, often complicated, concurrent projects; demonstrated attention to details; the ability to develop, implement, and track project and departmental budgets; strong understanding of proper documentation for acquisitions, collections objects, loans, and other administration functions; knowledge of appropriate care, handling, and storage for a wide range of materials.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Candidates should submit via email a letter of interest; resume; names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:
Jeannine O’Grody, Ph.D.
Deputy Director & Chief Curator
Review of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.
The Birmingham Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.