Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions

The Phillips Collection is actively recruiting for an Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions

Founded by art collector and philanthropist Duncan Phillips in 1921, The Phillips Collection has been collecting modern and contemporary art for one hundred years. Duncan Phillips’s former home—and additions to it—in Washington’s historic Dupont Circle neighborhood provides a unique setting for the growing collection of over 5,000 works. Following Phillips’s unconventional approach to exhibitions, The Phillips Collection galleries are frequently rearranged to facilitate new conversations between artworks and fresh experiences for visitors.

In addition to presenting selections from the permanent collection and special exhibitions, The Phillips Collection also offers award-winning education and community engagement programs for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, including initiatives at its satellite campus Phillips@THEARC.

The Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions will be responsible for coordinating all registrarial aspects of special exhibitions and contemporary art projects for the museum, including planning, budgeting, shipping, insuring, and installing/de-installing. They will work closely inside The Phillips Collection with the Curatorial team and the Manager of Exhibitions and regularly outside TPC with lenders, organizing museums, and agencies to professionally execute all procedures and ensure that the policies and procedures of The Phillips Collection are adhered to with regard to management, safe movement, proper care, and storage of the works included in Special Exhibitions.

This is a full time, exempt position with a salary of $50,000 annually  

• B.A. in art history or related field
• Minimum of two years of experience in museum registration or related field
• Knowledge of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st- century art
• Excellent skills in project management, including use of collection databases and Excel
• Knowledge of Filemaker Pro desirable
• Tact and diplomacy skills in internal and external communications
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and professional skills
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
• Ability to travel frequently domestically and internationally
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends
• Enthusiasms for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access in Museum Practice

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