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The Assistant Registrar for the Johnson Museum of Art proactively and independently works to maintain and improve the museum’s collection management database. Ensure that all objects and digital assets are best represented with accurate electronic data, are accessible and easily retrievable. Related activities include cataloging of art objects, updating catalog records, location tracking, uploading of clean metadata and images.
Responsible for processing and maintaining all digital image files that are used to populate museum databases and online resources. This individual trains and supervises student employees in the processing of digital image files.
Act as database liaison to Gallery Systems and provide training on the museum’s collections management database to staff users and troubleshoot as necessary. Work with colleagues across departments to develop data and media standards.
Develop and maintain system for managing other Museum digital assets. Examples would include, but not be limited to, installation, program, and event images.
Manage the movement of priceless art and artifacts both within the museum building itself, and to / from museum storage areas and our leased off-site storage facilities. The Assistant Registrar supports the Registrar with many other moderately complex tasks associated with acquisitions, exhibitions, incoming and outgoing loans, and curricular installations and course sessions, as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Library Science, Information Science, or related field with at least two years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Collaborative team player; diplomatic, a multi-tasker; and able to operate successfully in a busy work environment with multiple ongoing deadlines. Must be capable of working with co-workers frequently under pressure to meet strict deadlines and goals. Creativity, resourcefulness, and problem-solving to manage and accomplish duties and projects, required. Accuracy and attention to detail are critical. Experience working with databases.
Object handling experience. Previous museum, gallery, or library experience, or other experience managing digital assets. Knowledge of standards and innovations in field of collections management.
Please include a cover letter with a resume and attach both in the resume section of the application.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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