Assistant Registrar

Roswell Museum and Art Center

The Assistant Registrar assists the Registrar in the management of the permanent collection and archives and the facilitation of temporary exhibitions. The position is responsible for a broad range of registration functions of which primary duties include assistance with the care, maintenance, preservation and documentation of objects in the permanent collection and archives and the performance of registration functions relative to temporary exhibitions including loan agreements, condition reports, and data entry.

Responsibilities
  • Under the direction of the Registrar, manage, preserve and digitize the museum’s archives including photographs, film clips, audio and video recordings, architectural designs, letters and other manuscripts, publications and electronic documents that pertain to the museum’s history and collections, and facilitate these collections to be accessible online and by researchers.

  • Assist Registrar with exhibition and touring logistics, including loan agreements, condition reports, shipping and other related projects as assigned.

  • Assist with unpacking, installation, de-installation and re-packing of artwork as well as preparation of exhibit labels and text.

  • Monitor environmental conditions in galleries and maintain cleanliness of artwork on display.

  • Act as courier to help transport collection and loan objects, and assist with transportation and lodging arrangements for traveling couriers.

  • Manage additions to the archive of current museum activities.

  • Work with Registrar to implement and maintain an integrated pest management program.

  • Assist with the annual inventory of the permanent collection.

  • Perform general administrative duties such as filing, copying, running errands, and general data entry as it relates to collections, archives and exhibitions.

  • Complete special projects, basic research, and other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and skill required for the position.

  • Supports the relationship between the City of Roswell and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with course work in art, art history, museum studies, library studies or related field and two years of museum registration experience preferred.

Knowledge Of:

  • Principles and procedures of collections and/or archives management filing and record keeping.

  • Current registrarial standards as well as basic conservation guidelines for the care and handling of artworks.

  • City and Department policies and procedures.

  • Spanish language skills are a plus.

Skill In:

  • Using complex collections database applications, such as PastPerfect preferred.

  • Safely handling artworks within Museum and in transit, including performing physical tasks to pack, carry, load and unload works of art as needed.

  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office software, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to accuracy and detail.

  • Ability to multi-task and think critically.

  • Ability to work independently and with initiative.

  • Establishing and maintaining exceptional working relationships with co-workers and the public.

How to Apply

To apply and for a full description, please visit: https://roswell-nm.gov/746/Employment-Opportunities

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Posted on January 28