Years of Experience 5 years
Education Museum Studies, Art History, or related
Degree or Formal Training Master’s degree preferred
Excellent leadership, managerial, planning, organizational, and administrative skills.
Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills; high level of presentation, problem solving and diplomacy skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team-orientated environment.
Able to understand logical record keeping, conservation of artworks, up to date packing and shipping methods, legal issues, as well as environmental and security systems.
In-depth knowledge of collection management, documentation and preservation practices, policies and procedures (including art handling, condition reporting, packing/crating, domestic and international shipping, exhibition planning, courier arrangements, fine arts insurance, indemnity, immunity from seizure, and customs
Ability to be flexible, balance multiple projects concurrently and work with close attention to detail.
Experience with collection management databases. (The MFA currently uses TMS.)
Ability to inspire, motivate, and lead a productive team, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people including trustees, donors, lenders and borrowers, vendors, and the general public.
Ability to energetically manage a diverse and challenging workload and to work under pressure to meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary service to colleagues and patrons.
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of standard accepted practices.
Familiarity with and adherence to standard museum practices.
Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Able to sit for extended periods of time on a daily basis.
Able to lift 50 pounds unassisted, carry objects, climb ladders and stairs, and stand and sit for long periods of time.
Willing and able to travel (by truck and/or plane) as needed.
Able to carry files occasionally.
Able to walk and/or stand up to two hours per day.
Able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery
Able to frequently communicate with guests and co-workers about museum events and exhibits. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Able to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
Able to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.