Collections Management Technician, Generalist Level II- Northern Cal

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

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The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art seeks a Collections Management Technician, Generalist Level II to support the preservation, organization, accessibility, and safety of the Lucas Museums collection in storage. This role will focus on housing, inventorying, and coordinating access to the collection for research and exhibition planning needs. Additional responsibilities include the processing and management of collections and storage spaces, managing the procurement processes around materials in need of rehousing, and managing requests for access from non-departmental staff. The position holder will work collaboratively across departments and contribute to the development and implementation of Collections Management policies, procedures, and workflows related to the museums storage program.  This position is a 2-year term position with possibility of renewal.


Collaborates closely with the Head of Collections Management and Associate Collections Manager to maintain departmental goals and objectives

Assists with the management of department schedules to meet milestones and goals in collaboration with CM technicians and other departments

Supports the development of department processes and protocols including storage protocols, access processes, and work order processes

Coordinates day-to-day logistics of collection processes, materials, and spaces throughout the storage facilities

Evaluates and creates housing for Lucasfilm Archive collection and other collections materials using appropriate supplies suitable for travel and long-term storage

Manages procurement processes, including requesting estimates for new equipment and supplies; assists Associate Collection Manager in maintaining departmental information

Participates in ongoing storage maintenance including environmental monitoring, pest management, and emergency response preparations

Responsible for proper object handling and for instructing/training approved staff members and overseeing contractors during collections care processes

Assist with receiving and releasing art shipments, experience loading, and off-loading trucks

Assists in preparations and packing processes needed for all transportation of collections

Accurately record and track object information in the museums collection database, The Museum System (TMS)

Assists in the management of researchers and other visitors to storage space by coordinating schedules, work orders, and resources needed to manage requests

Collaborate with other Collections Management staff and LMNA departments to accomplish multiple simultaneous goals and projects to museum standards and in alignment with best practices



High School diploma, required, Bachelor Degree preferred

2 years or more experience in art handling, collections care, and museum best practices

Strong ability to be a collaborative team member


Attention to detail and organization

Knowledge of proper handling of tools and materials

Open, collaborative, and proactive communication skills are essential

Creative and flexible problem-solving skills

Aptitude for system and process creation

Ability to work independently and part of a team


Experience handling and packing a variety of collection materials including objects, textiles, works on paper, and paintings for long term storage and transport

Knowledge of art packing, handling, and storage techniques

Experience with museum collection’s best practices and procedures

An understanding of basic conservation protocols and parameters

Experience with transport and moving processes


Strong collaborative spirit and a positive attitude

Proven flexibility and adaptability with shifting priorities

Well-organized and detail-oriented

Proven record of ability to meet deadlines, preferably exhibition and project-based work

Self-motivated and independent

Able to integrate into existing projects and timelines that are underway

Enjoys detailed and focused work

Able to take ownership of a role and lead problem-solving processes with confidence

Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and goals while considering finite resources

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Posted on January 24