About the Museum:
Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts. The Museum maintains the nation’s largest and most comprehensive material culture collection of artifacts relating to the art, history, and technology of the moving image—one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. Begun at the Museum’s inception in 1981, today the collection comprises approximately 130,000 artifacts.
The Museum is seeking a Collections Manager to conduct and oversee all activities related to the safe handling, storage, and documentation of objects in its collection and archives, as well as artifacts loaned to the Museum. Reporting to the Director of Curatorial Affairs, the Collections Manager supervises the work of the Registrar as well as department interns and volunteers. This position advocates for strict adherence to standards in all matters related to the Museum’s collection.
Working with the Director of Curatorial Affairs and other Museum senior management, the Collections Manager sets priorities for the stewardship of the permanent collection, spearheads initiatives to increase access to the Collection, and provides leadership around the challenges and opportunities of collecting and preserving a wide range of moving-image related artifacts, both material and digital.