Collections Technician (Part-time)

Henry Art Gallery

The Collections Technician works with the Manager of Collections and Assistant Registrar of Collections to preserve, protect, and document the Henry’s permanent collection. This position particularly focuses on creating custom object housing and safe object movement and tracking.

ABOUT THE HENRY: The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art. Learn about our mission and vision: henryart.org/about.

SCHEDULE: 16-18 hours per week, Tuesday – Friday; exact schedule to be determined with supervisor

STATUS: Regular part-time employee; Affiliate University of Washington employee; FLSA non-exempt (eligible for overtime); non-benefited

REPORTS TO: Manager of Collections

Responsibilities
  • Conduct safe art handling of collection objects

  • Create custom housing for collection objects

  • Assist with storage of collection objects

  • Assist with pest mitigation measures

  • Assist with condition assessments

  • Assist in maintaining and updating the Collection Management System (Mimsy)

  • Assist in implementing and upholding best practices for art handling and storage

  • Other collections related tasks as the need arises, and as they relate to the overall needs of the museum

Requirements
  • Demonstrated experience making boxes and other supports for permanent storage

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in museum storage and art handling

  • Close attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills

  • Working knowledge of collection management database (Mimsy) a plus

  • Experience with Integrated Pest Management a plus

If the above description does not fit you precisely but you think you would be an excellent fit for this role, please apply. We encourage you to speak directly to areas of potential growth, interest, and/or experience in your cover letter.

How to Apply

APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to opportunities@henryart.org in one PDF, if possible, with “Collections Technician” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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Posted on February 9