Associate Registrar

Whitney Museum of American Art

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Reporting to the Assistant Director of Exhibitions Management, the Associate Registrar will have direct responsibility for managing and coordinating crating, packing, transportation, couriers, insurance, and condition reports for international and domestic loan exhibitions.


About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.


B.A. in art history or museum studies (M.A. preferred); 5+ years registration experience, preferably at an art museum, with demonstrated knowledge of best museum practices and procedures. Experience with domestic and international shipping, customs brokers/freight forwarding, packing methods, exhibition budgets, and fine arts insurance. Must be available to travel/courier nationally and internationally and work extended hours as necessary. Ability to manage several projects in various stages of complexity and completion simultaneously; must be able to set priorities and meet tight deadlines. Ability to travel is required.

How to Apply

Please complete an application located on the Museum’s website:

Posted on July 18