Fine Art Cataloger

Minneapolis Institute of Art

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The Job Assists the Registration Department’s registrars with cataloging works of art, inventories of collections, and effecting the movement of works of art within the museum.

Full time, 37.5 hours/week; Pay Rate: TBD


Catalogue works of art (tag, describe, measure, and complete condition report) as directed by the registrars. Enter catalogue information into the collections management database, and generate related legal paperwork based on project needs. Take digital images of works of art; upload images into digital asset management system and enter related metadata in image files. Conduct inventories of galleries and art storage spaces as directed by the registrars; verify and update locations and document the inventory in collections management database.

Produce location change paperwork to move works of art within the museum. Catalogue unidentified objects found in the collection and enter information into collections management database. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.


A. in Art History or Museum Studies, or equivalent combination of education and experience. One to two years museum registration or related experience; condition reporting and art handling experience preferred. Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated proficiency with word processing/PCs including familiarity with collections database programs, particularly TMS (The Museum System). Accurate keyboarding skills. Ability to work alone and be self-directed yet is a part of a team. Ability to multitask and prioritize with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Who You Are You have a passion for art and are an enthusiastic advocate for all things Mia. You are creative and open-minded with positive and effective communication skills. You strive for self-awareness and leave the drama in the artwork. You give praise freely and seek to learn and grow. You’re good at and enjoy…

Organizing complex projects. Achieving a high level of accuracy in detail-oriented work. Bringing common sense solutions to the workplace. Recognizing the value in others’ unique perspectives. Knowing your success is directly related to visitor satisfaction. Setting challenging goals and achieving them. Taking advantage of promising opportunities.

Mia Culture The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-focused workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and demonstrable indicators of these values by all team members.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, send a cover letter including your interest in the position, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate, along with a resume to Posting Deadline Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 19th, 2019. Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted on July 8