Castelli Gallery seeks a full-time experienced Head Registrar with relevant experience to begin immediately. The ideal candidate must be very detail oriented. This person must be able to familiarize themself with the history of the gallery and learn the gallery database that originated over 70 years ago.
Record all works that come into the gallery and register them according to the gallery registration system. The ideal candidate should be able to familiarize themselves with the gallery’s longstanding systems and follow them very carefully.
Prepare all paperwork related to consignments of works of art for sale. This includes both works consigned to the gallery and works that the gallery consigns.
Manage certificates of insurance.
Organize and supervise all shipment of artworks to and from the gallery. Experience in both domestic and international shipping is required.
Conduct condition reports for all art that comes into and leaves the gallery. Arrange professional art conservator condition reports as needed.
The gallery maintains several storage locations. The registrar must supervise the storages and travel to the storage locations to receive and release art when necessary.
Organize and supervise framing of works as art as needed.
Supervise art preparator and advise the preparator on the optimal packing method and materials.
Order art packing supplies as needed.
Past experience in a Registrar position at a gallery, museum, or arts institution required.
Proficiency with ArtBase.
Must be a team player and work closely with the Director of the gallery.
The gallery represents artists that work in a large variety of media. The candidate is not expected to be familiar with every artist and artwork. However, the candidate is expected to be open-minded and be willing to learn.
Ability to use discretion and keep information confidential is required.