Registrar

Institute for Studies on Latin American Art

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The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) seeks a full-time registrar to begin immediately. Registrar will assist our team with the maintenance and logistics of our collection of art and archives. This position reports to the Collections Manager on a day-to-day basis, aiding in the shipping logistics, research and database management, and loans. This is a fast-paced and demanding environment where collaboration and respectfulness are core values. The ideal candidate must also be able to work remotely, handling multiple projects with flexibility and a keen sense of time management. This position requires weekly travel to and from off-site art storage areas in the tri-state area for managing logistics and verifying locations and conditions.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare condition reports and input entries into the collection management system (knowledge of Art Systems and Collector Systems a plus)

  • Update and manage data on existing entries in collection management system

  • Research exhibition histories and artist biographies for database entries

  • Organize the transport of works, both incoming (acquisitions) and outgoing (loans, donations, and traveling exhibitions)

  • Securely pack and unpack artworks and archival objects

  • Perform archive management through filing, scanning, and logging incoming papers and ephemera

  • Travel to storage sites multiple days per week or as required

  • Perform physical inventory

  • Assist collection manager in the tracking and completion of documents related to loans and shipments

  • Promptly deliver up-to-date information about collection items on request from team members throughout the organization

Requirements

Requirements:

  • 2+ years’ experience as registrar necessary

  • Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Art History, or Art a plus

  • Candidate must be fluent in Spanish

  • Flexible, able to multitask and prioritize without difficulty

  • Respectful, polite, and supportive team member

  • Remain focused and on-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and collection management systems use and implementation. Knowledge of Art Systems and Collector Systems is preferred

  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred

  • Capacity for discretion around sensitive or confidential information

  • Candidate should love art, and love to be around art!

Physical Demands: Job required to lift a minimum of 20 pounds

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria and would like to be a part of the ISLAA team, please send resume and salary expectations to jobs@islaa.org.

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Posted on August 20