Registrar Job #4122

Murk & Co

An established contemporary art gallery in downtown New York seeks a knowledgeable and experienced registrar. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of gallery inventory management and logistics.

  • Coordinating local and domestic interstate shipping

  • Set crating specifications and arrange production

  • Incoming loans; outgoing loan paperwork

  • Incoming/outgoing consignments

  • Insurance certificates

  • Customs paperwork and VAT calculations

  • International shipping logistics

  • Full inventory management of gallery property

  • Monthly physical inventory of artworks on premises

  • Fulfillment of image requests for clients

  • Digital filing and cataloguing of all new incoming images to the Image drive

  • Gallery Manager inventory records

  • Certificates of authenticity / distribution to clients

  • Preparing of all paper records for sales tax purposes

  • All archival filing of artwork transport records

  • Liaise with clients and consignors for shipping and storage

  • Arrange shipping in and out of offsite storage

  • Manage empty crate inventory for adaptive reuse

  • Label all artwork

  • Create condition reports

  • Assistant for physical installations

  • Update “On View” saved set in Gallery Manager


Additionally, the qualified candidate will have a working knowledge of contemporary art and familiarity with artists’ materials, as well as fluency in accepted standards and best practices in Gallery/Museum registration and collection management. Candidate must be well-spoken and presentable, extremely detail-oriented, highly organized and able to multi-task under pressure. Discretion and confidentiality are key. Good writing and computer skills essential; proficiency in Word, Excel, and art database programs required. Candidates with an M.A. in Museum Studies or Arts Administration are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to with the job title and number in the subject line.

Posted on April 27