Registrar Job #4222

Murk & Co

An established contemporary art gallery in Chelsea with a sister gallery in Europe seeks an Associate Registrar or Registrar, depending on experience. Logistics will be a big part of the position with a focus on overseeing shipping to and from the gallery’s off-site storage, art fairs, post-sale shipping, exhibitions, loans, and consignments. The successful candidate will be responsible for organizing installations for client viewings. They will assist with consignment agreements and condition reports and keep accurate and up-to-date records in the database. The person in this position will work closely with a select group of distinguished artists and their studios. Art handling skills are preferred.

  • Works closely with Head Registrar, Preparators, Directors, gallery support staff, artists and clients

  • Organizes shipping to and from the gallery’s fine art storage

  • Organizes installations for client viewings at the gallery or where needed

  • Handles all art fairs; transport, schedule, wall-labels, rigging, hiring install crew, and post-fair salestransport

  • Arranges for works to be framed, mounted, and/or printed

  • Assists registering all works to Artlogic; oversees accuracy and continuity of the database

  • Assists with condition reporting and documenting packing of works prior to shipping

  • Assists with preparing consignment agreements and shipping invoices

  • As directed by Head Registrar shares duties for shipping sold works, gallery exhibitions, and loans and consignments incoming or outgoing

  • Works closely with selected artists and their studios on shipments, exhibitions, production, and consignments.

  • Other tasks at discretion of Head Registrar or Director as necessary to support the organization’s mission


We are looking for a candidate who can handle a high volume of detailed, specialized tasks and work well with a team. The ideal candidate will have had at least three years previous experience in an arts organization with registration, collections management, and/or art shipping. A familiarity with the logistics of art fairs is necessary. Proficiency with Art Logic as well as knowledge of art handling skills preferred.

How to Apply


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

Posted on May 27