Rights and Reproductions Coordinator

El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is seeking an innovative, detail-oriented Rights and Reproductions Coordinator to join the Museum’s Curatorial team. Under the supervision of the Curator, the person will support the Museum’s drive to improve and expand the distribution of and access to the museum’s Permanent Collection and Exhibition assets. This person will conduct research and contribute to expanding rights information for current and ongoing museum acquisitions and capture the information in The Museum System (TMS), to be used in in publications, exhibitions, and website, as well as for public relations, marketing, and commercial use. Due to its interdepartmental nature, the Rights and Reproduction Coordinator works closely with the following departments: Curatorial; Marketing & Communications; Education; and La Tienda.

Responsibilities
  • Conduct research to determine intellectual property rights status, including copyright and third-party rights for works in the Permanent Collection.

  • Initiate and manage licensing agreements with rights holders for works in El Museo’s Permanent Collection (existing and new acquisitions), including terms of use, credit lines, fees, restrictions, etc.

  • Secure image rights for use in publications, exhibitions, and website, as well as for public relations, marketing, and commercial use.

  • Manage/update collections database records of copyright information in The Museum System (TMS).

  • Work with Curatorial staff to coordinate Collections photography, with special attention to print quality image assets for publication, exhibitions, and related initiatives;

  • Develop and update museum intellectual property best practices and guide museum staff on copyright basics.

  • Liaise with other museum departments as needed for clearing image use permissions

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, studio art, Museum Studies, or equivalent relevant experience required.

  • A thorough understanding of intellectual property law, with a focus on U.S. copyright law, including “fair use” and similar copyright issues, is required.

  • Knowledge of The Museum System (TMS), including data entry in TMS to create constituent records, object records, and capture rights information.

  • Experience with photo research, image acquisition, and image licensing contracts and processes.

  • A high level of initiative, problem solving skills, and project management capabilities.

  • Basic understanding of digital-imaging standards and formats.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.

  • Attentiveness to detail with special attention to accuracy.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

  • Knowledge of art and Latinx culture preferred, and familiarity with East Harlem cultural assets a plus.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Rights and Reproductions Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status

Posted on April 29