2 Aug 2017

Full-Time Job Gallery Registrar / Collections Manager

L.A. Louver (Job Poster) – Los Angeles, California, United States

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Job Description

Established contemporary art gallery seeks a full-time Registrar / Collections Manager to join its team. Ideal candidate will be extremely detail-oriented, highly organized, and a talented communicator, who thrives in a fast-paced environment. Proven experience with domestic and international shipping, customs brokers/freight forwarding, packing methods and fine arts insurance is essential.

General duties
• Coordinate and track internal and external movement of artwork for the gallery
• Manage all logistics related to artwork for gallery projects, on- and off-site exhibitions and sales
• Generate paperwork associated with the movement of artwork, including incoming and outgoing receipts, consignments and loan agreements
• Liaise with clients for deliveries, installations and special projects
• Manage preparators and art handlers, communicating deliveries, installations and pickups for gallery business

• Manage installation and de-installation logistics, planning and scheduling for gallery and private warehouse
• Facilitate necessary loan and/or consignment paperwork with artists and lenders
• Ensure and manage insurance certificates and bonds
• Ensure packing, handling and installation standards and protocols are met, as set by Artist or Lender
• Diagnose conservation and/or framing as needed, and liaise with vendors

Client Deliveries and Special Projects
• Set up, arrange and attend site visits needed for private property installations
• Liaise with appropriate vendors and installers to manage and execute deliveries and installations to clients’ homes
• Serve as client liaison for all installation scheduling, needs, and manage requests

Collections Management
• Manage all aspects of gallery and privately owned art inventory
• Conduct regular inventory audits and correlate findings in database
• Diagnose packing/storage/shelving protocol for all objects
• Conduct regular condition reports and diagnose conservation needs for artworks
• Maintain Artbase database — add new records, artwork data, update locations
• Manage all incoming/outgoing receipts and paperwork for all locations
• Manage insurance needs for all locations; maintain yearly art insurance standards and requirements
• Research and confirm provenance and exhibition history for artworks

• Research with sales histories and provide reporting
• Approve vendor invoices; review and log any/all vendor costs

• Degree in museum studies, art history, visual arts or similar field
• Minimum of three years’ registration experience at a gallery, museum or related institution
• Proficiency with ArtBase or other inventory tracking database, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office

This is a permanent, full-time position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. L.A. Louver offers a competitive benefits package, including health benefits, sick leave, paid vacation and pension plan.

• Job location: Venice, CA
• Application Deadline: 09.01.2017

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (PDF format preferred) to work@lalouver.com

Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.



• Job Title: Gallery Registrar / Collections Manager
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: L.A. Louver
• website: http://www.lalouver.com
• Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: art gallery, arts, arts management, contemporary art, and manager. Location: California. Job listing expires in 25 days.


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