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29 Jul 2018

Full-Time Associate Registrar for Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum  New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

The Associate Registrar for Exhibitions is responsible for all registration aspects of assigned in-house and traveling exhibitions to support the Museum’s active fine arts exhibition program. This position works closely with Curatorial, Collections & Registration, Operations and other departments in an open, collaborative and team-oriented environment, and requires full knowledge of current professional museum registration standards and best practices.

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage all aspects of exhibition registration for assigned in-house and traveling exhibitions, from initial planning and implementation to final accounting
• Make detailed arrangements for packing, crating, shipping, insurance and couriers for domestic and international incoming loans
• Arrange framing, mount making and conservation
• Schedule and oversee exhibition installations/de-installations at the Museum and venues; serve as installation floor manager as necessary
• Work collaboratively with Curators, Designers, Exhibition Manager and Operations staff throughout the exhibition planning process
• Coordinate fine arts insurance arrangements for loans, including applications for US government indemnities
• Participate in exhibition budgeting process by obtaining crating, shipping, courier, insurance and object preparation estimates
• Track and monitor exhibition budgets and expenses throughout the fiscal year, providing periodic budget updates to Exhibition Manager
• Prepare condition reports, shipping documents, certificates of insurance and other related documentation
• Manage TMS exhibition module usage and workflows
• Hire and supervise art handlers
• Travel as courier to exhibition venues, domestically and internationally, to oversee transport, packing/unpacking and installation/de-installation
• Maintain certification in TSA Certified Cargo Screening Program

• Assist with non-assigned exhibitions and other special projects
• Assist in reviewing and updating department policies and procedures
• Occasional overtime may be needed to receive shipments after hours, and during exhibition changeovers


• B.A. in Art History, Museum Studies, or similar (M.A. preferred)
• Five years minimum experience in exhibitions registration, preferably at an art museum
• Knowledge of museum standards for conservation and object handling
• Thorough knowledge of fine arts packing and domestic and international shipping procedures
• Excellent organizational capabilities, attention to detail and strong oral/written communication skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Systematic approach to work and the ability to produce clear, effective and detailed schedules
• Experience overseeing and managing art handlers
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Knowledge of foreign language helpful

How to Apply:

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Fax: 212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: associate, exhibition, fine arts, and museum. States: New York.

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