Registrar is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of registrarial
procedures related to the permanent collection, exhibitions and the Sculpture
Park. The Registrar also manages the
curatorial budget, works closely with the curators and supervises the head
Sculpture Park and Museum organizes temporary exhibitions of modern and
contemporary art in the Museum galleries and commissions and loans outdoor
sculptures and installations in the Park. The Permanent Collection
comprises over 3,500 artworks in several media: photography, prints, painting,
drawing, sculpture, multi-media, and new media.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Maintains accurate records of the permanent collection:
Updates the collections management computer database including
information on artists in the permanent collection
Records and updates the exact location of all works in the permanent
collection on the collections management database.
Maintains accessioning procedures, including arranging for photography
of new acquisitions.
Records and updates the exact location
Registers all incoming and outgoing loans to and from the Museum and
Sculpture Park including preparation of receipts, loan forms and condition
Arranges shipping, packing and insurance for Museum exhibitions and the
Negotiates fine art insurance and maintains insurance records for the
permanent collection, exhibitions and the Sculpture Park.
Arranges and manages the storage of works of art on campus and off-site
Manages operations at off site storage facility including the HVAC
system, security and utilities.
Assists with exhibition installations and archiving of exhibition files.
Assists curators in coordinating collections inventory and
Maintains digital images for the permanent collection and exhibitions.
Monitors and maintains temperature and humidity in the galleries and
Works with the curator to create department budgets. Implements and
monitors the budget.
A Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Fine Arts, Museum Studies Program
or related field or equivalent work experience
5 years of museum experience in registration.
Experience working with contemporary art and artists
Knowledge of best museum practices for collections management
procedures including art handling, storage, tracking of objects and working
with conservators and framers.
Knowledge of computer systems including multi-platform, data base
management, imaging software and spreadsheets.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and deliver results
while managing multiple projects.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion with financial
and logistical information.
Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
Ability to work well with staff, volunteers, collectors, artists
This position may require occasional weekday
evening and weekend hours as needed to accommodate installation schedule.
About this Organization:
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a vibrant and
engaging institution located in the Boston, Massachusetts suburb of
Lincoln. Its mission is to connect
audiences to contemporary art, with an emphasis on sculpture, through
exhibitions, learning opportunities, the collection and its unique park
setting. Founded in 1950 on the 30-acre
former estate of Julian deCordova (1851-1945), deCordova has grown from a local
collection to a dynamic contemporary art institution that attracts over 80,000
visitors each year and is recognized nationally and internationally for its
innovative programming. To learn more
about deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, please visit our website at www.decordova.org.