The Institute of Contemporary Art

25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210

Date Posted:
October 22, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Associate Registrar


The Institute of Contemporary Art seeks an enthusiastic and organized Associate Registrar. The individual should be able to work at a busy pace, multi-task, have excellent interpersonal skills and be a good problem solver. The Associate Registrar works as part of a team to organize and mount exhibitions and touring-exhibition programs and assisting the Senior Registrar in the management of the ICA’s collection and archive. The Associate Registrar will be responsible for a broad range of registration functions including organizing artwork transport and storage, completing documentation and budget projections, loan forms, and filing condition reports. While possessing the ability to work independently it is also critical to possess the ability to work in conjunction with a team. Schedule includes domestic and international travel, and some nights and weekend hours in conjunction with installations and loans.


· Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies or related field, or equivalent experience; M.A. and/or Museum Studies certificate preferred.

· 3-5 years of related experience in a museum or art organization setting, preferably in registration or exhibition planning.

· Experience with fine arts packing, shipping, handling and condition reporting required.

· Excellent organization, communication and computer skills are required; knowledge of TMS is desirable.

· Must be flexible, work well under pressure and able to meet tight deadlines.

· Must also be willing to work flexible hours and be on-call when necessary.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should send letter of interest and resume to When applying, please include “Associate Registrar” in the subject line of email.

Apply by:
October 22, 2019
About this Organization:

The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.

The ICA’s primary activities are to present outstanding contemporary art in all medium, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video, and performance that is deserving of in depth public attention to Boston audiences. To provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making. To design interpretative programs that provide context for, develop appreciation of, and add meaning to contemporary art and culture