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Summary and Scope of Position
The Assistant Collections Manager/Registrar (CMR) will provide general oversight for documentation and care of Museum’s diverse collection of over 5,000 objects, building on the museum’s longstanding role as a college-wide resource and cultural center for the surrounding community and the state of Maine. The CMR will be responsible for management of collections records and database, administer all collections care and management documentation for permanent collection, incoming, and outgoing artworks, and applying best practices to the work of the museum. The CMR will serve as liaison to classes and visiting scholars by providing access to art in the collections and will supervise collections management interns. This position requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the abilities to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically.
Supervises: collections and registration interns.
Contacts: Museum Director, Curator, Education curator, students and faculty, Information and Library Services staff, Physical Plant, Security.
Must be physically capable of lifting up to 35 lbs.; have experience and the ability to lift and handle art objects of various shapes and sizes; and familiarity with power tools.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through March 1, 2016. The target start date for this position is July 1, 2016.
Bachelor’s degree in Art or Art History is required; Master’s degree in Museum Studies preferred; preference will be given to candidates with a collections management and/or registration focus. This position requires broad knowledge of digital technologies, metadata standards, and best practices in collections cataloguing; experience with registration methods and terminologies, collections management databases, digital asset management, and stewardship of works of art. Ability to be a member of a small team of museum professionals who staff a dynamic and distinguished academic museum; ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and museum visitors on a daily basis; demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet timelines in a deadline driven environment and to work autonomously and make critical independent decisions.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening.
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