Registrar, Museum of the Moving Image

Job Description: Registrar

Museum of the Moving Image seeks a Registrar to be responsible for the
proper physical care, movement, and documentation of all objects in its
collection. The collection comprises over 130,000 objects illustrating
all aspects of the production, promotion, and exhibition of movies,
television, and digital entertainment, from the inception of motion
pictures at the turn of the twentieth century to the present day. This
is a full-time exempt position.

Qualified candidates should have at least three years of experience
working in a museum registration department, an understanding of the
legal and ethical aspects of collecting, preserving, borrowing, and
exhibiting works of art and material culture, and experience working
with collections and digital asset management systems.

Responsibilities include:

*       Oversee the proper and appropriate physical housing, packing,
and transport  of all objects in the collection and on loan to the
*       Oversee proper installation, care, maintenance, and rotation of
objects in the Museum’s core exhibition, Behind the Screen, and in all
changing exhibitions;
*       Compile, complete, and maintain legal documents and agreements,
locations systems, histories of use, condition reports, physical
histories, and all electronic documentation of objects in the collection
and on loan to the Museum;
*       Process new acquisitions, incoming and outgoing loans, and
*       Work with outside conservators when required for artifact and
document treatment;
*       Oversee periodic inventories of collections storage facilities,
including  overseeing the process of transferring the Museum’s offsite
collections holdings, as well as artifacts in the existing on-site
facility, into our new state-of-the-art onsite facility in 2011-12;
*       Serve on the Museum’s Collection Committee and assist with the
development, modification, evaluation, and implementation of Collection
Department policies and procedures.


*       B.A. required, advanced degree in History, Film/Media Studies,
Library Science, Museum Studies, or a related field a plus;
*       Previous registration experience required;
*       Strong interest in new media and innovative technology;
*       Energetic, flexible attitude, and strong writing and verbal
communication skills.

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to

Please: No faxes or phone calls.

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