Job Posting: Registrar Intern, Queens Museum, NYC

The Registrar Intern will be expected to assist the Registrar/Archives Manager with all aspects of coordinating reception and preparation of objects for the museum’s upcoming exhibition cycle, as well as other tasks as required.  The major winter season exhibition is Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art.

 

About the Museum:

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community. In November 2013, the Queens Museum completed an expansion that doubled its size to 105,000 square feet. The expansion provides an additional 50,000 square feet of space, including a suite of new galleries, artist studios, flexible public and special event spaces, education classrooms, a café, back-of-house facilities and visitor amenities. This light-filled new space, designed by Grimshaw Architects, exemplifies the Museum’s commitment to openness, inclusion, community partnership and the diverse communities of New York City.

 

Commitment is from July 2016 – May 2017, 2 days per week, with flexibility for additional hours during pre-installation periods. Shorter time commitments are also welcomed though not preferred.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Condition reporting
  • Cataloging and photography of documents, books and objects
  • Processing and tracking incoming and outgoing loans to other museums and institutions
  • Processing incoming and outgoing receipts
  • Coordinating shipments
  • Surveying the condition of objects throughout the run of the exhibitions

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and archival skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to be flexible.
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft office software.
  • Knowledge of archival principles and practices or experience handling museum objects that are delicate, fragile and irreplaceable.
  • Experience working in an archive, library, historical society, gallery, or museum
  • Experience assisting in artifact care and maintenance or manuscript collection care in a museum, gallery, archives or library setting.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • A current student in Museum Studies or Library Science is preferred.

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/ace1f881-37e7-4cd2-9b66-5339a716813d

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