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Thursday, June 27, 2013

F/T - Sr. Museum Registrar & Collections Manager, Staten Isl. Museum (NY)

Senior Museum Registrar & Collections Manager

The Staten Island Museum seeks an energetic qualified Museum Registrar & Collections Manager to bring us to the next phase of our exciting future as we expand to historic Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The Registrar/Manager will be responsible for the care of the collection and manage the records for the collection. This position reports to the Director of Exhibitions and Programs


Coordinate three separate collections areas: science, history and art for implementation of a unified database using Past Perfect software.

Manage Collection Documentation:

Maintain database catalogue records and create new records as necessary

Prepare incoming/outgoing loans and condition reports for all three collections(Art, Science, History)

Deeds of gifts, bequests and donations

Catalogue & Accession Worksheets

Monitor and maintain insurance documents for the collection and loans.

Prepare documentation and provenance for new accessions and research documentations for de-accessioning.

Facilitate seasonal Collection Committee meetings (plan, lead meeting, write minuets,)

Maintain all paper files: Artists, Donors, and Accession Folders.

Maintain museum disaster plan and facility reports.

Manage and facilitate future steps in completing the Museum Assessment Program, in preparation for accreditation from A.A.M.

Manage Care of Collection:

Evaluate and monitor storage conditions, keep records of rh & temperature

Assist Curators & an Museum leadership to create a long-term Collections Plan

Responsible for the handling and care of the art collection and loaned art objects.

Facilitates and recommends conservation and repair of objects.

Manage volunteers/interns working on collection projects: handling, research, and digitizing data.

Oversee installation of new collections storage equipment and movement of collections to new facility.

Monitor the museum’s collection budget including ordering supplies and tools.

Work as a Team Member to:

Install exhibitions, in particular creating object label copy and object installation.

Provide information about the Art collection for research and educational inquiries.

Research and write grant proposal narratives and budgets regarding the collection.

Educate fellow staff members about collection care.

Problem solve


B.A. from an accredited University with a major in academic area relevant to the Institute’s Collections of art, history, and/or science; also a M.A. in Museum Studies or Library Sciences strongly preferred.

Minimum of 3-years museum experience in working with collections

Detail oriented with strong record keeping skills and knowledge of collections database system (pref. Past Perfect)

Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs.

Valid Drivers license

Salary $38K starting –quality benefits include 401K Savings Plan, Pension and health benefits.

Send letter of interest to:

Staten Island Museum, c/o Diane Matyas, Exhibitions and Program Director,, 75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY, 10301