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9 Hillyer Court NW
District of Columbia
· Reports to the Director of Traveling Exhibition Service (TES).
· Supervise other registrars or related staff.
· Manages registrarial duties for approximately 30 to 40 traveling exhibitions from early development through dispersal.
· Works directly with Director and Exhibition Development Coordinator to develop new exhibitions.
· For each exhibition, supervises or acts as the registrarial point of contact for the organizing institution, independent curator, lender(s), and/or venues.
· Works with IA&A Exhibition Manager (EM) to determine object and logistical needs of exhibition during development and throughout the duration of the tour.
· With EM, create exhibition budget and maintain costs.
· Maintain department budget of $1,3+m.
· Create department budget forecasting and continually update anticipated expenditures.
· Oversees receipt of income payments.
· Creates or delegates and approves exhibition checklist, crate lists, condition report notebooks, packing notes, and installation manual for each exhibition for distribution to traveling exhibition venues.
· Supervises shipping for approximately 40+ domestic and international exhibition transits annually.
· Assesses shipping costs and income from venues for outgoing and prorated shipping.
· Supervises and/or coordinates packing/crating, customs brokerage, insurance, courier arrangements, and exhibition consolidation and dispersal.
· Travel as exhibition courier, multiple exhibitions, multiple annual trips.
· Informs venues of special handling and security needs of objects through checklists and installation manuals, as well as via direct communication,.
· Oversees annual insurance policy and insurance claims.
· Review, submit, and implement comments/suggestions on all contracts (venue, loan, lender, collaborator, curator).
· Process or delegate signed loan agreements for co-signature, copies to lenders, etc.
· Supervise organization and maintenance of images for checklists, condition reports, and installation manuals.
· Supervise exhibition files maintenance.
· Manages art collection of over 400 works and promised works: organizing movement or artwork, conservation needs, ensure object location recorded in Access database.
· Review facility reports, venue condition notes, and COI’s.
· Assists EMs on exhibition catalogue development specifically on object identification and lender credits.
· Graduate degree in fine arts, art history, museum studies, or archaeology.
· 5 FTE years of professional experience working in a museum setting, specifically on exhibition registration.
· Firsthand experience and knowledge of regulations including CITES, domestic and international U.S. Indemnity, U.S. Immunity from Seizure.
· Understanding of and familiarity with museum standards of practice
· Skill in handling, moving, and packing fragile works of art.
· Excellent writing skills and attention to detail.
· Understanding of museum exhibitions and how they are generally organized.
· Demonstrated success in creating and maintaining exhibition budget.
· Demonstrated success at meeting competing deadlines and achieving performance goals.
· Demonstrated ability to handle complex situations with grace.
· Forward thinking and enthusiastic.
· Success at exercising initiative and problem-solving.
· Proficient in use of computers and other office equipment.
· Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting.
· Ability to lift 30 pounds.
· Ability to travel regularly nationally, and sometimes internationally
Vacation, sick and holiday leave and generous health insurance coverage.
Minimum Education Required
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