Associate Registrar for Exhibitions

Job Type

Full Time




1109 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States


The Position:

The Associate Registrar for Exhibitions is responsible for all registration aspects of assigned in-house and traveling exhibitions to support the Museum’s active fine arts exhibition program. This position works closely with Curatorial, Collections & Registration, Operations and other departments in an open, collaborative and team-oriented environment, and requires full knowledge of current professional museum registration standards and best practices.

Responsibilities Include:


  • Manage all aspects of exhibition registration for assigned in-house and traveling exhibitions, from initial planning and implementation to final accounting
  • Make detailed arrangements for packing, crating, shipping, insurance and couriers for domestic and international incoming loans
  • Arrange framing, mount making and conservation
  • Schedule and oversee exhibition installations/de-installations at the Museum and venues; serve as installation floor manager as necessary
  • Work collaboratively with Curators, Designers, Exhibition Manager and Operations staff throughout the exhibition planning process
  • Coordinate fine arts insurance arrangements for loans, including applications for US government indemnities
  • Participate in exhibition budgeting process by obtaining crating, shipping, courier, insurance and object preparation estimates
  • Track and monitor exhibition budgets and expenses throughout the fiscal year, providing periodic budget updates to Exhibition Manager
  • Prepare condition reports, shipping documents, certificates of insurance and other related documentation
  • Manage TMS exhibition module usage and workflows
  • Hire and supervise art handlers
  • Travel as courier to exhibition venues, domestically and internationally, to oversee transport, packing/unpacking and installation/de-installation
  • Maintain certification in TSA Certified Cargo Screening Program


  • Assist with non-assigned exhibitions and other special projects
  • Assist in reviewing and updating department policies and procedures
  • Occasional overtime may be needed to receive shipments after hours, and during exhibition changeovers


  • B.A. in Art History, Museum Studies, or similar (M.A. preferred)
  • Five years minimum experience in exhibitions registration, preferably at an art museum
  • Knowledge of museum standards for conservation and object handling
  • Thorough knowledge of fine arts packing and domestic and international shipping procedures
  • Excellent organizational capabilities, attention to detail and strong oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Systematic approach to work and the ability to produce clear, effective and detailed schedules
  • Experience overseeing and managing art handlers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of foreign language helpful

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Associate Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128


Fax: 212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from diverse candidates.