Exhibitions Registrar

(Full-time)
Responsibilities: 

The Morgan Library & Museum seeks an experienced and meticulous Exhibitions Registrar to independently manage logistics from planning to implementation, including but not limited to the crating, transport, customs coordination, insurance, security, storage, courier travel, conservation, and preparation, of domestic and international loans from both private and institutional lenders for all exhibitions presented at or by the Morgan.

The Exhibitions Registrar maintains administrative and legal control over loaned and collection objects for in-house and traveling exhibitions and ensures best practices are observed in art handling and exhibition installation. This role is also responsible for creating and tracking budgets related to registrarial costs, processing and submitting related invoices, providing support in drafting exhibition agreements and reviewing exhibition contracts. When required, the Exhibitions Registrar acts as a national and international courier for traveling exhibitions, serving as a representative for the Morgan

This position reports to the Director of Exhibition and Collection Management and works closely and collaboratively with colleagues across the Morgan.

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration or closely related field or professional experience equivalent; Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Arts or Non-profit Administration or related field a plus.
  • 5+ years of museum registration experience with loans and exhibitions or a combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in fine art collections management, including the handling, care, preservation, installation, and storage of art, registration methods, electronic collection records, special exhibitions and loan administration, and fine arts insurance and indemnity.
  • Must be familiar with international/domestic fine art shipping/crating companies, international crating standards, and TSA shipping and screening requirements.
  • Excellent computer skills with a command of the Microsoft Office Suite. Strong proficiency with Excel spreadsheets and/or Google Sheets.
  • Knowledge of The Museum System (TMS).
  • Keen organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Diplomatic and clear communicator; enjoys working with teams in a collaborative fashion. Has the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with museum staff, vendors, artists, donors, and representatives of borrowing or lending museums.
  • Quantitative skills to manage and track budgets.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage time to prioritize tasks in order of importance; adaptable to schedule changes over a project's life. Knowledge of additional languages is beneficial.

Additional Requirements:

  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekend hours.
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally as needed (approximately 15-25% of the calendar year).
  • Able to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., of fifty (50) pounds if required.
  • Must complete Security Threat Assessment application and be approved for TSA.
Compensation: 

$68,000–$85,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits plan.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resources at: registrarjob@themorgan.org

The Morgan Library & Museum receives many applications and inquiries for employment. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to all of them. Due to the high volume of applicants, we can contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs.

Important to note:

Vaccination Requirement
To ensure the overall health and safety of the Morgan Library & Museum campus, all staff of the Morgan are required to be fully vaccinated and have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with applicable laws.

EEO Statement
The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws. The Morgan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.