East India Square
Salem, MA 01970
Date Posted: August 06, 2019
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking an experienced Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions on a full-time basis. Under the direction of the Registrar for Exhibitions, and as a member of the Exhibition Registration team, the successful candidate will work with the Registrar and Associate Registrar for Exhibitions to support PEM’s changing and traveling exhibitions and registration initiatives. The Assistant Registrar will work closely with the Head Registrar and the Collection Registrars, and will collaborate across museum departments with Curatorial, Collection Services, Exhibition Planning, and Exhibition Design. The Assistant Registrar will support all aspects of incoming exhibition loans and PEM organized traveling exhibitions, including the preparation of loan documents, lender and venue correspondence, data entry, assisting with loan arrangements (packing, shipping, installation, and courier arrangements), completing packing and condition reports, acting as a courier for PEM organized traveling exhibitions, and other administrative tasks as assigned.
The position requires two years of museum registration or collection
management experience -- art museum and exhibition registration
experience are a plus. The candidate must have a thorough knowledge of
current registration principles and practices for loans, changing and
traveling exhibitions. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of
art are required. Strong planning, multi-tasking, and organizational
skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, outstanding
interpersonal skills and an energetic can-do attitude are essential.
Candidates must be able to travel for up to 2 weeks at a time both
domestically and internationally. Proficiency in MS Office suite
required, and collections database experience is preferred.
is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified
candidates from all backgrounds to Apply
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