Job Opening – Assistant Museum Registrar (08/2012)

2012 August 30

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York

The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College seeks an energetic and qualified professional to work with the Head Registrar in all aspects of collections and exhibitions care and management.
Responsibilities will include specific duties in any of the following: maintaining collection records such as condition reports and object files, assisting with inventory, processing accessions and deaccessions, managing packing, shipping and other preparation for incoming and outgoing loans as well as in-house and traveling exhibitions.

This position works directly with faculty, students, and interns to provide access to the Tang collection and storage areas for teaching and research purposes. The Assistant Registrar is also available to assist with research requests, research projects and assigned class projects.

The Assistant Registrar is responsible for maintaining and growing the collections database. This will include; researching and cataloging objects, establishing provenance, digitalization of records and photography of objects.

Minimum Qualifications:  Must have practical knowledge of object/art handling and storage techniques. Knowledge of/and appreciation for art history and contemporary art. Ability to work both independently and also cooperatively with others in a fast-paced team environment. Strong verbal and editing skills, detail-oriented, and highly organized. Ability to speak in front of groups and work with students, faculty, museum colleagues and community members.

Working knowledge of museum digitization processes and storage/retrieval of data key. Familiarity with EmbArk, Aperture, Excel, scanning applications and digital photography all desirable.

Bachelor’s degree in an art related field or other field relevant to the Tang academic mission and 1-3 years’ experience working in a cultural institution, preferably in an art or history museum with an active exhibition schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree or certificate in studio art, art history, history, museum studies or other field relevant to the Tang academic mission and/or equivalent work experience desirable.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at:

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.
We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender identity or expression, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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