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Are you an exhibitions-focused individual with registrar experience and an affinity for working with artists and artworks? Do you have a high level of drive, organization, and competency in technology used in object documentation and collection/loan processing? The John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), a world-renowned museum with the mission to generate a creative exchange between artists and the public seeks a Registrar to support the exhibitions and collections team by maintaining professional standards of care and risk mitigation in transit, display, and storage; documentation; legal issues as it applies to our collections, loans, and exhibitions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed below. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.Administer collection loan procedures, shipments, transportation, lender negotiations and security.
Examine exhibition contracts and direct the insurance, shipping, security, and installation requirements and rights and reproductions of related images.
Manage logistics including packing, shipping, receiving, unpacking, installation, and storage of all exhibitions.
Liaise with artists and help coordinate installations and commissions.
With the Collections Manager, develop, maintain, and implement the Collections Management Policy, collections storage maintenance, and the collections database.
Manage, develop, and maintain the shipping and crating budgets.
Oversee the logistics for loans including courier visits, travel, lodging, and expenses.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Detail oriented.
Problem solving.
Critical thinker.
Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Able to handle multiple projects in various stages of development.
Aptitude to work across departments in a highly collaborative, goal-oriented manner.
Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting.
Qualifications:Master’s degree in museum studies, Arts Administration, or related field.
Minimum 6 years museum experience in museum registration and/or collections management.
Experience with fine arts insurance, knowledge of standard museum loan and registration processes
Knowledge of standard best practices and procedures for art handling, transportation, installation, storage, condition reporting, preservation, and basic conservation
Proficiency in collections management database software, email, word processing and spreadsheet software, Microsoft Office suite
Familiarity AAMD guidelines and archiving methods and practices.
Experience working in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time and meet deadlines.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently move throughout the building; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects; and talk or hear. The employee will frequently, sit, stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, crouch, kneel and smell. The employee should be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities when performing this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Able to read and interpret documents, write routine correspondence, speak effectively with others.  Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers. Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Able to deal with problems involving few concrete variables in standard situations.

Work Environments:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position is office/art gallery based and noise level usually moderate.  May occasionally work inside or outside at events where noise level could be moderate to loud.

Hours of work include daytime hours Monday –Friday and occasionally Saturday and Sunday to meet staffing and/or event needs.

The position works at various locations depending on the schedule. This position must be able to commute between locations if needed.

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