Website Museum of Danish America
Celebrating Danish Roots and American Dreams
The Museum of Danish America, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), seeks a full-time Registrar. This position is responsible for the care and professional management of all artifacts and related materials belonging or loaned to the Museum. The Registrar maintains accurate, comprehensive and current records for all aspects of artifact management including registration, condition, location, loan, exhibition and conservation records.
Job Summary: The Registrar is responsible for all aspects of care and documentation for the museum’s artifact, fine art, and photography collections, in paper-based records and in the museum’s database. This position manages both acquisition and deaccessioning processes, and acts as project manager for projects that significantly impact collections – such as improving storage conditions, and maintaining the museum’s two historic houses. The Registrar convenes monthly Collections Review Committee meetings at which decisions regarding new acquisitions and deaccessioning recommendations are made by a committee of staff members and community volunteers; this position also serves as an ex officio member of the Museum’s Board of Directors Collections Committee.
More information about the Museum of Danish America and a complete job description can be found at www.danishmuseum.org
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, with preference given to a Master’s degree, in Museum Studies or a related field;
At least 2 years of experience in collections and/or registration is desirable;
Experience with immigration studies is preferred, but not required;
Excellent writing, project management, interpersonal and team building skills are essential;
Strong computer skills required for research and administrative skills and experience in PastPerfect is helpful.
Salary: Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience (range of $38,000 to $44,000). Benefits package includes paid health insurance, paid short/long term disability insurance, paid vacation, and paid sick leave.
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