Assistant Registrar - LSU Museum of Art

  • 01 Sep 2017 9:24 AM
    Message # 5059275

     The Assistant Registrar, under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Collections Management, is responsible for the care, protection, and tracking of the museum’s permanent collections and the necessary record-keeping associated with such care. The Assistant Registrar also helps with exhibitions and installations as needed.

    Job Responsibilities

    Assist the Assistant Director for Collections Management with the care and documentation of the permanent collection. Prepare visual and written documentation (paper and electronic) for art collection, including preparation of legal documents, condition reports, and location records. Coordinate packing & shipping for acquisitions. Coordinate arrangements for Collections Committee meetings. Perform collection inventory. Monitor environmental conditions in storage and galleries. Monitor conservation issues with artwork. (45%)

    Assists as needed in the packing, transportation, preparation, and installation of art, coordinated with Curator.  (20%)

    Assists the Assistant Director of Collections Management and Curator as needed with condition reports and other arrangements for loans and exhibitions. (15%)

    Oversees the rights and reproductions of images from the museum collection or installation of exhibitions, including photography and requests for images from the permanent collection. Negotiates copyright permission licenses from artists. (10%)

    Assists with overseeing and training students, technicians, or other specialists assigned to work on projects such as cataloging projects or inventory. (5%)

    Performs other duties as assigned by Assistant Director. (5%)

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree preferably in art history, museum studies, or a related field and 1 year of general museum experience or experience in a related field. Experience in art handling procedures and knowledge of established museum standards.  Computer proficiency with MS Office products.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Ability to pay great attention to detail.  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master's Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field and 3 years of museum experience. Photography experience. Knowledge of PastPerfect museum software or other collections management software.

    Special or Physical Qualifications

    Ability to drive a 15-passenger van or small truck.

    Ability bend, stoop, squat, and to consistently lift up to 50 pounds.
    Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding and work on high lifts.
    Willingness to work night and weekend hours if needed.  


    This position requires a current Louisiana Class "E" driver's license.

    Additional Position Information

    Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. 

    Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!


    LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.

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