Description
The Museum of Northwest Art seeks an experienced registrar to join our team of museum professionals to help us realize our mission to engage visitors, both within and beyond the MoNA community. This position is responsible for assisting with the management of MoNA’s collections and for incoming and outgoing loans of art to the museum. Reporting to the Curator, the Registrar is part of the museum team and responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of the care and management of objects owned by or on loan to MoNA, the handling of both collections in accordance with approved policies, and in alignment with museum best practices.
 
Key Responsibilities
·       Administers an accurate inventory of all MoNA’s collections.
·       Maintains records in a sound and secure manner that provides current and accurate information on each object, including its location, catalogue information, status, and condition, and responds to general inquiries about the collections.
·       Manages the collections management database system.
·       Manages all incoming and outgoing loans to MoNA of art and objects related to its collections, acquisitions, and exhibition program.
·       Assists the Consulting Collection Manager with managing the Museum objects in storage or on display in the Art Museum.
·       Coordinates photography of the Art Museum collections.
·       Responsible for record-keeping systems (electronic and paper), inventory procedures, administration of insurance policy, documentation, storage, care, handling/packing, condition, display and security of objects (in permanent collections and on loan).
 
This position will be primarily accountable for the thoroughness, accuracy and the proper documentation and filing and storing of all object records (both digital and paper). Accountable for managing orderly records, files, and retrieval systems for MoNA collection (exhibition history, location, provenance). Produces accurate and timely reports (e.g. in conjunction with appraisals, inventories, insurance purposes, exhibitions), for leading inventories, audits, and spot-checks as required. Accountable for working with curators and other museum staff to ensure that forms (e.g. loan forms, deed of gift) are meeting AAM standards and are approved by MoNA. 
                                                                                                                                        
Qualifications
·       Bachelor's degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, or related field and/or equivalent combination of experience or training required. Master's degree in Museum Studies, Art History or related field desired. 
·       Knowledge of accepted museum registration practices, art handling techniques, US customs and copyright laws, and risk management practices and standards. Experience in records management, art transport arrangements, accessioning and deaccessioning, loan management, exhibition management, database management, and administrative and supervisory experience.
·       Excellent organizational and communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability.
·       Demonstrated experience with PastPerfect is desired. Knowledge of nomenclature, metadata standards and best practices in the field required.
·       Confidentiality, discretion, and flexibility are a must.
·       Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, conservators, museum professionals, scholars, collectors, lenders and the general public on a daily basis and foster a cooperative work environment.
 
About the Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art is renowned for the quality and focus of its collection of over 2,400 artworks. MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity. The museum aims to provide a rich experience with thoughtful context and personalized attention for visitors from our diverse community.
 
The museum's acclaimed education program, MoNA Link, has served nearly 8,000 students and over 140 teachers in the school districts of Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Concrete, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and Stanwood-Camano. MoNA Link provides comprehensive art education for students from pre-K to middle school. The outreach program meets the needs of the underserved, including the homeless, youth in juvenile detention, and assisted living residents.
 
MoNA offers free admission and is open seven days a week to ensure access to all. The museum has received the Governor's Award for significant contributions to arts and culture, and the facility’s renovations by Henry Klein Partnership Architects received an honor award from the American Institute of Architects.
 
To Apply
Application deadline is ongoing. The position is part-time with flexible hours. Apply with cover letter and current resume sent to Chloé Dye Sherpe, Curator,  chloed@museumofnwart.org. Position will remain open until filled. EOE

 

Museum of Northwest Art

MISSION STATEMENT

The Museum of Northwest Art connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest. 

 

COLLECTIONS

MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.