Harn Museum Collections Manager
Directly manage and oversee the long-term preservation, both physical and intellectual aspects, of art collections; including management of storage, conservation, and recordkeeping associated with objects.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Managers all aspects of collections care, following and implementing accepted museum professional standards and practices, including off-site storage facility. Coordinate with Senior Registrar to manage the acquisition, documentation, care, maintenance, and handling, use and access, copyright, security, environmental monitoring of objects and facilities, and object database development, paper files and archives.
- Manages and negotiates copyright permissions for collections and exhibition publications, archives, publicity, marketing, catalogues, websites, e-communication, and related uses.
- In collaboration with Senior Registrar and curatorial staff, establishes object conservation priorities and plans/implements the safe storage of all works in the collection.
- Coordinates with registrar staff for loan agreements and ensures adherence to established policies.
- Oversees object movement, both internal and external.
- Directs care and handling of all works of art on site during emergency situations.
- Oversees the development, maintenance, and security of collections database.
- Supervises staff, including hiring, training, and performance management; trains and supervises all interns and volunteers.
- May participate in the preparation of contact and/or grant proposals.
- May assist with others as a courier accompanying valuable objects of art in transit as required.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in art, art history, museum studies, or in a related field and two (2) years of museum experience in the cataloging and care of a permanent art collections; or bachelor’s degree in art, art history, museum studies, or in a related field and four years of museum experience in the cataloging and care of a permanent art collections.
Licensure and Certification
This position does have supervisory responsibility.
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