Department:Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$41,814 to $55,000 per year (equivalent to $20,907 to $27,500 for .5 FTE) Compensation Band:OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:.5
Application Review Begins April 3, 2019; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants Complete online application must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.
Department Summary The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) at the University of Oregon is a nationally accredited art museum that upholds the highest professional standards in the museum field. In addition to maintaining collections of Asian, European and American works of art, the museum routinely presents traveling and special exhibitions, partners with community organizations on educational and cultural programs and with diverse communities to build access and inclusion. The JSMA serves as an educational resource for the university and K-12 schools throughout our state. The mission of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is to enhance the academic mission of the University of Oregon and further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the public.
Position Summary The Assistant Registrar coordinates and executes a wide variety of museum registration duties in support of museum services. Duties may include managing access to the permanent collection, coordinating exhibition installation and deinstallation, preparing and processing incoming and outgoing loans and exhibition contracts, and planning and monitoring domestic and international loan items. This position is also responsible to coordinate loan objects in transit to and from the JSMA, including shipping, packing, unpacking, transport, and documentation. This involves working with lenders, fine art shippers, museum and other institution staff to coordinate international loan and exhibition shipping details.
The Assistant Registrar undertakes a wide variety of assigned museum projects from set-up to completion and makes determinations with minimal guidance from a supervisor. This position researches, collects data, compiles information, and prepares documents, schedules, and plans associated with Museum loans, exhibitions, curricular uses, and displays. This position also develops procedures, systems, and forms to ensure efficient workflow in compliance with program policies and guidelines. The Assistant Registrar may provide formal training or workshops on museum rules, regulations, processes, procedures, and compliance, and may provide oversight to student volunteers and interns.
Additional Expectations of Position • This position will require a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain UO Driver’s Certification. • Valid passport (or ability to obtain one) required. Occasional travel and couriering of artwork in U.S. and abroad.
Minimum Requirements • MA degree in Art History, Arts and Administration, or a closely related field. • Two years of responsible museum Registrar experience.
Professional Competencies • Advanced proficiency in multiple fine art museum-specific computer applications, e.g., Mimsy XG, database applications (Access, Filemaker) content management systems, Crystal Reports, Lightroom. • In-depth knowledge of specialty area(s) including original cataloging of fine art, shipping and crating of fine art, exhibition coordination and planning, and property loan contracts. • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. • Commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity and equity.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience complying with State, Federal or other large institutional policies and procedures. • Experience with complex information structures and online publication of museum information from a software platform (Content Management Systems, Digital Asset Management Systems, and other information systems).
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