Massachusetts Institute of Technology Registrar in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

REGISTRAR, List Visual Arts Center, to serve as part of a registrarial team of two who are responsible for an active program of temporary and touring exhibitions and MIT's permanent collection of contemporary art (much of which is publicly sited on campus and loaned to students, faculty, and staff). Will be responsible for the care, movement, storage, inventory, and records of MIT's permanent collection of 3,500+ artworks; supervise the preparator and registrar’s assistant; organize and maintain digital and paper collection records; establish conservation priorities and arrange for treatment of works; arrange for and coordinate photography and framing; plan and coordinate periodic inventories; review--with the director--art loan requests from other institutions; respond to and coordinate rights and reproduction and research requests; arrange and coordinate the shipping, conservation, framing, packing, and insurance for all artworks from the collection and on loan for exhibition; monitor gallery and storage environmental conditions; review facility reports and contracts of prospective venues; create and maintain pertinent temporary exhibition records (loan forms, condition reports, receipts, checklists, etc.); and advise gallery manager on the proper and safe installation of art.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least four years' experience in art museum registration and with temporary exhibition logistics, including the organization of international traveling exhibitions; an interested in working with artists on new projects; detail-orientation; and flexibility in thinking and problem solving. A team player with knowledge of standard museum registration methods would be well-suited for a university art gallery environment with a small staff. Excellent computer and communications skills and familiarity with EmbARK Collections Manager and EmbARK Web Kiosk are desired. Master's degree preferred. Job #14989-N


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 14989

Functional Area: Museum

Department: List Visual Arts Center

School Area: Associate Provost for the Arts

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No