Assistant Registrar

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About Us

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is one of the leading arts institutions in the region. The Museum presents a dynamic range of exhibitions organized from prestigious museums and collections throughout the world. The Museum’s own diverse collection features highlights from North America, Europe, and Asia, with particular strengths in American art and postwar abstraction. The permanent collection also boasts one of the world’s largest public collections of Dale Chihuly glass, a major collection of photography by Brett Weston, and the definitive museum collection of works by the Washington Color painter Paul Reed. The Museum’s renowned Samuel Roberts Noble Theater screens the finest international, independent, documentary, and classic films. Museum amenities include the Museum Store and the Roof Terrace. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors. The Museum serves over 125,000 visitors annually from all fifty states and thirty foreign countries. 

Job Summary

Supports the Museum’s mission of enriching lives through the visual arts by assisting with record keeping, basic collections care, and the maintenance of collections storage and galleries.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct permanent collection cataloguing, documentation, and data entry in The Museum System (TMS) and maintenance of the physical object files;
  • Assist with the management, organization, and cataloguing of the Museum’s digital assets;
  • Assist in making the permanent collection more accessible through new online initiatives; 
  • Assist with annual collection inventories;
  • Record in TMS the movement and locations of all objects in the building and off-site;
  • Maintain and organize collections storage, including ordering collections care tools and supplies;
  • Conduct daily maintenance and inspection of the permanent and special exhibition galleries and collections storage;
  • Facilitates collections and exhibitions related work by outside contractors, including photographers, conservators, and couriers;
  • Follows collection guidelines as outlined in the Museum’s Collections Management Policy and in the internal departmental procedures;
  • Assist in the planning and installation of Museum exhibitions;
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field; MA degree preferred
  • Knowledge of museum standards and practices of art handling, conservation, and collections storage requirements and procedures
  • Knowledge of computerized collections management systems, TMS experience preferred
  • Knowledge of digital photography, photography editing software, and digital asset management
  • Proven ability to assess priorities and work well under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail related to handling artworks and maintaining object records
  • Excellent time management, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work as a team member and follow directions
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary that is commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package available



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Oklahoma City Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 
 
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