Responsible for overseeing the packing of off-site storage of Museum collection objects for an upcoming move. Work hours and days are Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Occasional Saturdays.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: · Assists with the packing, creating storage mounts and moving objects from off-site storage to new storage location while ensuring the security of collections · Assists with collections inventories and relocation of objects in storage and updates object location in the Museum’s PastPerfect collections management database · Trains interns/volunteers in appropriate collections moving techniques including packing, inventorying, object handling, and data entry · Examines the condition of objects and creates condition reports for objects under custody of the Museum · Assists with unpacking of objects in new off-site storage area
Professional knowledge of registration principles and techniques, including registration documentation, accession and loan records, standard principles and practices, storage, copyright considerations and other official documents related to museum registration. Familiarity with ethical principles and legal procedure s governing museum registration of permanent collections. Experience and knowledge of the safe movement, packing and storing of collections objects. Basic knowledge and previous experience in object handling. Database computer skills. Working knowledge of computer software systems and imaging technologies for museum cataloguing and registration. Experience working in both office and gallery settings. The ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing priorities and deadlines. Familiarity with conservation treatment techniques and risk factors for most types of objects. Knowledge of professional museum methods. Education and/or experience :
High School diploma; prefer college degree in related field or equivalent experience. One (1) year previous experience as a Museum Registrar or other collections related position required.
Working Environment and Required Background Checks:
Position involves two distinct working environments. The typical office environment requires sitting, walking, bending, reaching, climbing stairs, and positioning items up to 50 lbs. The gallery environment requires lifting objects up to 50 lbs., climbing ladders, carefully moving objects using carts, painting pedestals, patching walls, and packing and unpacking shipments of objects and artworks. Material and equipment directly used : Multi-line telephone, personal computer, printer, copier, fax, calculator, scanner, digital camera, ladder, power drill
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
A criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
City of Loveland, CO - 21 months ago