Position Summary: The Assistant Registrar will support the Museum Registrar in the care and recordkeeping of the Middlebury College Museum of Art's permanent collection.
Essential Functions: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
- Manages the Museums database and public online access to the Museums collection, including entering and updating data and images in the system; acting as the liaison between software providers and the College; creating authorities, controls, and customizations; and providing training, user support, and access. - Oversees photography of the Museums collection and the documentation, preservation, access, and distribution of the Museums digital image collections, including rights management and copyright compliance according to professional standards and best practices. - Assists with the care of the Museums collections through proper art handling, cataloging, numbering, condition reporting, the tracking of art movement, and the management of regular inventories. - Assists the Museum Registrar in serving the needs of the College community and the general public by providing access to art in the Museums collections. - Maintains departmental documentation including records, files, correspondence, and a full range of administrative duties. - Exercises discretion and good judgment in dealing with objects, donors, lenders, and other constituents served by the department. - Oversees a student intern.
General Responsibilities: - Performs other related duties as needed. Qualifications
Qualifcation Education: BA in Art History, Arts Administration, or related field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Art historical expertise. - Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, required; experience with TMS preferred. - Knowledge of electronic imaging technology. - Ability to apply new technology to the development of new instructional methods for art history courses. - Knowledge of professional photographic methods and techniques. - Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
Experience: - Two or more years of registration or comparable experience in a museum setting with significant experience in automated collections records management and cataloging.
Physical Demands: - Must be able to lift and carry delicate and awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs.
From its proud history spanning more than two centuries, Middlebury College has emerged as one of a handful of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges. Middlebury is unique among these schools in being a classic liberal arts college that also offers graduate and specialized programs operating around the world.