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Collections Curator and Registrar, Wellin Museum of Art

  • September 19, 2019 1:45 PM
    Message # 7889646

    Collections Curator and Registrar
    Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art
    Hamilton College
    Clinton, NY 

    The Collections Curator and Registrar curates and stewards the permanent collection. Works to ensure proper collection management, manages the registrarial duties for the collection and temporary exhibitions, and supports academic or scholarly access to the permanent collection. Spearheads collecting efforts to create a diverse and globally representative collection. For the full and detailed job description CLICK HERE or visit the Hamilton College job posting.


    MA in Museum Studies, Art History, or related field with 7+ years of both collection and registrarial experience in a museum setting, preferably academic. Demonstrated history of working with a broad collection of artwork spanning a variety of mediums, eras, and cultures. Prior courier experience expected.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Dedicated individual with a pleasant demeanor and positive attitude.
    • Understands and adheres to the standards prescribed by the American Alliance of Museums, including the collections policies and the code of ethics, as well as accepted good practices.
    • Strong knowledge of contemporary art, the artworld, art market, and  trends in the field.
    • Proficiency with The Museum System (TMS) collections management database.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong organizational, planning, and research skills.
    • Detail-oriented, meticulous, and conscientious in following through on assigned tasks.
    • Proficiency with computers in standardized word processing, and spreadsheet programs.
    • Ability to work independently, exercise initiative and good judgment to successfully organize and complete assignments.
    • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a small team.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
    • Commitment to being an active participant in the Hamilton College community by attending events, forging relationships with faculty as well as caretakers of collections elsewhere on campus.
    • Commitment to learning and growing in the field.
    • Ability to travel, work evenings and/or weekends as necessary in the performance of assigned responsibilities.

    Application Instructions

    Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. CLICK HERE to apply.

    This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier Account and can send all application materials including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. 

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