Associate Art Collection Registrar - University Art Galleries
Location: Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 21001999
Associate Art Collection Registrar - University Art Galleries - (21001999)
The Tufts University Art Galleries are dedicated to the presentation of art and the pressing issues of contemporary arts discourse. They are pedagogical spaces where exhibitions, lectures, performances, and artist residencies converge to animate the intellectual life of the greater university community and beyond.
The University Art Galleries department oversees the exhibition spaces in the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus, the galleries at the SMFA at Tufts in Boston, and the Tufts University's Permanent and Public Art Collection. The Galleries produce three to four main exhibitions each semester between the two campus locations alongside 15-20 curricular-driven installations per year.
The Associate Registrar and Collections Care Specialist works under the supervision of the Registrar and facilitates care and control of physical objects. Activities include cataloguing objects, art handling, exhibition support and records management.
Knowledge and experience as typically acquired by:
Bachelor's Degree in history, art history, library science, museum studies or related field.
3-5 years of experience in a museum environment involving collection registration work and or collections management, as well as object handling
Extensive knowledge of collections handling techniques, as well as recommended museum standards and practices of registration, art handling, conservation and preservation.
Experience with object mounting and display techniques, including matting, framing and construction of basic housing and mounts
Proficiency with collections management software (PastPerfect) and knowledge of museum cataloguing standards and registration techniques.
Excellent communication skills
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.