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Senior Registrar - 992911

Apply Now Job Number: 501449
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: MOA Curatorial
Categories: Museum Services

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Job Title: Senior Registrar - 992911
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range:  
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Receives, inspects, accessions, documents, labels and catalogs objects acquired for collections and/or exhibitions; makes notes and/or comments on condition reports; oversees deaccession procedures in compliance with collection management policies.

2. Oversees the movement, exhibition, storage, and disposition of art objects in order to guarantee security of the collections, including coordination with conservators, preparators, designers, curators and photographers.

3. Facilitates care and security of collections of art and artifacts on site; coordinates with conservators regarding the conditions necessary to store objects in a seismically safe, temperate place; controls art storage area; oversees object movement, internal and external; conducts periodic inventories of collection areas; maintains storage records and shelf lists.

4. Arranges for insurance on permanent collection, outgoing or incoming loans, including executing applications for federal indemnification of international exhibitions, maintaining insurance coverage and computing premiums when due, and processing liability and damage claims.

5. Prepares agreements and arrangements for outgoing and incoming loans, special exhibitions or permanent installation of objects, including contractual arrangements, loan agreement forms, exhibition contracts, condition reports, facility reports, supplying photographs, cataloging information, and other documents related to collections management.

6. Makes shipping arrangements for incoming and outgoing objects; inspects objects and checks condition reports, making notes as needed; coordinates the packing, crating and couriering of objects; establishes the date and method of shipping items. Works collaboratively with museum staff including curators, conservators, preparators, and packers, as well as representatives of other museums and outside art handling personnel such as airline personnel and cargo handlers in coordinating, scheduling, and monitoring the safe and legal movement of objects.

7. Researches and provides accurate information to museum administrators, staff and board members, representatives of other museums and the general public regarding loans, special collections, catalog information, packing, shipping, and insurance; promotes compliance with federal, state, and local laws relating to art collections management.

8. Serves as a courier accompanying valuable objects of art in transit as required. Accompanies art to offsite storage or airport cargo facility, oversees containerization and security; coordinates with customs broker; travels with art; supervises loading and unloading of crates at airport, borrowing museum and other venues. May oversee installation of objects at borrowing museums.

9. May prepare and manage special project budgets as required.

10. May train and supervise the work of subordinate personnel such as associate or assistant registrars, interns, and volunteers when required.

11. May check exhibitions to ensure environmental standards and security.

12. Processes Ariba requests.

13. Monitors curatorial budgets and ensures expenses remain in budget.

14. Supports museum staff as needed.
Marginal Job Functions: Travels with loans and exhibitions as courier to oversee transportation, installation, and de-installations of Museum organized exhibitions at other venues.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 1. Must be organized, have a superb attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively.

2. Knowledge of legal and ethical standards as they relate to museum collections.

3. Knowledge of: principles and practices of professional art/artifact registration; collections management standards and procedures; principles and practices of museum records management; computerized registration methods and related data processing techniques; principles and procedures used to handle, inspect, label and store fragile objects of art and to protect art objects from environmental hazards; legal standards and law applicable to collections management; fine arts insurance practices and procedures; and a general knowledge of fields such as art, art history and anthropology relative to the collection.

4. Knowledge of museum environmental and security standards.

5. Knowledge of principles of art conservation.

6. Knowledge of museum standards and techniques for shipping art works.

7. Ability to write, and communicate professionally and multi-task effectively and maintain effective relationships with a variety of individuals and groups.

8. Knowledge of copyright laws and current art museum rights and reproduction practices.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: Four (4) years of verifiable museum experience as a museum registrar or related experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and a computerized registration system.
Is this a safety sensitive position? Yes  
Background Screening Required? Yes  
Pre-Employment Conditions:

To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation.


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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