The Wichita Art Museum—in the largest metropolitan area in Kansas and with a premier American art collection—seeks a skilled and team-oriented Registrar to oversee the management and care of the museum’s distinguished 10,000+ artwork collection. The museum stands at an exciting moment in its history, with a new Strategic Plan, recently opened Art Garden, and growing annual attendance. With a strong regional presence, the museum has a significant American art collection with works across media and history. The prized Roland P. Murdock Collection anchors the museum and features masterpieces of American art from Winslow Homer to Mary Cassatt to Georgia O’Keeffe.
The Registrar manages all aspects of the Wichita Art Museum’s registration and collections management functions including temporary and traveling exhibitions, incoming and outgoing loans, acquisitions, cataloguing, database management, insurance, inventory, and storage. This position oversees the creation and maintenance of all object-related and exhibition-related records. The position is also responsible for the physical safety of the works of art in the collection. This includes ensuring proper installation of objects for display and in storage, ensuring safe methods of packing and transport of objects, arranging necessary conservation planning and treatment, and monitoring the museum environment. Working as part of an energetic and collaborative curatorial team, the Registrar contributes to WAM’s mission to bring “people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.”
For full position description, please visit wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs. Salary commensurate with experience; salary range from $36,000 to $60,000. To apply, email (1) cover letter outlining qualifications, (2) resume, and (3) three references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will be open until filled.
The Wichita Art Museum opened in 1935 and is home to the Roland P. Murdock Collection, one of the premier collections of American art. With a nationally distinguished collection, Edward Larrabee Barnes facility, $4 million annual budget, staff of 24 full-time, 32 part-time, and a corps of 100+ volunteers, the museum is a public/private partnership, owned by the City of Wichita and managed by Wichita Art Museum, Inc. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Wichita Art Museum’s mission brings people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.
Offer of employment will be made contingent upon passing a drug screening and background check. The Wichita Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers veteran’s preference to applicants who meet eligibility requirements.
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