Denver Art Museum – On-Call Registrar

Position Purpose:

Assists on on-call basis with budgeted registration projects involving creation and maintainence of records, collections database, and documentation for incoming art, loan, or traveling exhibitions. Unpacks and conditions artwork, and assists with research and cataloging collection projects. Assists in management of hard file records, file archival rehousing, and file cleanup.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

-Assists with unpacking, packing, cataloging, conditioning, and moving artwork

-Prepares registration documentation (receipts, condition reports, loan agreements, etc.)

-Undertakes data-entry and reporting on collections database

-Assists with maintaining files, records, and working on collection research and cataloging projects.

-Assists with doing condition documentation photography in digitized format

– Assists with collection inventories and storage moves

– Assists with file and records room projects including archival file organization, rehousing, cleanup, and basic filing

Non-Essential (Other) Duties/Responsibilities

-other duties as assigned

supervisory duties



Education or Formal Training

Bachelors degree in art history, anthropology, museum studies or related field.


One year experience in a museum registration, curatorial, or collections managment environment preferred.

Material and Equipment Directly Used

Computer and software (ARGUS open edition, Qscan, Photoshop)


A-frame, furniture dolly, pallet jack

Museum van for art transports

Working Environment/Physical Activities

museum, off-site storage

Subject to many interruptions

lifting, pushing, or pulling up to 50 lbs.

standing, walking, sitting, and climbing

eye/hand/foot coordination

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.