History Colorado – Exhibit and Loan Registrar

History Colorado – Exhibit and Loan Registrar

Salary: $3,491.00 – $3,927.00 Monthly
Location: Denver Metro, CO
Job Type: Full Time
Department: History Colorado
Job Number: GCA-0923-417
Closing: 5/9/2017 11:59 PM Mountain
Application: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/1724677/exhibit-and-loan-registrar

HISTORY COLORADO COLLECTION
History Colorado’s artifacts and original documentary materials are central to our educational and interpretive mission. The collection currently comprises approximately 200,000 artifacts, 1,000,000 photographs and moving images, and 15,000 linear feet of textual and archival materials. History Colorado collects in three main areas: archives, artifacts, and photography. Please visit historycolorado.org or h-co.org/collections for more information about the collection.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Serve as primary collections management and registration contact for all exhibits and installations
Participate in exhibit meetings to promote and ensure best practices and standards for collections
Lead efforts to develop and implement exhibit procedures, documentation, and tracking methods for case layouts, mount creation, install, graphics, and other collections-related exhibit tasks in consult with Manager of Design & Production
Ensure efficient and safe processing and preparation of collection items for exhibits, including: cataloging, condition reporting, photography, conservation, mounts, rotations, casework, installation, data entry, etc.
Manage all aspects of incoming and outgoing loans of collections including transport logistics, legal contracts, facility reports, insurance, processing, exhibit, etc.
Assisting Collections and Curatorial staff with permanent collection projects such as storage and retrieval, outreach, problem-solving, backlog, inventories, conservation, and other registration projects as needed

PREFERRED CANDIDATE CAN SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATE:
Experience in project management, meeting deadlines, and flexible multi-tasking in a fast-paced and changing environment
Effective communication and cooperation with other museum staff, especially curatorial and exhibit staff
Experience with loan logistics
Oversight and successful completion of all collections work on exhibit teams including specific tasks such as case and mount assessments, security decisions, lighting, etc.
Ability to work independently and direct registration tasks or make comparable decisions with or in absence of a supervisor
Innovative and/or motivated approaches for collections outreach and providing access to collections
Strong understanding of typical collections problems, collections and provenance research, and problem-solving skills with collections objects
Familiarity and experience with rights and reproductions and digitization

REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree in Museum Studies (or related degree) with a minimum of 2 years of practical experience.
Extensive knowledge of museum registration processes and standards including applicable laws and ethical codes as set forth by AAM, specifically those relevant to exhibits and loans.
Handling, storage, and conservation experience with large collections or high volumes of activity at a medium to large institution (or experience that is comparable) with a large collection and/or multiple sites, including artifacts and archival materials.
1 year of experience handling, packing and shipping of museum objects of a widely varying nature.
Strong computer skills and proficiency with collections management databases, strong experience with ARGUS preferred.
Knowledge of preventive conservation practices including the standard agents of deterioration, their effects on different types of artifacts, and how to best mitigate their effects (theft, fire, water, temperature, relative humidity, pests, light, contaminants, etc.)
Ability to certify and use of pallet jack, forklift, scissor lift, and other warehouse type equipment.

Supplemental Information:
Interested individuals are asked to submit a job application, letter of interest, and three references using the online application system. Failure to submit references may cause you to be removed from consideration.

Additional Requirements for this position:
Periodic travel by car, van and truck to locations throughout the state, typically for periods of less than one week in duration.
The successful candidate must pass a criminal history background check prior to hire.