Wyoming State Museum – Registrar


The Registrar position at the Wyoming State Museum is responsible for creating and maintaining all legal paperwork required by the museum. This includes, but is not limited to: donation and loan contracts; federal permits and curation agreements; image use and permission to publish agreements; and copyright agreements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

Create and process all legal paperwork necessary for donation/purchase/transfer of new artifacts, federal permits and curation agreements, relocation of loaned artifacts, deaccession of artifacts, image use and permission to publish agreements, copyright agreements, and artifact insurance values.

Maintain and set standards for museum artifact database of 70,000+ artifacts. Oversee uniformity of data input; run reports as necessary; perform regular indexing, backups, and random sampling of data to ensure against loss of data; and update older data to current standards.

Assist with processing of newly acquired artifacts or those involved in incoming or outgoing loans. This includes researching, cataloging, photographing, writing condition reports, and ensuring proper storage or exhibition conditions.

Research the collections and related information to provide information to the public.

Provide information and technical assistance to small Wyoming museums with registration questions.

Assist with researching and writing artifact exhibit labels for gallery or online exhibits.

Report, grant, and policy writing and/or review as needed.

Attending staff, division or departmental meetings as needed.



Preference may be given to applicants with a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies or a Bachelor’s Degree in History or a related field with 3 years of work experience in a museum.


Strong knowledge of current museum standards, practices, policies, and ethics.

Excellent awareness of legal issues including: federal and local tax laws, copyright law, endangered species laws, federal permit requirements, and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act requirements.

Strong computer skills in order to manage the museum collections database system and associated collections data (PastPerfect experience preferred).

Knowledge of current museum methods for: cataloging, artifact care/handling, storage and exhibition requirements regarding temperature/humidity levels, artifact mounts, and lighting levels.

Basic knowledge of preventive conservation, condition reporting, artifact cleaning and stabilization.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, both technical and non-technical.

Knowledge of historic, ethnographic, archaeological, art, and natural history materials for cataloging and insurance purposes.

Strong knowledge/experience working in a general history museum.

Strong ability to work well with a variety of people including: donors, lenders, volunteers, researchers, government officials, and the general public.

Must be highly organized and have the ability to recognize problems and solve them independently or with minimum supervision.

Must have excellent multitasking abilities.


Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Cultural Resources)


0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources)


Education & Experience Substitution:
3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Necessary Special Requirements


Most work is performed in an office environment, however some items in the collection may contain hazardous chemicals used in the preservation of artifacts.


FLSA: Non-exempt
All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
Must be able to lift 40 lbs with or without an accommodation.

Supplemental Information

024-Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources – Cultural Resources – State Museum

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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