- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Computer Skills
- Management Experience
The incumbent will be skilled museum professional who provides collections management and administrative assistance to the Fine Arts Program in the daily management and operation of its collections.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Assists with the packing, unpacking and movement of collection objects following best practices and adhering to internal program controls.
Assists with installation of artworks and objects throughout the Board’s buildings and in exhibit spaces ensuring proper display to prevent damage.
Assist with updating and maintaining physical object files and database records. Generates reports and other administrative tasks as needed.
Assists with maintaining storage rooms and storage supplies.
Assists with tracking day-to-day object movement and annual inventories.
Assist with the care and maintenance of the collection including monitoring condition, cleaning, and outdoor sculpture care.
Requires a bachelor’s or preferably a master’s degree in an object-focused area such as Museum Studies or Studio Art with at least three years of collections management experience utilizing best practices working in a museum, art gallery, fine-arts shipping company, frame shop, or similar object-based environment. Must have strong computer experience and proficiency using collections management software, preferably with Past Perfect 5. Able to be an independent thinker and decision maker and to work in a fast-paced, detail oriented environment. Must have expertise in the safe handling of artworks, knowledge of basic museum registration, and basic conservation practices. Must be able to stand for long periods, be comfortable on ladders, and lift at least 40 pounds. Demonstrated commitment to a strong customer service philosophy required, and ability to interact effectively with all levels of Board personnel.
Work will be performed in the Board’s three buildings: Eccles and Martin Buildings at 20th & C Streets, NW; and 1709 New York Avenue building, as well as leased space in other locations. This is a part-time term position working two to three days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The incumbent shall perform all work during the normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. There may be times when work is required outside of the normal work hours and/or on Saturday and/or Sunday, but this is rare.
Work involves detailed communication and coordination efforts and attention to detail. Requires initiative and application of collections management principles, and computer and database expertise to resolve problems and issues.
The position will remain open until filled. All inquiries or applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
This is a five-year termed position.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.