Museum Registrar Assistant – Bowdoin College

One-year, part-time position available at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to assist the Registrar with collection inventory and documentation of recently acquired collections, including the documentation of packing techniques and cataloguing information. Tasks to be done both manually and photographically in conjunction with the museum’s collection database. Create collection database catalogue records for objects including the linking of photography images taken during inventory. Assist with storage organization of the newly inventoried objects. This is a grant-funded position to enable the Museum to relocate and reorganize part of the collection in a new storage facility.

Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2019.

20 hours/week between 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

A high school diploma or GED is required; a BA, preferably in art history, is preferred. Excellent computer proficiency, oral and written communication skills and the ability to organize and work accurately with meticulous attention to detail. Ability to follow established protocols.

1-3 years of professional work experience in a collaborative, productive team environment is required. Demonstrated experience working in a museum or comparable institution and knowledge of collection management required. Art handling experience in museum, gallery or equivalent setting preferred. Knowledge and experience working with digital imaging, scanning and museum collections management systems, especially experience with Gallery System’s embARK database, preferred.

Internal Number: S00658JP

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