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Position Summary

The Assistant Registrar will support the Museum Registrar in the care and recordkeeping of the Middlebury
College Museum of Arts permanent collection.

Responsibilities Essential Functions

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

- Manages the Museums database and public online access to the Museums collection, including entering
and updating data and images in the system; acting as the liaison between software providers and the
College; creating authorities, controls, and customizations; and providing training, user support, and access.
- Oversees photography of the Museums collection and the documentation, preservation, access, and
distribution of the Museums digital image collections, including rights management and copyright
compliance according to professional standards and best practices.
- Assists with the care of the Museums collections through proper art handling, cataloging, numbering,
condition reporting, the tracking of art movement, and the management of regular inventories.
- Assists the Museum Registrar in serving the needs of the College community and the general public by
providing access to art in the Museums collections.
- Maintains departmental documentation including records, files, correspondence, and a full range of
administrative duties.
- Exercises discretion and good judgment in dealing with objects, donors, lenders, and other constituents
served by the department.
- Oversees a student intern.

General Responsibilities

- Performs other related duties as needed.
Qualifications

Qualifications Education

BA in Art History, Arts Administration, or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Art historical expertise.
- Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, required;
experience with TMS preferred.
- Knowledge of electronic imaging technology.
- Ability to apply new technology to the development of new instructional methods for art history courses.
- Knowledge of professional photographic methods and techniques.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.

Experience

- Two or more years of registration or comparable experience in a museum setting with significant experience
in automated collections records management and cataloging.

Physical Demands

- Must be able to lift and carry delicate and awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs.


Associated topics: art, branch, conservation, curatorial, exhibition, history, librarian, library, museum, tour guide

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