Job: Assistant Registrar - LSU Museum of Art (Baton Rouge, LA)

Job Posting Title:

Assistant Registrar - LSU Museum of Art


Position Type:

Professional / Unclassified



LSUAM AO - Museum - Collections (Frances R Huber (00010354))


Work Location:

LSU - Baton Rouge


Pay Grade:



The Assistant Registrar, under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Collections Management, is responsible for the care, protection, and tracking of the museum’s permanent collections and the necessary record-keeping associated with such care. The Assistant Registrar also helps with exhibitions and installations as needed.


Job Responsibilities

Assist the Assistant Director for Collections Management with the care and documentation of the permanent collection. Prepare visual and written documentation (paper and electronic) for art collection, including preparation of legal documents, condition reports, and location records. Coordinate packing & shipping for acquisitions. Coordinate arrangements for Collections Committee meetings. Perform collection inventory. Monitor environmental conditions in storage and galleries. Monitor conservation issues with artwork. (45%)


Assists as needed in the packing, transportation, preparation, and installation of art, coordinated with Curator.  (20%)


Assists the Assistant Director of Collections Management and Curator as needed with condition reports and other arrangements for loans and exhibitions. (15%)


Oversees the rights and reproductions of images from the museum collection or installation of exhibitions, including photography and requests for images from the permanent collection. Negotiates copyright permission licenses from artists. (10%)


Assists with overseeing and training students, technicians, or other specialists assigned to work on projects such as cataloging projects or inventory. (5%)


Performs other duties as assigned by Assistant Director. (5%)


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree preferably in art history, museum studies, or a related field and 1 year of general museum experience or experience in a related field. Experience in art handling procedures and knowledge of established museum standards.  Computer proficiency with MS Office products.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Ability to pay great attention to detail.  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field and 3 years of museum experience. Photography experience. Knowledge of PastPerfect museum software or other collections management software.


Special or Physical Qualifications

Ability to drive a 15-passenger van or small truck.
Ability bend, stoop, squat, and to consistently lift up to 50 pounds.
Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding and work on high lifts.
Willingness to work night and weekend hours if needed.  



This position requires a current Louisiana Class "E" driver's license.


Additional Job Description:



Special Instructions:

Assistant Coordinator of Non-Academic Or Service Area


Posting Date:

August 31, 2017


Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

September 30, 2017


Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!


Essential Position (Y/N):


   EEO Statement:

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

   HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed



Jobs: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum needs a FT Exhibitions Specialist (Cleveland, OH)


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is currently considering applicants for the position of Exhibitions Specialist.  The Exhibitions Specialist reports Director of Design and Exhibitions is responsible for assisting the Director of Design & Exhibition and Preparator in the design and construction of the Museum’s exhibitions, interior and exterior public spaces, and exhibits.

1.  Assists in designing exhibits. • Assists in site analysis/evaluation of space; checks measurements based on existing drawings of the Museum. • Assists in developing concepts into 3-dimensional exhibit experiences (including floor plan, design detail, section drawings, color schemes and label/graphics package). • Helps design exhibit graphics, including labels, using up-to-date presentational methods that are experiential, engaging and accessible to diverse audiences. • Communicates with Director of Design & Exhibitions about project progress. • Works with Curatorial Assistant to maintain appropriate documentation of exhibition design information, including concepts, specifications, final drawings, and graphics (text and labels) for departmental project files. • Works with curatorial team to circulate proofs and do final edits on labels and exhibit text.
2.  Assists in the production of exhibit graphics. • Works closely with Director of Design and Exhibitions on the production of graphics. Assists in getting estimates from vendors. • Designs and prints labels and text based on existing style-guide. Prints in-house labels and text. • Scans and creates facsimiles of sensitive paper artifacts.
3.  Assists Preparator with artifact preparation • Fabricates mounts for objects (including brass and steel). • Prepares textiles/clothing for display. • Mats, frames and encapsulates documents and posters. • Mounts labels and text.
4.  Assists with exhibit installation and maintenance. • Assists with cleaning the exhibitry in the galleries. • Assists with the installation of artifacts and graphics in exhibits. • Assists with artifact swaps and one-off installations.
5. Assists in designing internal displays and signage • Meets with staff members from various departments about signage/display needs. • Creates mock-ups and works with Director of Design and Exhibitions to produce finished deliverables.
6.  Assists with artifact and casework installation and deinstallation for travelling exhibits. • Travels off-site and/or out of state when required.
Duties include but may not be limited to the above. 




• Bachelor’s degree in arts related field, preferably in design. 

• Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a museum, cultural or performing arts institution with work in interpretive exhibition design or graphic design. Additional experience in exhibit preparation / artifact handling preferred.

• Possess general knowledge of exhibition processes.

• Ability to write and edit text.

• Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.

• Computer Literate:  Microsoft Products; Excel, graphics software (Adobe Creative Suite). CAD-related software experience a plus.

• Possess knowledge of proper handling and care of all objects. Experience in mount-making preferred.

• Possess knowledge of proper handling and care of all objects. Experience in mount-making preferred.

• Ability to work independently without close oversight, and also a team player who will engage productively with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the Museum.  

• A professional and resourceful style; willingness to take initiative, manage multiple tasks and projects at a time; and willingness to learn.

• Thinks of the big-picture and considers the impact of decisions across the institution as a whole.

• Understands implicitly how to work with different people and various working styles across the organization.

• Sets a strong example for others by initiating collaboration and working consistently in a collegial manner.

• Encourages teamwork, and anticipates and removes obstacles to effective teamwork; seeks to resolve conflicts as they arise.

• Approaches others in a positive manner and builds solid long-term relationships with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

• Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation and drug screening.

• Ability to get along with other people and regularly communicate status of assignments.

For consideration, submit resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with salary history online at 

Jobs: Gallery Coordinator at Pratt (FT)

Responsible for the daily operations of Schafler Gallery and President’s Office Gallery. Provides administrative support for the Director of Exhibitions and Assistant Director of Exhibitions. Maintains permanent collection.

* Manages the daily operations of Schafler Gallery and the President’s Office Gallery.
* Trains and supervises student aides on how to serve as gallery monitors, assist with installation of exhibitions and office tasks, monitor safety of art work, anticipates and resolves security problems with individual art works for Brooklyn galleries.
* Prepares and drafts routine correspondence, answers general email inquiries.
* Assists the Director of Exhibitions and Assistant Director with administrative responsibilities including processing of invoices and purchase orders.
* Answers telephone and email inquiries on a regular basis; informs the Director and Assistant Director of any messages or queries requiring their response or immediate attention.
* Manage and care for the permanent collection under supervision of Assistant Director


BFA or BA required, with some studio art and art history classes preferred.

1-2 years office experience, preferably in an arts institution, gallery or museum.

Knowledge and Skills:
General office skills, basic budgeting, Mac computer savvy, internet research, some knowledge of contemporary art.

Other Skills: 
Knowledge of graphic design programs such as Photoshop, InDesign; interest in supervising/working with students; basic art handling helpful; knowledge of art installation; ability to lift 20 lbs. Demonstrated experience working effectively with a diverse population, as well as demonstrated sensitivity to cross cultural perspectives and experiences.

Please submit your cover letter, resume including salary history and requirements, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications are here


Job: Part-time preparator for Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles, CA)

PREPARATOR - ART GALLERY (mid-Wilshire) hide this posting

compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.
employment type: part-time

Preparator (P/T) - Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Kayne Griffin Corcoran is seeking a professional, experienced part-time Preparator. 

Experience as a preparator in a gallery or museum
Experience handling art and with installation, packing and crating
Knowledge of and experience with AV setup
Construction capabilities
Professional appearance and demeanor
Flexible schedule
Must have a valid California Driver's license

Please email a resume, letter of interest, three references and salary history. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Job Opportunity: Head Preparator at David Kordansky Gallery

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA is seeking a full-time Head Preparator

We are seeking a highly motivated, well organized, and team-oriented person who wants to be part of a rapidly growing, internationally renowned contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The Head Preparator position will be scheduled 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, but the applicant must be flexible and available outside of the designated days on an as needed basis. This is a managerial position, and the applicant is required to have extensive prior experience working as a preparator at either a contemporary art gallery or museum. 

Main responsibilities: 

1. Scheduling, training, and managing a preparatorial team in the following duties: 

-Installation, maintenance, and deinstallation of artworks for exhibitions, art fair presentations, photo shoots, and private viewings

-Proper packing of artworks for storage and outgoing shipments

-Proper unpacking of artworks for condition reporting and installation

-Receipt and release of artworks

-Local collection and delivery of artworks

-Proper construction of models for exhibitions and art fair presentations

-Storage maintenance

-Facilities maintenance, including, but not limited, to patching, painting, and general clean-up

2. Scheduling and oversight of general contractors, painters, electricians, and other independent contractors on an as needed basis

3. Preparation of installation instructions and diagrams. 

4. Acquisition, maintenance, and organization of all preparatorial supplies (for use at the gallery, off-site storage, and art fair presentations) 


1. Extensive prior experience working as a preparator for a contemporary art gallery or museum

2. Knowledge of (and ability to) accurately install, maintain, and deinstall artworks of a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to sculpture, painting, works on paper, photographs, video, ceramics, etc. 

3. Prior experience installing and deinstalling at art fairs preferred

4. Experience with Photoshop and other graphic and technical software preferred

5. High attention to detail

6. Able to efficiently lead and manage a team of preparators

7. Able to work independently

8. Capable of working successfully in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

9. Superior crisis management skills

10. Excellent communication and written skills

Salary based on qualifications and experience. Please email a cover letter and résumé with the subject line “Head Preparator” to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.