Job: Registrar/Preparator at Joshua Liner Gallery (NYC)



Sector Gallery

Position Level Experienced (Non-Manager)

Education 4-Year Degree

Position Type Full Time Permanent


Joshua Liner Gallery seeks a full-time Registrar / Preparator. The ideal candidate should have significant experience in a gallery or museum environment, with a strong interest in Contemporary Art. Primary duties and responsibilities revolve around all aspects of the Gallery’s inventory: both their physical installation, maintenance, shipping and storage, as well as digital side of organization.   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coordinating and managing all incoming and outgoing shipments, loans and consignments for external galleries and institutions, and condition reports for incoming works. Ongoing, the applicant is expected to maintain accurate inventory records for all artworks; measuring and entering new details in the database as they come, insuring that all details are up-to-date and inline with physical inventory onsite and at storage at all times. You will be responsible for all inventory lists as needed: price lists, checklists, and artwork labels for Gallery exhibitions and art fairs.   Physically, the applicant will be responsible for the installation of monthly exhibitions, and responsible for handling a team of outside installers, when necessary. Candidate must have a knowledge of materials to be able to build appropriate and safe packages for shipping, as well as for installing artwork. Understanding of various techniques and materials are crucial, in order to problem solve and for creative thinking when needed. Experience and skill in art handling is therefore essential. Minor photography (with provided equipment) is sometimes required, when needed. The candidate should possess a natural ability to work closely with others, to communicate as a small team. This includes a necessary professional demeanor for all client correspondence: both digitally, on the telephone, and in person. The ability to work well with artists and collectors to organize shipping and installation details is central to this position. Due to this detailed aspect of this position, our ideal candidate will be highly organized and thorough. A knowledge of Artbase is preferred, as well as familiarity with Adobe design programs.   This is a full time position and includes benefits, 10:00AM – 6:00PM, Tuesday – Saturday. Additional days and hours as needed for installing and de-installing exhibitions, local art fairs, etc. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits included.  

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please send a cover letter and resume to outlining your relevant experience with the subject “Registrar / Preparator.” Due to high volume of applications, only candidates with relevant qualifications will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls or walk-ins please.