Associate Registrar, Exhibitions
Reporting to the Head Registrar, Exhibitions, the Associate Registrar will have direct responsibility for managing and coordinating crating, packing, transportation, couriers, insurance, and condition reports for international and domestic loan exhibitions.
The Associate Registrar will be responsible for developing and maintaining exhibition-related registration budgets, working closely with Exhibition Management to update projections.
- Oversee the care and welfare of art objects on loan to the Museum, and traveling exhibitions while in storage, transit, or on exhibition
- Review and update standard practices, policies, and procedures regarding the management of exhibitions; encourage collaboration among staff
- Oversee exhibition installation and deinstallation schedules, working closely with Exhibition Management to inform overall schedule
- Work with other departments to resolve museum scheduling issues
- Assist the Head Registrar, Exhibitions, in developing overall museum exhibition schedule including opening and closing date of shows
- Assist colleagues with exhibition activity, as needed
- Performing gallery checks on a rotating basis
- Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
- 7 years of experience in best practices in museum Registration; experience with living artists preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Must maintain current passport and be able to travel. Must be able to pass background checks form airlines and government agencies
- Competency in Microsoft Suite and Access
- Knowledge of QuickBooks, Adobe Photoshop, and TMS desirable
Compensation & Benefits:
- Estimated salary range of $70,000-$75,000 per annum
- Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) elections
- Generous PTO benefits
- Commuter benefits - parking and mass transit
- Admission to world-renowned museums across the city and nationally
- Pet insurance and discounted membership for Citibike
The advertised pay rate is not a promise of a particular wage for any specific employee. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may be dependent on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s experience, education, special licensing or qualifications, and other factors.
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to arts and culture administration, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar.
About the Whitney:
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.
The health and safety of our Museum community is the highest priority. As such, the Whitney Museum is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated and boosted with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.