The manager of collections and registration leads both long-range planning efforts and day-to-day activities relative to the care and stewardship of the collections. Reporting to the deputy director, this position provides important leadership relative to collections care, shaping and enforcing collections management policies that reflect the highest museum standards and best practices to safeguard the museum’s collections and loans for future generations.
The manager of registration and collections supervises the collections team, which includes the registrars, senior preparator, and digital project developer, and leads their collective work to ensure the physical and environmental care of collections and loans as well as to provide physical and digital access to collection objects and records. The manager of collections and registration is responsible for legal contracts with donors, lenders, vendors, insurance and customs brokers, and borrowing institutions. The manager works closely with the registrar for collections and the digital project developer to maintain the museum collection management system and all collection-related aspects of the museum website. They develop and manage budgets related to the storage, insurance, handling, conservation, photography, digital collection management, and registrarial aspects of exhibitions. They also serve as part of the museum managers team, which meets regularly to plan and facilitate cross-functional operational work across the museum.
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