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Subject: Position at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Position at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

From: Lesley Bone <lbone>
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2006
Director of Collections Services
Department: Collections Services
Reports to: Associate Director of Museums

    **** Moderator's comments: In a cover note, the author said that
    the institution is actively seeking applications from
    conservation professionals.

Working Relationships: Works closely with the Director of Museums,
Associate Director of Museums, Curators, Conservators, Artists,
Trustees, Donors and Lenders of Artworks, Acquisitions Committee
Members, Senior Staff, and Departments throughout the Museums

This new position is responsible for the day-to-day operation and
management of the collections-related departments as they pertain to
the care and display of the Museums' permanent collection and
special exhibitions.  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is
comprised of the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion
of Honor in Lincoln Park with combined collections totaling more
than 100,000 art objects.  Collections-related departments include
Registration, Exhibition Design, Graphics, Technical Production, and
Photo Services.

The Director of Collections Services is a senior member of the
curatorial team accountable for the management of the operations of
each reporting department to assure maximum interdepartmental
effectiveness and efficiency.  Through the management of the
Collection Services Departments and their personnel numbering
approximately 22 staff members, s/he directs the project management
of permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, manages the art
storage function, establishes and implements policies and
procedures, oversees the preparation and monitoring of departmental
budgets, and manages the art-related preparations for meetings of
the Board of Trustees and its Acquisitions Committee.

Exceptional supervisory skills, the ability to work effectively and
collegially with a broad range of the Museums' constituents, a
strong customer service orientation, and the ability to achieve best
Collections Services practices are essential.  Works closely with
the Director of Museums and curatorial staff to implement the
Museums ambitious permanent and temporary exhibition schedule.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Education and Training:  A master's degree in museum studies,
    art history, information management, or business administration.

Work Experience:

    Ten years of experience as a Collections Manager, Exhibitions
    Chief, Museum Administrator, or Registrar in a museum with an
    active collections and exhibitions program

    Management and budgetary responsibilities

    Effective supervision of staff

    Extensive knowledge of collection management systems and
    procedures

    Experience insuring incoming loans and a permanent collection

Salary:  Commensurate with experience
Salary code:  Merit

Send Resume and Letter of Interest to:

    Human Resources
    Jerome Margala
    Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums
    de Young, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
    Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    jmargala [at] famsf__org

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