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Subject: Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

From: Teresa Castro <teresa.castro<-a>
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Collections Manager - Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Collections Manager works closely with the AAOA Conservator and
the Administrator to oversee and handle all activities in the
galleries and storerooms, in addition to planning, managing and
scheduling the work of the department technician.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    Organize and manage movement of objects within and in between
    galleries, storerooms and other museum departments

    Organize and undertake a regular and ongoing schedule for
    gallery maintenance and cleaning of art objects on open display
    and in closed cases.

    Monitor the climate of the galleries/storerooms and work with
    conservators/scientists/engineers to maintain optimum conditions

    Coordinate with conservators for the care for objects in the
    storerooms and conduct regular condition checks of all work on
    display in the galleries

    Organize, and supervise the maintenance of mounts, bases, and
    other installation equipment, in addition to occasionally
    manufacturing simple mounts

    Coordinate with curators, conservators and special events
    personnel in the safeguarding of art during departmental or
    museum special events in the AAOA galleries

    Coordinate with curators and conservators to provide access to
    the collection for scholarly study purposes

    Supervise the technician in the ongoing task of gallery
    cleanliness and maintenance, and during exhibition and gallery

    Oversee a regular inventory check of AAOA's holdings with
    Registrar and Director's Office.

    Coordinate with the Departmental Administrator in the
    supervision of the collections management assistant's work
    maintaining and updating departmental records in the TMS
    database, conducting ongoing inventory and maintaining gallery

    Prepare MMA loan documents and coordinate with curators,
    registrars, conservators and administration to identify special
    requirements for travel and handling

    Maintain the storage and inventory of installation-,
    collection's emergency-, and cleaning materials for the

    Coordinates with the departmental administrator the maintenance
    of departmental files for all permanent and temporary
    exhibitions, collection care, education, photography, and loans

    Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:

Experience and Skills:

    Excellent organizational, management, and communication skills

    Ability to prioritize and multitask

    Formal or on-the-job training and experience in handling,
    storing and moving 3-dimensional works of art

    Ability to create supports and containers for 3-dimensional
    works of art for loan, storage and display

    Knowledge of agents of deterioration and the museum environment

    Excellent computer skills, including TMS

Knowledge and Education:

    B.A. degree required; M.A. degree preferred (specialization in
    museum studies/collection care)

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to
careers<-a t->metmuseum< . >org with the position title in the subject line.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,
ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or
citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status,
genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status,
gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category
protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not
limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and
apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading,
transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and
conditions of employment.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:6
                   Distributed: Sunday, July 13, 2014
                        Message Id: cdl-28-6-019
Received on Tuesday, 8 July, 2014

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