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Museum Collections Manager

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Application materials received by March 6 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please provide resume/CV, cover letter of interest, and contact information for 3 current professional references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

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Position Details

Search Number PJ # 6518
Title Museum Collections Manager
Category Professional
Department Art Museum
Position Summary

The Art Museum at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a full-time Museum Collections Manager. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, with a commitment to the care and management of art objects, a willingness to work one-on-one with students, and an appreciation for museum collections and their role in expanding art appreciation and knowledge of art history to the campus community and the region. This individual will report to the Director of the Museum.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

Cataloging new collections as received and updating information; Researching, photographing, and scanning existing collections; Managing loans to and from the collection including the changing exhibition program; Supervising interns working with the collections; Managing rights and permissions for changing exhibitions and the Rockwell Kent collection; Maintaining accuracy of database information for movement of collections; Supporting the development and maintenance of a traveling exhibition program; Overseeing the fine arts insurance information for the College Foundation and Student Association collections, as well as temporary exhibitions and loans; Coordination of public relations activities including social media for areas of responsibility; and teaching undergraduate course in museum studies, as needed. This position will require some evening and weekend work.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree plus three years of art museum collections management OR Master’s degree with two years of art museum collections management; Experience with museum collections software, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office; attention to detail; and excellent writing skills are required. In addition, candidates should be comfortable working in a collaborative environment and have the ability to work a flexible schedule as necessary, including some evenings and weekends. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; have knowledge of and appreciation for art history; and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. The ability to safely handle art objects, both heavy and fragile, is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of standard art museum collection management policies including: acquisitioning and accessioning, records management, and marking objects; familiarity with fine arts insurance and risk management including emergency preparedness, security and fire protection systems, art handling, packing, shipping, and integrated pest management; knowledge of Collections ethics, sensitivity to care of sacred and culturally sensitive objects, copyright law, and rights and reproduction management.

Salary $40,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits.
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To receive full consideration, supply all requested documents by: 03/06/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Application materials received by March 6 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please provide resume/CV, cover letter of interest, and contact information for 3 current professional references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

EEO Statement

SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

Pay Equity Statement

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Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. Transcripts
  4. Other Document 1
  5. Contact Information for three references