Posting Summary: The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia maintains a global collection of nearly 14,000 objects. In support of our academic mission, the Museum provides opportunities for study and scholarship through direct engagement with the collection and virtual access through digital resources. Approximately 15% of the collection is available for research and exploration through our Online Collection, while our open storage and study areas, the Object Study Gallery, Print Study Gallery, Painting Storage, and off-site Art Storage, offer further insight into the collection for faculty, students, and the general public. The Registrar is a critical member of the Collections team in collaboration with Curatorial staff. The position is responsible for ensuring accurate object files, cataloguing and maintaining collection database records, managing art inventory control, and supporting programmatic needs related to physical access to the collection. Other responsibilities include accessioning; de-accessioning, in-coming and out-going loans, detailed and comparative condition reporting, managing intra-University loans, and collections management activities that improve and maintain optimum art storage and display. The position requires experience working with art collections and data management (preferably EmbARK software).
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree in a related field required.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Master's Degree
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Art History or Museum Studies or related degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience working with art collections and art data management
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: At least 3 years' experience in an comparable position.
Experience in working with academic Art units and professors.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Candidate needs to possess methodical, precise work habits and strong attention to detail. Good communication skills. Ability to work in a busy environment and to work independently when necessary.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Museum experience, art history background
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred Computer Applications: Working knowledge of Embark collections management software
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.