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Exhibitions Registrar

New Museum Los Gatos

  • CATEGORY Exhibition
  • LOCATION Los Gatos, CA
  • DATE MAY 12, 2017
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION Based on Experience
  • POSITION LEVEL Mid (2-5 yrs exp)

NUMU seeks an exhibitions-focused Registrar to join a small, dynamic team to manage the transportation, installation, and protection of works of art and historic artifacts. A successful candidate will be very organized, able to multitask, and detail-oriented. The Registrar reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Curators and Exhibition Designer.

Inquiries please email Executive Director ed@numulosgatos.org

Core duties include:

  • Registration and legal paperwork including loan forms and deeds of gift
  • Managing fine arts insurance for the Collection and all items on loan
  • Risk assessment and mitigation for artifacts in storage and on display
  • Cleaning and monitoring of objects on display
  • Shipping, transportation, and packing of fine art and historical artifacts
  • Disaster planning and response for museum collections
  • Basic gallery preparation skills including framing, hanging and painting
  • Detailed record-keeping of budgets, schedules and inventories


  • 1-2 years of experience working with art and artifactsBasic object handling and cleaning skills
  • Familiarity with power tools, hardware and exhibition construction
  • Strong computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Filemaker Pro preferred
  • Museum back-ground preferred

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