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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 04/3/2017
Associate Director, Museum Collection & Chief Registrar

This position is responsible for and oversees exhibition related actives including the management of both physical and monetary resources, guest curator contracts, logistical planning, and install and de-installation scheduling. Oversees new acquisitions, the proper care of loaned and permanent collection items, ensure proper maintenance of both digital and physical records. Ensures all grants related to exhibition and collections are upheld. Ensures all policies and procedures follow the American Alliance of Museums ethical and legal best standard of care. In all duties, upholds the educational mission of the museum. Flexible work schedule required, including weekends and evenings as necessary, to accommodate museum events.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor degree in Collections Management, Museum Studies, or Art History and six years of related experience OR Master's degree in Collections Management, Museum Studies, or Art History and four years of related experience. Experience communicating effectively verbally and in writing. Experience developing and implementing policies, procedures, goals, and objectives. Experience training and supervising employees. Knowledge of and ability to apply the processes, procedures and methods used in museum operations in compliance with applicable governing entities such as the American Association of Museums. Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations. Experience with applicable computer applications and basic computer functions to include Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of collections management to include proper handling, installation, preservation and/or maintenance. Experience in non-profit cultural organization or related institution. Valid driver’s license.

Ability to travel to serve as a courier or to pick-up and drop-off donations or loans. Ability to drive U-Haul style vehicle and cargo van. Highly organized, detail-oriented, excellent written and oral communication skills, team-oriented. Ability to lift 50lbs, use ladders, stand for long periods of time. Prefer candidate with experience working with PastPerfect and other applicable computer programs. Experience as a Museum Registrar. Knowledge of art exhibition design and gallery preparation. Advanced art handling experience to include knowledge of current object storage and environmental management. Knowledge of contracts and insurance related to traveling exhibitions and loans. Knowledge of legal aspects of museum operation. Highly organized, detail-oriented, excellent written and oral communication skills, team-oriented.

Apply online at for consideration. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)