The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Registrar. This is a two-year limited-term, full-time exempt position with the possibility of renewal. The Assistant Registrar will report to the museum’s Registrar and will support collections management activities related to the upcoming move of the permanent collection to a new facility for the Palmer Museum in the Arboretum at Penn State. The Assistant Registrar will create and provide documentation for the collection move using the collections management system TMS Collections and will assist with packing and transferring objects between locations as needed.
The Assistant Registrar will ensure that object movement information is accurately and correctly recorded in TMS, the museum’s collections management system. They will create and edit object records, and will create, organize, and maintain reports from TMS using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, providing reports to members of the art move teams as needed.
The Assistant Registrar will be a member of the art move team and will assist with packing and transfer of works between buildings. They will support appropriate object cleaning and handling, storage, and installation/deinstallation as directed, and will assist with storing/rehousing objects in appropriate archival materials.
The Assistant Registrar will provide support for museum staff users of TMS and Gallery System products, and assist with TMS training for new museum staff, interns, and volunteers.