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  • Employer: Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA
  • Salary: $44,000-$48,000 per year


The Associate Registrar assists the Senior Registrar in the management of the collections and is responsible for a broad range of registration and collections care functions. Reports to the Senior Registrar and collaborates with the Preparators, Exhibitions Manager, Curators, Manager of the Research Center, and volunteers/interns.


  • Maintain proper care and housing of objects in storage and undertake inventories.
  • Oversee environmental monitoring and reporting.
  • Coordinate permanent collection gallery installations.
  • Process and catalogue new acquisitions.
  • Handle internal and external requests for information about the collections.
  • Aid in conservation projects with contract conservators.
  • Execute correspondence and necessary documentation for extended loans, including condition reporting, and coordinate logistics including packing, shipping, and insurance arrangements.
  • Assist with processing outgoing loan requests, including review of borrower facilities reports
  • Coordinate updates to collections management database and online database. Revise and update database records. Work on ongoing database cleanup projects.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Registrar, manage collections management database standards.
  • Process internal and external image and rights and reproduction requests, including Marketing/PR and Education projects. Research copyright for objects.
  • Coordinate ongoing photography of the collections and maintain annual budget. Add/update images in database and manage existing digital image library.
  • Assist Senior Registrar with temporary exhibitions, as needed.
  • Serve as a courier for outgoing loans or traveling exhibitions, as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned by the Senior Registrar.

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