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  • Employer: International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, CT
  • Salary: $65,000-$75,000 per yer
  • Posting Closes: December 17, 2021

Description
The International Tennis Hall of Fame preserves and promotes the history of tennis and celebrates its champions, thereby serving as a vital partner in the growth of tennis globally. The Museum is an AAM-
Accredited organization and a Smithsonian Affiliate located in Newport, Rhode Island. Housed in the Newport Casino, a National Historic Landmark, the Museum is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of tennis, examining its impact on our culture, and preserving the history of the Newport Casino. The ITHF accomplishes these goals by collecting, maintaining, interpreting, and exhibiting its collections for a global diverse audience.

The Collections Manager, reporting to the Curator of Collections, will perform a variety of professional collections management duties in support of the diverse collections of the ITHF. These duties include, but are not limited to: assisting in the acquisition, documentation, handling, and movement of collections materials; assisting in the direct care of all collections material (artifact, archive, photographic archive, audio-visual archive, and library); overseeing permanent collection and loan records; assisting in the development, installation, and deinstallation of museum exhibits; assisting in the enhancement of the Museum’s online experience (including digital exhibits and getting collections online); and assisting with internal and external research inquiries. The successful candidate is expected to work both independently and as part of a team.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all collections materials (permanent collection and loans) are properly documented according to AAM professional standards.
  • Process and catalogue all new acquisitions to the collection, including compiling quarterly gift lists for the Museum Committee and the preparation and execution of gift paperwork.
  • Cataloguing, rehousing, and inventorying diverse materials in permanent collection (artifact, archival, and library).
  • Ensure that all collections materials are stored safely and properly, and that their movements are tracked. Identify storage and conservation needs and make recommendations.
  • Generate and maintain all documentation pertaining to incoming and outgoing loans including exhibition contracts, loan agreements, receipts, shipping documents, and condition reports. Arrange for appropriate shipping and crating for incoming and outgoing loans.
  • Work with the Digital Asset Manager to coordinate digitization of collections materials. Assist with the processing and organization of digital assets.
  • Fulfills external and internal requests for permanent collection images and corresponding information.
  • Assist in external general research inquiries as needed.
  • Assist in the development and installation of exhibits, both physical and digital.

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