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  • Employer: Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California, USA
  • Salary: $17.60 - $19.42 Hourly

The Program Specialist (Museum Registrar) will ensure that loan forms are completed on all artwork lent to TAM, work with the Preparator and other museum staff to organize pick-up and delivery of artwork, complete condition reports on borrowed artwork, administer all exhibition schedules, assist with shipping arrangements, and perform other duties as required. The current exhibition schedule is generally 5 cycles per year in 3 galleries.


The following duties represent the principal job duties; however, they are not all-inclusive.

  • Assists in supervising facility operations and in developing planning, directing and implementing program activities. Instructs and supervises youth and adult program participants;
  • Assists in maintaining Community Services facilities and coordinating equipment maintenance;
  • Acts as a work unit lead, coordinating workflow, schedules, daily task delegation and on-the-job training assistance;
  • Researches, prepares and disseminates necessary reports, publicity, and statistical data as required.
  • Assists in preparing and processing program records and documents.
  • Provides customer service, including information regarding programs, related schedules, fees, and facility amenities.
  • Resolves participant conflicts and complaints; refers disputes to a supervisor, as appropriate.
  • Leads or provides work direction to Program Leaders and volunteers including instructing, assigning, planning, and reviewing work; evaluating work performance; selecting and training employees; and recommending or implementing coaching, counseling, or employee discipline.
  • Performs lower level tasks within the Program Leader Series.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Depending on the assignment, any of the following duties may also be essential:

  • Coordinates the packing and transport of artworks for exhibition;
  • Installs and de-installs artwork;
  • Manages and monitors the café or other food services programs;
  • Registers participants, collects and distributes large sums of money and issues receipts;
  • Coordinates facility rentals;
  • Coordinates the work of volunteers to include assigning, monitoring and reviewing work.

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