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The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is one of the finest museums on the West coast and is celebrated for the superb quality of its permanent collection. Its mission is to integrate art into the lives of people through internationally recognized exhibitions and special programs, as well as the thoughtful presentation of its permanent collection.
We are seeking a highly qualified Senior Registrar with strong leadership skills and extensive experience in all areas of collection and exhibition management. The Senior Registrar reports to the Deputy Director/Chief Curator and currently supervises one Associate Registrar, one Assistant Registrar, and one Museum Technician for Registration.
The Senior Registrar’s primary responsibility is to oversee the registration operations for the Museum’s permanent collection and an active and varied program of special exhibitions. Specific responsibilities include oversight of exhibition-related operations; accessioning/deaccessioning works of art; maintenance of the collection files, both paper and electronic; management of the permanent collection, including outgoing loans and internal movement and storage of works of art; risk management; budget preparation and control; and coordination of photographic services.