MUSEUM PROGRAMS SPECIALIST
Working Title: Museum Registrar
Type of Employment: Staff
Department: Bradbury Art Museum
Division: Academic Affairs and Research
Proposed Salary Range: $30,713
Position Summary: The Museum Programs Specialist is responsible for developing and coordinating public museum exhibits, programs, and special events. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
- Accesses and catalogs artwork that is donated, purchased, or loaned to the museum according to proper museum practices.
- Measures and photographs each object and provides written formal analysis reflecting style, ornament, technique, materials, provenance, condition, and estimate of insurance/fair market value of object.
- Stores, transports, prepares, and cares for works of art.
- Researches and applies modern conservation techniques and methods.
- Develops and implements a conservation program to preserve the collections.
- Monitors the maintenance and storage of artwork.
- Analyzes and recommends museum needs to director and participates in policy and procedure development.
- Maintains all files associated with the collection, including the museum's computerized database, quarterly insurance reports, and other relevant reports.
- Oversees loans of artwork to campus facilities.
- Oversees annual inventory of all collections.
- Assists director and museum staff with exhibition installation including wall and display preparation.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
General Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Some evenings and weekends.
Other: Include a resume and contact information for three references.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Knowledge of museum collections policies and procedures.
Knowledge of art research methods and techniques.
Knowledge of photography and digital imaging procedures and practices.
Ability to operate computerized museum cataloging system.
Ability to operate digital camera equipment.
Ability to organize records, files, and collections.
Ability to handle fragile works of art according to standard museum practices.
Ability to install works of art according museum standards.
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge, FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Office Suite is preferred.
Ability to develop specific goals and plans to preserve and organize museum collections. Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written formats.
Minimum Qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in history, art history, or a related field; plus two years of experience in museum activities or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (www.jonesborochamber.org).
EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.