Museum Registrar

Lexington, KY
Jun 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Kentucky Art Museum is seeking a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and organized team player for the full-time position of Registrar. The Registrar is the caretaker of the permanent collection as well as temporary and long-term loans. Responsibilities include conservational storage, shipping, packing/unpacking, insurance, inventory, record keeping (both digital and hard files), registration, condition reporting, processing loan requests, maintaining museum archives, handling copyright permissions and publication requests, proofreading, and supervising interns.

Job Title
Museum Registrar

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8X500:Art Museum

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting of equipment, art, boxes and crates of various weights and sizes. Sitting and standing for long periods of time. Repetitive motion tasks.


Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, some nights and weekends as needed


Working knowledge of museum standards and best practices for collection management as set forth by the American Alliance of Museums. Physical dexterity for working with cumbersome or fragile materials to insure safety of the objects. Highly proficient computer skills, including collection management databases, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and creating/managing PDF forms.

Position may require sitting at a desk, standing, walking, climbing, bending and stretching, and enough physical strength to lift and carry the maximum of 50 pounds.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's Degree preferred. Three to five years of direct museum experience.

Driver's license preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the option that best represents your direct museum experience in a paid capacity.
    • None
    • 0, up to 3 years
    • 3 years, up to 5 years
    • 5 years or more
  2. * Describe in a museum project you have worked on that involved working directly with exhibits. Provide details on the project, your role and the exhibits.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (The American Alliance of Museums)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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