Part-Time Collections Manager
Part-Time Collections ManagerSchool/Division:Hofstra University Museum of ArtOffice:Hofstra University Museum of ArtFull-Time or Part-Time:Part-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:The Hofstra University Museum of Art (HUMA) is an AAM accredited fine art museum, with two gallery spaces and an outdoor sculpture collection located on the 240-acre campus of Hofstra University. HUMA is an integral part of the educational, pedagogical, and cultural life of the University as well as the greater New York metropolitan region.
Reporting to the Museum's Director, the Collection Manager (CM) will professionally manage and care for the more than 5,000 objects in the HUMA collection, including but not limited to, maintenance of all collections, object records, and storage areas. The CM develops and maintains appropriate AAM and other professional standards, policies and procedures, for the care and handling of works of art and artifacts. The CM should possess in-depth knowledge of conservation theory and practices. The position involves all aspects of acquisition, registration, cataloging, deaccessioning, art handling, digitization, environmental control, loan processing, insurance, records computerization, storage maintenance, and information retrieval in response to research requests. The CM has responsibility for assisting with the installation of all exhibitions. Additionally, this individual may train and supervise undergraduate and graduate student interns and assistants.
The Collection Manager will work well in a team atmosphere and support the development of educational and public programming for the University community and the public. The CM will have responsibility to develop, plan and implement short and long-range goals for the management of the collection.
This is an onsite position; work for this role will be performed on campus.
Hours: 20 hours a week between Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
On occasion evening or weekend hours may be required.
This is a grant-funded position, subject to the continuing availability of grant funds for the period of May 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021.
Qualifications:M.A. or M.F.A. degree in Art History/Fine Arts/Anthropology/Museum Studies from an accredited program is required. The candidate should have experience managing a collection as a Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Collection Manager, Curator of Collections or a comparable position.
The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, have excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to maintain accurate records and documents, have strong computer skills, knowledge of PastPerfect or other collection management database software, and graphic imaging (Photoshop, scanning, etc.). The position requires a person who will develop and support scholarly access to the collection and has knowledge of art history as well as experience with the curatorial process. Knowledge of copyright and reproduction regulations preferred.
Ability to be a member of a small team of museum professionals and to work with a diverse group of faculty, students and visitors. Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet timelines in a deadline driven environment and to work autonomously. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds and standing/walking for extended periods during the day.
Application Instructions:Please email cover letter, resume and three references as PDF attachments to [email protected] and note “PT Collection Manager” in the subject line.Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 04/22/2021Posting Number: 896744-21