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Part-time Collection Manager

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Part-time Collection 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 Director, the Collection Manager (CM) will professionally manage and care for the more than 5,000 objects in the HUMA collection, including maintenance of all collections, object records, and storage areas.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Develops and maintains appropriate AAM and other professional standards, policies and procedures, for the care and handling of works of art and artifacts.
•Responsible for 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.
•Assists with the installation of all exhibitions.
•Trains and supervises undergraduate and graduate student interns and assistants.
•Works within a team atmosphere and supports the development of educational and public programming for the University community and the public.
•Develops, plans and implements short and long-range goals for the management of the collection.

This is a part-time on-campus position, working 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 for the period of September 27 – December 31, 2021.
Qualifications:M.A. or M.F.A. degree in Art History/Fine Arts/Anthropology/Museum Studies from an accredited program. 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 successful candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of conservation theory and practices. 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: 09/15/2021Posting Number: 896744-21


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Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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