CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

JOB OPENINGS

REGISTRAR

Overall Responsibilities

• Organize, modify, and administer policies, procedures, systems, and activities related to the documentation and control of incoming loans, through the execution, management and archiving of loan requests and agreements; receipts; exhibition agreements; condition reports; insurance policies, certificates, and claims; object checklists; packing and valuation lists; shipping documents; audio-visual documentation of borrowed objects and exhibitions.
• Organize, modify, and administer policies, procedures, systems, and activities related to the documentation and control of the Museum’s Permanent Collection items, including gift, purchasing and copyright agreements; artist questionnaires; artwork guides for packing and installation; marking objects with accession numbers; object cataloguing; condition reports; photo reproduction agreements; outgoing loan agreements; object deaccessions.
• Execute and/or supervise the orderly and timely entry of data (in text, image and/or audio-visual form) of objects and constituents associated with incoming loans and exhibitions into a collections management database system (El Museo del Barrio utilizes The Museum System [TMS] to enter, store and manage data related to its permanent collection, loans, exhibitions, and publications)
• Assist with the development, publication, and management of a web-based Permanent Collection platform.
• Schedule and supervise photographic documentation of loan and Permanent Collection objects and exhibitions; record and archive this documentation utilizing TMS and digital filing systems.
• Regularly monitor, document, and archive environmental conditions in galleries and storage areas.
• Manage Permanent Collection storage areas both onsite and offsite and keep record of collection items.
• Oversee the movement of collection items between exhibition and storage facilities.
• Assist with compiling and updating information in the Museum’s General Facility
Report; archiving the General Facility report; distribute the Report to pertinent parties as directed by Museum’s Chief Curator, Curator and/or Executive Director.
• Provide guidance in the ongoing organization and documentation of the Curatorial Department’s research library and Artist Archive.
• Work closely with Curatorial Staff regarding long-term Collections care and presentation.
• Assist the accessioning process of art works.

II. Preservation, Physical Care and Handling

• Assist in developing and implementing procedures regarding the preservation of objects in the Museum’s care, including protocols for materials and equipment, object handling and movement, long-term storage, environmental controls, facilities maintenance, illumination, pest control, and fire suppression systems.
• Schedule and coordinate object mount making and preservation framing of artworks; efficient and detailed written communication with professionals and vendors that provide these services is crucial.
• In collaboration with the Museum’s Operations Department, review, assess, modify and supervise procedures and systems related to the maintenance of galleries including lamp replacement, and cleaning of floors; operation and maintenance of climate-control equipment; security protocols and systems, including crowd control; fire suppression; and pest control.
• Assist in supervising and participating in the installation and de-installations of temporary exhibitions, particularly organizing, and coordinating the packing and transportation of objects, their storage, unpacking/re-packing, internal movement, condition reporting, hanging/de-installation, security and illumination; supervise and arrange the safe handling and storage of exhibition crates.
• Assists in assessing the needs related to storage, overall preservation, and conservation treatment of Permanent Collection objects, including re-organizing or updating offsite and/or onsite art/object storage areas, and re-housing objects.
• Conduct weekday inventory and condition checks of objects on exhibit. Lead any planned or emergency work with regards to the objects’ safety and conservation.
• Perform or supervises basic object preparatory/protection tasks, including archival housing of objects for storage, soft wrapping/packing (including construction of soft boxes and folios) and other tasks related to the safe storage and movement of objects.
• Physically able to lift and move artwork/crates and other work-related equipment; climb ladders; and stand on his/her feet for extended periods of time.

III. Other Related Duties

• Assist with various activities associated with a collection move, including supervision of packing; maintaining packing lists; tracking movement of objects and shipping packages; and communication/coordination with transportation companies.
• Assist with developing and tracking budgets and expenditures related to exhibition registration activities.
• Ordering and managing supplies, equipment and tools for object packing, movement and protection, as well as exhibition installation.
• Maintain frame and exhibition furniture equipment inventory.
• Supervision of volunteers, interns and professional contract workers as necessary to execute many of the tasks described herein.
• Other tasks as assigned and agreed upon by employee and supervisor.

Desired Requirements

• Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Art History, Fine Arts, or a related field.
• 2-3 years of museum exhibition registration and collections management experience.
• Knowledge of preservation practices and procedures, including safe handling, movement, packing, transport, storage, and exhibition of objects
• Experience with planning, organizing, and implementing artworks movement
• Knowledge of copyright, reproductions issues, and different art media
• Fluency in various computer applications and digital imaging systems
• Experience using The Museum System a plus
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
• Spanish/English bilingual skills
• Ability to work well with various constituencies, and supervise volunteers, interns, professional contract workers, and others.
• Neat, detail-oriented, well-organized, execute repetitive tasks and able to meet multiple deadlines
• Physically able to lift and move artwork/crates and other work-related equipment; climb ladders; and stand on his/her feet for extended periods of time.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@elmuseo.org with “Registrar” in the subject line. Applications that are not sent according to specifications will not be considered. No phone calls, please. We will contact you directly for an interview. El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

SECURITY GUARD

Overall Responsibilities

• Security guards are responsible for patrolling the facility, man a post, provide security presence and enforce the institutions rules and regulations. The guards will be responsible for working closely with the security manager in all facets of security and safety.

Primary Responsibilities

• Communicating and interacting with the general public at all levels.

• Assist in keeping a safe and secure facility through good security and customer service practices.

• Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standard.

• Neat and professional attire.

• Friendly and professional demeanor.

• Candidate must be able to deal with client complaints and concerns in an amicable and courteous manner.

• Assists staff with unit counts on a daily basis and during special events.

• Providing guidance and leadership during emergency situations.

Requirements

• One – Two years’ experience as a security guard

• 8 Hour & 16 Hour Security Guard certification a must

• Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

• Must be flexible, intellectually alert, and able to command the respect and confidence of staff, philosophically committed to the objectives of the institution.

• Ability to work nights and weekends, appropriate to institution needs.

• HS Diplomas/GED from an accredited school

• Ability to obtain certification for training such as Fire Guard Certification (F-03), CPR, and First Aid.

How to Apply

Please forward resume along with cover letter to wsoto@elmuseo.org with SECURITY GUARD and first name and last name in the subject line. No telephone calls, please. El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER

Overall Responsibilities

• El Museo del Barrio is seeking an innovative, detail-orientated Digital Project Manager to join the Museum’s marketing team. Under the supervision of the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Digital Project Manager will be responsible for the execution of various digital projects with the goal to improve the user experience and increase awareness of and engagement in the Museums’ exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Digital Project Manager is responsible for the execution and day-to-day management of the Museum’s new website, web applications, and other projects, as assigned. A successful candidate will be a collaborative, organized, self-starting professional who is dedicated to teamwork, execution, project management fundamentals, and the fulfillment of the Museums’ mission.

Primary Responsibilities 

• Provides end-to-end technical project management from project scoping, budget preparation and maintenance, project planning, progress tracking, timeline development, and support documentation. Ensure that projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.

• Manages master team schedule and project management environment. Regularly reports on project progress, creates and maintains status briefs, and standardizes project plans and tracking documentation.

• Manages projects for web and mobile platform updates and redesigns, digital signage, and other institutional digital projects, as required, in concert with digital team and museum stakeholders.

• Creates project proposals and timelines for large scale web-based and digital projects and obtains cross-departmental approvals, as needed.

• Manages the relationship with vendors/partners and internal stakeholders and coordinates internal resources and third parties/vendors/partners for timely execution.

• Manages the master calendar for production and communications surrounding the Museums’ website and core digital program in support of the Museums’ overall goals/priorities.

• Tracks, analyzes, and reports on website visitation and user engagement, and provides relevant data-driven recommendations.

• Responsible for training and the evangelization of project management methodologies and tools. Establish practices, templates, policies, tools, and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization.

• Conducts research on different strategic initiatives and field trends as well as digital best practices and project management trends.

Qualifications 

• BSc in Computer Science, Digital Marketing and/or 3 years of experience creating and managing content and production timelines, preferably in a museum environment.

• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.

• Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in a complex, highly demanding, and fast paced work environment.

• A high level of initiative, problem solving skills, and project management capabilities.

• Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources and incorporate changes or make appropriate decisions.

• Ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a focused and timely manner. Proactively address issues as they arise.

• Experience and proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team. Established stakeholder management skills.

• Experience working with multiple project management software options.

• Knowledge of HTML, graphic design best practices, and image and search optimization for Web.

• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

• Knowledge of art and Latinx culture preferred, and familiarity with East Harlem cultural assets a plus.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Digital Project Manager in the subject line. No phone calls, please. El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status. 

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