Associate Registrar, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)

Job Summary

This position’s chief responsibility is to plan and organize the packing, shipping and insuring of loans to the Museum for domestic and international special exhibitions, in coordination with lenders, shippers and in-house Museum staff. The person best suited for this position is extremely detail-oriented, meets deadlines, and is a successful multi-tasker. Computer knowledge is imperative and fluency in a foreign language is a plus. Previous museum registrar experience in exhibitions is required.

Responsibilities & Duties

• Reporting directly to the Chief Registrar
• Supervising and coordinating the transfer of artwork to the Museum including the organization of transportation, couriers, security, insurance, unpacking, storage, and related housekeeping details.
• Preparing budgets for the packing, shipping and insuring of loans to special exhibitions
• Supervising and coordinating the transfer of artwork to/from loan venues other than The Met
• Reviewing and negotiating loan agreements, liaising with Counsel’s Office as necessary
• Preparing U.S. Indemnity applications for domestic and international exhibitions
• Some domestic or international travel to meet shipping and insurance requirements
• Receiving or releasing shipments after hours in order to meet international and domestic shipping schedules
• Coordinating projects with Storeroom One personnel and museum packers
• Archiving all records and files for all special exhibitions
• Supervising volunteers and interns
• Candidate must complete Security Threat Assessment application
• Other related duties

Necessary Knowledge & Skills

• Minimum five to seven (5-7) years related registrar experience at a major art museum required
• Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills required
• Strong interpersonal skills required
• Extremely detail oriented and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines required
• Collections Management database experience in TMS
• Computer proficiency – MS Office Suite, and Acrobat
• BA degree or museum studies program required; masters degree preferred.
• Foreign language – French or Italian preferably

Contact Mary McNamara at to apply