Collections Manager | College Station, TX
Texas A&M University
Office of University Art Collects & Exhibits
Proposed Minimum Salary
College Station, Texas
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Who we are
The mission of the University Art Galleries (UART) is to support the educational mission of Texas A&M University by providing impactful visual arts experiences to diverse campus and regional community audiences in both the J. Wayne Stark Galleries and the Forsyth Galleries. UART serves as steward of its collections, promoting arts advocacy and engagement across the university.
What we want
The Collections Manager provides basic art collections management duties for the J. Wayne Stark Galleries, including installation of exhibitions and care of the public art collection. This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about the arts who would love to have hands-on contact with original works of art at a University that is committed to enhancing and expanding our current cultural resources. We are looking for someone who is detail-oriented, can manage multiple priorities, and is a team player. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.
What you need to know
Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.
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Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Collection Management/Conservation or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Four years museum registration/collection management experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Computer database management skills. Knowledge of art handling
- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
- May need to lift/move heavy weight
- Occasional night or weekend hours for special events
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Art, Art History or Museum Studies
- Five year’s museum registration/collection management experience
- Experience with Mimsy collections management software
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of national and international shipping procedures
- Familiarity with basic art conservation practices regarding matting and framing artwork
- Collections Care - Responsible for the care of Stark Galleries collections objects, both in storage and on exhibition, including environmental monitoring, special transportation arrangements, object security, and regular physical checks. Coordinate conservation treatment for the permanent collections and schedule and manage periodic cleaning of campus public art.
- Art Registration - Manage the care and study of the permanent and temporary art collections by maintaining a current inventory, creating systems for the management of collections, maintaining the collections database, cataloging and storing the collections, and performing research on the collections including provenance and appraisal updating.
- Exhibition Assistance - Complete condition reports and assist in installation of art objects/exhibitions in the J. Wayne Stark Galleries.
- Administrative - Process all documentation associated with art acquisitions to university; coordinate insurance coverage of the permanent and temporarily-loaned art collections.
- Supervision - Coordinate the Campus Art Loan Program. Supervise student collections assistant and student gallery attendants and perform other duties as assigned.
In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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