Museum & Collection Registrar

Job Description

Req Number: 16984BR

Position Description:
We are seeking a Museum Registrar to join the Museum Unit of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture Department.

The Museum unit consists of the Great Hall, the Children’s Museum, and four galleries, which include Contemporary Art, Saudi Culture and Heritage, Islamic Art, and Natural History. The Museum develops in-house exhibitions in addition to collaborating with International institutions to bring in exhibitions on loan. The Museum is currently working on building its collection.

The Museum Registrar is responsible for the documentation, safety, and security of objects in the Museum's care, including the collection, loaned objects, and exhibitions. The Museum Registrar is expected to demonstrate an understanding of the methods and procedures required to perform the job, including the practices, standards, philosophy, and theory of registration; and improve their knowledge, experience, skills, and/or abilities.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you will hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in museum studies, anthropology, geology, biological sciences, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education/job related experience. A master’s degree or a Ph.D. in a related field is desirable but not compulsory.
You will have at least 5 years of experience in museum registration and/or collection management in museum collections. In relation to the type of objects, you should be able to demonstrate your conservation experience on objects related to contemporary and modern art, paintings, sculptures, glass, compound objects where textiles, wood, metal, and synthetic materials are involved, modern materials, book and paper, biological, paleontological, and cultural collections.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Responsible for documentation of objects in the Museum's care.
Maintain and secure all the material for public programs.
Maintain and develop the Museum databases for the exhibitions, collections management, and programs.
Create and maintain all collections documentation and files, including deeds of gift, accessions, deaccessions, appraisals, incoming/outgoing loans, and permits and reports.
Maintain the museum archives and media collections.
Assist with installation, de-installation, and condition reporting, packing, and shipping of objects.
Manage requests for images, rights, and reproductions.
Coordinate insurance requirements for objects on loan or special exhibition, or recommends insurance coverage on parts of or entire collection, programs, and/or operations.
Assist in the development and implementation of collection policies and procedures, including security, disaster, and emergency plans.
Train and work with assistants and volunteers to carry out registration activities.

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