Registrar and Collections Manager
The Town of Silver City is accepting applications for the position of Registrar and Collections Manager.
Responsibilities include: responsible for all aspects of registration and collections care; serves as Photo Archivist.
Requirements are: NM Class D driver’s license or able to obtain within 30 days of hire; BA in Museum Studies, Museum Administration, History, American Studies or related field, MA preferred; 5 year’s full-time employment in a Museum or very similar setting working in registration and/or collections care; 2 years working with museum collections databases and creating catalog records; experience in artifact handling, condition reporting, and conservation practices; experience/knowledge of photographs, textiles, and a wide range of historical and archaeological materials; experience with scanning, image processing, storing images; experience with the AAM accreditation or reaccreditation process, extremely helpful; advanced experience working with PastPerfect, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Acrobat and Bridge or other museum database programs. Familiarity with best practices in the field and proactively keeps up with innovations; basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge of digitization standards, procedures and best practices. Some familiarity with southwest American history; knowledge of historic preservation; impeccable record-keeping; strong interpersonal, organizational, writing, proofreading and analytical skills, with meticulous attention to detail; excellent customer service skills and ability to work with museum staff as well as colleagues at other institutions in securing and granting loans; ability to adhere to best practices for housing and care; ability to serve photo archivist functions; ability to work alone, to supervise volunteers, and work as part of a team with the Museum Director, Exhibits Designer and Museum Educator; ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment; ability to pass drug and alcohol tests.
Employment Application Form
Applications must be submitted by April 7, 2017 to the Town of Silver City, Personnel Office, 101 W. Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061 or mailed to PO Box 1188, Silver City, NM 88062. The Town’s application, complete job description and hiring policy are available at City Hall or www.townofsilvercity.org.