Job Listing

Registrar

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach

Museum Description:
The Flagler Museum opened to the public in 1960. The Museum is housed within Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate built in 1902 in Palm Beach, Florida. Located on beautiful Lake Worth (Intracoastal Waterway), the Museum is designated a National Historic Landmark and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Flagler Museum serves visitors from all over the world and offers an active schedule of programs and exhibitions. www.FlaglerMuseum.us.

Position Summary: The Flagler Museum is seeking a Registrar for its Museum collections. This full-time, non-exempt position is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of database and paper records pertaining to the acquisition, storage, location, shipping, care and insurance of museum collections and loan objects. The Registrar oversees collection movement and storage and assesses treatment and storage priorities as part of the Museum’s collection care program. The Registrar plans and executes the annual calendar of cataloguing, inventory, and conservation. Experience with art handling and a thorough working knowledge of current museum collections management practices and ethics is necessary.   

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for all aspects of processing and tracking Museum collections including condition reporting, data entry, location tracking, and inventory
  • Management of collections database and object files
  • Preparation of official documents related to collections care, acquisitions, deaccessions, and insurance, as well as departmental policies and procedures
  • Manage incoming and outgoing loans, including changing exhibitions •    Planning and coordination of the Museum’s annual holiday display

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a museum or cultural arts environment working with object collections, artworks, artifacts
  • Proficiency with collections databases; the Museum uses EmbARK and Past Perfect

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Thorough working knowledge of museum collections management practices
  • Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong project management skills are essential with the ability to organize and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a timely fashion
  • Candidate must demonstrate exceptional problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems as well as devise solutions 
  • Must be able to work efficiently with crucial accuracy in a fast-paced environment and across departments
  • Familiar with art handling

To apply:
The Flagler Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified candidates should send letter of interest and resumé to Executive Director at executivedirector@flaglermuseum.us. No phone calls please. The Museum is a smoke-free environment and drug-free workplace, and a complete background check is conducted prior to hire. 

© 2021 Florida Association of Museums // Site Map // Board Member Login // Media