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Registrar, Archives, and Photography Assistant

Education and Experience: A degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field is preferred. Previous experience in a registrar or photography role is highly desirable.

Registrar and Archives related:

  • Assist with registration of incoming items, especially high-volume accounts (i.e., data entry).
  • Assistance with managing inventory
  • Assist with preparing items for examination and responsible for tracking said items
  • Assist with handling art from the warehouse to other departments and from other departments to the warehouse (physically moving art throughout the facility)
  • General art handling assistance prepping items for vendor exams or for delivery to vendors for treatment
  • Assistance with creating inventory sheets with client intake information to facilitate the exam process (this requires some familiarity with excel spreadsheets and compiling client information from several sources)
  • Assist moving art around the facility and prepping art for various vendor tasks
  • Assist with creating exam sheets that inform conservators of client requests for recently inventoried items

Photography related:

  • Conduct intake registration and photography for large loss claims (most important).
  • Perform quality control and photography after treatment (training can be provided).
  • Organize and upload image assets efficiently and accurately.
  • Assist with marketing projects and content creation for social media.

Overall strengths required:

  • Detail-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable with administrative tasks and efficient in data entry.
  • Meticulous in organization and handling a high volume of art coming in for services.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other relevant software for data management.
  • Basic to intermediate photography skills, including familiarity with DSLR cameras and photo editing software.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to lift and move art pieces safely, sometimes in excess of 40 pounds. Comfortable with physically demanding tasks.

This is a full-time position. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation pay, and a 401 (k) retirement plan. The Conservation Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional references to The Conservation Center cannot sponsor candidates at this time; if applying from outside the US, a US work visa is required before applying. No phone calls, please.

Job Type: Permanent
Compensation: commensurate with experience
Location: Chicago