Job Title: Museum Registrar
Location: Orange County Regional History Center
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time (On-site)
Application Deadline: December 15 or until the position is filled
TO APPLY: Please visit www.ocfl.net. Click on the employee tab, then career opportunities, and then external applicants. Search for job ID 30599 and click on the link. You will then be directed to apply for this specific job posting.
The Orange County Regional History Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Museum Registrar. The History Center is a national multi-award-winning, AAM accredited, and Smithsonian affiliated institution centered around its mission to serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.
This position is responsible for the administration, development, and implementation of policies and procedures for the care, storage, documentation, and handling of artifacts in the collection. Responsible for the organization and maintenance of forms, legal documents, files, and retrieval systems associated with collections, acquisitions, accessions, deaccessions, cataloging, incoming and outgoing loans, packing, shipping, customs, inventory, insurance, copyright, photography, and rights and reproduction.
Reports to: Curator of Collections
- Assists Curator of Collections in managing the historic collection of the museum.
- Supports daily oversight and preservation of the museum’s permanent object collection.
- Performs data entry and filing related to donor recognition letters, deeds of gift, catalog records, and other artifact documentation.
- Photographs and edits images of objects for cataloging and documentation.
- Assists with maintenance, security, and upgrades of collections database.
- Classifies and numbers museum artifacts.
- Performs simple, appropriate cleaning of artifacts and assists with object condition reporting.
- Assists with inventories of collections and reconciliation with artifact records and documents, and tracks physical location of objects in onsite and offsite locations.
- Supports the museum’s Integrated Pest Management program and environmental monitoring procedures.
- Retrieves and prepares artifacts and artifact information, conducts artifact-related research, and provides input to staff regarding collection elements for exhibitions, programs, and other museum needs.
- Assists in the care, handling, packing/unpacking and moving of museum objects, including the shipping and receipt of crated artifacts or exhibitions.
- Participates in exhibition installation and deinstallation.
- Ensures adherence to best standards, principles, and practices in the preservation and care of museum materials and remains aware of emerging technologies and trends.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in history, museum studies, public history, or a closely related field and two years of experience working in a museum, archive, library, or comparable institution which includes artifact care and handling.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in history, museum studies, or a closely related field.
- At least three years of demonstrated experience including all aspects of collections care and management activities encouraged.
- Experience conducting a breadth of work in collections and exhibits.
- Experience with handling, packing, crating, preparing objects for storage and exhibition.
- Experience with cataloging, inventory work, basic preservation, and pest management.
- Energetic, personable, courteous, and professional when engaging visitors and the community.
- Have a high attention to detail that requires minimal oversight and correction.
- Be open to suggestions and actively strive for best practices in the museum and non-profit fields.
- Effective and exceptional written and verbal communication skills with both internal teams and external stakeholders and donors, as well as in public speaking.
- Familiarity with Proficio and Preservica databases.
The Orange County online application, in addition to a cover letter and resume, must be completed for a candidate to be considered. Complete work history, including internships and volunteer positions must be included in the online application or it will be deemed incomplete and may not pass screening. Please include a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document during submission.
The above description and qualifications are not all-inclusive and represent a majority of the key responsibilities of this position. Other duties may be assigned as required to fulfill the directives of the strategic plan or the museum. Work environment is a combination of office setting with some driving between the office to the museum and off-site storage; must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
*Final Candidates must successfully pass a background screening and fingerprinting, must be able to live and work in the United States, and will be required to pass a drug test. Interview and relocation expenses are not offered.
Hours Per Week: 40 Hours, exempt
Schedule: Generally, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, evenings and weekends may be required.
Primary Work Location: Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801 with significant portions of time spent at the offsite facility located approximately 30 minutes from the museum.
Salary: $21.02 to $25.00
*Potential salary exceeding the minimum is evaluated by Human Resources and the Department Director