Collections & Registration Assistant (Temp)- Museum of Flight

Temporary Collections and Registration Assistant

Type: Temporary, part-time, salary, non-exempt position

Position Description: The Collections and Registration Assistant will assist the Registrar in maintaining the workflow in the Museum collections department. Primary responsibilities will include inventorying incoming donations and cataloging backlogged donations. This position will assist the Registrar with the preparation of objects for exhibits and address artifact security issues as they come up.


-Education:  A Master’s Degree in Museum Studies; or Bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience in a Museum setting

-Experience:  Minimum two (2) years of experience, with functional knowledge of Museum procedures and conservation practices.

-License & Certification:  None

-Knowledge and Skills:

  • Able to competently maintain and care for collections, exercise proper conservation methods for handling and storage of the Museum’s collection
  • Knowledge of Museum registration methods
  • Basic photography skills to operate digital cameras
  • Self-motivated with ability to organize and maintain multiple projects successfully
  • Good interpersonal ability, comfortable working with diverse populations
  • Basic Microsoft office suite skills plus knowledge of current collection management systems
  • Knowledge of Proficio / Re:Discovery preferred

Museum Specific Qualifications:

  • At time of job offer candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Customer service/client driven focus with a positive, collaborative, solution-based attitude that stays within and upholds Museum’s policies and procedures
  • Onsite attendance is essential to perform the duties of this position

Essential Job Functions

  1. Create inventories of incoming donations for Registrar.
  2. Catalog incoming donations, including photographing, condition reporting, and describing artifacts in the Collections Management database.
  3. Prepare and store artifacts using conservation materials and methods.
  4. Oversee installation of new Framed Art Storage and relocate all framed art.
  5. Provides artifact condition reports as needed.
  6. On a project basis complete and/or update those existing collection artifacts that are missing photographs and have incomplete records.
  7. Participates in Museum-wide trainings and meetings, when applicable
  8. Other duties as assigned by the Registrar or Associate Director of Collections

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