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Collections Manager / Lane Motor Museum

10/27/2023 12:38 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

Lane Motor Museum / Nashville, TN  

Collections Manager  

About the Role  

The Collections Manager is a key member of Lane Motor Museum’s collections team under supervision of  the Curator of Collections. This position is integral in planning and implementation of exhibition  maintenance, collection rotations, and collections care. As the collections grow and our exhibits expand,  it is necessary to have skilled staff dedicated solely to the care and movement of the permanent  collection. The position’s primary responsibilities are the maintenance of the transportation collections  and to assist with the movement of permanent collection artifacts, whether that be for a gallery rotation,  conservation/restoration assessment, photography, or general cleaning and care.  

Essential Duties:  

Under the supervision of the Curator of Collections, develops, budgets for, and maintains  departmental goals and objectives.  

In collaboration with the Curator of Collections, oversees the schedule and day-to-day  management of collections technicians.  

Under the supervision of the Curator of Collections and Restoration Manager, oversees the  general maintenance of the transportation collection vehicles.  

Responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of Collections Management  department processes and protocols including but not limited to: storage protocols, access  processes, emergency response, incident reporting, rehousing guidelines, departmental and work  order processes, and more.  

Responsible for the environmental monitoring and the pest management program.   Partners with Curator of Collections, Restoration Manager, Archivist, and Education Director to  meet goals.  

Coordinates day-to-day logistics of permanent collection cleaning, location moves, rehousing,  storage, and shipping departures and arrivals.  

Manages collections maintenance budgets and procurement, including budgeting for new  equipment and supplies, processing vendor invoices, and keeping associated records.   Oversees and carries out collections care and maintenance in storage spaces and gallery spaces  including routine collection maintenance, dusting, movement, rehousing, and storage space  planning.  

In coordination with Curator of Collections, creates, implements, and manages training programs  for artifact handling, rehousing techniques, integrated pest management, and environmental  monitoring that protect the high value assets of the museum.  

Responsibilities are not all-inclusive, additional duties may be assigned.  

General Departmental Duties:  

Act as a courier for artifacts being lent to institutions domestically and internationally.   Update and maintain policies and procedures regarding collection management as per current  ethical standards and best practices.  


Candidate Requirements and Experience:  

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:  

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Museum Studies, or a related field.   5-8 years of experience in a technology/transportation-based museum collection, with collections  care and museum best practices knowledge required.  

Demonstrated knowledge and experience maintaining and operating mechanical collections such  as engines, automobiles, trucks, etc.  

Demonstrated knowledge of artifact-handling procedures for two- and three-dimensional objects  in a variety of materials, sizes, and weights, including automobiles.  

Excellent knowledge of artifact packing techniques and materials.  

Excellent organizational and communication skills.  

Self-starting, resourceful, proactive, flexible, and creative problem solver with demonstrated  ability to meet deadlines.  

Skill in organizing work, defining tasks, setting priorities, working independently, and following  through on all assignments with minimal direction.  

Excellent team player with an adaptive growth mindset.  

Strong interpersonal skills to interact diplomatically and establish and maintain cooperative  working relationships with all staff and members/donors of the institution.  

Ability to discreetly and tactfully recognize and handle sensitive and confidential situations and  information.  

Strong computer skills, including proficiency with database management.  

Skilled at maintaining and preserving appropriate and orderly filing systems.   Ability to:  

o Work independently and within a team  

o Climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl  

o Lift and/or move up to 50lbs independently  

o Use and maintain automotive tools and maintain shop space  

o Drive automatic and standard transmission vehicles  

o Drive a truck and trailer to haul vehicles  

o Operate equipment such as fork lifts, pallet jacks, etc.  


$58,000 – $62,000 per year  

Health/Life Insurance  


20 days PTO/year  

Six paid holidays/year  


Please submit a cover letter and resume to DEMoore@lanemotormuseum.org before November 17th,  2023. 

PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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