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Collections Manager / Reece Museum

12/03/2018 8:28 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)
Collections Manager
Department Reece Museum - 21870
Pay Grade 7
Job Category Administrative
Job Summary

Responsible to the Director of the Reece Museum for supervising all aspects of the museum’s collections including ensuring its security, safety, preservation and care; coordinating all donations, loans, and purchases; supervising cataloging and data entry; organizing and maintaining accession records, files, and databases; accessioning objects including numbering and photographing; coordinating and supervising research visits and collections tours; processing incoming and outgoing exhibitions; maintaining inventory; monitoring environmental conditions; training and supervising graduate assistants, student workers, and volunteers; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of collections management, including databases, preferably PastPerfect Museum Software;
    *Comfortable with learning and applying new technologies in the work environment;
    *Ability to establish and sustain a positive working relationship with students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and community partners—a team player; and
  • Ability to apply reasonable, common-sense solutions to problems.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Art, History, Anthropology or a related field; experience using databases, preferably PastPerfect Museum Software; and one year experience (beyond the undergraduate level) working in collections management in a museum, gallery, or related site; knowledge of accessioning, deaccessioning, and cataloguing processes; experience in basic object conservation; ability to use digital cameras; excellent manual dexterity; and ability to left/move 45 lbs., work in confined spaces, and tolerate occasional adverse conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree, three years’ experience, and an understanding of Appalachian culture and history preferred.

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

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