National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Job Posting
JOB SUMMARY: Working as part of the Museum’s collections team, the Registrar will perform and assist in coordination of duties required for daily operations of the museum’s collections department.
REPORTS TO: Director of Collections
DAYS/HOURS SCHEDULED: 5 days/approx. 35 hours a week
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Responsible for accessioning and cataloging new three-dimensional acquisitions and entering data into digital asset management system.
- Process gift agreements and associated donation paperwork.
- Process loan agreements and associated loan paperwork.
- Generate monthly, quarterly and yearly statistical and insurance-related reports.
- Review and confirm research for 3-D donations.
- Monitor and document all artifact movement within and outside of the building and update records.
- Maintain all electronic and manual collection management records for three-dimensional materials.
- Assist collections and curatorial staff in the management of museum artifacts on exhibit, on loan or out for conservation.
- Assist in coordination of department interns and volunteers.
- Provide a presence for public programming, special events and associated museum outreach.
- Other duties as assigned.
SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Digitize museum materials in response to requests from internal and external entities.
- Interact with on-site patrons, photographers, researchers, lenders and donors.
- Field public inquiries regarding collections from all HOF departments.
- Serve as event staff for Classic and Induction Weekends and other events as assigned.
- Assist with periodic inventories of 3-D collections on exhibit and in storage.
EDUCATION – Master’s degree in related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE – Minimum three years of experience in a museum collections department. Must possess an extensive knowledge of professional standards regarding object handling, collections management, and documentation systems. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
- Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Knowledge and appreciation of the National Pastime.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ladder usage with the lifting and movement of artifacts and crates of various sizes. Prolonged usage of desktop/laptop computers.
TYPICAL EQUIPMENT USED: Computer, printer, scanner, fax, copier, digital camera.
If you are interested in a position please send your resume to:
Office of Human Resources
National Baseball Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 590
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Olympia Entertainment, Inc.
Job Title: Curator
Reports To: Director, Curation & Content Activation
The curator is responsible for supporting the development, design, and execution of special and permanent exhibitions, and content activation in selected areas. Addition responsibilities include digital archiving, oral history, and other thematic projects related to the Detroit Red Wings (DRW) and Olympia Entertainment (OEI).
- Supports the planning and implementation of permanent and temporary exhibits.
- Supports the development of exhibitions the selection of artifacts, photographs, videos, and documents, and developing interpretive materials (i.e. gallery introductions, didactic panels, object labels, text panels, etc.).
- Identifies and secures artifacts for exhibitions as necessary from our archives, other institutions, galleries and private collections.
- Coordinates and monitors the loading, unloading, packing, and unpacking of artifacts, memorabilia, and permanent/temporary exhibition objects, and their movement throughout OEI/DRW venues; provides internal and external reports on object/collection condition as necessary.
- Arranges for appropriate packing and shipping of acquisitions, and dispersal of objects at the end of the exhibition.
- Ensures that lender requirements and expectations for special exhibits are met: security, climate, insurance, location, dates for pick-up/return, etc.…
- Monitors interior environmental conditions in all exhibition and storage areas where permanent collection artifacts and/or loaned artifacts may be held, including temperature and relative humidity and other environmental conditions as necessary.
- Ensures the safe handling and movement of collection artifacts and loan artifacts.
- Provides support in efforts to obtain historically relevant items from the general public for use in displays and exhibits.
- Supports the communication process between the organization and individuals submitting items for donation or loan.
- Provides logistical and technical support for the development and management of a digital asset management system.
- Provides support converting artifacts and materials into digital format that will be more likely to stand the test of time.
- Supports the creation of digital surrogates to ensure that present physical objects will live to, or beyond, their life expectancy.
- Contributes to the development of taxonomy and metadata to improve future access to the collections.
- Provides research, logistical and technical support for the development of oral history initiatives; supports the interview, transcription, and metadata processes.
- Creates and manages monthly calendar for exhibit inspections and maintenance. Creates and manages annual calendar for new/changing exhibitions.
- Supports the management of annual budgets for Curation.
- Supports Curation interns, consultants and contract workers.
- Works with Tour staff to provide programs, training and other educational needs as required.
Supplemental Job Functions:
- Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 1-2 years of related work experience.
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work
- Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards
- Possesses excellent knowledge of current curation standards and best practices.
- Understands and respects cultural sensitivities, legal constraints, and financial limitations.
- Reviews and contributes to collections management policies.
- Demonstrates a professional demeanor, initiative, confidence, creativity, the ability to prioritize in a dynamic environment, and commitment to continuous improvement.
- Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills.
- Is very organized, punctual, and reliable; industrious, but works “smart”.
- Has a background demonstrating good general computer literacy, with the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new software; intermediate or higher skill level in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and collections-based database management software, is strongly preferred.
- Able to work independently and complete tasks and projects with minimal guidance/oversight; possesses strong project management skills.
- Demonstrates good judgment, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving abilities.
- Accepts accountability for timely results and attention to detail.
- Is comfortable dealing with a mix of mentally challenging work and fundamental clerical work.
- Is flexible and willing to embrace change/shift/determine many priorities on a regular basis.
- Is a team player and committed to the goals and ideals of the organization.
Preferred Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Master’s degree in a discipline directly related to the work and 2-5 years of experience preferred.
- Exposure to moderate noise level
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
- Ability to sit, stand, bend, reach and flex for extended periods of time
- Frequent visual/auditory attention
- The position will require occasional travel, including but not limited to trips to attend conferences and training, and evaluating other facilities and their best practices.
- Flexibility to accommodate evenings and weekends hours will be beneficial.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.