Topic ID #38488 - posted 7/7/2017 10:56 AM

Collections Manager - de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA


The de Saisset Museum seeks a highly skilled and team-oriented Collections Manager who will thrive in a fast-paced work environment and is well suited for a University art environment with a small staff. The Collections Manager reports to the Director and works in concert with the Exhibition Project Coordinator and the Assistant Director.

The Collections Manager works closely and in tandem with the Exhibition Project Coordinator on all matters related to installation and maintenance of art objects in the permanent collection, on exhibition, and in storage; in particular, assists when necessary, regarding art transport, working in-house or contracting with outside vendors for all museum exhibition projects; and carries primary responsibility of permanent collection condition reporting and assists Exhibition Project Coordinator with temporary exhibition condition reporting, when necessary.

The Collections Manager position facilitates all aspects of the collection department including but not limited to gift accessions and deaccessions of permanent collection objects; access, exhibitions, handling, preparation, conservation, research, organization, storage and inventory of the permanent collection. The Collections Manager coordinates and processes incoming and outgoing loans and museum exhibition agreements, receipts, insurance certificates, facility reports; pest and environmental management of collection storage and museum building; secures image rights and handles reproduction requests and inquiries; records insurance and risk management issues with SCURisk Management and SCU General Counsel Offices; supervises paid student assistants, volunteers, and interns; maintains and expands permanent collection database PastPerfect and the development of a digital photographic archive; carries primary responsibility of permanent collection condition reporting and assists with temporary condition reporting and art transport when necessary and in coordination with Exhibition Project Coordinator. The Collections Manager prepares grant applications pertaining to collections care and management as applicable.

For a complete job description and application instructions, please see the Santa Clara University posting

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