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Collections Manager, New York Yacht Club, New York City

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on May 21, 2013

Collections Manager
New York Yacht Club
(New York NY)

The New York Yacht Club seeks applicants for full-time Collections Manager.  Diverse collection includes yacht models, marine paintings, prints, drawings, silver, nautical objects and furniture, located within its two historical clubhouses  (midtown Manhattan and Newport, Rhode Island).  Collections Manager will work primarily in Manhattan clubhouse.  The Collections Manager is responsible for all of the day-to-day activities of this very significant and active collection.

Responsibilities include
–Maintaining appraisal records
–Accessioning, deaccessioning and maintaining permanent collections digital catalog and files
–Working for Fine Art and Model Committee on numerous collections projects
–Scheduling and overseeing restorations
–Moving, installing and storing collections for both clubhouses
–Curate temporary exhibitions: research, label writing, exhibition design, layout, tours, promoting exhibit, etc.
–Maintaining and updating collections portion of NYYC website
–Giving tours of collections
–Handling all aspects of incoming and outgoing loans including shipping, insurance, documentation, etc.
–Updating documentation on collections in relational database
–Answer inquiries regarding collections and maritime art and history
–Coordinating maritime art and history lectures
–Keeping accurate inventory of fine art and model collections
–Developing and implementing inventory projects

Minimum requirements
–B.A. in Art History, Museum Studies or similar field (M.A. preferred)
–2 yr. experience in collections management and curatorial work
–Must have knowledge of common museum registrar practices
–Experience with digital camera and files
–Experience working with relational database
–Experience with scanning, modifying and archiving digital files
–Must be able to multi-task and prioritize
–Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent benefits. 
Send resume to: collectionsmanagersearch@nyyc.org
No phone calls please
Website: http://nyyc.org

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