Museum Collections Manager
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, a nonprofit historical and educational organization headquartered at Anderson House in Washington, D.C., seeks a full-time museum collections manager to oversee the care, preservation and documentation of its museum collections—comprised of more than 4,000 works of art and artifacts, including paintings, sculpture, armaments and other military equipment, medals, ceramics, textiles and other historical artifacts.
The museum collections manager is the primary staff member charged with maintaining the Institute’s museum collections and the records that document them. The museum collections manager works with the staff, interns and outside vendors and colleagues to ensure that the museum collections are properly documented, stored and displayed, whether at Anderson House or another venue. The museum collections manager plays an important role in establishing and achieving goals to improve the care and preservation of and access to the museum collections and may be called upon to lead staff-wide projects in these areas, such as emergency preparedness and building security.
Minimum qualifications include: a Bachelor’s degree in history, art history, museum studies or a closely related field; at least 3 years of professional experience managing art and artifact collections in a museum environment; and demonstrated experience managing the care, preservation and documentation of museum collections, especially in museum registration, collections management software, object handling and housing, loan procedures and exhibition installation.