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Development Department Assistant



Hours: Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm, with one-hour unpaid lunch break, and flexible according to delivery and exhibition installation schedule

The Bruce Museum seeks a FT Registrar who will be responsible for ensuring the proper care, handling, storage (on-site and off-site), security, environment, packing, shipping, and insurance of all permanent collection and temporary (loan) objects.  Record keeping responsibilities include location records, records of receipt, letters of acceptance or refusal, accession and deaccession files, certificates of insurance, incoming and outgoing loans, condition reports for all incoming and outgoing objects, exhibition contracts, temporary custody receipts, other documents and information related to collection objects, including photographs of objects.  The office is responsible for the upkeep of Museum exhibition files as well as ISBN information, publication rights, image archives of collection items, and the preparation of packing, shipping and insurance budgets for exhibitions.  The Registrar receives and processes all photographic rights and reproduction agreements and requests relating to the permanent collection as well as outside requests and inquiries, both public and scholarly, regarding objects in the Museum’s collection.

The Registrar reviews and updates the Museum’s facility report as needed and the Collection Management Policy at least every three years.  The Registrar oversees the selection, updates, maintenance and upgrades of the Museum’s collections management database software; researches and consults with other Museum staff regarding digital technologies and equipment pertaining to documentation of collection and loans to the Museum.  The Registrar attends both the Collections and Exhibitions Committee meetings.


  • Extensive knowledge of museum and collection techniques relevant to storage, conservation, material usage, record development, management, and maintenance; and related areas.
  • Good interpersonal relationships and willingness to work with, supervise, manage and recognize the needs of volunteers and/or interns.  Works closely with exhibitions department personnel and Collections Manager.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Capable of representing the Museum Director when necessary in numerous situations, including cultivation of lenders, donors, collectors, and dealers.
  • Knowledge, experience and ability to independently handle all types of collection objects with great caution, care and reverence.
  • Knowledge of computers, common word processing and up-to-date work-related programs, as well as, appropriate collection management software, Re:Discovery preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of museum practices and ethical standards.
  • Traits: Impeccable honesty and integrity; attention to detail; well-organized; positive attitude; able to work under pressure; eager to contribute to a team effort and meet all deadlines; self-starting; tactful; inventive; curious but cautious; flexible and patient.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and a Masters in a discipline related to museum studies, arts management and/or museum collections.
  • Three to five years previous Registrar/Collections Management experience with evidence of responsibility in collections care, knowledge of current museum standards and practices. 
  • Organizational skills capable of handling the Museum’s active exhibition schedule.  Additional years and a demonstrated track record may be acceptable alternatives to a higher degree.

Apply with cover letter and resume to registrar@brucemuseum.org , or Registrar Job, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT 06830, fax 203.869.0963. No phone calls, please.


Development Department Assistant

Status: Full time

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, plus additional hours as needed for events

Support the administrative functions of the Development Department, reporting to the Development Manager.  Enter all donations into database & acknowledge same in a timely manner; prepare letters; maintain filing system; organize mailings; produce weekly reports; assist all department staff; work events, benefits, openings; assist with Annual Report; organize Development Committee meetings and prepare meeting minutes; staff Museum admissions desk as needed. Work weekends and evenings as needed.

High level of computer skills for data entry, mail merge, list management and invitation design.  Software: Altru, Raiser’s Edge experience preferred; Windows, Excel, Social Tables. Excellent attention to detail; organized, with ability to prioritize many tasks. Written and verbal skills. BA required.

Apply with resume and cover letter to: development@brucemuseum.org; fax (203) 869-0963; mail: Development Ad; Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT 06830. No phone calls, please.



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