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Registrar-Database Assistant, The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, RI

The Registrar-Database assistant reports to the Collections Manager and the focus of their work will be on collection data management. The Registrar-Database Assistant will update, maintain and amend the collection records in the collections database Museums Plus. The Preservation Society of Newport County undertook a database migration in 2014 and now records need to be checked for accuracy, provenance, collection history, and exhibition history.

This position will also be responsible for assigning accession numbers and checking locations. Additionally this position will organize photo shoots of the permanent collection for the ongoing digitization process of the collections to the website Newportalri.org. S/he will assist with new acquisition accessioning including assigning numbers, documenting, moving, and marking objects. S/he will assist with object moves throughout the properties as needed. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience in a museum registration setting, together with a B.A/B.S. degree in Museum Studies, Art History, or related field. Experience using collection management systems, Museums Plus preferred, along with the ability to handle works of art, to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and to work to strict deadlines, plus excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to humanresources@newportmansions.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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