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Collections Manager of Works on Paper

Reporting to the Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, the Collections Manager of Works on Paper will manage and care for the Milwaukee Art Museum's collection of over 23,000 prints, drawings, and photographs. This includes conducting research on objects in the collection to create a precise and accurate archive of object files and maintaining the TMS database; managing public access to and conducting class visits in the Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center; managing works on paper rotations; providing administrative and curatorial support for the curator, including working with Print Forum; managing and maintaining safety, orderliness, and organization of works on paper storage area.

Education/Experience Requirements: BA in art history or museum studies (MA in collection management preferred); prior registrarial and/or collections management experience; art handling experience; administrative experience; database skills; specialized knowledge in at least one area of works on paper; excellent communication skills; ability to work with others; reading knowledge of German or French preferred.

License or Certification Requirements: Advanced degree in museum studies, collection management, or art history preferred but not required.

Duties & Responsibilities: Care for and catalog MAM’s collection of more than 23,000 works on paper. Develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the collection of works on paper. Assist with research related to creating complete records for the objects. Provide collections support associated with acquisitions, exhibitions, and programming. This includes pulling prints, responding to research requests, cataloging and coordinating imaging for objects in the collection, pre-acquisitions research, maintaining object files, reviewing works for website, working with art preparators, and implementing re-housing when necessary. Provide exhibition-related support including research, writing labels, acting as a liaison between departments, project management, conducting rights and reproduction requests, sending and following up with loan forms, and assisting with public with research requests. Work closely with Print Forum to manage all aspects of the support group, including donor relations, administrative support, budget and membership oversight, program development, coordinating travel, transportation, and payment for speakers and special guests.

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