Manager of Collections / Employment

February 16, 2024

Organization Name: Henry Art Gallery

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


The Manager of Collections is responsible for Henry collections management, care, and access. Collections management and care are principal responsibilities of the position, including: database management, online content management, copyright requests, overseeing physical care and preservation of the collection, and coordinating of works of art for exhibition. The Manager of Collections supports the museum’s effort to build its collection, and oversees collections access, including visits to the Eleanor Henry Reed Collection Study Center. The MoC reports to the Director of Exhibitions and Collections, and supervises the Assistant Registrar of Collections (full-time), Collections Technician (part-time) and 1-2 University of Washington work study student assistants (part-time) per academic year.

• A minimum of 3 years of museum collections management and/or care experience or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of professional practices in collection management
• Excellent interpersonal skills and positive attitude that supports department and museum goals. Poised, professional manner in all forms of communication; verbal and written, one-on-one and in groups
• Commitment to teamwork and service to the organization
• Ability to support team and management decisions in a positive, professional manner
• Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and oversee work-study students, and interns
• Self-directed with high ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed; ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and be a team player in an active museum environment
• High attention to detail and excellent time-management and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key donors, colleagues, peers, and the public
• Working knowledge of collection management databases
• Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software applications

• Masters Degree in Museum Studies, Art History, a related field, or relevant combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated expertise, including handling and storing, in one or more area of focus of Henry collections (for example: photographs, works on paper, textiles, audio visual works)
• Experience in collaborating or devising preventative conservation plans as it relates to collections care
• Working knowledge MIMSY

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