The Registrar is the legal officer of the Museum and is responsible for the documentation, safety, and security of objects in the Museum's care, including collection, loaded objects, and exhibitions. The registrar is expected to (1) demonstrate and understanding of the methods and procedures required to perform the job, including practices, standards, philosophy, and theory of registration; (2) improve their knowledge, experience, skills, and/or abilities; and (3) participate in service to the Museum, museum community, university, and professional organizations at the local, state, regional, and national level. The Registrar receives supervision from the Head Curator.
Required Education: Bachelor's degree in museum studies, anthropology, geology, biological sciences, or related field OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience AND:
18-36 months museum registration and/or collection management experience in a natural history museum encompassing biological, paleontological, and cultural collections.
Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty and staff
Strong initiative to solve problems
Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
Advanced knowledge of museum registration methods, standards and practices for collection care, collections management, and conservation.
Demonstrated knowledge of materials handling, packing, condition reports, collection's insurance, storage maintenance, transportation, collection's care and storage requirements, and collection management.
Demonstrated knowledge of laws and regulations relating to wildlife and objects, copyright, and rights and reproduction.
Must be proficient in MSWord, Excel, and FileMaker Pro or other database management software.
Valid Driver's License
Advertised Physical Requirements:
Dexterity, ability to communicate effectively, hyper-organization skills, mobility, agility, lifting, carrying, squatting, and climbing. Occasional exposure to safety hazards from chemicals and onerous odors.
Masters degree in museum studies, anthropology, geology, biological sciences, or related field.
36+ months museum registration and/or collection management experience in a natural history museum encompassing biological, paleontological, and cultural collections.
Supervision: No Supervisory Duties
Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing