Senior Registrar wanted – Marina Bay Museum – Singapore

Marina bay sands arts and science museum


Marina bay sands arts and science museum
Registrar / Senior Registrar
Job no: 493805
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Marina Bay Sands
Categories: Museum

The Registrar / Senior Registrar (depending on experience) at Art Science Museum will be responsible for effective exhibition and collection management practices that will include negotiation and procurement of art logistics/transport; insurance; packing and unpacking supervision; management of couriers and maintaining records of movement, storage, exhibition and location of artworks and artifacts in order to meet or exceed international standards relating to collections and exhibitions.
Summary of Key Responsibilities:
Coordinates with lenders (institutional and/or private) and manages loan requirements including environmental, security, showcase alarm systems, lighting and mounting methodology
Coordinates and manages all logistics for crating and shipping, locally and internationally, including insurance and tenders
Oversees and documents loading and unloading of collections, quarantine (if necessary), handling, packing, crating and installation of objects
Work with curators, project managers and exhibition design/build contractors on exhibition layout requirements
With the Senior Conservator monitors collection/exhibition whilst on display and completes weekly inspection reports

With the Senior Conservator maintains records, condition reports and documentation of all artworks/objects/artifacts in transit and on display at the museum including: visual examination, condition reporting and photographic documentation as necessary
Updates the museum’s facility reports and annexes
Prepares artworks/artifacts for exhibition and/or storage, working with curators, project managers, Senior Conservator and contractors agree mounting and unmounting, labeling, packing and cleaning of artworks/artifacts
Maintain storage facilities, manage space utilization and supervises storage reorganization as necessary
Monitors environmental conditions for exhibitions galleries and storage facilities
Leads collections/exhibitions emergency preparedness and recovery plan
Manages budgets for collection/exhibition supplies, art handlers and shipping of objects
Manages and supports the training and development of an Assistant Registrar
Reviews and where necessary develops museum-wide systems and procedures for effective exhibitions management in consultation with the senior team
Some experience of preparing and managing exhibition tours (outward)


Qualifications and Experience

Professional and motivated with at least four years’ working experience within a museum environment in a registrarial role or collection management
Experience of museum collections management practice i.e. storage, conservation, packing, transportation / customs documentation etc.
Some experience of commissioning of artworks and exhibition design
A postgraduate degree, preferably in collections management or museum studies
Additional formal qualifications in management or a field relevant to the museum’s areas of endeavor an advantage
Experience of acting as a courier, with the potential to travel nationally and internationally
Willingness to work flexibly


Excellent negotiation skills and a diplomatic approach to problem solving
Able to initiate and maintain excellent relationships with artists, lenders, museums and institutions nationally and internationally as well as across the museum and Marina Bay Sands
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work effectively under pressure
Forward thinking with the ability to anticipate problems before they arise
Strong team-work and management skills
Strong organisational skills and a meticulous attention to detail
IT literate specifically Windows applications
Excellent spoken and written English, other languages an asset

Note: we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.