Open Positions \\ Registration

Assistant Registrar

We are seeking an experienced, full-time, Assistant Registrar. Reporting to the Registrar for the Collection, the successful candidate will manage outgoing loans and rights & reproduction for the museum’s collection. The Assistant Registrar will oversee the loan approval process, coordinate conservation, determine shipping and insurance needs, handle data entry, tracking and invoicing, and insure fulfillment of contract terms.  The Assistant Registrar will track rights for the collection, including contacting artists and determining the copyright status of works. The position will manage the granting of rights for reproduction of works in the museum’s collection including, arranging photography, delivery of image files and tracking of rights granted. Additional collection and administrative tasks supporting the general work of the department, and courier responsibilities will be assigned.

PEM encourages candidates with three years of museum experience (art museum experience a plus) and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices for loans, fine art shipping, collection care, and rights & reproduction. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art is required. The successful candidate will have strong prioritization and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; work well collaboratively, and possess a can-do attitude. Candidates must have proficiency with MS Office suite and image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. Experience with a collection management database required (Museum Plus preferred).

Candidates must have a BA (MA is a plus) in Art, Art History or Museum Studies, or relevant combination of education and experience.

Interested candidates should submit resumes with a cover letter by email to or mail to Employee Experience, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.