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Clerical Assistant II / Registration Assistant for Collections

The Registration Assistant for Collections will assist with the care and documentation of the Brooklyn Museum’s rich and varied collections, spanning five thousand years of human creativity. This position will report to the Associate Registrar for Collections and Collections Information and will be closely aligned with the work of the Collections Information, Collections Management, Curatorial, and Conservation departments to meet the Museum’s high standards for registration and collections care.


  • Bachelor’s degree; coursework in art history, arts administration, MLIS, or museum studies preferred, or one year related experience
  • Excellent research, communication, and organizational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and thorough recordkeeping
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs, Drive, Sheets, and Meet
  • Previous experience with collections databases (preferably TMS) and data entry
  • Visual acuity and an ability to lift moderately heavy boxes and books


  • Assist Associate Registrar with quarterly Collections Committee meeting preparations for deaccessions
  • Assist with preliminary research of collection accession files and archives for deaccession restrictions; document restrictions in files and collections database
  • Assist with inventory and collection review projects, including support for object cataloging and record creation
  • Assist with deaccession disposal efforts
  • Assist with collections information cleanup and record reconciliation as needed
  • Assist with collection queries, object identification, and other TMS projects as needed

Start date: Immediately

Department: Registrar

Reports to: Associate Registrar for Collections and Collections Information

Position type: Full-time

Salary: $41,898.19

Union status: Union—DC37 Local 1502

FLSA status: Nonexempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm

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