Museum Registrar

Registrar – 47192BR
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Reporting to the Director of Collections and Research of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Registrar will oversee all registrar tasks with a high level of understanding of museum standards and practices to support the Museum’s exhibitions and permanent collection programs. Under limited supervision and exhibiting significant initiative, the position will be responsible for overseeing object registration, working with lenders and couriers, installation oversight, managing the inventory of incoming collections (including examination of condition, documentary photography, and accessioning), and working with the Museum’s teams for exhibitions.

Required Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies or related field and four years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Strong work ethic and ability to excel in a fast-paced, results oriented, and community environment. Highly proficient at taking initiative, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines. Highly proficient at managing multiple priorities while exceeding expectations. Knowledge of museum best practices and standards. Proficiency in object handling.

The Yale Peabody Museum:  The Yale Peabody Museum (YPM) is among the oldest, largest, and most prolific university natural history museums in the world. Fundamental to the Peabody’s mission is the stewardship of the Museum’s rich collections, which provide a remarkable record of the history of the earth, its life, and its cultures. The Peabody Museum has more than 13 million specimens and artifacts and a strong track record in collections stewardship and best practices in collections care, digitization, exhibition and student engagement.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music, while the Peabody Museum enjoys dynamic interactions with institutes for Biospherics Studies and Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

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