Work Schedule: Anticipated 30+ hours/week

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Description: The museum anticipates the Registrar/Collections Manager position to be a temporary assignment focused on registration, inventory, and collections management during its fire recovery efforts. While the museum remains closed to the public in 2017, it will undergo a strategic planning process with focused attention towards how the collection aligns with its mission and future moving forward. The Registrar/Collections Manager will play a crucial role in this process, working towards completing an accurate inventory and catalog of the collection, as well as establishing clear ownership and title of collection items.

 Oversee the proper documentation and care of the museum’s collections (including archives and Reference Library) in accordance with museum “Standards and Best Practices,” as put forth by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

 Complete an inventory of the collection, currently in-progress.

 Create and maintain object and vendor documentation and files, as well as digital files and photographs related to the collection.

 Determine status of museum ownership for collection items by reviewing museum records.

 Establish records of ownership for Found in Collection (FIC) items.

 Accession and catalog collection items; assigning accession and/or catalog numbers to all objects in the collection and creating accurate and precise entries in Past Perfect, the museum’s collection management database.

 Develop cataloging solutions to improve systems of record and accuracy of collection data.

 Maintain and oversee condition, housing, and transportation of collection items.

 Prepare reports for Collection Management Committee meetings and assist with drafting new forms and paperwork, as needed.

For more information regarding this position, please click here.



The Printing Museum welcomes the assistance of individuals and groups who are interested in helping the Museum advance its mission. Currently, we have the following unpaid intern and/or volunteer positions available:

Summer Book Arts Studio Intern

The Printing Museum (TPM) seeks a talented and motivated undergraduate student who would like to join our team as a summer intern and gain experience in museum education. Under the supervision of the museum curator, the SBAS Education Program Intern will be responsible for assisting in the coordination and execution of the museum’s Summer Book Arts Studio program. For more information, please click here.

Event Volunteers assist the Executive Director and Curator with planning, preparation, event setup and take down, visitor information, family activities, and other tasks. Being an Event Volunteer provides the perfect opportunity to become involved with the Museum for people who may work full-time and for groups of students or adults. Please note: Most of our special events take place on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

While these positions are unpaid, interns and volunteers will receive valuable experience in a museum setting.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Pearson, Executive Director, (713) 522-4652 or jpearson@printingmuseum.org

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below:

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