Registrar - Sam Noble Museum

Posted on 05/14/2019

Sam Noble Museum – Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History seeks an experienced and energetic professional to serve as the Registrar. The Sam Noble Museum, an organized research unit of the University of Oklahoma, has an outstanding curatorial, collections, education, exhibits, and support staff that serves the museum’s mission from research to preservation to education at all levels.

The Registrar acts as the legal officer of the Museum. Responsibilities include ensuring the safety and security of objects in the Museum's care; assisting in the development and implementation of collection policies and procedures, including security, disaster, and emergency plans; creating and maintaining all collections documentation and files, including deeds of gift, accessions, deaccessions, appraisals, incoming/outgoing loans, and permits and reports; maintaining the museum archives and media collections; maintaining the Museum's facilities reports and review of borrower's facilities reports, and review of contracts and policies; assisting with installation, de-installation, condition reporting, packing, and shipping of objects; managing requests for images, rights, and reproductions; coordinating insurance requirements for objects on loan or special exhibition, or recommends insurance coverage on parts of or entire collection, programs, and/or operations; maintaining and developing the departmental databases and website; participating in museum programs and outreach activities, the museum profession, and workshops, seminars, and other forms of professional development; and training and supervision of assistants, student, interns, and volunteers. The Registrar receives supervision from the Head Curator.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, anthropology, geology, biological sciences, or related field and 18-36 months museum registration and/or collection management experience in a natural history museum encompassing biological, paleontological, and cultural collections. Requirements may be met by equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Advanced knowledge of museum registration methods, standards and practices for collection care, collections management, and conservation. Demonstrated knowledge of materials handling, packing, condition reports, collection's insurance, storage maintenance, transportation, collection's care and storage requirements, and collection management. Demonstrated knowledge of laws and regulations relating to wildlife and objects, copyright, and rights and reproduction. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required, as well as the ability to both work independently and in a team environment.

Salary Range: $51,500 plus full benefits.

For more information about the museum, visit our website at: Applications will be processed until a candidate is selected. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of references. Hiring contingent on a background check.

Applications must be submitted using the on-line application process. To apply, go to or go to and search for requisition (job) number 191190. Materials submitted in application for position(s) become the property of the University of Oklahoma. Deadlines are subject to change without notice. The University of Oklahoma is an affirmative action/equal opportunity/ employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.