Associate Registrar, Exhibitions
Job Details
MOCA - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
$65,000.00 - $70,000.00 Salary/year

The Associate Registrar, Exhibitions performs all duties related to museum registration for exhibitions, including shipping logistics, installation, and budgets; and assists with the overall general care and maintenance of the Collection as needed.


Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate with the exhibition management, curatorial, exhibition production, security and visitor engagement departments to ensure the smooth and safe installation, exhibition, de-installation and shipment of artworks. Implement all technical aspects of temporary exhibitions including budgeting, information organization, insurance, and installation/de-installation. Coordinate transport and insurance logistics with lenders, artists, and galleries.

  • Under the supervision of the Director of Registration and Collections, develop and implement policies and procedures to facilitate the safe handling, storage, condition reporting, and conservation of incoming loans.

  • Work with the exhibition management, curatorial and exhibition production departments to establish project schedules to accomplish exhibition objectives.

  • Review loan forms, insurance policies, and exhibition contracts, and ensure adherence to all lender requirements.

  • Coordinate and arrange courier travel, per diem, airfare, and accommodations as required for traveling exhibitions.

  • Organize installation, packing and condition records for MOCA travelling exhibitions.

  • Supervise all unpacking, moving, handling, and installation of objects by exhibition technicians.

  • Develop, manage, and maintain exhibition budgets.

  • With Director of Registration & Collections, assist with insurance review, contract review, and best practice evaluations as needed.

  • Prepare and supervise projects for junior registration staff.

  • Work closely with curatorial, education, and communications departments to ensure works of art are protected during in-gallery events.

  • Assist with the general care and maintenance of the Collection as needed, and other tasks as assigned by the senior registration staff and the Director of Registration & Collections


  • Minimum 5 years of registration or related experience required.

  • Verifiable knowledge of museum best practice standards for the care and handling of artwork.

  • Experience arranging domestic and foreign shipping and knowledge of customs regulations.

  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Must be flexible and work well independently as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally.

  • Computer experience with the G-Suite of applications, and collection management software (preferably TMS).

  • B.A. degree, preferably in Art History or related field.

  • Interest in contemporary art a plus.


Salary Range: $65,000 - $70,000


The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Arts commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.