Exhibitions and Loans Officer, Barber Institute

Exhibitions and Loans Officer – 44415

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Application deadline: 3rd July 2016

Job Purpose

The role supports the Curatorial team in the delivery of a year-round programme of displays and exhibitions, taking responsibility for practical planning, organisation and record management. The post-holder acts as Loans Registrar (including documentation) for all works lent in (for long-term display as well as temporary exhibitions) and for all works lent out from the Barber Collection (UK and abroad). This is a singleton role within a small team, but the post-holder will have the opportunity to work with and supervise Interns, from time to time, on specific projects and activities.

Person Specification


  • Degree in Art History or Museum/Gallery Studies
  • Previous experience in Registrar or Loans Administration role
  • Practical experience of the UK Government Indemnity Scheme
  • Exhibitions coordination experience gained in a Museum or Gallery environment
  • Experience of couriering works of art
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills with attention to deadlines and detail
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: build effective relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, other institutions, guest curators etc.
  • Ability to use judgement to prioritise own workload
  • A creative approach to problem solving
  • A positive attitude to working in a small team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, Word and Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Good level of numeracy, with confidence to handle statistical and financial information
  • Experience in preparing standard loan-in and loan-out agreements and contracts
  • Up to date knowledge of ‘Immunity from Seizure’ legislation and related Due Diligence procedures


  • Experience of MIMSY database
  • Post graduate qualification in Art History, Gallery Studies or museum studies

For more information and to apply, click here.


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