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Chief Curator & Director of Content

$72,000 – $85,000
Full-Time, Hybrid



  • Track the location and condition of all objects in the Poster House collection as well as all objects on loan to or from the museum, and coordinating necessary transportation and storage for such items

  • Train staff and/or interns to use the digital database (both TMS and LibraryThing) and routinely checking new entries for accuracy and completeness

  • Ensure the timely photographing of exhibition and collection items and oversee photo shoots

  • Receive all incoming objects for exhibitions and creating condition reports for lenders

  • Liaise with lenders regarding insurance, transportation, installation requirements, etc

  • Arrange necessary framing and/or restoration for posters

  • Provide quotes for annual budget and maintain records

  • Provide the museum’s PR team with press checklists and high res image files for each exhibition

  • Participate in the museum’s emergency response team

  • Connect with advertising agencies and coordinate the acquisition of contemporary posters for The Living Archive

  • Update internal image databases for internal social media, marketing, and research use

  • Oversee Junior Cataloguer

  • Oversee the maintenance of the Storage & Conservation Room as well as off-site storage

  • Identify and execute inventory projects

Skills and experience: 

  • Graduate degree preferred (Museum Studies, Art History, History, or Library Science)

  • At least 2+ years of previous work as a registrar or collections manager

  • Knowledge of material culture and accepted standards and practices for storage, conservation, and handling of paper documents

  • Basic knowledge of and experience with current practices and innovations in museum collections management and registrar work

  • Computer proficiency on Mac OS and experience with a variety of collections management databases; knowledge of TMS collections management system

  • Well-organized, methodical, extremely detail-oriented, excellent written communication skills, able to work independently and cooperatively

  • Ability to organize, prioritize duties, and create a workflow

  • Management experience preferred

About the environment: 

This hybrid position has a minimum of 4 days in the office and 1 day remote. Poster House is located at 119 23rd Street, NYC, 10011.

This position requires frequent moving packages and large tubes of posters up to 20lb, including mounting large posters to a magnetic photo wall above one’s head. Rearrange Storage & Conservation room according to use schedules.

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Note of Encouragement

Statistics show that individuals coming from systematically excluded or oppressed groups apply to jobs only if they meet every qualification. Poster House wishes to remind applicants that rarely does someone meet 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to hearing from you.


In accordance with Poster House’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our customers and visitors; and the community at large from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19 or influenza, that may be reduced by vaccinations. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

Poster House mandates that all staffers who work on site at the museum are vaccinated in an effort to protect the health and safety of both our staff and our visitors. Poster House provides 4 hours of PTO in order to receive the vaccination and can assist in making an appointment, or staffers can make their own appointment online. New employees must have 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson, by their start date with Poster House, and will be required to show proof of vaccination by showing their physical vaccination card, or using the Excelsior Pass or other government sanctioned vaccine app. All vaccine related information will be kept private under HIPAA regulations by Poster House and its employees.

If employees have a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious belief that prevents them from getting that vaccine, they should request a Reasonable Accommodation Form from the Museum Director, which will be reviewed by the Director as well as HR representatives at ADP. Employees may be required to substantiate their request for exemption with the appropriate documentation. Staff will not be subject to discrimination or retaliation based on their vaccination status.

Those who are unvaccinated will not be able to come to the museum in person without submitting to additional testing, masking, and other precautions including being placed on unpaid leave until further determinations can be made.


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