Registrar – CBD Cape Town

Black Pen Recruitment
  • Post Date: June 11, 2019
  • Apply Before: August 11, 2019
Job Overview

Our amazing client based at Waterfront, Cape Town is looking for a Registrar to join their team. You would work on the development of the collection database and collection digitization to provide clear and effective catalogue information to the curatorial and content creation staff.If you are passionate and knowledgeable about contemporary culture from Africa and its Diaspora, and you would love to work collaboratively alongside different departments towards the company`s continued growth and development – then this the perfect opportunity for you!


  • Degree such as a Bachelor of Arts in art history, museum studies or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working within a cultural context
  • Experience in working with museum database program, such as TMS or EmbARK
  • Basic knowledge of conservation principles and techniques
  • Experience of artwork installation methods, artwork handling, packing and storage practices related to exhibition, transportation, and the preservation of art objects
  • Administration and coordination skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Flexible working hours when installation schedule requires it

Key Responsibilities:

  • Loans and loan agreement
  • Care and handling of the collection
  • Condition reporting
  • Storage of the collection
  • Preservation of the artwork
  • Oversee the general cleaning, waxing, glazing and protection of artworks
  • Logistics/Transportation of various artworks
  • Insurance
  • Supporting the Exhibitions Manager with the installations and De-installations
  • Work on the Collections database
  • Manage ongoing maintenance of the archive of all digital and physical collateral
  • Receiving and unpacking of artwork
  • Packaging of artwork for returns
  • Manage copyright procedures for reproduction, sign offs

If you are the perfect fit for the present position, please forward your CV and salary expectation


We’re looking forward to hearing from you!


Job Detail
  • Experience3 Years
  • INDUSTRYManagement
  • QualificationBachelor Degree
  • Visa RequirementSouth African ID