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Registrar (Full-time, Exempt)

Job Summary:

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions: 

Working closely with other Frist Art Museum Staff:

  • Participates in the team planning of exhibitions.
  • Procures insurance coverage; submits applications for indemnity when appropriate.
  • Remains informed of legal issues relating to loans, particularly from international sources.
  • Monitors and tracks environmental conditions in the galleries and storage areas.
  • Generates, tracks, and maintains loan paperwork and records.
  • Generates checklists and ensures correct information for Design.
  • Organizes photography of objects as needed.
  • Organizes, tracks, and monitors/effectuates safe and secure packing and shipping of artwork for Museum activities.
  • Arranges for permits for import and export of foreign loans.
  • Organizes/supervises/effectuates all art movement within the Museum.
  • Maintains precise and continually updated location records for all artwork on premises.
  • Organizes/supervises/effectuates condition reporting for incoming and outgoing loans.
  • Establishes/effectuates a program of continual condition monitoring for all works on premises.
  • Contracts and is central contact for conservators who render services for the Museum.
  • Utilizes the Museum’s art management software application.
  • Responds to lenders’ questions about the Museum’s facilities and art handling policies and arranges for fulfilling special requests.
  • Participates in budgeting and maintaining relevant area of departmental finances.
  • Works effectively with volunteers and interns.
  • Other activities as requested.

Education and experience:  B.A., preferably M.A. or equivalent, in art history or museum studies, or equivalent. Candidates at the level of Registrar should have at least five years experience in art museum registration. Extensive project supervision experience, traveling exhibition experience, with domestic and international exhibitions, and understanding of conservation issues specific to the handling and preservation of works of art in all media. The Registrar should also be familiar with collections management software, with experience in FileMaker a plus.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Excellent team skills.
  • Excellent management, and time management skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and budgets efficiently.
  • Knowledge of computer applications for collections and exhibitions management.
  • Training and experience in safe art handling and mounting techniques and standards and in supervising art handling by others.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:

  • Climb ladders and stairs.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, kneel.
  • Work in hydraulic lifts and possibly on scaffolding at up to 15’ from the ground.
  • Work extensively at a computer station (up to 6 hours per day).
  • Clearly distinguish subtle gradations of color and shading.
  • Work around paints, solvents, and other similar products in a workshop environment and around historic and art artifacts that may give off dust or off-gassing smells (taking all due precautions prescribed by OSHA regulations; the Frist will be equipped for safe handling of such materials).

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Martin ArtQuest Facilitator
(Full-time and Part-time, Hourly, Non-Exempt, $16.00/hour)

Job Summary: The Martin ArtQuest Facilitator is part of the team responsible for the support of self-directed learning and art making experiences by visitors of all ages in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, the Frist Art Museum’s interactive gallery. Responsibilities include maintaining the successful daily functioning of the space and all components—art making and technological. The Martin ArtQuest Facilitator uses the highest level of interpersonal and communication skills to demonstrate excellent and outstanding customer service and volunteer relations. Evening and weekend hours are required, as well as administrative holidays.

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work directly with the Experiential Learning Director to support the implementation of activities and stations in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery; 
  • Facilitate positive self-directed learning and art making experiences for intergenerational learners as individuals, in family units, and in large groups;
  • Model excellent and outstanding customer service and volunteer relations;
  • Monitor, assess, evaluate, and make adjustments to the interactive gallery to provide a safe learning environment for visitors of all ages;
  • Ensure the safety of the original works of art;
  • Manage the Martin ArtQuest Gallery during both slow and peak visitation, utilizing volunteer resources and time management skills to ensure an orderly environment;
  • Work with co-workers to properly staff Martin ArtQuest Gallery at all times; Maintain regular and harmonious communication regarding daily operations of Martin ArtQuest Gallery;
  • Observe and administer all Covid-19- related protocols and procedures to ensure a healthy environment for visitors, staff, and volunteers;
  • Maintain Martin ArtQuest Gallery in a clean and orderly fashion throughout the day; Maintain all technology components in Martin ArtQuest Gallery;
  • Supervise volunteers in their support of Martin ArtQuest Gallery and their interaction with the public, and assist with training and provide daily support to them; review volunteer training manual regularly; Work closely with the Guest Services Director to maintain open communication about volunteers and their schedules;
  • Maintain inventory by assisting with receiving orders, organizing supplies, and keeping storage spaces clean and orderly. Coordinate supply lists with other MAQ facilitators and communicate supply needs to the Education Coordinator;
  • Organize supplies in Martin ArtQuest and keep stocked at all times, including the literature rack; prepare and distribute art making supplies efficiently and economically;
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of upcoming exhibitions through attendance at designated education programs in support of related Martin ArtQuest Gallery activities;
  • Works with Frist Art Museum volunteers in a positive and constructive manner;
  • Accept projects as assigned by supervisor.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in education, art education, or studio art preferred.

Work Experience: One to two years experience in a school or museum environment or relevant experience.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work directly with casual museum visitors, teachers, and students of all ages and great diversity;
  • Ability to contribute creatively to a team-oriented workplace;
  • Flexible and adaptable to working in a dynamic and changing work environment;
  • Knowledge and experience in current computer hardware and software, and art materials and resources;
  • Strong time management skills and organizational skills;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, make informed decisions, and trouble-shoot in a dynamic environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively via verbal and electronic interaction;
  • Ability to work effectively with public and staff on a personal level, with tact and diplomacy.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:

  •             Lifting materials up to 35 pounds
  •             Stooping, bending, kneeling
  •             Standing for long periods of time
  •             Working at computer for long periods of time




Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator
(Full-time, Non-exempt)

Job Summary:  The Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator researches, writes, and submits all grant proposals and follow up reports, and oversees special projects related to sponsorships. The Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator participates and assists in relationship building strategies with foundations and corporations to help meet the overall goals supported by the strategic plan of the Frist Art Museum. Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of funding from foundations and corporations;
  • Conducts ongoing prospect research to identify potential grant funding sources from local, regional, and national agencies;
  • Writes grants and stewardship proposals to corporations, foundations, and other related organizations;
  • Manage application deadlines, progress reports, and annual schedule;
  • Maintains effective ongoing stewardship and year-round communication with existing funders as part of the cultivation cycle;
  • Writes acknowledgement letters to donors including composing letters for the Executive Director and other staff;
  • Utilizes Altru database to identify and manage prospects, enter research data, and track progress;
  • Assists in the development of written materials to support fundraising activities;
  • Submit progress reports and updates as needed, including summaries of execution;
  • Works closely with members of the development team, education, and curatorial staff to understand funding needs and strategic direction;
  • Coordinate with the Director of Development to manage sponsorship planning (i.e. assisting with corporate giving applications and acknowledgement letters, creating prospective funding proposals, etc.);
  • Communicate and coordinate pertinent grant requirements, such as need for logo inclusion on specific publications, to related Frist stakeholders;
  • Some evenings and weekends required;
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested by the Assistant Director of Development or Director of Development.

Education:  B.A./B.S. degree or higher, or equivalent professional/leadership training in the field; 3-5 years previous experience with non-profit fundraising. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace;
  • Ability to develop relationships with diverse groups of individuals and companies;
  • Ability to represent the Frist Art Museum in a professional way to donors, potential donors, and the general public locally, regionally, and nationally;
  • Ability to strategize and problem solve;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Self-driven, proactive, and able to work effectively and independently;
  • Preference given to demonstrated experience with development/fundraising writing experience.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Demands may include:

  • Lifting materials up to 25 pounds
  • Stooping, bending, kneeling
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Working at computer for long periods of time


Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, references and salary expectations to:

Frist Art Museum
Attn: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Director
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN  37203
Email: shorn@fristartmuseum.org or Fax: (615) 744-3339


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frist Art Museum will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

The Frist Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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