Director of Collections and Exhibitions

The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its active and ambitious exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future.

The Director of Collections and Exhibitions Registration has primary oversight of areas of museum registration, gallery installation, contracts, exhibition coordination and implementation, and collection management and photography. Oversees collection management of all works in the BAMPFA collection, and on loan, including safe handling, care, conservation, accurate record keeping, accessioning, cataloging, insurance, storage, providing access, deaccessions, and coordinating loans to other institutions. Oversees exhibition coordination, including the safe packing and shipping of art works, installations practices, negotiating contracts, customs, and the management of traveling exhibitions.


  • Develops and manages plans for art collection and exhibition development and implementation, including acquisition, cataloguing, photography, rights and reproduction, digital access, deaccessioning, lending, borrowing, international and domestic shipping, customs, inventory, climate control, security, archival and storage spaces, in line with BAMPFA strategic plans and vision.
  • Serves as a lead in strategic planning for collection management, research and access, a key participant in collection storage planning, and is involved in institutional short and long range planning.
  • Establishes and manages efficient staffing and workflow processes for collection management and exhibition planning and implementation across departments. Determines when couriers are required. Trains BAMPFA staff to serve as couriers. May serve as courier as needed.
  • Maintains budgets and contracts for temporary, permanent and traveling exhibits. Corresponds with related partners at other institutions and within UC Berkeley. Works closely with chief curator and director on exhibition schedule, policy development and implementation, and touring exhibitions.
  • Oversees budgets and schedules for the registration department, collection management, conservation, and preparators, in addition to the crating, shipping, and insurance elements of exhibition budgets.
  • With expertise in best practices, drafts the Museum's collection management forms, policies, procedures, including disaster planning and recovery, assuring their thoroughness, ethical integrity and effectiveness.
  • Works on special conservation, campus and outdoor art projects as needed.
  • Cultivates financial support for collection needs and represents the institution at scholarly, public, cultivation events, and board/committee meetings.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Expertise in standard museum registration practices.
  • Knowledge of archival handling, and storage standards and requirements.
  • Knowledge of tax, copyright, and import / export law.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards of collection management.
  • Knowledge of the principles of conservation, security, and environmental controls.
  • Resource management, project management, and fundraising and donor cultivation skills.
  • Supervisory and leadership abilities.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills.


Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary and Benefits:


This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary range of the position is $100,000.00 - $110,000.00, commensurate with experience.

Information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University is available here.

Application Review Date:

The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to March 10, 2021.

To Apply:

Visit the UC Berkeley jobs portal and search 15525, the job number for this position. Follow the application process detailed on the website. To be considered, applications must be completed through the campus online website. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Diversity Statement:

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring and humane environment in which these values can thrive.”

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