How You’ll Contribute
The Collection Manager is responsible for the development, documentation, and care of National Geographic Society’s permanent collection of heritage artifacts and loans, which will feature prominently in the renovated public spaces of its Washington, D.C headquarters (called Base Camp) to be completed in late 2025. This position will play an essential role in fulfilling collection stewardship responsibilities in compliance with National Geographic Society’s Collection Management Policy and Procedures. The Collections Manager will oversee the physical, legal, and administrative control of objects during the acquisition process, while in transit, as well as for all incoming loans and objects in temporary custody.
Strategy and Development (20%):
Collection Management (60%):
Team, Divisional and Organizational Collaboration (20%):
What You’ll Bring
Bachelor’s degree required in Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, or a closely related field.
Minimum Years and Type of Experience
5+ years of experience processing incoming acquisitions and/or incoming loans.
No direct reports.
As a leading nonprofit organization, National Geographic Society offers competitive salary and total rewards to attract, develop, and retain an innovative and dynamic workforce.
The salary range for this position starts at $63,000.00
This is a fixed term role through December 31, 2023 with the possibility of extension.
Hybrid - At the Society, we believe in the advantages of coming together to build community, mentor and learn from colleagues, and connect more deeply with our mission. As a result, the majority of our staff are Hybrid. Our Hybrid category requires that staff work at Base Camp two days each week: every Wednesday plus either Tuesday or Thursday. Because we recognize that we can effectively work remotely, this designation has been updated to provide more flexibility, both in the days staff choose to come into the office and how often they are expected to be at Base Camp. And of course, Hybrid staff are also always welcome to come in additional days each week if they prefer.
We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.
Necessary Knowledge and Skills
Please include a cover letter with your application.