The art of the perfect fit

Registrar, Contemporary Gallery

Posted: 09.05.2023
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, a contemporary gallery in Berlin, is looking for a registrar to join their busy team.


  • Database management for artwork records and documentation
  • Organisation of shipments, arranging custom papers and insurance
  • Overseeing art handling
  • Specification of packaging and transport conditions
  • Managing and overseeing the safe storage of the works of art
  • Creation and filing of status reports and certificates
  • Assist clients with smooth transportation solutions and installation of artworks
  • Overseeing loans and commissions
  • Liaising with museums, collectors and artists
  • Coordinating the production of artworks for exhibitions
  • Exhibition management
  • Planning and overseeing art fairs (applications, logistics, installations, communication)
  • Liaise with the management on current activities and budgets (exhibitions, transport, storage, etc.)
  • Facility management
  • Travel bookings for gallery staff and artists
  • General administrative tasks


  • Several years experience a registrar and/or in a similar function in an international gallery or institution
  • Professional experience in exhibition management and in the handling of works of art
  • Previous experience of managing a database system (Artbutler would be an advantage)
  • Confident use of the Mac operating system and preferably Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Very good communication skills in English and German
  • Very good organisational skills and proactive working ethics
  • Structured and precise way of working (working with tight deadlines and budgets, multitasking)
  • Hands on mentality