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Registrar, International Contemporary Art Gallery

Posted: 26.04.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, an international contemporary art gallery in Berlin, is seeking a Registrar to join their team. Coordinating all logistics ranging from managing imports and exports, to planning and supervising all movements of artworks within and outside of the gallery, the Registrar will work closely with the Production Manager and other Registrar of the gallery to conduct inspections and condition reports, generate necessary paperwork, and record property and location information in the gallery’s database. Acting as the first point of contact for all incoming and outgoing art, while also working closely with the Sales team and the clients of the gallery. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a fine art shipping company or similar and must have detailed knowledge of customs and tax regulations.

This position has the potential to be 3 or 4 days per week, for the right person. Fluency in German is required for this role.


The role includes, but not be limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Planning, coordination and handling of all domestic and international transports
  • Warehouse logistics of internal and external warehouses
  • Proper packing for transport and storage
  • Instruction and cooperation with assistants, technicians and art-handlers of the gallery
  • General inventory maintenance and updating of database with input of all relevant information
  • Coordination and cooperation during set-up and dismantling, installation / de-installation of works in the gallery and at fairs
  • Technical and logistical support of the exhibitions on site
  • Handling of insurance claims and condition inspections of the works


The successful candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • Several years of professional experience in the field of art at an international level
  • Very good knowledge in the field of art handling, packaging, handling, storage of artworks
  • Detailed knowledge of import/export and tax regulations
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel
  • German as native language or on native level, and very good English