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Inventory Technician (Part-Time)

The Newark Museum of Art is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Inventory Technician to be part of a team that works on inventory of the Museum’s permanent collection. The Inventory Technician is an entry-level museum professional familiar with basic registrational principles.  The Inventory Technician reports to the Collections Manager.

Salary: $23.50/hourly

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducts inventories, following procedural rules.
  • Enters locations into the collection database system after reconciling object type and description.
  • Creates new records for objects and assigns numbers as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned to meet the mission of the Registrar Department.


Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the Museum’s mission; art handling skills; strong organizational, interpersonal and computer skills.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be able to assist with moving furniture and large sculptures.  Museum internships, course work in museum studies and knowledge of TMS a plus.

Essential Functions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


Due to the potential high volume of submissions, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities as they must be centered in the work we do.

About The Newark Museum of Art:

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides

Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the largest museum in New Jersey and ranks twelfth nationally in collection size, with more than 130,000 artworks and significant holdings of science and natural history. The NMOA is committed to the values of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion by responding to the evolving needs and interests of diverse audiences through participation, visitor experiences, and community engagement.

From the ancient world to contemporary art, the Museum boasts a renowned collection of exceptional quality and depth, spanning concentrations in the Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a Tibetan Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas; American Art, with a particular strength in Native American art; Decorative Arts; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean; and Science.

With a focus on welcoming everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community, the NMOA offers groundbreaking exhibitions, engaging programming, a research library with 60,000 volumes, paid internships, and impactful local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus includes the Ballantine House (1885), a National Historic Landmark; the Ward Carriage House (1860); the Old Stone School House (1784); the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director and CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum in the 21st century.