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Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Wednesday-Friday

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

About the Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family.
More about the house

About the Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
Get Directions

While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Perry Glass Studio

A state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. See a free glassmaking demo Tuesdays–Sunday at noon. Like what you see? Take a class with us! More about the Studio

Moses Myers House

The home of the first permanent Jewish residents of Norfolk, this historic house offers a glimpse of the life of a wealthy early 19th-century merchant family.
More about the house

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the Library

Weddings & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

Take a tour

We offer a number of tours on different topics. More about tours

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

About the Chrysler

Our story spans well over 100 years. See where we began, how we grew, and where we're going. Explore our history

News and Announcements

See what's happening at the Museum, read Chrysler Magazine, and find our Media Center. Read now

Location

745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

Always Free Parking

Get Directions

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
Find out more

Give the Chrysler Experience

Share everything you love about the Chrysler Museum with a gift membership. Perfect for everyone on your list.

The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

Planned Giving

Help ensure the long-term success of the Museum.
Learn about planned giving

Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Wednesday-Friday

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

About the Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family.
More about the house

About the Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
Get Directions

While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Perry Glass Studio

A state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. See a free glassmaking demo Tuesdays–Sunday at noon. Like what you see? Take a class with us! More about the Studio

Moses Myers House

The home of the first permanent Jewish residents of Norfolk, this historic house offers a glimpse of the life of a wealthy early 19th-century merchant family.
More about the house

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the Library

Weddings & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

Take a tour

We offer a number of tours on different topics. More about tours

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

About the Chrysler

Our story spans well over 100 years. See where we began, how we grew, and where we're going. Explore our history

News and Announcements

See what's happening at the Museum, read Chrysler Magazine, and find our Media Center. Read now

Location

745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

Always Free Parking

Get Directions

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
Find out more

Give the Chrysler Experience

Share everything you love about the Chrysler Museum with a gift membership. Perfect for everyone on your list.

The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

Planned Giving

Help ensure the long-term success of the Museum.
Learn about planned giving

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The Foundation of Who We Are

Our Mission and Core Values

The Chrysler Museum exists to enrich and transform lives. We bring art and people together through experiences that delight, inform, and inspire. Our core values are the foundation of who we are, what we stand for and what we do. They define us as an institution and guide the way in which we interact with each other, our visitors, our volunteers, and the community in general. To support the Chrysler Museum’s mission, we strive to pursue excellence in all of the following core values:

Learning: We provide exemplary learning opportunities and strive to achieve, through continuous learning, excellence in all our endeavors.

Accessibility: We strive to exceed our visitors’ expectations at every point of contact and to make our facilities, exhibits, and programs accessible for all audiences.

Diversity: We value diversity and recognize that our differences make us stronger. We welcome different perspectives, experiences, beliefs, and values and strive to maintain an inclusive environment.

Respect: We treat each other, our visitors, and our volunteers with respect and professionalism and promote an environment where people can contribute, innovate, and excel.

Stewardship: We provide ethical and responsible care for the art collection and campus entrusted to us. We maintain fiscal accountability, practice environmental sustainability, and make the best use of the Museum’s resources.

About — Careers

Work at Chrysler

It takes an entire team to do something big. We work hard to care for an impressive art collection of more than 30,000 objects and to create a welcoming and engaging environment for our visitors. We strive to make a difference in our community by bringing art and people together to enrich and transform lives. Help us fulfill that mission, and join the Chrysler team.

Registrar for Collections
Full-time

The Registrar for Collections manages all aspects of collections including care, documentation, movement, storage and reproduction.

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Department:      Registration & Exhibitions

FLSA Status:       Exempt

Position Type:   Full-time

Reports to:         Chief Registrar

Date:     February 2020

 

Primary Purpose:            

The Registrar for Collections manages all aspects of collections including care, documentation, movement, storage and reproduction.

Essential Functions:       

 

  • Process all acquisitions and deaccessions for the Museum:

oExecute receipts, deeds of gift, acknowledgements and check requests

oAssign accession numbers to objects

oDocument accessions and deaccessions

oConduct condition checks on the collection

  • Coordinate and document the movement of the collection, scheduling installations with curatorial department and art handlers.
  • Proof label copy for permanent collection objects.
  • Create and implement collection re-housing and storage upgrades.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of collection management policies and procedures, including security, disaster, and emergency plans.
  • Assist with the collections committee meetings.
  • Assist with the annual art-audit inventory of collection objects and conducts regular internal art-audits of collection objects.
  • Maintain TMS Database:

o Create and edit object records, bibliographies, exhibitions and constituency records in TMS.

o Enter, correct and update data and images to records in the system, including gallery labels, value, exhibition history, publications, conservation, copyright, provenance, description, constituency, location, de-accessions, loan history, condition reports, measurements, and insurance.

o Assist with individual/departmental needs by generating reports/lists (value, location, new accession, image, etc.) when necessary

  • Administer the museum’s image Rights and Reproduction program.

o Process external requests for permanent collection images in a timely manner.

o Initiate publication agreement forms and invoices, establishing rates for usage.

o Keep up-to-date on the latest trends in copyright issues.

  • Responsible for select outgoing loans:

o Prepare loan request packets for review by museum staff, monitor approval process occurs in timely manner.

o Serve as the point of contact between the Museum, borrowers and carriers for transporting museum objects.

o Negotiate and prepare loan agreements, insurance contracts and invoices.

o Create files for objects from the Museum for exhibitions.

o Complete incoming and outgoing condition reports, and other paperwork as required.

o Coordinate packing and unpacking of artwork with preparators and takes accurate, thorough packing notes.

  • Provide reference assistance; answer general questions about the collection for the public. Book research appointments.
  • Create security gallery sheets for permanent collection galleries, and at the Historic House.
  • Serve on the internal Historic House committee
  • Complete entry and exit forms and is present to witness when art enters or exits the building.
  • Serve as a courier for outgoing loans as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:            

  • BA in Art History or related is required.
  • Must have 3+ years of verifiable experience in museum registration.
  • Prior experience in automated collections records management and cataloging.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in word processing, database management, and imaging applications is required.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating priorities and frequent interruptions in a demanding environment is required.
  • Must have knowledge in the handling, movement, and care of art objects.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, accuracy and attention to detail, highly developed diplomatic and interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Must have a valid passport for overseas travel.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:           

  • Master’s degree in Art History or Museum Studies strongly preferred.
  • Prior TMS experience preferred.
  • Prior experience with Asset management software and Crystal Reports preferred.

 

Working Conditions:      

Position will be based in a busy office environment and will be subject to frequent interruptions.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift and carry delicate and awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs.  Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday.  Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to Devon Dargan, Chief Registrar at ddargan@chrysler.org

Assistant Registrar (3 year appointment)
Full-time

The Assistant Registrar supports the Chief Registrar, Registrar for Collections and Registrar for Exhibitions and Loans in the day-to-day management of the Chrysler Museum of Art’s loans and collection. This is a 3 year assignment.

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Department:      Registration & Exhibitions

FLSA Status:       Non-exempt

Position Type:   Full-time  – 40 Hours per week  (3 Year appointment)

Reports to:         Chief Registrar

Date:     February 2020

 

Primary Purpose:            

The Assistant Registrar supports the Chief Registrar, Registrar for Collections and Registrar for Exhibitions and Loans in the day-to-day management of the Chrysler Museum of Art’s loans and collection.

Essential Functions:

  • Draft deed of gift forms, acknowledgement forms, loan agreements, receipts, and check requests for the department.
  • Make travel arrangements for incoming couriers
  • Draft department POs, submits invoices and tracks exhibition related registration expenses.
  • Edit label copy for permanent collection and exhibitions.
  • Create and edit object records, bibliographies, activities and constituency records in TMS including images, gallery labels, value, exhibition history, publications, conservation, copyright, provenance, description, constituency, location, de-accessions, loan history, condition reports, measurements, and insurance.
  • Train staff on TMS and eMuseum and assist with individual/departmental needs by generating reports/lists (value, location, new accession, image, etc.) when necessary.
  • Serve as a courier for outgoing loans as needed.
  • Answer general questions about the collection for the public.
  • Maintain security gallery sheets, create temporarily removed labels and backing labels, as needed
  • Assist with all aspects of registration as needed, including the handling and numbering of art objects, knowledge of copyright information and assisting with the collections committee packets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BA in Art History or related is required.
  • Must have 2+ years of verifiable museum registration or comparable experience including experience in automated collections records management and cataloging. Demonstrated computer literacy in word processing, database management, and imaging applications is required.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating priorities and frequent interruptions in a demanding environment.
  • Must have knowledge in the handling, movement, and care of art objects.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, accuracy and attention to detail, highly developed diplomatic and interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Must have a valid passport for overseas travel.
  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Prior TMS experience preferred.

 

Working Conditions:

Position will be based in a busy office environment and will be subject to frequent interruptions.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift and carry delicate and awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs.  Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday.  Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to Devon Dargan, Chief Registrar at ddargan@chrysler.org

Part-time Special Event Supervisor
Part-time

The Special Event Supervisor provides coordination and supervision of events while serving as the primary contact/liaison between Lessee and event personnel on the day of the event.

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Job Title: Event Supervisor (part-time)
Division: Special Events
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Special Events Manager
Revision Date: April 2019

Primary Purpose

Facilitates the logistics of rental and other Museum events on the day of the event.  Serves as the Manager on Duty during events.

Essential Functions

  • Provides coordination and supervision of events while serving as the primary contact/liaison between Lessee and event personnel on the day of the event.
  • Coordinates with vendors and internal staff to be sure work orders are executed correctly.
  • Ensures compliance with Museum policies and procedures while providing the highest level of service to Lessees.
  • Assists with inventory and other maintenance needs within the Events department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Education/Experience

High School diploma or equivalent is required, BA/BS preferred.  Previous work experience in customer service and/or hospitality is required.  Event management experience is strongly preferred, as is experience with theatre equipment.

Must be highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent communications skills. Must have a serious work ethic coupled with sound judgment, and be willing to “roll up the sleeves” to do what is needed in situations while also maintaining a “big picture” strategic view and a positive attitude. Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and juggle multiple, competing priorities.

Working Conditions

The hours for this position will vary week to week based on the schedule of events, work will include evening and weekend hours.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs, including up and down stairs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday. Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Amber Lomele, Special Events Coordinator, at alomele@chrysler.org. Please use the subject line: Special Event Supervisor + your name

Volunteer Library Assistant
Volunteer

The Volunteer Library Assistant provides support to the Museum's Librarian with circulation, acquisitions, visitors, and research questions. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Allison Termine, Dickson Librarian at atermine@chrysler.org

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Volunteer Description
Title:
Volunteer Library Assistant
Division: Education and Public Programs / Library
FLSA Classification:
Reports to: Director of Education and Public Programs and the Dickson Librarian
Revision Date: March 2, 2020

 

Primary Purpose:

 

The Volunteer Library Assistant provides support to the Museum’s Librarian with circulation, acquisitions, visitors, and research questions.

 

Essential Functions:

 

Support to Librarian includes:

 

Cataloger:

  • Copy Cataloging and Original Cataloging tasks are prioritized by urgency and record availability from AACR2/RDA and MARC bibliographic utility. Assigns subject headings, taxonomy, controlled vocabulary and classification numbers according to cataloging rules, and inputting information into OCLC and TLC using MARC format. Problem solving is essential;
  • Reclassification resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Knowledge of:

  • Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2) and/or Resource Description and Access (RDA);
  • MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic Data;
  • Web Dewey and/or printed Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC);
  • Library of Congress Classification (LCC);
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH);
  • OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards;
  • Library of Congress Name Authorities;
  • CONSER Cataloging Manual (for Serials);
  • Must keep abreast of the latest changes and updates to cataloging tools and rules;
  • Cost-effectiveness in cataloging should be pursued; provide the best quality record for the least cost.

 

Circulation:

Share the assignment of books to check in or out, re-shelving, checking for correct order, straightening and shifting books to make room for growth. Re-printing faded call numbers. Bring to the Librarian’s attention books that are in need of preservation. Creating protective encasements for select books and retrieving books for Interlibrary Loan / packing for shipping.

 

Acquisitions:

Record incoming book donations and purchases into excel.

 

Research questions:

Assist in information search in our collection or online. Includes, scanning images or text in books for patrons.

 

Required Education / Experience:

MA or ALA accredited MLS is required. Must have significant coursework and demonstrated knowledge of Art History, History, or a closely-related field. Organized, efficient, with strong attention to detail is a must.

 

Volunteer Conditions:

You must be able to travel to the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Jean Outland Chrysler Library on a daily basis. Environment will be subject to long term projects interrupted by frequent time sensitive tasks.

 

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift and carry file boxes and other awkward items weighing up to 25 lbs., including up and down stairs. The position requires standing, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday. Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

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