Oklahoma Contemporary


Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center seeks a skilled, experienced professional for the position of Registrar during a period of growth, as we transition into a new building in fall 2019. The first project will be a major inaugural exhibition of contemporary artists working in all media, including new media. The successful candidate will report to the Curatorial and Exhibitions Director and work with the entire Exhibitions Department to complete the needs of a loan exhibition from the planning stages through installation and dispersal. Oklahoma Contemporary is a non-collecting institution.

The main focus of this position will be the coordination of shipping arrangements and loans, incoming and outgoing condition reporting, packing and unpacking of artworks and assisting in the installation of a broad range of contemporary artworks from delicate works on paper to large sculptural installations. The Registrar will work closely with the Exhibitions Manager, Installation Crew, Exhibitions Department and Operations Staff.

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Job Requirements


Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

Other Requirements and Working Conditions

To Apply

Submit the following to jscanlan@okcontemp.org:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter addressing your interest
  3. Names of three references with contact information

Please indicate Registrar on subject line of email. Position is open until filled; preference will be given to applications received by Feb. 8, 2019.

Oklahoma Contemporary is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

About Oklahoma Contemporary

Oklahoma Contemporary is a non-collecting, multidisciplinary art center that features innovative work by living artists. Programming includes three major components: 1) a varied exhibition schedule, in the Center’s galleries and in our public art space Campbell Art Park; 2) a robust educational program for all ages, with classes and studio space for weaving, ceramics, photography and painting (options slated to expand in the new building); 3) performances, screenings and events, both produced by Oklahoma Contemporary and in partnership with other organizations. Oklahoma Contemporary aims for inclusivity in its programming and outreach.

About Oklahoma City

In the middle of its third decade of an enormously successful urban renewal plan, Oklahoma City is in a period of exciting growth. This growth has spurred developments in the city’s recreation and nightlife, with the construction of new parks, bike trails, restaurants, breweries and bars. In the urban core, commercial centers have been developed, revitalizing residential neighborhoods with charming historic houses (though the housing remains some of the most affordable in the nation). The construction of Oklahoma Contemporary’s new building represents a significant commitment on the part of the city and its inhabitants to a new era in contemporary culture.


Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. see additional holidays


3000 General Pershing Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405.951.0000
Fax: 405.951.0003

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