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Collection Assistant

Dubuque Museum Of Art, Dubuque, IA



The Dubuque Museum of Art (DuMA) invites applications for the position of Collection Assistant. The Collection Assistant is a temporary, part-time position. Reporting to the Curator and Registrar, this position supports the operations of DuMA to digitize and make accessible over 2600 works of art through the implementation of a new collection management system. DuMA has been collecting and preserving artwork for over a century. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to play a key role in this new chapter of caring for the Museum's historic collection.



$15 per hour, 20 hours per week.



  • Work in collaboration with the Curator and Registrar and project consultants to create written digitization and data entry guidelines.
  • Implement and document workflows for the capture and storage of digital assets and provide quality control.
  • Generate project reports and maintain project statistics.
  • Create an evaluation plan to track progress of the project.
  • Input new data, update and correct existing data, and ensure integrity and consistency of all data – both pre and post conversion.
  • Assist with the migration and testing of existing collections data from the current system to the new system.
  • Photograph objects, edit and upload images to the new database.
  • Coordinate integration of the new software system into museum operations including staff training on software features.
  • Coordinate testing, training, and launch of online portal.
  • Work with volunteers and interns on the project as needed.
  • Assist Curator and Registrar with other related duties as needed.



  • Exceptionally detail-oriented, meticulously organized, and committed to a high standard of work and object care.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb a ladder, and maneuver dexterously through limited access spaces. Must be able to spend extended periods sitting, bending, kneeling, and balancing. Must have visual acuity to closely examine objects.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or interaction with other staff and to work efficiently to meet project goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • On-site attendance will be required to perform part of the duties of this position.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Database and file management experience.
  • Familiarity with digital photography and basic photo editing.


Interested candidates should submit a
cover letter and resume to

Review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled.

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Apply by Email:info@dbqart.org

Job Details

ID 762410
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
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Arts and Entertainment
Graphic Design/Social Media
EMSI Skills Balancing (Ledger/Billing)
Data Entry
Detail Oriented
Digital Assets
Digital Photography
File Management
Photo Editing
Quality Control
Software Features
Visual Acuity

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