May 16, 2013

Open Position—Registrar

Posted in Employment Opportunities/Call for Entries

Open Position:



The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) seeks an experienced Registrar for a minimum 12-month period. Relocation assistance may be provided. The Registrar will support the WCHOF’s exhibitions program by overseeing and managing all aspects of the permanent collections care, safety and documentation of the museum’s collection, which numbers over 3000 objects in compliance with professional museum standards. The Registrar will also develop a database of the collection using PastPerfect, as well as arrange national and international loans and monitor environmental conditions in galleries. Other possible duties will include assisting with loaned objects for a traveling exhibition.

The Registrar will report to the Chief Curator and work closely with two Assistant Curators as well as a team of Gallery Attendants. 


No chess playing skills required.


Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The anticipated start date for the position is June 15, 2013. Qualified applicants should send a letter outlining their interest and qualifications for this position, resume or CV, and three references to:


Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator

World Chess Hall of Fame

4652 Maryland Avenue

Saint Louis, MO 63018

(314) 367-9243 x103


For Email submissions, please put REGISTRAR SEARCH in the subject line. 

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