Waterloo Cultural & Arts Commission
Department: Waterloo Cultural & Arts Commission/Waterloo Center for the Arts
Civil Service: Included
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining
Professional and administrative position under the direction of the Curator, responsible for maintenance and
management of information systems required for preservation, custody and control of the Waterloo Cultural
and Arts Commission/Center for the Arts permanent collection. Duties include but are not limited to the
following: maintains accession, catalog, inventory, condition, photographic and other records; generates
related reports; identifies and labels newly acquired art objects; records and maintains complete periodic
review and upgrade of existing inventory and catalogue records; records and maintains complete
documentation related to loans of objects from the collection as well as loans to the Art Center from other
collections; assists with packing/preparing objects for storage and or shipping; assists with selection,
mounting and removal of objects on display; assists with projects related to collection maintenance, research
and exhibitions; participates in the maintenance and updating of staff manual and aids in the development of
materials for the training of new personnel; maintains library circulation and catalogue records; performs all
other related duties as assigned.
These functions are considered essential for successful performance in this job classification.
1. Ability, without direct supervision, to plan, organize and carry out all activities necessary to complete
individual job assignments.
2. Ability to communicate clearly and precisely both orally and in writing with coworkers, art
organizations, and members of the public in the delivery of a variety of art related programs and
3. Ability to supervise and direct both volunteer and paid staff in the delivery of art programs and
4. Adequate vision including color vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision in order to perform
assigned duties and to evaluate, organize and /or hang artwork.
5. Ability to work with diverse groups of people from a broad variety of social, economic, racial, ethnic
and cultural backgrounds.
6. Ability to move physically within the Art Center and from department to department within the City.
7. Ability to operate a personal computer keyboard and other office equipment.
8. Able to work in enclosed art storage areas.
9. Regular attendance on the job and at the work site is required.
1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art in related field
or at least (three years of related work experience).
2. At least one year experience in art education, museum management or related field (can include
volunteer experience, an internship or other unpaid experience).
3. Ability to use independent judgment to formulate ideas or programs.
4. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
5. Ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships with members of the public, community
groups, and art related organization.
6. Familiarity with computers, word processors and other office equipment.
7. If operating a City vehicle, must have current Iowa Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record
based on the City of Waterloo driving record point system.
8. Following a conditional offer of employment, a candidate may be required to demonstrate he/she is
able to perform the essential functions of this job classification.
9. Required to submit to and successfully pass oral interview examinations.
Generally 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Must also be available outside
and in addition to these hours and days for meetings or other activities that require the
attendance of the Registrar.
WCAC REGISTRAR DESCRIPTION 2003