Moco Museum
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Collection Manager

In Art we Trust.

The Moco Museum is an independent museum with a wide range of inspiring modern, contemporary, and street art – located in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Barcelona (Spain), with the ambition to open new locations worldwide. In our collection, Moco exhibits Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy, Icy & Sot, JR, KAWS, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Yayoi Kusama, THE KID, teamLab, Andy Warhol, Studio Irma, and so many more! We offer visitors an unparalleled collection of art to reflect on modern society.

Job description

The Collection Manager is responsible for developing, maintaining, and expanding the museum's collection of artworks through acquisition, loans, and partnerships. You ensure that the collection in properly cataloged, stored and maintained. You’re responsible for managing the registrar and the collection assistant and you help them to achieve the strategic goals for the museum that you have set-up.

A Monday like this excites you

You kick-start the day by joining the weekly start-up Collection & Exhibition team meeting. After grabbing a coffee, you lead the next weekly meeting with your Collection team. You check-in with them so you understand how they are doing and where they might need your help with in the coming week, always leading by example. Time to check your incoming emails, you follow-up with a potential collaboration with a private collector and secure a follow-up meeting together with the Chief Exhibition and Collection Officer. After your emails you have a meeting with the exhibition team to discuss the production plan of an upcoming collection change. Now, time for lunch! In our gorgeous office space at our Head Quarters next to the Museumplein you have lunch with approximately 25 art lovers/colleagues that come from all over the world. After lunch you continue working on the Collection strategy for the upcoming new museum location and research protentional acquisitions and loans. Then, time to go over the logistic timelines and budgets for the upcoming exhibition and update the collection reports. Is it that late already? Time to go home!


  • Develop and implement strategies for acquiring new artworks for the museum's collection, including purchases, gifts, bequests, and loans
  • Establish and maintain relationships with artists, collectors, galleries, and other institutions to build the museum's collection and reputation and to build the collection and secure loans for exhibitions.
  • Oversee the cataloging, storage, logistics and maintenance of the museum's collection, ensuring that proper procedures and standards are followed
  • Develop and manage the collection budget, ensuring financial resources are allocated effectively and efficiently.
  • Lead a team of two, a Registrar and a Collection Assistant
  • Represent the museum at events and conferences related to collection management
  • Develop policies and procedures for accessioning and deaccessioning artworks, and ensure they are followed appropriately.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field
  • At least 7 years of experience in collection management
  • Knowledge of modern and contemporary art and the art world in general
  • The ability to cultivate partnerships with other museums, galleries, and collectors to acquire new artworks and loans
  • Ability to collect data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Capacity to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals
  • Familiarity with database management and collections management software, such as TMS, and the ability to use these tools to track and manage the museum's collection
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to collecting, including provenance research and intellectual property rights

What Moco offers

  • A unique and one-of-a-kind museum that is growing and expanding internationally
  • A pension plan fully paid for by Moco
  • An international and fun-loving team that will have your back, no matter what
  • 25 vacation days
  • Opportunity for development and many chances to take initiative
  • Access to exclusive events, cultural activities, exhibitions and parties


For more information, please, contact with the subject line: Vacancy Collection Manager. When sending your application, please include your motivation letter and CV.

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