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Arts Administration

Resume posted by SherylOrlove in Arts and Culture.
Desired position type: Full-Time.
Location: Chicago Illinois, United States

sherylorlove@sbcglobal.net
Mobile:
773-206-7377
www.sherylorlove.com

Summary

* I aim to bring excellence to the workplace through a passion for lifelong learning. My experience demonstrates proven success in leadership and guiding projects to accomplish deadlines and goals. I enjoy developing knowledge networks and collaborating with co-workers across all related departments and fields.

*As an Information Specialist, I have over eight years of prospect research and fundraising support experience in the arts, including work on a major capital campaign for the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. My prior experience includes eleven years in the corporate travel management field working with high profile international and domestic companies. In addition, I have seven years of experience working in various aspects of the music industry.

* My experience as Independent Curator and Artist includes organizing and participating in gallery exhibitions. I have obtained an active working knowledge of the arts and cultural communities in the Chicago area and Southern Illinois. As a Printmaker, I have trained under the guidance of Audrey Niffenegger and Paula Campbell.

* I am proficient in in a wide variety of database and business applications including Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge, Benefactor, Lexis-Nexis, Hoover’s, NOZA, FoundationSearch, WealthEngine, Guide Star, Donorscape, Ancestry.com, Worldcat, ProQuest, PeopleSoft and major airline reservation systems.

Specialties:
– Information Access and Retrieval
– Research Databases and Tools
– Confidentiality and Ethics
– Donor Recognition and Stewardship
– Arts and Philanthropy
– Travel
– Art History
– Printmaking

Specialties

  • collection development,
  • Databases,
  • Details,
  • donor recognition,
  • museums,
  • prospect research,
  • Research,
  • special Collections,
  • Stewardship

Skills

  • Raiser’s Edge 3.5 years
  • Research Databases 12 years
  • Database Power User 5 years

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2004 – 2011
Studied Art History

Dominican University
MLIS, Archives and Special Collections
2003 – 2004

Echols International Travel School
Diploma
1990 – 1990

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
BFA, Fine Art and Art Education
1983 – 1988
Minor: Cinema History

Activities and Societies: Student Programming Council -Center Programming Chair, WIDB Radio Disc Jockey and Promotions Committee

Experience

Curator
Independent Curator

2003 – Present (10 years) Greater Chicago Area

My experience as Independent Curator and Artist includes organizing and participating in gallery exhibitions. I have obtained an active working knowledge of the arts and cultural communities in the Chicago area and Southern Illinois. As a Printmaker, I have trained under the guidance of Audrey Niffenegger and Paula Campbell.

Board Secretary
APRA Illinois

January 2010 – January 2013 (3 years 1 month)

Co-Chaired the Programming Committee,which includes professional networking, professional development opportunities and annual conference planning. Took board meeting minutes. Continues to serve on the Board and Programming Committee.

Development Researcher/Information Specialist
The Art Institute of Chicago

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

September 2007 – June 2012 (4 years 10 months)

Identified individual, corporate, foundation and government prospects for major gifts, exhibitions and special projects. Analyzed philanthropic data on individuals, corporations and foundations and compiled summary biographical and analytical reports detailing interests, affiliations, and family history. Calculated estimated net worth and gift capacity for prospects. Achieved comprehensive database maintenance management skills, and participated on a core team to covert the central fundraising database from Benefactor to Raiser’s Edge. Developed donor reference tools for use throughout the museum including electronic donor files tailored for different audiences. Trained and supervised volunteers to carry out special projects. Provided research and information expertise as a key member of the capital campaign team that raised over $400 million for Art Institute’s Modern Wing and related projects (opened May 2009).

Stewardship Coordinator
The Art Institute of Chicago

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

July 2005 – September 2007 (2 years 3 months)

Managed upper level membership fulfillment and custom acknowledgements. Successfully initiated and accomplished several data improvement plans for the central fundraising database. Led special projects, and held administrative duties. Assembled donor information and fact-checked for preparation of the institutional annual report. Collaborated and provided professional expertise in strategic weekly meetings with accounting department staff to review gift processing issues and exceptions. Performed Development Researcher duties during the vacancy of the position. Promoted to Development Researcher in 2007.

Capital Campaign Coordinator
The Art Institute of Chicago

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

February 2005 – July 2005 (6 months)

Directed volunteer leadership communications and all gift acknowledgements associated with the capital campaign for the Art Institute’s Modern Wing capital campaign. Performed administrative duties for the Director of the Capital Campaign. Organized awareness events for the campaign, and assisted with development of the campaign brochure and other promotional tools. Promoted to Stewardship Coordinator in 2005.

Development Assistant, Individual Giving
The Art Institute of Chicago

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

September 2004 – February 2005 (6 months)

Assisted with managing the highest level of donor membership and their benefits. Wrote personalized letters to members on behalf of the Associate Director of Individual Giving, accepted renewal memberships by phone, and assisted with event planning and execution. Because of exceptional performance, transferred to Capital Campaign Coordinator in 2005.

Institutional Archives Practicum
The Art Institute of Chicago

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

May 2004 – September 2004 (5 months)

Acquired skills during a practical experience working in a library setting under the direction of the Institutional Archivist. Produced several finding aids for collections in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. Worked on a digitization project to preserve old and deteriorating documents. Curated a supporting exhibition in conjunction with a major museum exhibition in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries Reading Room.

Research Assistant
Dominican University

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

March 2003 – September 2004 (1 year 7 months) River Forest, Illinois

Supported Dr. Bill Crowley, Professor of Library and Information Science, with research for journal articles and book preparation. Utilized specialized research databases to locate scholarly materials.

Senior Corporate Travel Consultant
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry

March 1992 – August 2003 (11 years 6 months)

Managed high-profile travel programs for corporate clients such as Sears, Dean Witter, Chicago Title and Trust and Merrill Lynch, including domestic and international schedules. Traveled to over 35 countries.

Key Supervisor, Promotions Director, Buyer
Tower Records

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Retail industry

January 1991 – December 1992 (2 years)

Managed a team of sales associates, supervised cash register activity, organized in-store performances with international recording artists and local talent, and analyzed product flow for independent and local music selections.

Groups & Associations

  • APRA-IL,
  • North Shore Art League