Curatorial, Education, Arts Administration

Resume posted by laurenmccardel in Arts and Culture.
Desired position type: Full-Time.
Location: Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States

laurenmccardel@gmail.com

Summary

I have an undergraduate degree in Art History and a Master’s in Architectural History. I am seeking a position in a museum or cultural institution, preferably in a curatorial, education, or administrative area. I am passionate about making the arts accessible to the public, and I am looking for an institution that employs interdisciplinary collaboration to bring together art and community.

Skills

  • - Pay close attention to detail, highly organized
  • - Effectively use various forms of written and technological communication
  • - Research effectively and identify information sources appropriate to special needs or problems
  • - Apply information creatively to specific problems or tasks
  • - Speak effectively to individuals and groups
  • - Proficient in MS Office
  • - Working knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) and eMuseum
  • - Beginner Photoshop/Illustrator skills
  • - Identify people who can contribute to the solution of a problem or task
  • - Adapt and work under time and environmental pressures
  • - Communicate and work well in an office environment
  • - Comfortably handle confidential information
  • - Work well independently and as part of a team

Spoken Languages

  • French

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Master of Fine Arts in Architectural History
June 2013
- Coursework in design management
- Experience in exhibition design/writing for exhibitions

Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Art History
May 2010

Experience

Teaching Assistant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
3/13 – 6/13
- Observed teaching methodologies, led selected lessons/activities
- Designed hypothetical syllabus/formulated personal teaching statement

Intern, Education and Curatorial Departments, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA
1/13 – 5/13
- Catalogued permanent collection, helped rewrite docent manual
- Led activities with elementary school groups
- Assisted in exhibition setup and removal
- Participated in the production of workshop materials

Intern, Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co. Carlow, Ireland
6/12 – 8/12
- Sold entry tickets, welcomed and guided tourists and visitors around the site
- Helped look after day to day running of the property as a house museum and heritage business

Barista, Cornerstone Coffeehouse, Camp Hill, PA
10/10 – 12/12
- Provided excellent customer service in a small-business environment
- Performed duties of opening manager/keyholder

Editorial Assistant, Bull Run Media, Bethesda, MD
6/10 – 8/10
- Made and maintained contacts with presidents/CEOs of construction companies for the purpose of writing stories for US Developers Journal and US Builders Review
- Conducted interviews with clients

Summer Leadership Staff, America’s Keswick Conference Center, Whiting, NJ
5/09 – 9/09
- Co-administrated summer staff of over 30 people, high school through college age
- Made schedules, organized and led group training sessions, assigned projects