Curatorial, Education, Arts Administration

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


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.


  • – 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


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


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