Art and Community Nonprofit

Resume posted by Traka in Arts and Culture.

Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Charlotte North Carolina, United States


Professional Museum and Cultural Worker: Art Educator + Membership & Development Strategic Cultivator + Marketing Strategist & Graphics Developer + Brand Strategist + Community Activator & DEAI Practitioner + Artist


Morgan State University • 2022
MA Museum Studies & Historical Preservation

Academy of Art University  • 2014
BFA Art Education

Advanced Executive Training Certificate Program_Howard University and AAAM • 2022
Conscientious Leadership
Strategic Design Thinking
Nonprofit Business Case
Executive Fundraising
Strategic Community Relations

Inclusion, Diversity, Accessibility, and Social Justice (IDEAS) Program_IDEAS Cohort • 2020
Empathetic Leadership Skills
Inclusive Language
Developed Organization Diversity and Inclusion Policies
Recruiting Strategies
Workplace Strategies
Retention Strategies

Art leadership mentorship Program _Arts Administrators of Color Network (AAC) Cohort (Mentee) • 2019
Project Development
Grant Research
Pitch and Presentations Development
Strategic Plan Strategies


Association of African American Museums (AAAM) HBCU Special Projects Intern 2019 – PRESENT

Reports to the Executive Director and Leadership team Design graphics and layouts for presentations, reports, social media posts, websites, programs, promotions, and merchandise products Ensure that AAAM EMP’s promotional graphics are created timely, approved by Executive Director and the leadership team Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with constituents (members, patrons, and conference attendees ) on behalf of the organization Provide support for special initiatives and projects, including conference logistics, social media marketing, office administration, and member’s needs Strategically identify key organizations and influencers that connect to the mission and vision for potential partnerships and funding opportunities Maintain and manage website (WordPress), and social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn) Assist with digital marketing strategies for promotions and digital audience engagement Assemble and record evaluations surveys for programs Support with maintaining and updating member profiles via the processing of new and renewal membership applications and accounts Check and manage mailbox, input, and record all mail-in donations and payments in the database Provide updates for the website directory Make edits for recorded program videos and audio Presented proposals for membership improvements and identified new potential member groups to Executive Director

The Phillips Collection_ Sherman Fairchild Fellow | DEAI (diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion) & Curatorial  2019 -2020

Reported to Chief Diversity Officer Assisted Chief Diversity Officer with DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion) trainings/workshops strategies for internal staff Researched DEAI trends, articles, and resources to design creative strategies for DEAI presentations and workshops Participated in DEAI-focused organizations and professional development sessions Adeptly recognized and removed written unconscious biases language for Curatorial, Human Resources, and Exhibition departments’ public-facing documents and publications Integrated DEAI formalities to fulfill strategic plan goals, involved in the advancement of diversification recruitment strategies for potential Board of Directors and leadership individuals, also ensured commitments to equitable and accessibility protocols in HR job recruitment methods, developed improvements on on-boarding, and orientation for newly hired staff members, volunteers, student interns, and fellows Assisted with public programs, workshops, and off-site events Accumulated a database of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) led associations, businesses, HBCUs, and community colleges for potential recruitment targets in the DMV metro area Designed a “pathway” student internship program for BIPOC / women that combined art and tech (STEAM) disciplines to improve and boost technology in the museum careers Constructed internal assessment surveys to develop and design improvements for the DEAI fellowships and internships program that included the program syllabus, budgets, lessons, sorted professional development opportunities, and resources Modified DEAI fellowships and internships program into a virtual program only — compiled researched options of digital platforms used for internship management and engagement, then determined which platforms were accessible and practical for participants to accomplish specific goals and objectives of the program while ensuring a sense of belonging for interns, adjusted workloads commitments, reallocate funds dedicated to tech aid, revised curriculums that emphasized empathy, current social movement awareness, digital literacy support resources, along with DEAI readings and techniques. Collaborated with MSGSA’s Executive Board Members and Dean of School of Graduate Studies to develop student’s assessment needs each semester to improve campus safety and enhance resources for academic development and a sense of belongingness. Managed MSGSA’s budget to allocate funds for programs that supported graduate students’ requests for networking events, improvements for writing lab and research support, increased professional development opportunities, increased financial aid, mental health support, and resources to achieve student’s well-being and positive experiences. Chaired Morgan State University Annual Graduate Research, Interdisciplinary Network, and Development (GRIND) Conference — ensured that the program was accessible for all graduate students on campus and remotely. Steered GRIND Conference leadership committee that included Dean of School of Graduate Studies, University President, Director of Research, Department Deans, and selected graduate students

Museum of the African Diaspora_Visitors Experience & Membership Manager 2016- Jan 2018
Reported to the Executive Director and Facilities Director. Supervised and staffed all frontline services, including Visitors Experience, Store department, Security services, Membership department, community engagement tasks, and weekend tours. Cultivated and corresponded with local community stakeholders, patrons, institutional members, and potential partners to increase and gain sustainable resources. Generated reports that included visitors’ attendance and survey feedback, store audits, inventory, product highlights, store-related goals, members evaluations, and membership sales.Constructed membership retention strategies and engagement initiatives, processed and updated member’s information for new and renewed members process via mail and email while operating across donor services platforms, overseen young professional auxiliary member group, increased membership benefits, and identified new targets groups for potential members. Supervised product inventory, developed and updated vendor’s MOUs, handled store deposits, and conducted store walk-throughs to confirm that the store was presentable, orderly, and accounted for in the system. Prepared and maintained job training manuals and onboard procedures for newly hired Visitors Experience associates, Store associates, and Membership interns. Collaborated with an in-house graphic designer for members’ card design improvements and updated brochures with new membership benefits. Prepared Visitors Experience staff to ensure the continuation of excellent customer service with members, visitors, and volunteers— worked with interns to develop visitors surveys via emails and voice scripts for phone calls, and established a partnership with Yelp, Inc to create a reward system for visitor’s that gave a review on Yelp’s platform. Assisted with the inaugural annual pop-up local vendors market event. Provided Marketing Team with Membership, Visitors Experience, and Store related content for public content. Formulated and spearheaded membership-related campaigns. Collaborated with the Development Director and Special Events Director on the annual gala support and other large fundraising initiatives. Established corporate relationships to obtain in-kind donations. Collaborated cross-departmental to “curated” store products that are aligned with exhibitions, and special programs.


  • Curriculum Development
  • Understand Brand Strategies, and Development
  • Grant Proposals, Grant Research Skills, and Grant Writing
  • QuickBooks
  • Project Management Skills
  • Task and Project Management Software: Trello, Asana, Slack, Mondays
  • Social Media Marketing and Content Development
  • Social Media Platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok
  • Media & Video Platforms: Vimeo, YouTube, Twitch
  • Audio Editing Softwares & Video Editing Softwares: Audacity, HitFilm Express, MovieStudio
  • Presentation / Graphic Platform Platforms: Google Slides, Canva, Prezi, Visme
  • Productivity Softwares: Microsoft 365, Microsoft MSOffice: MS Powerpoint, Excel, MS Word Excel
  • CRMs / POSs: Blackbaud, eTapestry, Flipcause, Altru, Tessitura, Salesforce, Wild Apricot, Double the Donation, and Vend
  • Google Workspace: Forms, Classroom, Docs, Excel
  • Web Host Platforms: WordPress, Weebly, Squarespace, Wix
  • Marketing and Outreach Platforms: Mail Chimp, HubSpot
  • Exhibition Design Softwares: Ortelia Curator, Lucidchart
  • Databases and Operations Softwares: File Maker, PastPerfect
  • Schedule/ Calendar Management Platforms: Doodle, Calendly, Microsoft Outlook Calendar, Google Calendar
  • Video Conferencing Softwares: Zoom, Microsoft teams, Skype, Google Hangouts Meet, GoToMeeting
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver (web design), Photoshop, Indesign, Creative Cloud