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Hands-on art educator with background in museum education, adult programming, children’s programs, interactive exhibit design, and conference/event planning.
Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
Masters of Education in Arts in Education, graduated May 2010
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Graduate work in art history and museum education, 2008-2009 (4.0 GPA)
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (3.875 GPA), English Literature and Ceramics Minors, graduated May 2004
Millennium Academy, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Art Teacher, August 2012-October 2012
Designed and taught challenging art curriculum for students from Pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade grouped into multi-grade classes. Introduced students to art terminology as well as technique, method, and a combination of contemporary and historical artists. Helped young students develop fine motor skill while older students focused on refinement of their artwork along with the creativity and critical thinking skills necessary in the art classroom.
Champion Learning Academy, Morrisville, North Carolina
Art Instructor and English Writing Instructor, April 2012-October 2012
Designed and taught weekly art units focusing on a variety of media including printmaking, ceramics, book illustration, pastel drawing and watercolor painting for students ranging from 4-12 years of age. Incorporated variations of lessons on the spot to tailor difficulty level to the student group. Incorporated art history, tool familiarity, and technique into unit introductions. Taught English writing skills to students from bilingual households (Mandarin)—including the research process, journal writing, poetry, and creative writing. Supervised and transported students on weekly field trips as well as from school to the center.
Right on Track, Apex, North Carolina
Afternoon Counselor, July 2011-June 2012
Taught art lessons in a variety of media including painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics daily to students ranging from 4-12 years in age. Incorporated art historical as well as multi-cultural references into lesson presentations. Designed and facilitated science lessons for elementary ages covering subjects from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Engineering. Created an exciting and educational learning environment for a classroom of up to 30 children at a time. Provided homework help for up to 20 students at a time in all subjects ranging from the Kindergarten to 6th grade level. Handled disciplinary problems and facilitated behavior modification among students engaged in conflict. Designed and established hard copy and electronic publicity materials for the Center. Created electronic records of student data for quick access and analysis.
Trader Joe’s, Needham, Massachusetts; Cary, North Carolina; Chesterfield, MO
Crew Member, February 2011-Present
Provided prompt, active customer service, educated customers on the use and quality of various products, interacted in a meaningful and positive way with customers from infants to the elderly, took initiative to improve store functionality and success, wrote store product orders upon request. Created hand-drawn signage for products upon request.
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Interpretation Intern, January 2010 – May 2010
Interviewed artists and edited audio content for audio tour for changing contemporary art exhibitions and sculpture park. Collaborated on design and installation of interactive learning space for general audiences in artistic process gallery. Aided in training volunteer guides to lead tours of changing exhibitions.
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Program Intern, September 2009 – December 2009
Researched and compiled information about featured exhibition artists for volunteer tour guides. Created multi-disciplinary lesson plans aligning exhibitions with state education standards for K-12 teachers. Introduced docents in training to ceramic art, techniques, and terminology.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Assistant to the Executive Director of Museum Education, October 2006 – July 2009
Provided knowledgeable customer service during frequent educational programs ranging in size from ten to hundreds of participants. Coordinated private adult tour details including assigning contract lecturers. Supported educational technology use throughout the museum education department. Administered logistics for Art in the Workplace programs including programs for Chicago Police, Northwestern Medical School students, and many business teams. Maintained Executive Director’s calendar often communicating with donors and professional staff from museums around the country. Served as point person for specific multi-institutional collaborative programs (Science Chicago, American Association of Museums 2007 Annual Meeting, CASE Conference). Taught public programs upon request. Assisted in reorganization and staffing of Educator Resource Center as part of a larger effort to plan, implement and open the state-of-the-art Ryan Education Center in 2009.
Association of Midwest Museums, St. Louis, Missouri
Administrative Assistant, October 2004 – October 2006
Organized and maintained all aspects of membership database management and membership services. Solicited advertising revenue. Conducted workshop and annual conference registration and check-in. Transitioned office to new membership and registration database as well as to Quickbooks accounting software. Balanced daily financials. Designed bi-monthly newsletter and annual conference programs. Supervised and trained all interns and volunteers. Represented the association at regional and national museum conferences. Managed all correspondence with members and prospective members of the association.
- Experience with Microsoft and Macintosh Platforms, Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, Quark Xpress graphic design software, Quickbooks for Small Business, audio and video editing software, membership and registration database management software. Artistic skills: abstract collage, hand-built and thrown ceramics, linocut printmaking, various fiber arts and needlework, graphic design, abstract drawing and photography