Recent MA/MBA Graduate in Arts Management

Resume posted by Natalie Ward in Arts and Culture.

Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Dallas Texas, United States

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I recently graduated from Southern Methodist University where I obtained a dual MA/MBA in Arts Management. I am now seeking a full-time position in an arts or cultural institution.


Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
Master of Business Administration, General Business
• GPA 3.36
• Participated the SMU Cox School of Business Global Leadership Program’s trip to China
Masters of Arts, Arts Management
• GPA 3.62
• Participated in the Embrey Human Rights Program’s Winter Holiday Poland Trip

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Milan, Italy
• Study abroad in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment degree

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History, minor in Business
• Completed the University of Kansas’ Summer Classics Institute – Ancient Rome and the Bay of Naples study abroad program


The George W. Bush Foundation
Dallas, Texas
Visitor Services Associate 05/13–present
• Assist patrons with general question about The George W. Bush Presidential Center
• Sell memberships to the George W. Bush Presidential Museum
• Organize and manage the distribution of Audio Tours
• Coordinate with both The National Archives and Records Administration and Foundation employees

Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art
Dallas, Texas
Graduate Intern 05/12–08/12, 01/13–04/13
• Developed a social media strategy including creation of the Foundation’s Facebook Page
• Researched art and history of Italy during World War II for Robert Edsel’s upcoming book Saving Italy
• Wrote biographies on 30+ Monuments Men for the Foundation website
• Archived thousands of personal papers donated to the Foundation by the family of a Monuments Woman
• Secured copyright releases for photos included in Saving Italy

The George W. Bush Presidential Center
Dallas, Texas
Development Operations Intern 01/12–5/12
• Conducted research on a variety of donors including major gifts and potential donors and analyze donor giving potential
• Notified development department of donors who have greater capacity to give
• Utilized Raiser’s Edge to keep track of donors and documentation
• Assisted the development department with tasks related to special events and mailings

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, Missouri
Volunteer Visitor Services Officer 03/11 – 07/11
• Provided patrons with information about the museum, the exhibitions and necessary policies/procedures
• Sold memberships and tickets to the featured Monet Water Lilies exhibition that attracted more than 85,000 visitors

The Art Institutes International – Kansas City
Lenexa, Kansas
Enrollment Processor 02/10–03/11
• Processed applications for over 500 potential students and maintained academic record files that adhered to state, federal and accreditation regulations
• Implemented new organizational systems to help maintain accurate records for all incoming students
• Acted as liaison between departments in order to facilitate students acceptance to the school
• Prepared and distributed six daily reports on potential students to the Admissions department and Executive Committee
• Oversaw the Admissions department in preparing all incoming students for class quarterly starts

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Overland Park, Kansas
Head Cashier 09/09–12/09
• Supervised 25 cashiers and the average 2000 daily transactions for the store
• Reconciled financial statements for the store that had a yearly budget of $9 million
• Assessed and balanced all cash drawers, safes and deposits for the store with average daily sales of $40,000 with highs exceeding $100,000 during the holiday season
• Sold store memberships in excess of the 3% corporate requirement at a rate of 6.5% of transactions to increase customer retention

The Image Works, Inc.
Lawrence, Kansas
Assistant Manager 05/07–05/09
• Acquired working knowledge of film and photograph developing, printing and digital restoration
• Created and maintained weekly schedules for 6 employees
• Secured prizes from local businesses and entry fees for a photo contest to create a $500 High School Scholarship
• Completed quarterly store inventory
• Reconciled financial statements

The University Daily Kansan Newspaper
Lawrence, Kansas
Layout and Print Designer 01/08–09/08
• Constructed page layouts using Adobe InDesign
• Integrated graphic and textual elements to create easy-to-read article layouts
• Utilized electronic and print data sources to gather article content

Web Editor 01/07–12/07
• Conducted candidate search, hired and managed up to 8 employees each semester
• Ensured that all web content was loaded correctly and met nightly deadlines
• Trained the entire newspaper staff on the processes and procedures related to the website
• Developed editing and formatting guides for web staff and Copy Editors
• Restored website after technical breakdown

Web Producer 08/06–12/06
• Utilized internet based software to publish stories to
• Retrieved photographs off a server for placement
• Used hyperlinks and HTML code used to enhance stories


  • Raiser’s Edge
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Windows and Mac
  • Photography and Video Editing


    Arts Management, Customer Service, Development, Donor Research, Fundraising, social media, visitor services

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