Curatorial Assistant/Collections Specialist/Registrar

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Desired salary: $30,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract
Location: Boston Massachusetts, United States

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An experienced museum professional with five years of experience in museums, art galleries and auction houses. Experience in collections, research and exhibitions.

Please only contact me about museum/art gallery/auction jobs.


2011 – 2013 | Master of Arts in Museum Studies, San Francisco State University
2006 – 2010 | Bachelor of Arts in History and Historic Preservation, Salve Regina University


2015, March to Present
Gallery & Auction Assistant
Lannan Ship Model Gallery & Boston Harbor Auctions
Responsible for providing Gallery Director with day-to-day assistance of all administrative needs, ranging from sales to special research projects to inventory management.
Responsible for maintaining inventory records, creating catalogs for publication, website maintenance, customer service, shipping requests and inquiries, research needs, financial reports, and other administrative tasks as needed.
Provide auction day support in form of registration, clerking, internet bidding console, tech support, and post-auction reconciling.

2013, May to Present
Independent Curator
Develop and submit exhibition proposals for local, state, and national exhibition spaces. Assist small historical societies and museums with exhibition design, research, and grants. Currently working on exhibition proposal for the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design for 2017.

2014, May to 2015, October
Curatorial Assistant, Volunteer
Haverhill Historical Society & Buttonwoods Museum
Catalog and condition report collections into Past Perfect, duties included: assigning accession numbers, condition reporting, managing storage areas, and researching collections for general public, exhibitions and publication materials. Continue textile conservation on collections currently on exhibition.
Manage exhibition space by rotating permanent exhibitions, cleaning cases, writing interpretive text, package and ship objects on loan, and design special exhibitions. Publish research on a variety of topics for front office.

2015, March to 2015, August
Deaccessioning Intern
Fuller Craft Museum
Responsible for researching, contacting donors and artists, and arranging for the disposal of approved deaccessioned collections. Also responsible for contacting museums, galleries and universities in regards to deaccessioned collection items available for gifts. Arranged for the successful deaccession of 120 pieces of art to donors, artists, museums, and galleries.
Provided extensive provenance research on Asian, African and Pre-Columbian collections held by the museum in order to prepare for deaccessioning. Contact professionals in local, national and global museums to assist with proper deaccessioning.

2013, July to 2015, February
Executive Administrative Assistant
Fidelis Hospice & Palliative Care, LLC
Assist office staff with day-to-day office needs, such as: filing, faxing, scanning, and general office organization. Assist Quality Assurance, HIPPA, IT, and Human Resource departments on a daily basis with a variety of confidential tasks. Prepared weekly schedules for CNAs. Contact RNs to determine schedules, and fax schedules to facilities. Export CNA timecards for review by RN’s.

2013, August to 2015, January
Curatorial Research Assistant
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
Provided research assistance to the Director of Collections for a catalog publication, The Badge of Freemasonry, which explored the museum’s extensive collection of Masonic aprons. Provided historical and genealogical data, assisted in fact checking, quote checking and source checking for copy edit draft, and updated inventory records with new information for future exhibitions and publications.
Assisted in accessioning donations and bequests to the museum between 2011 and 2014. Worked extensively with Mimsy XG software.

2011, September to 2013, May
Prospect Research Assistant
San Francisco State University Development Office
Research potential and current donors for employment information. Update system with current addresses, salary, employment, and recent donation information for Prospect Research staff.
Research alumni for recent articles, awards, and accomplishments for development publication purposes. Keep alumni records updated.

2011, August to 2013, May
Museum Studies Graduate Student
San Francisco University Museum
Contribute to ongoing exhibition schedule in areas of curatorship and collections management. Work with the Sutro Egyptian collection to gain expertise in conservation, curatorial/collections management, exhibition design, volunteer management and education.
Worked on 2013 exhibition Fearless Voyagers: Women Who Challenged the Middle East, 1870-1940, which featured recent acquisitions of Gnathia pottery from a private donor. Responsible for organizing and proofing research for catalog and wall panels, contributed to layout and lighting scheme, and training volunteers.

2012, May to 2012, August
Curatorial Intern
Museum of Russian Icons
Provided background research on depictions of angels in Russian iconography for upcoming special exhibition, Imaging the Invisible. Developed a guide for docents and staff on exhibition, created wall text, educational programming, and selected works from the collection to display.
Updated displays in permanent galleries with new research and interpretations.


  • Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Mac & PC operating systems
  • Past Perfect, The Museum System, Mimsy XG
  • Auction Flex
  • Internet Bidding Platforms – Invaluable, Live Auctioneers & Sale Room (UK)
  • Domestic & International Shipping (UPS, Craters & Freighters, Global Pack & Ship, USPS)
  • Digital Photography (Canon, Nikon camera experience)
  • Publishing (formatting, editing and printing catalogs)

Spoken Languages

    Basic Italian, English, Latin

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