Ceramic Apprentice/ Shop Employee

Resume posted by cnshahan in Arts and Culture.

Desired position type: Any
Location: Seguin Texas, United States


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Summary

I am self-motivated and detail oriented, seeking a career that will utilize and enhance my creative and interpersonal skills. I enjoy the business and the creation of art in its various forms. I hope to find a position and start a career in which I am passionate about by helping those around me and contributing positively to the world around me.

Education

Texas Lutheran University – 2009 to 2013, Bachelor of Arts (minor in business admin.)
Activities and Societies: Global Student Organization, American Marketing Association, Delta Epsilon Iota & Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies, founding member of Alpha Rho Tau (fine arts social fraternity). Graduated Cum Laude GPA 3.585

Prairie Lea High School – 2005-2009, High School Diploma
Activities and Societies: Volleyball, Track, Basketball, Art Club, Yearbook, Prom Committee, All-American Scholar Winner, Enrolled in Early College Start with Austin Community College
Graduated Salutatorian GPA 3.8

Experience

Ceramic Apprentice
McQueeney Pottery
May 2013 – Present (3 months) McQueeney, Texas
•Trimming pieces, attaching handles and glazing
•Assisting with the loading and unloading of bisque and glaze fired kilns
•Giving tours of the facilities
•Keeping facilities clean

Shop Employee
Village Gallery at La Villita
June 2013 – Present (2 months) San Antonio, Texas Area
•Opening and closing the shop
•Manage inventory, restock displays prevent theft
•Listening to customers’ needs and requests, which leads to new sales opportunities and return visits
•Taking payments and calculating shipping where applicable, giving change and wrapping purchases
•Giving directions to surrounding areas of interest

Texas Lutheran University
Gallery Preparator
Texas Lutheran University
August 2011 – May 2013 (1 year 10 months)Annetta Kraushaar Memorial Gallery
• Creation and distribution of invitations and other promotional materials for upcoming exhibits
• Packing and unpacking of art works and collections arriving and leaving the gallery
• Physical installation and removal of exhibits (painting walls, patching holes, use of small power tools)
• Prepared gallery for exhibition openings and receptions
• Photo documentation of exhibits for artist professional portfolios
• Worked closely with artists including (but not limited to): Bob Wade, Brian Curling, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sodalitas, Diana Kersey and the Faculty and Students of Texas Lutheran University during their annual shows, respectively.

Clerical Personnel
Bowling This Month Magazine
May 2008 – August 2008 (4 months)
• Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing and database systems manually and with computers
• Answer telephones, direct calls and take messages
• Operate office machines (photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, voice mail systems and computers) on a daily basis
• Database entry of customer information and subscriptions
• Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence, and prepare outgoing mail.

Specialties

    Attention to Detail, Organization

Groups & Associations

    American Marketing Association

Spoken Languages

    English

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