Contemporary Art Professional

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Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'


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Summary

Detailed, reliable, and creative self-starter specializing in contemporary art. Recent graduate, knowledgable, with experience. Looking for the right opportunity to grow into a career. Motivated and intelligent worker looking for the chance to exceed expectations.

Education

Honors College, Kent State University
B.A. in Art History; minor in Anthropology
2008-2012

Summa Cum Laude
University Honors
GPA 3.93

Dean’s List: Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011
President’s List: Fall 2010
Honors Thesis: Control in the Life and Work of Marina Abramovic

Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Employ-temps Staffing Services
Corporate Recruiter; North Canton, OH
September 2013 – January 2014 (Temporary Assignment)
• Locate, contact, and screen potential candidates for internal positions at corporate offices through in and out bound calling, writing job postings, and researching resumes
• Ascertain an applicant’s qualifications through interviews, assessment of skill level, and testing results
• Maintain communication with applicants and regional/general managers acting as a human resources assistant and liaison
• Report initial findings and candidates for consideration for such positions as general manager, business development representative, and account manager

The Hub Gallery and Studios
Intern; Canton, OH
May – September 2013
• Wrote press releases for upcoming exhibitions and events
• Supported and expanded public relations with artists, collectors, media contacts, and the general public; maintained a social media presence
• Prepared gallery spaces for shows; assisted with management, research, and coordination of installations, then mounted and removed exhibitions
• Organized artist workshops and assisted in managing gallery operations
• Created art works for shows and aided with events and openings
• Co-curated an exhibition; formed concepts for the show, did marketing and advertisements, recruited artists, set deadlines, collected and installed work for opening day
• Assisted in creating merchandise and made improvements to the building

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Contemporary Curatorial Intern; Cleveland, OH
April – August 2011
• Performed extensive research for the Contemporary Curator
• Wrote press releases for upcoming artist lectures, labels for works in the galleries, and letters to the director on accepting proposed gifts
• Created a list of all contemporary art contacts in Ohio in addition to lists of all international biennials, triennials, and art fairs through online research

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Collections Management Intern; Cleveland, OH
May – September 2010
• Created and cross-checked spreadsheets and charts for upcoming exhibitions and unopened galleries; used Photoshop to label accession numbers on photos
• Filed paperwork and requests on the computer system Apelles
• Took inventory of temporary painting storages
• Helped with the installation of new galleries– African, Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian, and Medieval; placed labels, assisted conservation technician and with art transport
• Worked at museum events and assisted with accession meetings

The Canton Museum of Art
Intern; Canton, OH
June – August 2009
• Assisted Curator with installation and de-installation of exhibitions
• Prepared classroom projects
• Updated website and mailing list
• Put together publicity packets and did outbound calling for show catalogue sales
• Cleaned and rearranged cabinets and filing system; took inventory of museum store

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Main St. Grille
Server, North Canton, OH
June 2012 – July 2013
• Provided exceptional customer sevice and cared for guests’ needs and preferences
• Sold daily specials and drinks while cleaning and maintaining side work
• Greeted and seated guests, answered phones, took carryout orders
• Planned parties and events; created relevant side work and daily cleaning charts

LongHorn Steakhouse
Server, North Canton, OH
August 2009 – March 2012
• Maintained excellent customer service in a fast paced and high stress environment
• Ran food, cleaned, and kept up with side tasks while achieving guest satisfaction
• Worked as part of a team to guarantee guest fulfillment and return

Skills

  • Creative
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Research
  • Organizational
  • Communication
  • Positive Attitude
  • Multitasking Ability
  • Customer Service
  • Administrative
  • Task Management
  • Event Planning
  • DSLR Camera
  • Mac and PC
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Photoshop
  • Diligent
  • Self-starter
  • Detailed

Specialties

    Contemporary Art, gallery, Museum, Performance Art, Photography, Time and Task Management, Time-Based Media

Spoken Languages

    English, Some German

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