Curatorial Assistant

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Desired salary: $40,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract
Location: New York United States

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Aspiring museum professional with experience in collections, exhibits, and education and passion for telling diverse stories.
Seeking job in small to medium museum in NYC or Chicago/Milwaukee area.
I am looking to relocate to the Midwest in the near future.


Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Minor in Museum Studies                    August 2017 – May 2021

Summa Cum Laude

Phi Beta Kappa

Cumulative GPA: 3.98/4.0

Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Museum Studies, Alternative Education Perspectives, Anthropological Research in Museums, Research Design, Introduction to Collections Management, Quantitative Theory and Technique, Exhibit Design and Development 


Collections Processing Assistant II

December 2021 – Present 

The New York Public Library, New York, NY

  • Performs catalog maintenance and physical processing of Research Collection materials
  • Assists with collection maintenance, labeling, bindery preparation, sorting materials, collection transfers, and basic preservation stabilization activities
  • Retrieves and reshelves items according to classification and shelving guidelines
  • Support various projects, including the Google Books Digitization project and the Microfilm Processing project 
  • Provide assistance to Pictures Collection rehousing project by packaging, cataloging, and storing picture reference materials 

Museum Education Intern

June – August 2021

National Women’s History Museum, Alexandria, VA

  • Developed virtual programming for grades 3-6 and assisted program implementation
  • Researched STEM topics and history with a focus on women’s pioneering contributions and implemented into accessible lessons with virtual activities 

Social and Biological Anthropology Teaching Assistant

October 2020 – April 2021

Beloit College, Beloit, WI

  • Provided support to professors by managing schedule and coordinating with students, providing tutoring, and grading assignments
  • Introduced students to basic social and biological anthropological concepts with a focus on race, gender, cultural relativity, ethnography, human variation and evolution
  • Created supportive class community in online setting through interactive bonding activities

Museum Assistant

September 2019 – May 2021

Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI

  • Researched and cataloging objects; assessed object damage and completed condition reports
  • Assembled mounts and installed exhibits
  • Managed and cleaned storage; assisted with integrated pest management
  • Digitized and organized photograph collection 
  • Coordinated loan returns; reorganized and rehoused archeological materials
  • Collaborated on research and exhibits with museum faculty and coordinated multiple projects and duties simultaneously

Intern, Museum Education and Employment Program

June – August 2019

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

  • Wrote and conducted tour, utilizing informal learning and cultural relativist perspectives 
  • Used objects and experiments to engage and educate the public about scientific topics 
  • Mentored high school students to improve their teaching skills, object handling, and use


  • Excel
  • Microsoft and Google Suites
  • Object handling and care
  • Proficio
  • Serria


    Catalog maintenance, Collaboration, data entry, Exhibit writing and design, Organization, Public Speaking, Research, Writing

Spoken Languages

    Fluent in English and French


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