Curatorial, Education, Arts Administration

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Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States

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I have an undergraduate degree in Art History and a Master’s in Architectural History. I am seeking a position in a museum or cultural institution, preferably in a curatorial, education, or administrative area. I am passionate about making the arts accessible to the public, and I am looking for an institution that employs interdisciplinary collaboration to bring together art and community.


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Master of Fine Arts in Architectural History
June 2013
– Coursework in design management
– Experience in exhibition design/writing for exhibitions

Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Art History
May 2010


Teaching Assistant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
3/13 – 6/13
– Observed teaching methodologies, led selected lessons/activities
– Designed hypothetical syllabus/formulated personal teaching statement

Intern, Education and Curatorial Departments, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA
1/13 – 5/13
– Catalogued permanent collection, helped rewrite docent manual
– Led activities with elementary school groups
– Assisted in exhibition setup and removal
– Participated in the production of workshop materials

Intern, Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co. Carlow, Ireland
6/12 – 8/12
– Sold entry tickets, welcomed and guided tourists and visitors around the site
– Helped look after day to day running of the property as a house museum and heritage business

Barista, Cornerstone Coffeehouse, Camp Hill, PA
10/10 – 12/12
– Provided excellent customer service in a small-business environment
– Performed duties of opening manager/keyholder

Editorial Assistant, Bull Run Media, Bethesda, MD
6/10 – 8/10
– Made and maintained contacts with presidents/CEOs of construction companies for the purpose of writing stories for US Developers Journal and US Builders Review
– Conducted interviews with clients

Summer Leadership Staff, America’s Keswick Conference Center, Whiting, NJ
5/09 – 9/09
– Co-administrated summer staff of over 30 people, high school through college age
– Made schedules, organized and led group training sessions, assigned projects


  • – Pay close attention to detail, highly organized
  • – Effectively use various forms of written and technological communication
  • – Research effectively and identify information sources appropriate to special needs or problems
  • – Apply information creatively to specific problems or tasks
  • – Speak effectively to individuals and groups
  • – Proficient in MS Office
  • – Working knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) and eMuseum
  • – Beginner Photoshop/Illustrator skills
  • – Identify people who can contribute to the solution of a problem or task
  • – Adapt and work under time and environmental pressures
  • – Communicate and work well in an office environment
  • – Comfortably handle confidential information
  • – Work well independently and as part of a team

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