Collections manager

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Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Detroit Michigan, United States


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Summary

Art Consultant ★ Qualified in Art History Research & Writing ★ Experienced Studio Manager ★ Social Media Strategist

Education

Wayne State University- M.A., Art History (Modern & Contemporary, 32 credit hrs.)     2021

Wayne State UniversityB.A., Spanish (Pre-Columbian Lit., 116 credit hrs.)                      2013

 

Experience

Curator, Ilitch Holdings, Inc.                                                                                                                           January 2019 – present

  • Project manage assigned projects for corporate entities under Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
  • Lead collection curator and content expert for Ilitch company baseball and Detroit Tigers history.
    • Includes the project management of displays and exhibitions throughout multiple venues pertaining to relevant subject matter.
    • Other responsibilities include providing content for communication and PR teams, artifact handling, partnerships, installation, etc.
  • Manage care, storage, and research for the corporate and personal art collections which predominantly include Modern, Contemporary, and decorative arts.
    • Includes all registrar responsibilities, ensuring the safe handling and transportation of collection artifacts, fine art, and loan objects.
    • Develop temporary and permanent storage plans for permanent collections of fine art, sculpture, books, and memorabilia.
    • Conduct research relevant to collection history, art works, and artists.
    • Label writing and installation planning.
    • Collaborate with external experts for appraisals, conservation, and other needs.

 

Gallery Assistant, Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery                                                                April 2018 – January 2019   

  • Maintain gallery presentation and assure security collection
  • Provide information to guests about works on display and artists
  • Provide assistance in managing incoming and outgoing works of art: shipment, instal/deinstall, quality reports, correspondence, etc.
  • Assist with condition reports and shipment tracking of art objects   

          

Archives & Collection, Scott Reeder                                                                                  July 2017 – January 2019 

  • Maintain digital archive and studio collection
  • Assists the artist with the creation of sales sheets and professional materials for inquiring galleries
  • Maintains studio space for arrival, shipments or transportation of artwork
  • Provides various administrative or organizational needs as required by the artist

 

Coordinator, Community + Public Arts: Detroit, College for Creative Studies             July 2016 – February 2017

  • Acted as Assistant Director for CPAD while continuing the duties of CPAD Coordinator
  • Coordinated community meetings, schedules, location rentals, staff assignments, and other logistical needs.
  • Responsible for the execution of projects, events, exhibitions, special programs, meetings, and other activities hosted by the CPAD.
  • Maintain strong relationships amongst a diverse group of constituents, program affiliates, and artists.
  • Aided artists with the budget process for assigned projects
  • Established a strategic plan for the CPAD program moving forward with the CPAD Director
  • Perform additional administrative and event planning duties as required.

 

Administrative Assistant & Program Coordinator, Detroit Waldorf School                       June 2014 – July 2016

  • Maintain strong relationships with all DWS constituents and inquiries, as the first administrative contact and liaison to the Administrator, Faculty, and Board.
  • Implemented a wildly successful after-school programs for 1st-8th grade students; conceived a long-term program in alignment with pedagogy and age appropriateness according to DWS philosophy, refined marketing strategy for programs, managed enrollment and programing budget.
  • Recruited and mobilized a pool of volunteers, set teams for events, special programs, and general support as needed setting a new standard of operation
  • Project managed fundraising events such as: Annual Detroit Waldorf School Benefit Auction (2011-2016), DWS Annual Fund and DWS Annual Walk-a-thon (years 2010-2016) all of which began to outperform in their fundraising goals from previous years.
  • Assisted the Director of Development via record keeping, organizing constituent/student data in Day School database, performing mail merges and mailings, gift solicitations and acknowledgements, maintaining constituent correspondence, and other basic accounting responsibilities.
  • Coordinated visitors at reception, handled incoming calls and messages, maintained and updated all records.
  • Offered other administrative support as needed

 

Administrative & Development Assistant, Detroit Waldorf School                              October 2010 – June 2014

  • Assisted in the production of fundraising events such as: Annual Detroit Waldorf School Benefit Auction (2011-2016), DWS Annual Fund and DWS Annual Walk-a-thon (years 2010-2016) all of which began to outperform in their fundraising goals from previous years.
  • Assisted the Director of Development via record keeping, organizing constituent/student data in Day School database, performing mail merges and mailings, gift solicitations and acknowledgements, maintaining constituent correspondence, and other basic accounting responsibilities.
  • Coordinated visitors at reception, handled incoming calls and messages, maintained and updated all records.
  • Offered other administrative support as needed

 

Student Assistant, Visual Resources Department, Wayne State University       September 2010- May 2011

  • Catalogue art department books, slides, articles and archival photography using FileMaker Pro.
  • Scanned images and digitally retouched images using Photoshop for Luna.
  • Digitize Wayne State University Art History Department’s archived film slides of paintings and works for classroom use.

 

Studio Assistant, Detroit Institute of Arts                                                                                May – August 2008

  • Arranged supplies and materials for Drop-in projects as well as cleaning up and breaking down of studio space.
  • Provided artistic examples of Drop-in projects suitable for adults and children, student groups.
  • Provided information about the projects and museum exhibits to school groups of various ages and other DIA patrons.

 

Collaborative Projects

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit Exhibition Planning Committee                                                         July 2020- present

  • Coordination and management of administrative needs, scheduling and agendas, correspondences, budget tracking, etc.
  • Exhibition planning: installation design, layout and artists correspondence and tracking.

 

Co-Coordinator “Convergence” Undergraduate Exhibition, Wayne State University      January – April 2018

  • Media and marketing concept and design
  • PR writing and exhibition statements, social media strategy.
  • Exhibition installation design, layout and set up.

 

Mapa Corpo, Detroit Institute of Arts (performance collaboration with La Pocha Nostra, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Roberto Sifuentes, Violeta Luna)                                                                        September 2008, Two performances

  • Artist’s assistant, assistant props coordinator and stage crew, contributing artist, and translator.

Volunteer & Internships

Volunteer, Wayne State University Art Collection                                                                  April 2018 – January 2019

  • Manage collection artworks, constituent profiles, and relevant documents on TMS
  • Organize works and documents donated to WSU Art Collection
  • Maintain and update university collection data on TMS

 

Exhibitions Intern, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit                                                  May – August 2017

  • Work with the MOCAD Exhibitions staff to conceptualize installation strategies for upcoming exhibitions.
  • Assist in aspects of the planning, preparation and production of museum exhibitions by assisting with research, registrarial projects, and construction/demolition and installation of artwork in all media as well as construction, spatial planning, A/V and electronic equipment.
  • Responsible for maintenance of open exhibitions and other duties assigned by the supervisor, including attending galleries and performing condition reports.
  • Assist with research and planning

 

Volunteer, Detroit Film Theater (Detroit Institute of Arts)                            September 2006- April 2008

Skills

  • Administrative Leadership/Support
  • Art History
  • Collection Management
  • Exhibition Planning
  • Project Management
  • Research

Specialties

    administration, Community outreach, Organization, Programming, project management, Scheduling

Spoken Languages

    English, Spanish

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