Recent College Graduate in Search of Entry-Level Art Job in NYC

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Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: ASTORIA New York, United States

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I have a B.A. with significant coursework in Modern Art History, of which half of my courses were at the graduate level. I also have library, administrative, education, and retail experience. I am currently located in New York City, but am willing to consider other major urban areas.


City University of New York Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Study
New York, N.Y.
08/12 – 06/13

Bachelor of Arts with an Area of Concentration in Modern Art History
GPA: 3.45 out of 4.0 (Area), 3.14 (Cumulative)

Relevant Undergraduate Coursework – Abstract Art; Contemporary Art; Independent Study in Post-War Art History and Digital Museology; Research Methods in Art History; Old Age Art from Michelangelo to De Kooning; Rembrandt’s Etchings

Relevant Graduate Coursework: Modern Art Il; Modern Art II; Photography in the Twentieth Century; Egyptian Art and Architecture; Theory & Criticism: The History of Art Theory and Aesthetics from Romanticism to Contemporary Times



Fancy Hands, New York, N.Y.
02/13 – Present
• Electronically answered clients with a variety of needs, including those with travel, medical, legal, retail, and other questions

Apple, Inc. Upper West Side Retail Store, New York, N.Y.
Red Zone Specialist
07/11 – 04/13
• Responded to telephone calls and in-person requests for help with professionalism and referred customers where necessary to external or in-store resources
• Demonstrated exceptional technical knowledge while presenting to customers a wide range of sales and technical support in English and Spanish

Pamel Vision & Laser Group, New York, N.Y.
Temporary Office Assistant
• Aided the medical assistant and biller with their everyday duties such as pulling patients’ charts
• Answered the phone and scheduled future appointments for patients
• Creating new patient files, including verifying insurance coverage via online portal

New York University, New York, N.Y.

Office of Doctoral Programs – Stern School of Business
Admissions Assistant
12/10 – 01/11
• Filed student applications, including GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL scores, transcripts, and references
• Answered phone calls regarding admissions procedures, deadlines, and other information
• Posted receipt of mailed-in documents via online application database

Deutsches Haus
11/10 – 05/11
• Acted as a customer service liaison between the students, staff, and faculty of the Deutsches Haus
• E-mailed clients with regards to their registration, cultural activities, and services needed or requested
• Greeted guests, introduced them to the art exhibits, programs, and website for further information
• Performed office/administrative tasks such as organizing student records and adding e-mail newsletter subscribers

Information Technology Services: Client Services
Technical Assistant
06/10 – 07/10
• Responded to University-wide and community calls regarding issues with accounts payable, student databases, and other relevant programs in order to assist faculty, staff, and students with technology-based questions

School of Law: Office of the Dean
Office Assistant
02/10 – 04/10
• Drafted, formatted, and mailed requested letters per the Office of Development and the Dean’s request
• Answered phones, responded to and researched caller’s needs, or forwarded as necessary

School of Law: Library
Library Assistant
09/09 – 05/10
• Created monthly employee activity reports for student and full-time staff
• Assisted library patrons at the circulation desk with library-related inquiries and borrowing reference materials
• Scanned archived library policies and confidential employee files, and disposed of excess files

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Education Department – Two days a Week
• Conducted a study of one European Painting and one M.M.A. general collection sculpture, and kept a journal regarding research on both works and summer internship experiences
• Coordinated research activities regarding study of European Painting with the Department of Education interns
• Synthesized research on works into final project; creative writing essay from perspective of subjects
Thomas J. Watson Library – Three days a Week
• Trained to read, understand, and sort by the Library of Congress and M.M.A. systems
• Shelved of all materials and shifted books to make space for acquisitions
• Paged (retrieving) requested books and other materials from the stacks
• Other miscellaneous tasks, such as shelf reading and organization to check accuracy of order by call number


New York City Urban Debate League, New York, N.Y.
Laboratory Instructor
07/13 – 08/13
• Conducted lectures regarding components of scholastic debate, especially in the public forum style
• Edited student cases (scholarly, persuasive essays) in order to make them more succinct, persuasive, and polished
• Led discussion in small section of students for the purpose of brain storming

City University of New York (CUNY) – Hunter College, New York, N.Y.
Research Assistant
• Assisted former professor of art history in digitizing articles and book fragments from local museum, public, and university libraries for publication on her graduate course on Blackboard

Self-Employed, Queens, N.Y.
Math Tutor
12/12 – 06/13
• Instruct privately a high school student with special needs (A.D.H.D.) in freshman-year mathematics curriculum, including 
such topics as linear equations, introductory logic, translating word problems into equations, and graphing.
• Review high school mathematics topics with a college teaching student towards her goal of passing the CLEP College 
Mathematics, including such topics as sets, introductory logic, number characteristics, functions, and geometry. 

The Bronx High School of Science Speech & Debate Team, Bronx, N.Y.
Alumna Judge
10/09 – Present
• Adjudicated rounds of Public Forum debate, Cross-Examination debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, Congress debate, and all of 
the oratory, interpretive, dramatic speech categories
• Provide students with ideas and feedback on their rounds, essays and evidence, and rebuttals to their opponent’s ideas
• Create a positive tournament experience by providing technical support, timely and hospitable accommodations, and expedient internal staff communication
• Coordinated with coaches, parents, and tabulation staff on issues of attendance, advancement, and best tournament practices
• Awards: Outstanding Service Award (2010); Alumna Service Award (2011)


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