Kelsey Richards

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Desired position type: Internship
Location: New York New York, United States

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Undergraduate at Duke University, B.A. in Art History, Certificate in Markets & Management


Duke University • Durham, NC Expected 5/2015
– BA in Art History, Certificate in Markets & Management Studies
– GPA: 3.69; Dean’s List: Spring 2013, Fall 2013

Sotheby’s Institute of Art • London, UK 1/2015-Present
– Art & Business: Semester study of art market players, market data analysis, collecting practices, and art history
– Art & its Markets: Summer course on emerging art markets and role of museums, galleries, and collectors


Nasher Museum of Art • Durham, NC

Development and External Relations Intern 8/2013-Present
− Proposed new membership structure to better meet local and international audience interests – department looking to facilitate structure change over the next 5-7 years
− Identified and communicated with businesses to secure annual fundraising campaign sponsorships
− Implemented new payment options and membership tracking to better monitor member interests
− Assisted in live auction at the Annual Gala of 250 distinguished guests for a total of $20,000

Docent 8/2013-Present
− Lead educational tours for groups of 10-20 children of ages 5-18 years
− Design and lead highly-tailored tours for groups of 5-20 adults from private or community groups

Artist Assistant 3/2013
− Installed large-scale works of artist’s first US survey exhibition over five days

Nasher Museum of Art Student Advisory Board • Durham, NC
Co-Chair 8/13-Present
− Supervise and delegate responsibilities to External Relations, Marketing, and Executive committees
− Oversee three-stage annual recruitment process for new members
− Serve as student representative on National Board of Directors; provide and present annual report
on progress of the Student Board to the National Board
Public Relations Chair 2012-2013
− Created and executed marketing plans for student and local events accumulating over 1,000 guests
− Coordinated graphic design, special events planning, and social media for branding campaign


Faith and Freedom Coalition • Atlanta, GA Intern

– Facilitated registration, workshops, and media communication for annual conference Conducted voter research on national election candidates to create voter education literature
– Acted as liaison to Congressional offices and Chairmen of state-level affiliate chapters

Eric Johnson Campaign for Governor • Atlanta, GA Intern

– Called 1,500 voters statewide; assisted in organizing regional fundraising events accumulating to $2.1 million; acted as a representative for Johnson at regional donor and voter events Monitor state and national level media presence of candidate and competitors


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