Kirsten Hower CV
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I am a recent Master’s graduate looking for a challenging position in the art world, promoting both the arts and art education.
Masters of Letters
Class of 2012
Course: Arts of Europe
Thesis: “Glorifying the Eternal City: The Reconstruction of Rome and the Convergence of Artistic Tradition in the Carolingian Era, 750-850”
Class of 2011
Studio Art Centers International (SACI)
Course: Art History
Thesis: “The Art of Reform: Examining the Spread of Reform Religious Ideas through Art”
Bachelor of Art
Class of 2010
Chestertown, MD, USA
Course: Art History with History minor
Opted for Senior Comprehensive Exams (SCE) over research thesis. Passed with Honors.
Graduated with Departmental Honors.
2013 – Present
Owner, Thief’s Collection
Design shoes with images of stolen or vadalized works of art to spread the message of cultural heritage.
2012 – Present
Academic Program Assistant, Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA)
Help in the preparation and management of ARCA’s summer postgraduate certificate program in International Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection. Assist in the preparation and running of ARCA’s Annual Conference.
2012 – Present
Social Networking Correspondent and List-Serv Manager, ARCA
Keep interested parties informed in cultural heritage issues and ARCA’s continuing presence in the world of cultural heritage, as well as keeping alumni aware of job opportunities in the field.
2012 – 2013
Intern, Sustainable Preservation Initiative (SPI)
Worked with other remote interns to maintain SPI’s social media presence. Crowdfunded to give grants to two new archaeological sites. Researched grants and publication opportunities.
Academic Research Intern, ARCA
Aided the Academic Director in researching the artistic importance of works currently under legal scrutiny. Helped organize and manage ARCA’s Annual Conference.
2008 – 2010
Level Two Technician, Washington College Office of Information Technology Helpdesk
Chestertown, MD, US
Diagnosed software versus hardware issues in computers brought to the Helpdesk. Assisted the College’s faculty, staff, and student body in repairing technical issues. Installed both hardware and software on College machines. Maintained current computer population.
Gallery Sales Assistant, South Street Annex Gallery
Saint Michaels, MD, US
Responsible for the daily managing of the gallery (cleaning, sales, etc) Researched current artists to keep clientèle informed.
2004 – 2011
Floor staff then Assistant Manager (Summer 2008), Easton Premier Cinemas
Easton, MD, US
Worked in ticket sales, concessions, and theatre cleaning. Was responsible for large amounts of money on opening weekends. Trained as projectionist and was responsible for threading and transferring films, as well as making sure the films started on time. Responsible, as Assistant Manager, for coordinating staff and managing daily affairs of the theatre.
- Problem solving
- Art handling
- Computer literate
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Able to multi-task
- Able to work independently and as a team
- Fundraising experience
- Have organized multiple international conferences
- Helped organize two student exhibitions
- Attention to detail
- Can managed and organize staff/interns
- Public speaking