Master’s Art History

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Desired salary: $40,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Simi Valley California, United States


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Summary

I am an energetic, motivated professional with over ten years experience working in fast paced demanding job environments. As someone with multiple degrees in Art History I have a working knowledge of many artists, materials, styles and techniques from the Renaissance to the Contemporary. As a recent graduate of Christie’s Education in London I also am very familiar with auction house cataloging procedures and have experience handling delicate and highly valuable objects. I enjoy working in a challenging environment and take pride in my ability to succeed in such an environment.

Education

MASTER OF LETTERS
History of Art and Art-World Practice
Art, Style and Design (Renaissance – Modernism)
Christie’s Education London, September 2011-September 2012.
• Object based study included the direct handling of objects and materials.
• Gained a working knowledge of auction house cataloguing procedures.
• Acquired the ability to write curatorial reports and artifact analyses.
• Produced a catalogue of a mock exhibition as part of the thesis.

BACHELOR OF ARTS
Art History
Seattle University Washington, September 2007-June 2009,
• Included courses in the business of art, theology of art and art and the environment.
• Completed an independent study course on art restoration and conservation techniques.
• Produced a mock art exhibition with catalogue and 3 dimensional model of the exhibition.

Experience

JUNE 2010 – SEPTEMBER 2011, BANK OF AMERICA, WESTLAKE VILLAGE CALIFORNIA
Account Specialist
*Obtained through Select Staffing employment agency
• Promoted within my first year from data entry clerk to account specialist managing over 300 client files.
• Utilized superior customer service and communication skills to assist distraught homeowners with their mortgage needs.
• Gained valuable knowledge of the banking industry.
• Exercised tact and discretion when handling highly sensitive confidential bank and client information.
• Came to the best possible solution regarding default loan situations by liaising between the bank, the customer and third party vendors.
• Effectively and efficiently managed time to fully work all files while providing excellent service to each client.

DECEMBER 2009 – MAY 2010, NEXICORE SERVICES INC., SIMI VALLEY CALIFORNIA
Administrative Assistant (short term maternity leave role)
*Obtained through Select Staffing employment agency
• Gained a working knowledge of Excel.
• Maintained electronic and physical files.
• Provided fast and reliable data entry and account billing.

JANUARY 2009 – JUNE 2009, FRYE ART MUSEUM, SEATTLE WASHINGTON
Academic Internship
• Utilized education and knowledge of art to provide information about works of art and the museum to the public.
• Assisted with exhibition openings and special events.
• Through use of excellent presentation and communication skills was able to give informational tours and engage school groups and adults.

AUGUST 2002 – SEPTEMBER 2007, OFFICE DEPOT, VAN NUYS CALIFORNIA
Department Manager
• Was promoted from cashier to department manager within two years due to hard work, focus and dedication.
• Upon becoming manager reduced customer complaints and increased sales by utilizing a hands on approach and holding employees to a higher standard of excellent service.
• Within first year increased departmental profits and minimized loss of supplies through attention to detail and a skillful management of others.
• Set the visual standard for departmental design and organization that all other departments in other stores were required to conform to.
• Trained and managed employees by utilizing skills in tact, diplomacy and interpersonal communication.
• Created an efficient employee schedule through successful time management.
• Put organizational skills to good use when ordering and maintaining supplies.
• Gained valuable knowledge in coaching and diplomacy when writing employee reviews.

Skills

  • Microsoft Office, 10 yrs experience
  • Familiar with auction house procedures
  • Art cataloging
  • Art handling

Specialties

    Art History, Business Management, Highly organised and detail oriented, Written and verbal communication

Spoken Languages

    English

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