Steven Kramer Resume
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My name is Steven Kramer. I have recently graduated from Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada) where I gained my Masters in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. While the primary focus of my Masters is heavily concentrated around photography and photo-objects, the Collections Management portion of this degree insures graduates, like myself, gain experience and are educated in museum archival, catalog and registration practices. During the course of the two full year program at Ryerson I have interned at both the National Museum of Australia under the supervision of Head of Conservation: Vickie Humphrey, as well as at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto under the supervision of Photography Curators Maia Sutnik, Sophie Hackett and Collections Manager Liana Radvak.
I believe the skill sets and experiences acquired during both my time at Ryerson University and interning at the institutions mentioned, provide me with the very qualifications required to assist the needs of any Museum’s archives, collections management, photography department, or even design department.
Ryerson University. Toronto, ON, Canada September 2011 – August 2013
. Masters – Photographic Preservation and Collection Management
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC Graduated May 2010
. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography: Commercial Track
York County Museum, Rock Hill, SC January – May 2010
. Photo Database Intern – Digital Photo-Data Base Project: Digitally record and archive photos, negatives, and slides for archival use and Museum’s 40th year anniversary.
Habitat for Humanity: ReStore, Columbia, SC August 2010 – August 2011
. Web-Content and Multimedia Manager: Manage ReStore Website, Facebook page, Flickr account, photographed special events and builds (CSCrestore.org). Skills used: Digital Photography, Photoshop CS5, Joomlaa Management System
National Museum of Australian, Canberra, Australia May 2012 – July 2012
. Conservation Intern: Condition report, catalog and digitize multiple photographic objects, including an entire photo-album for the Museum’s “1913” exhibition. Wrote proposal for new housing methods, environment, and digitization techniques for the Museum’s glass plate and lantern slide collection.
– Database cataloging (Emu, formally Opal)
– Archival box building and design
– Intro into various conservation techniques and practices
– Exhibition de-installment and cataloging
– Pest and hazard inspection
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON August 2012 – July 2013
. Prints and Drawings Intern: Catalog numerous photographs and photo-objects into the Museum’s 2012 TMS database all while adhering to RAD standards. Assist in photographic object handling and retrieval from Museum’s vault for special viewings and acquisition purposes. Catalog three photographic albums for Museum’s electronic database as well as for personal thesis project. Assist in reorganizing and alphabetizing the curatorial staff’s photographer artist files.
Miami United Football Club, Miami, FL February 2013 – Present
. Graphic Artist, Web Content & Social Media Manager: Create web based and promotional graphic art work/designs for Club’s website, social media outlets, and apparel. (Photoshop CS5). Maintain, design and update Club’s website with game results, promotions and events using Wordpress. (miamiunitedsoccer.com)
- TMS, Photoshop, Microsoft Office
- Archival Management, Condition Reporting, Digital Photography, Photo Preservation