Training in museum collections care and management
Strong graphic design skills
Training in VTS, Multiple Intelligences, and other educational strategies
Advanced knowledge of Art History and both contemporary and classic artistic movements
Planning and implementing a department budget
Database creation and management
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong writing and research skills
Hands-on experience installing and de-installing exhibits
Designed and produced 3 exhibition catalogs for the Ellen Noël Art Museum: Russian Icons: Imperial Treasures, Spirit of the Mask, and Art & Fashion of the 1920's.
Spoke on two panels of emerging museum professionals at the annual Mountain Plains Museum Association Conference in 2015: The Importance of Volunteering and How did you get from There to Here?
Designed a line of museum store merchandise featuring the artwork of blind artist, George Mendoza for sale exclusively at the Ellen Noël Art Museum.
Served as Vice President of the Texas Tech Museum & Heritage Student Association in 2013. The position was in charge of planning group activities, overnight and day trips, community service projects and contacting professional development speakers for bimonthly meetings.
08/2014 to Current
Assistant RegistrarEllen Noël Art Museum - Odessa, TX
Maintaining the collections database on PastPerfect
Managing the museum's traveling shows: George Mendoza: Colors of the Wind and Ned Bosnick: 150 Texas Towns
Designing and formatting all gallery signage, marketing materials, and label text for exhibitions
Exhibition catalog design and production
General care and maintenance of the permanent collection including framing, cleaning, and storage, working with insurance companies for exhibitions, and planning and implementing a department budget
Managing financial files as well as daily bill paying in conjunction with an off-site accounting firm
Installation and de-installation of exhibits
01/2014 to 07/2014
Publications InternEllen Noël Art Museum - Odessa, TX
Design and fabrication of 66 page exhibition catalog; including contacting and working with photographers
Research and design for a 30th Anniversary Catalog; including oral interviews with former museum board members
Creating a permanent collections database with PastPerfect
Helping at museum openings and community events
Installation/deinstallation of shows.
08/2013 to 12/2013
Graduate Teaching AssistantThe Museum of Texas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas
Organizing study sessions for students
Reviewing test content and creating assignments
Grading student work
Leading classroom labs in various museum activities such as table padding, box and fitted foam design, label attachment, and condition reporting
01/2013 to 05/2013
Graduate Student AssistantThe Museum of Texas Tech University Art Department - Lubbock, Texas
Sending out artist copyright agreements
Taking inventory of incoming artwork
Creating condition reports for new and existing pieces
Working on the permanent collection database on File Maker Pro.
08/2012 to 12/2012
Graduate Student AssistantThe Museum of Texas Tech University Education Department - Lubbock, Texas
Planning art activities and curriculum for community events
Creating a budget and ordering supplies
Prepping, setting up, and working at community events with families and children.
12/2011 to 05/2012
Custom Frame Designer and Sales AssociateFrame-It Art Gallery - Midland, TX
Custom frame design
Art work sales
Store front design
05/2011 to 05/2012
Curatorial Internship Ellen Noel Art Museum University Blvd - Odessa, Texas
Condition Reporting art work
Creating and hanging exhibition label signs
Creating educational material for exhibitions,.
Installing and de-installing exhibitions
Preparing public mail outs
Preparing and serving food at exhibition openings
Teaching assistant at summer art camp
Bachelor of Arts: Art HistoryUniversity of Texas - Austin, Texas, USA
Master of Arts: Museum ScienceTexas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas, USA
Software: Adobe Creative Suite (In-Design, Photoshop, Final Cut), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Illustrator), File-Maker Pro, Past-Perfect, and Quickbooks
Languages: English (native speaker) and French (Reading and writing proficient)
Creating and managing a budget
Educational Training: VTS, Multiple Intelligences, and Constructivism