director art department chair professor of art resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Expected in 2006 to to Master of Fine Arts | Fine Arts Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX GPA:
Expected in 2004 to to Bachelor of Fine Arts | Printmaking Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX GPA:
Expected in 1999 to to High School Diploma | Rider High School, Wichita Falls, TX GPA:
Expected in 1992 to to Certificate of Completion | Drawing European Academy of Fine Art, Trier, Germany, GPA:
Professional Experience
04/2006 to Current Director, Art Department Chair, Professor of Art Metropolitan State University Of Denver | Denver, CO,
  • Sixteen years experience supporting academic initiatives and operations.
  • Sixteen years experience providing support to faculty, staff and students.
  • Perceptive educator with solid record of accomplishment in attaining and surpassing institutional and course targets during sixteen-year career.
  • Has written, assessed, developed, documented and taught (10) undergraduate courses, to include preparation and updating of all necessary teaching materials.
  • Analyzed data on student retention, completion, employment and success on national certification exam and achieved shining job-placement ratio of 90% upon graduation.
  • Outstanding project manager and mentor with experience leveraging logistics management expertise and organizational skills to facilitate operations and inter-departmental management of shared goals.
  • Coordinates and manages regular departmental staff meetings and progress reviews to ensure professional goals and departmental needs are being met.
  • Conducts departmental faculty performance reviews to ensure excellence of instruction and implementation of student support initiatives.
  • Conducts classroom observations.
  • Regularly creates, assesses and revises course curriculum for 10 courses over sixteen year career as college educator and administrator.
  • Has worked within deadline-intensive environment, ensuring accurate and on-time completion of all projects.
  • Has assisted Senior Staff and Academic Team of Department Chairs with short and long-term academic goals.
  • Ensured compliance with academic policies, standards and procedures.
  • Worked to resolve problems impacting student enrollment and retention for sixteen years as educator and administrator.
  • Worked to resolve conflicts between students and faculty for sixteen years as educator, advisor and administrator.
  • Used variety of learning strategies, teaching styles and support materials to facilitate learning and promote goal-oriented outcomes.
  • TARS (Trimester Assessment Reports) indicate that on average, and out of selection of approximately 160 students per trimester, I have achieved 90% or better on course content completion and retention.
  • Encourages class discussions by turning discussions into lessons, actively soliciting input, asking open-ended questions and using techniques to track student participation.
  • Shifted between informal and formal methods of teaching to create multi-layered web of learning incorporating experiments, practical activities, discussions and projects into lessons.
  • Collaborated with faculty to achieve program initiatives and improvements.
  • Conducted on-going program assessment, enrollment and retention tracking.
  • Offered career assistance to students by conducting mock interviews, providing relevant job opportunities and teaching networking skills and strategies.
  • Helped to create and promote engaging and diverse program for campus life that reflects student population.
  • Developed and implemented grants for program funding.
  • Graded quizzes, tests, homework and projects to provide students with timely academic progress information and feedback.
  • Evaluated and supervised student activities and performance levels to provide mid-semester reports on academic progress.
  • Applied innovative teaching methods to encourage student learning objectives.
  • Built strong rapport with students through class discussions and academic advisement.
  • Created materials and exercises to illustrate application of course concepts.
  • Conducted engaging in-class discussions to facilitate learning and encourage participation.
  • Created excitement and enthusiasm in classroom by delivering engaging subject matter.
  • Led and prepared in-person and online lectures for Art History and Art Appreciation classes.
  • Taught diverse student population by employing various learning styles and abilities.
  • Assisted and identified at-risk students to eliminate student barriers to learning.
  • Created syllabus and instructional plans for each class session in accord with stated course objectives.
  • Created positive and safe learning environment for students by setting and enforcing classroom code of conduct.
  • Reviewed program materials and coordinated updates to keep department materials relevant and accurate.
  • Incorporated instructional technologies and created appropriate and engaging lessons for both classroom and distance learning applications.
  • Motivational leader keeping course content relevant and engaging for Presentation and Concept Drawing, Drawing I, Drawing II, Design I, Design II, Perspective Drawing, Fashion Sketching, Art Appreciation, and Art History
  • Developed semester outlines and instructional plans for each class session to comply with stated course objectives.
  • Have experience with using multiple grade book management platforms (Jupiter, Blackbaud, Campus Café, and Excel).
01/2004 to 01/2007 University and Museum Art Gallery Assistant UNT Artspace FW University Of North Texas | City, STATE,
  • Informed visitors of exhibit features and highlights to promote enriching gallery experiences.
  • Addressed visitor service issues and resolved each situation to enable optimum outcome for visitor and gallery.
  • Tracked over 50 gallery artworks and recorded sold and removed items to maintain accurate physical and financial inventory.
  • Maintained safety and accuracy of shipments of works of art and curated collections.
  • Maintained detailed artwork descriptions and artist biographies in central database to facilitate accurate delivery of information to visitors.
  • Assisted marketing team with creation and posting of website and social media content to promote gallery to current and potential customers.
  • Assisted Gallery Manager with scheduling and hanging of exhibitions.
09/1994 to 08/1997 Submarine Quartermaster Texas Christian University | City, STATE,
  • Honorable Discharge. Ensured safe navigation of submarine through friendly and hostile territories during times of peace and times of conflict.
  • Updated logs, calculated rising and setting of moon and sun, coordinated documents and wrote detailed reports on daily basis.
  • Plotted and corrected charts and publications.
  • Managed bridge watch duties to look for different types of threats and adverse conditions.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to problems.
  • Improved operations through consistent hard work and dedication.
  • Learned new skills and applied to daily tasks to improve efficiency and productivity
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to problems
  • Grade Recording and End-of-Trimester Assessment (TARS) Reports
  • Team Building
  • Educational and Faculty Support
  • 16 years Teaching Experience in 10 Subjects (Art Appreciation, Art History, Design I, Design II, Drawing I, Drawing II, Perspective Drawing, Presentation Drawing for Interior Design, and Fashion Sketching)
  • Professional Organizations such as CAA (College Art Association), TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators) and Fashion Group International
  • Group Project Management
  • Field Research and Professional Development
  • Documentation and Record keeping
  • Common Core Learning Standards
  • Innovative Teaching Methods
  • Classroom and Online Lecturing
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Student Data Analysis
  • Test Writing and Proctoring
  • Individualized Lesson Plans
  • Typing (60 wpm)
  • Software: Experienced with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint) and Adobe Suite Applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, and In-Design)
  • Accreditation Standards
  • Public Speaking and Presenting
  • Academic Publications
  • Community Involvement through Charitable Contributions for DIFFA, Children’s Advocacy, and Fort Worth Exhibition Advisory Panel
  • Student Rapport-Building
  • Course Material Preparation
  • Writing Exams
  • Implementing Class Work Submission Procedures
  • Course Materials Development
  • In-Person and Virtual Classroom Management
  • Facility Operations and Management
  • Marketing via Email, Call, and Teams Campaigns
  • Creating Customized Learning Plans
  • Individual and Small Group Instruction
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication
  • Cultural Awareness and Campus Life and Activity Support
  • Experience with the Jupiter Grade Book Management System
  • Experience with the Blackbaud Grade Book Management System
  • Experience with the Campus Cafe Book Management System
  • Experience with using Microsoft Excel to manage grades
  • Student Recruitment Initiatives
  • Undergraduate Course Instruction
  • Academic Advisement
  • Grant Writing
  • Created Recorded Lectures
  • Curriculum Assessment and Development
  • Adapting Curriculum and Teaching Styles to Student's Learning Styles
  • Constructive Feedback Critiques
  • Group Discussions
  • Recommending Books and Materials
  • Individualized Support
  • Classroom and Online Teaching via Teams
  • Targeted and Large Scale Student Outreach Initiatives
  • Individual Conflict Resolution
  • Student Retention Initiatives
  • Learning Outcomes Reporting
  • Grant Applications
  • Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Learning Outcome Alignment
  • Encouragement and Motivational Strategies
  • Faculty Meetings
  • Interactive, Multi-Platform Learning
  • Lesson Planning
  • Creative Workshops
  • Studio Demonstrations
  • Extracurricular Events and Activities
  • Facilitate and Participation in Graduation Ceremonies

Over the last 16 years of teaching at the college level, I have created an accredited Art Program from the ground up. I have written and taught curriculum for ten different Undergraduate courses. This includes the creation and assessment of approximately eight Assignments per course, Content Quizzes, Exams and Group Projects as appropriate for each course.

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School Attended

  • Texas Christian University
  • Midwestern State University
  • Rider High School
  • European Academy of Fine Art

Job Titles Held:

  • Director, Art Department Chair, Professor of Art
  • University and Museum Art Gallery Assistant
  • Submarine Quartermaster


  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • High School Diploma
  • Certificate of Completion

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