graduate assistant resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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I have my MA in 20th Century US History with a Public History Concentration and Museum Studies Certificate from Northern Illinois University.

Detail oriented with five years of data collection and academic research experience. Well-versed in assisting with object accessioning and care and executing projects with focus on accuracy and efficiency.

  • Museum best practices
  • Data acquisition
  • Event organization
  • Course materials creation
  • Administrative assistance
  • Data evaluation
  • Presentation development
  • Research support
  • Proficient in Past Perfect, Microsoft Office programs
  • Flexible
  • Organizational skills
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Time management
  • People skills
Graduate Assistant, 08/2019 - Current
Jefferson Health Camden County, NJ,
  • Worked as the Graduate Assistant at the Center for Burma Studies at NIU.
  • Worked as part of a team on an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) rehousing project.
  • Wrote a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for textile preservation and storage (submitted January 2021, results September 2021).
  • Accessioned objects into the Burma Art Collection by marking them with archival museum materials and cataloged new and existing acquisitions using Past Perfect museum software.
  • Prepared and edited grants, reports, presentations and articles using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Contributed to applied research projects in Burmese art and collections.
  • Educated undergraduate student volunteers and interns on museum best practices, object handling skills, and safety protocols.
  • Completed daily administrative tasks for the center's curator as directed.
Associate, 11/2016 - Current
Bsr Paris, TX,
  • Identified needs of customers promptly and efficiently.
  • Supported customer service goals and enhanced relations through friendly, knowledgeable and positive communication.
  • Answered incoming telephone calls to provide information about products, services, store hours, policies and promotions.
  • Retained product, service and company policy knowledge to serve as resource for both coworkers and customers.
  • Delivered fast, friendly and knowledgeable service for routine questions and service complaints.
  • Educated customers on special pricing opportunities and company offerings.
Curatorial Assistant, 01/2017 - 08/2019
Cedars Sinai California, MD,
  • Worked as a curatorial assistant at the Pick Museum of Anthropology.
  • Worked as a docent and gave tours on the current exhibitions to on-campus and off-campus groups.
  • Tracked attendance and greeted guests at all museum events.
  • Scheduled a variety of tours (standard, specialized) for visitors to fit their schedules and learning objectives.
  • Built custom storage mounts for museum objects from January 2017-May 2017; created 80 total mounts.
  • Co-curated the 2018 exhibition, "For the Love of Humans: A History of Dogs" which received an Award of Merit for Exhibits from the Illinois Association of Museums in November 2019.
  • Selected exhibition themes and designs while developing exhibit materials.
  • Worked as part of a team for exhibit installation and de-installation.
  • Assisted with clerical needs including answering telephone calls, performing database management and drafting correspondence.
  • Contributed to development, planning and completion of project initiatives.
  • Assisted in the creation of condition reports for objects within the collection and on loan.
  • Photographed objects as needed.
Dining Room Care Manager, 10/2013 - 10/2016
Brighton Gardens City, STATE,
  • Acted as liaison between kitchen staff and front of house to update staff on menu updates, special requests and allergy information.
  • Fielded complaints from residents and corrected issues with both front of house and kitchen staff.
  • Arranged proper seating facilities to promote rules and regulations concerning safety, fire and health concerns.
  • Adhered to and enforced health and safety standards regarding food preparation, serving and storage.
  • Became familiar with each resident's dietary needs and served specific meals to residents with special dietary needs.
  • Helped residents with special needs eat meals with kindness and patience.
  • Set over 12 tables before residents arrived to maintain efficiency of both meal services.
  • Reviewed records and assessed nutritional condition of at-risk residents by recognizing unplanned weight changes and other issues.
  • Collaborated extensively with interdisciplinary care team to meet nutritional needs of each resident.
Education and Training
Master of Arts: U.S. History With Public History Concentration, Expected in 05/2021
Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL
Status -
  • Summa cum laude graduate
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Phi Kappa Phi Member
  • Certificate in Museum Studies
Bachelor of Arts: History, Expected in 05/2018
Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL
Status -
  • Cum laude graduate
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Promising Curator Award 2018, Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU
  • Outstanding Woman Student Award 2018 Recipient, NIU
  • Student Engagement Fund Financial Aid Recipient for participation in Archaeological Field Work at Paleoindian Site Quebrada Jaguay, Peru, 2017
  • Museum Student of the Year 2017 Recipient, Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU
Associate of Arts: , Expected in 05/2016
Elgin Community College - Elgin, IL
Status -
  • Graduated with honors
  • The Karl Lehr Endowed History Transfer Scholarship Recipient, 2016
  • The Karl Lehr Endowed History Scholarship Recipient, 2015
  • Received a two year athletic full-ride scholarship to play softball, 2013-2015

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  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Elgin Community College

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