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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Multifaceted Director of Artist Spaces, Galleries, Exhibitions, Visual Arts Programs, strong focus on emerging and mid-career artists, grant writing, crisis manager, artist, arts advocate, ADA and community-based outreach project designer, mentor, and educator with over 15 years in Arts Administration.

  • Curatorial research, Exhibition design, and Production
  • Manager of Diversity and Special Needs, Inclusion Programs
  • Public Presentations, Video Editing, Word, Excel, Mac, and PC
  • Design of virtual galleries, websites, and Zoom Art Events
  • Social Media, Networking, Exhibition Statements and labels
  • Fundraising and Producing Special Events, Budgets, Grant Writing, QuickBooks
  • Board Development, Capital Campaigns, Team Building
Work History
Director and Curator, 03/2017 to Current
Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WI,
  • Curated culturally diverse studios and exhibitions program since 2017.
  • Developed and launched only New Jersey-based Space to Present and Create with ChaShaMa founder and director, Anita Durst.
  • Located real estate and public space resources, worked with local business owners, artists, schools, social services organizations, and politicians to cultivate arts and cultural community on NY/NJ Corridor.
  • Actively engaged with all stakeholders during events by tracking attendance, supervising volunteer staff, and welcoming guests.
  • Managed contracts between participating artists and ChaShaMa NYC.
Visual Arts Producer, 02/2009 to Current
SandvikGolconda, NV,
  • 2021 Jersey City Studio Tour, JCAST. Events Manager and Curator of the Studio Tour and Community Gallery, live, featuring over 200 Artist Studios, Exhibitions, Nimbus Dance Performances, covering all of Jersey City Arts, October. Jersey City Cultural Affairs. Jersey City, NJ.
  • 2021 Studio Montclair Inc., Curator, Women‘s History Month Exhibition, March, Womyn‘s Werq, an Old School Radical Lesbian Feminist Art Show, dedicated to Kate Millett. Montclair, NJ.
  • 2021 Institute of Museum and Library Services, IMLA, panelist, Inspire! Grants for Small Museums, is a special initiative of the Museums for America program designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans, Washington, D.C.
  • 2021 Guttenberg Arts, Space & Time Residency, selection committee, STAR provides artists with stipends to cover materials, travel, and access to a professionally equipped workspace for the visual arts including printmaking and ceramics. Guttenberg, NJ.
  • 2019-2021 Art Fair 14 C, New Jersey's only art fair, Advisory Board and selection panelist, Jersey City, NJ.
  • 2019 Middlesex County Arts and History Grants Panelist, providing annual funding for existing nonprofits or municipal agencies to deliver specific arts or history programming. New Brunswick, NJ.
Executive Director and Curator, 12/2018 to 03/2021
Monmouth MuseumCity, STATE,
  • Developed and managed grants including OceanFirst, Geraldine Dodge Foundation, and New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Impact 100 Jersey Shore, PPPL funding resulting in over $250,000 generated between 2020-2021.
  • Managed multiple committees and stabilized the museum by bringing on new board members, revamping bylaws, and bringing the 1970's building up to code.
  • Created and taught Arts Inclusion, AIMM, and Making Art Possible Programs, MAP.
  • Curated and designed Exhibitions bringing an international level of Art with a dedicated focus on diversity and inclusion.
Adjunct Professor, 01/2017 to 01/2020
University Of KentuckyCity, STATE,
  • Taught Canvas-based graduate and undergraduate courses online, via University of Kentucky Arts Administration, AAD520: The Arts and Artists in Society.
  • Communicated with students and fellow faculty via digital video correspondence and video in developing and grading arts administration related community-based projects papers and discussions.
Director of Exhibitions, 01/2014 to 01/2015
Art Center SarasotaCity, STATE,
  • Researched new project grants and secured Tourism Development Funding, resulting in $100,000 for art programs along with community outreach programs.
  • Curated and installed monthly art shows.
  • Oversaw special events and openings.
Board Member and Curator, 01/2008 to 03/2011
Gallery AferroCity, STATE,
  • Chaired 2008 O.M.G. Art Auction Fundraiser, raised $9,000.
  • Managed all volunteers, art installers, bartenders, general support staff, and security.
  • Selected and negotiated donations of art, food, and in-kind services from community-based restaurants and businesses.
  • Advisor & officer on the application for 501 C3 non-profit status.
  • Focused teams on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches at all levels with effective resource allocation and strategic planning.
Production Manager, 03/2007 to 03/2008
International Center Of PhotographyCity, STATE,
  • Managed design and execution of exhibitions, i.e., Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture Pilot Program Exhibition, prior to the space opening.
  • Oversaw framing, matting, storage and maintained all AAM standards and practices.
  • Rebuilt processes and procedures after a two-year absence of the Production Manager, hired and trained new staff.
  • Hands-on wall building, (re)design of galleries with architects and worked closely with design team for all vinyl graphics and layouts.
Director of Exhibitions and Special Projects, 12/2005 to 12/2007
Aljira, A Center For Contemporary ArtCity, STATE,
  • Developed and organized Young Curators Program, a pilot educational outreach and youth development initiative between Aljira and Newark Public Schools.
  • Worked with West Side High School's art teacher and students to provide instructional support and coordinated the resulting student-curated exhibition. The private grant provided $50,000 of unrestricted funding.
  • Facilitated Emerge 6, Creative Capital funded workshops, group exhibitions, designed and produced Darfur, the Lost Boys, Conjunction Arts, and all related public programs.
Producer of Collaborative Arts Projects, 01/2000 to 07/2005
Bronx Museum Of The ArtsCity, STATE,
  • Produced, fabricated, developed, solo exhibitions with selected artists as the Collaborative Arts Projects, CAP Artist Residency.
  • Reported and tracked funding requirements based on Nathan Cummings Foundation Grant requirements.
  • Oversaw board review of potential projects; conducted artist slide reviews and continued community research and development with selected artists.
  • Curators worked with: Lydia Yee, Eathon G. Hall Jr.
  • Artists worked with: Nikki S. Lee, Brett Cook Disney, Conjunction Arts, Elaine Tin Nyo, and Jeffrey Gibson.
Exhibition Technician / Assistant Registrar, 01/1996 to 01/2005
Guggenheim MuseumCity, STATE,
  • Freelance exhibitions projects.
  • Handled Ancient Chinese scrolls and Brazilian artifacts.
  • Built installations and art shows with Robert Rauschenberg, Matthew Barney and other renowned international artists.
  • Mount making and exhibitions logistics.
  • Verified paperwork accuracy and checked for completion prior to processing
Installations Coordinator, Chief Preparator, 01/1999 to 01/2000
  • Coordinated Exhibitions: Around 1984, Greater New York, Volume Bed of Sound, and the first Summer Warm-Up Party.
  • Worked alongside MoMA's lead conservationist to oversee the transportation and installation of selected works from the MoMA collection.
  • Curators worked with: Carolyn Christov Bakargiev, Alanna Heiss, and Klaus Biesenbach.
  • Artists worked with: Takashi Murakami, Christian Marclay, Dara Birnbaum, and William Kentridge.
Master of Arts Administration: Arts Administration, Expected in 03/2017 to University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
Bachelor of Arts: Fine Arts, Expected in 03/1991 to Kent State University - Kent, OH

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School Attended

  • University of Kentucky
  • Kent State University

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  • Director and Curator
  • Visual Arts Producer
  • Executive Director and Curator
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Director of Exhibitions
  • Board Member and Curator
  • Production Manager
  • Director of Exhibitions and Special Projects
  • Producer of Collaborative Arts Projects
  • Exhibition Technician / Assistant Registrar
  • Installations Coordinator, Chief Preparator


  • Master of Arts Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts

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