Seeking employment where I can successfully use my effective communication skills, careful attention to detail and knowledge of contemporary Art, Artists and Artist Materials in a challenging, rewarding and creative environment.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT & HOUSE MANAGER, 01/2002
to 01/2014 New York City
Managed a five story private townhouse with sizable Private Art Collection on Park Avenue in New York City; acted as a Personal Assistant to the residing family.
Job required the ability to anticipate and carry out a wide variety of needs for both the home & family while always keeping their privacy and confidentiality in mind.
Maintained care of my employer's valuables, most importantly a substantial collection of contemporary works of art including paintings, drawings and sculpture.
Tending the art collection was an essential part of this employment which necessitated a knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art and design; including proper maintenance, care, lighting & placement.
Coordinated, supervised and participated in implementing external household services such as: Landscaping procedures, Contractors (electrical, plumbing, construction & painting,) Phone, Cable & Media Systems, and basic Security planning.
Provided a wide variety of personal services such as: Medication Management (ordering, delivering & monitoring,) Banking and Shopping (assuring that supplies are well stocked,) running Personal Errands, Decorative Floral Arranging (6-8 different fresh flower displays each week,) Light housekeeping and upkeep of ground floor professional offices; assisting with travel arrangements and preparations, Dog walking and general pet care and light Childcare for the adolescents living in the home.
WAITER, SERVER, FOOD RUNNER and EXPEDITER.
ARTIST'S ASSISTANT, 01/1999
to 01/2002 Paula's Restaurant – New York City
Effectively performed tasks of the Runner/Expediter and filled in wherever needed (in kitchen, on floor & behind bar.) COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN 19XX-XXXX Sitka, Alaska Worked aboard a 51 foot commercial fishing vessel and performed all essential tasks required in trolling for salmon and long-lining for halibut off shore in Southeast Alaska.
Duties: Running hydraulic troll gear Cleaning and icing fish Cutting bait for long-lines and polishing spoon lures for trolling Cleaning boat decks, bulwarks, fishing pit and landing pad Readied boat for mooring and secured lines to dock Cleaned, scraped & painted boat hull on dry dock Carl Plansky and Williamsburg Art Materials.
to 01/1996 New York City
while also taking art classes at SVU & Parsons.) Duties: Manufactured, packed, shipped and sold art supplies for renowned contemporary painter, Carl Plansky of Williamsburg Art Materials.
Assisting in curating both of Plansky's one-person shows at 55 Mercer Gallery.
Chose, packed, trucked, carried, arranged, hung and lit original oil paintings.
Worked in Plansky's private artist's studio:stretched canvases, cleaned brushes and assisted in all aspects of studio maintenance.
10/17/14 Hi Mort, Here is a very rough draft of the start of your resume.
I thought it might be easiest to be on the phone together revising with this in both our hands.
Also, this gives you a chance to fill in whatever I have left out and correct what I've gotten wrong.
I can easily change anything you want in this resume.
I have discovered that people put all kinds of things on their resume these days, including travel, special skills or accomplishments (like building your own furniture!) Personally, I'd like your resume to come as close as possible to expressing your myriad talents and unique intelligence, so adding these things might help to better represent you.
I apologize for my short term memory issues which cause me to forget just about everything, including return phone calls. I hope you are well; I'd love to plan a weekend there soon (obviously only if and when it is good for you!) Okie dokie then Mort; call me when you've had a chance to look this over and are ready to discuss it.
I love you,