Experienced museum professional with a broad background in exhibitions, collections, and public programs. Collegial, team-oriented manager with a commitment to building and motivating high performance teams.
Recently served as Project Administrator for the $130 million dollar expansion project and participated in it's design, implementation, and completion.
Responsible for managing a highly active department of 16 staff that covers registration, collection information (both in-house and web-based), installation, photography, rights and reproduction. Accountable for over 30,000 works of art in the collection as well as high value major exhibitions. Oversees daily department activities and also serves a major role in exhibition planning, implementation, and installation. Works cross-departmentally with Curatorial, Conservation, Design, Operations,and Education to insure that collection and exhibition details and requirements are communicated and institutional goals are met.
Served on the Project Team during the construction of the Museum's new $130 million East Building. Responsible for attending weekly Owner, Architect, Contractor meetings on the construction site, providing input into the design and construction of the new facility, overseeing the protection of the existing building and the collections during construction, and communicating weekly project updates/notifications to staff.
Review applications and provide recommendations on awarding U.S. Federal Indemnity to museum exhibition programs. Three year term.
Hired to establish and lead the Museum's first Exhibitions Department. Planned, and supervising all aspects of the museum's exhibition program including scheduling, implementation, and budgetary oversight. Successfully managed the museum's exhibitions program by working museum-wide to create procedures, coordinate resources and establish teams to bring projects to completion.
Responsible for all arrangements for outgoing loans from the Museum's Permanent Collection including loan agreements, insurance, packing, shipping, and installation. Also handled registration duties for selected major exhibitions as well as all shows for contemporary, textile, and works on paper exhibitions spaces. Worked with Curatorial, Conservation, Operations, Design, and Education to insure object information was properly communicated and all requirements met. Served as department head in the absence of the Registrar.
Responsible for managing visitor orientation programs and services for an outdoor living history museum including daily operations of the Visitor Center, Museum Shop, and exhibits. Accountable for tracking visitation, ticket and shop sales and also coordinating vendors and volunteers for special event programs (Maryland Day Celebration, Holiday Fair).
Hired to complete research and create documentary resources for an 18th century historic house museum. Conducted research on the history of the plantation and it's inhabitants from the late 17th century through the Civil War. Created reference materials and resources for use in educational and interpretive programs. Served on the Master Plan Committee and the Education Committee.
Responsibilities included historical research for exhibitions and educational publications, planning and giving museum tours, assisting researchers, negotiating with potential donors of books, manuscripts, or artifacts, overseeing library volunteers, and producing the monthly newsletter. Also established the cataloging system for the museum's in-house reference collection.
Jointly-sponsored program combining history coursework leading to the M.A. degree with archival training at the College and the Foundation. The program covered storage of materials (historical documents, books, photographs), exhibition display, cataloging, indexing, records management, and providing assistance to researchers.
Internship for college credit arranged through St. Mary's College of Maryland. Duties included conducting historical research related to archaeological sites and an introduction to archaeological methodologies (site surveys, documenting artifacts, site mapping).
Completed all course work for an M.A. degree in History
Emphasis on Colonial America
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