Enthusiastic, results-oriented leader with 10 years of museum experience. Self-starter with excellent communication skills, project management experience, and demonstrated ability to perform resourcefully.
Software: Advanced use of PC/Mac Microsoft Office suite : Access/ Excel/ Info Path/ Outlook/ PowerPoint/ Project Manager/ Publisher/ SharePoint/ Visio/ Word. Adobe Creative suite: Illustrator/ InDesign/ Photoshop.
Database: Mcat 4D/ DonorPerfect/ Filemaker Pro/ Re:Discovery/ Past Perfect/ TMS/ Argus/ EmbARK/ Cognos/ SDM Toolbox/ EPIC/ Minitab; pilot use of KEmu.
Collections: Condition reporting, packing and crating, records reconciliation, object handling, inventory control, creating forms: loans, exhibition contracts, negotiations, fine arts insurance, receipts, collections policy, accessioning procedures, special object care/handling/exhibition instructions. Advanced knowledge and certification in Disaster Preparedness and Risk Assessment.
MA Museum Studies, Collections Management. John F. Kennedy University.
BA History of Art and Architecture, with Honors. University of California, Santa Barbara.
Marketing Consultant, Ecolab through Kelly Services. St Paul, MN May 2007 - Present
•Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project Manager responsible for building and leading cross-functional teams through 6-9 month projects implementing DMAIC processes
•Database management including large-scale merges and migration amongst various platforms
•International tradeshow coordinator, to include print and web advertising, social media marketing
•Special project lead within Marketing department to launch initiatives which inspire and inform
Registrar and Librarian, Hiller Aviation Institute and Museum. San Carlos, CA March 2006 - Dec. 2006
•Oversee the Registration department: manage the permanent, loan and education collections, off-site storage, and exhibition space of 75,000 sq ft
•Manage the research library including a rigorous accession and hosting schedule
•Develop and implement two department budgets
•Manage a staff of eleven; supervise student interns
Collections Associate, Magnes Museum. Berkeley, CA October 2004 - Dec. 2006
•IMLS-funded Collections Access Project Assistant to complete in-depth inventories for a >1M objects collection move which included barcoding, rehousing and restoration coordination
•Condition reporting of permanent collection, exhibitions, and loans
•Project Manager for the evaluation and relocation of ~1,500 boxes of unaccessioned items from off-site storage
•Create exhibit labels and conduct provenance research for Curatorial department
Foundation Grant Writer- Intern, International Museum of Women. San Francisco, CA April 2004 - Sept. 2004
•Research potential foundation prospects, develop and implement submission strategies
•Craft proposals, letters of intent, and sponsorship requests
•Create budgets for project support
•Serve as liaison with donors and initiate diverse audiences at community outreach
Curator, University of California Women’s Art Gallery. Santa Barbara, CA May 2001 - August 2003
•Conceive and conduct quarterly and permanent exhibitions
•Create press materials, exhibition catalogs, print/broadcast advertising, and update web-based markets
•Collaborate with internal and external organizations to design and implement new public programs
•Recruit, train, and supervise a staff of five
•American Sign Language. Taught small group immersion courses, UC Berkeley Adult Education. 2004.
•French language and culture. UC Berkeley language abroad program Paris, France. 2001.