12 years of experience in the museum industry, coordinating and installing quality exhibition installations that were consistently recognized for performance, attractiveness, and excellence.
Goal oriented, detailed, and organized. Ready to meet deadlines & set priorities.
Microsoft Outlook 360 - Mac - Google Sketchup - Adobe CC / Trello / Google - Wordpress - Excel & Sharepoint - Embark Gallery Systems
2021-Current, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Arkansas Arts Center - Head Preparator
2015-2019, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Coordination and execution of handling, packing, framing, and installation of permanent collection and visiting exhibition artworks.
Designed and produced exhibition casework, internal furniture and specialized mounts.
Assisted the exhibition designers in coordinating layout, security, and contractors.
Balanced item protections with aesthetic standards while preparing artifacts for exhibition.
Evaluated objects to identify repair requirements and optimally avoiding financial or cultural losses.
Identified conservation issues of each piece and produced museum-wide plans to protect all works.
Developed team communications and information for departmental meetings.
Assisted chief curator with the departmental budget and delegation of tasks to an assistant preparator.
Arkansas Arts Center - Curatorial Assistant & Preparator
Coordination and execution of museum exhibitions and quality assessments in collaboration with respective staff according to American Alliance of Museums standards.
Served as registrar for loaned and permanent collection installations coordinating exhibition asset lists, crate lists, installation instructions, marketing, and development information.
Coordinated exhibition facility safety needs and loan contract obligations.
Maintained a web-based collection database in coordination with IT consultants and curators.
Traveled domestically and internationally to other institutions and private collectors for delivery/retrieval of artwork.
Processed in large-batch client data including digital images, emails, invoices, and batch-collection of payments in accordance with PCI compliance laws.
Corresponded with lenders regarding loans, acquisitions, catalog/brochure preparation.
Worked hands-on with artists, designers, conservators, and curators from lending institutions.
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Standardized Patient Teaching Associate
Encouraged a dynamic and pleasant educational environment through both gentle discipline and group engagement.
Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce targeted professional communication skills.
Supported standardized student learning objectives through personalized group guided communication and assessing comprehension in preparation for exams.
The Burning Man Project
Burning Man Project Volunteer role within Burning Man Project to act as an ambassador for the Burning Man Regional Network to Arkansas. The role includes updating web pages, Administration of an announcement list, and assisting the Burning Man organization with inquiries about having a local event. A regional contact acts as a liaison between an official local Burning Man event and the Project.
University of Arkansas At Little Rock Little Rock 2008
Bachelor of Studio Art - Painting And Photography
Arkansas Arts Center 2013-2018
Fine Woodworking Courses
Mount Making Design and Construction / Campbell Center
Constructing Affordable Storage Mounts and Supports / International Preservation Studies Center
Disaster Preparedness and Response for Collections Along the Delta / U.S. National Park Service
Care and Identification of Photographs / Gawain Weaver Art Conservation
Gift in Honor of Alex Moomey to the Arkansas Arts Center -Curtis Finch
Gift in Honor of Alex Moomey to the Arkansas Arts Center -Lee B. Davis
Two Gifts in Honor of the A.A.C. Staff 2015 & 2018 -Jeane Hamilton
Gift in Honor of the A.A.C. Staff 2017 -Del Boyette
Past Professional Clientele
The Smithsonian Institution & Jim Henson Legacy 2007
The Andy Warhol Museum 2008
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2009
Aperture Foundation 2011
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton Massachusetts 2012
American Federation of Arts 2013
English Heritage 2013
National Portrait Gallery 2013
ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance 2014
Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16
Enamel Arts Foundation 2016
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2017
Modernism Inc, San Francisco 2018