MUSEUM, LIBRARY, AND ARCHIVE EXPERIENCE
Salem Athenaeum, Salem, MA
Part-Time Library and Membership Assistant 04/2022 - Present
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA
Part-Time Education Coordinator for School and Family Programs 09/2021 - 02/2022
- Partnered with participating schools to develop museum and classroom programming that meets K-12 Massachusetts Frameworks.
- Developed and lead object-based family-friendly programming, including gallery tours, art-making projects, and chapter book and toddler story time.
- Wrote essays for CAMConnects, a collection wide, digital outreach periodical.
Peabody Essex Museum, Phillips Library, Rowley, MA
Archival Intern 10/2021 - 12/2021
- Processed the family manuscript collection, The Towne Family Papers, 1648-1898.
- Created DACS compliant finding aid for collection.
- Assessed the collection for preservation concerns and research value.
- Performed basic preservation by rehousing fragile items in polyester l-sleeves, removed pins and other fasteners, and unfolded and flatted items.
- Conducted genealogical research.
Research and Curatorial Assistant 2019-2020
"The Art of Winold Reiss, An Immigrant Modernist" (July 1, 2022-October 10, 2022, Marilyn Kushner and Debra Bach)
- Conducted primary and secondary research utilizing library discovery systems, databases, and archives for exhibition catalogue essays and museum labels. Read, synthesized, and concisely summarized complex information for curators and other stakeholders. Translated German publications when necessary.
- Maintained TMS object importer spreadsheet, publication checklists, and loan checklist using Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.
- Met regularly with curators, contributors, and the Reiss family representative to finalize the exhibition object list, to gather rights and reproduction information, and to confirm the accuracy of information.
- Wrote rationales for loan letters and exhibition catalogue checklist.
- Created digital map of Reiss’s architectural projects, schools, residences, and other important sites for publication in exhibition catalogue.
Cotsen Children’s Library
Term Curatorial and Library Assistant 2019
"First Impressions: The Print Trade in Children’s Books" (October 4, 2019 - January 3, 2020)
- Responsible for all aspects of developing the exhibition, including selection of objects and object checklist, research and writing labels, design and arrangement, and promotion and advertising.
- Assisted curator in assessing condition and conservation needs for the Cotsen research collection of illustrated children’s books, manuscripts, original artwork, prints, and educational toys from the 15th century to the present.
- Performed copy cataloging for contemporary children’s books by importing existing OCLC records into Princeton’s Voyager system. Created original library records using MARC 21 for rare books, printed materials, and objects in the collection.
- Wrote and edited essays for the Cotsen Children’s Library Curatorial Blog featuring books and objects in the collection.
- Public-facing, customer service position that provided assistance to families, children, and scholarly researchers.
Volunteer Archivist, Africana Studies Spring 2019
- Cataloged departmental book and ephemera collection consisting of rare first editions and pamphlets from the Civil Rights Movement, Black Panther Party, and the SEEK Protests.
- Assessed collection and made recommendations for conservation and acquisition by the Queens College Library Archives and Special Collections.
Bookkeeper / Department Assistant, Education Department 1996 - 1998
- Responsible for generating working and developmental budgets; maintained all ledgers, receipts, accounts receivable/payable, and funding for the entire department through systematic bookkeeping and periodic fiscal reports.
- Worked closely with the Director, Assistant Director and Development in fund/donor history, tracking and recording.
- Provided general administrative support to the Assistant Director and program coordinators.
- Lectured for School Programs utilizing the “Visual Thinking Strategies Curriculum.”