A recent Colby College graduate (B.A. English and Art) interested in both design and art management, I am open to and enthusiastic about all opportunities.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, New Yoek, Marketing Coordinator
The Freer Gallery of Art and The Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, DC, US, Whistler Studies Intern
This position is annually offered to a Colby student. The Freer Gallery is part of the The Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies. The consortium is dedicated to the cultivation of original scholarship and critical analysis of James McNeill Whistler and his international endeavors. My job as the Whistler Studies intern includes cataloguing the Gallery's collection of prints by Whistler, compiling information on past exhibitions to present to funders, and working as the assistant to Lee Glazer, the Associate Curator of American Art at the museum. Currently, we have been working on programming and marketing surrounding an upcoming prints exhibit.
The Freer Gallery of Art and The Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, DC, US, Office of Development Intern
My work in the Development Office has mainly involved preparing for the Sackler Gallery's 25th Anniversary Gala. This has included researching and writing biographies of the attending guests, using our information database to search for museum contacts who might be interested in the Gala, and preparing invitations, save-the-dates, and thank you notes. Otherwise, I have also spent time compiling lists of organizations that could contribute to our emerging ImaginAsia program; an initiative dedicated to introduction of the arts to international refugees in America.
Art Department, Colby College, Waterville, ME, Research Assistant
For my junior and senior year in college, I was the research assistant for Michael Marlais, the Contemporary and Modern art historian at Colby College. My duties range from maintaining course websites, preparing powerpoint presentations, and researching artists and works for Marlais' lectures. Currently, we have been working on constructing his Spring 2012 syllabi such that students will be able to access reading materials exclusively online. This has including shifting through many periodicals and textbooks in search of the right chapters and articles to assign. I also maintain a couple of ongoing projects including uploading files to the College's image database, organizing and renaming image .jpegs, and communicating with students about upcoming deadlines and assignments.
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, US, Visitor Experience Intern
At the Portland Museum of Art, I worked under Sally Stuever in the Museum Store working on a variety of projects. I researched and wrote both retail proposals and biographical descriptions of the store's vendors. I worked with Excel to calculate and analyze 2012's projected sales by product category, as well as calculated the funds we were to have open to buy. Finally, I designed and chose merchandise for the upcoming Valentine's Day and Winslow Homer displays.
Christie's Auction House, New York, NY, US, Administrative Assistant
In the Porcelain Department of Christie's, I managed client interest for three sales: The Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection, The Peter Tillou Collection, and 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe. Other duties included, fulfilling client’s requests for photographs and condition reports. When not on deadline, I conducted research to successfully identify the heraldry of Chinese export armorial porcelain.
Colby College, Waterville, ME, US, Bachelors, English and Art