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2007 - present
Spencer Museum of Art (University of Kansas), Lawrence, KS           
Project Coordinator/Administration
Coordinate logistics of museum-wide projects:
•    Synchronize individual aspects of exhibitions, including content, programming, graphics, etc.
•    Co-create new system for the museum’s digital information management
•    Maintain the museum archive
•    Coordinate job searches and hiring
•    Manage general office duties including payroll, ordering supplies and answering phones.

Project Coordinator, IMLS: Engaging Communities grant
Coordinated ideas and activities which used diverse learning styles and new technology to explore the museum and its collection and expand its audience:
•    Co-taught C&T360 Knowing and Learning with Professors Phil McKnight and Steve Case
•    Designed, organized and co-led “Using the Art Museum to Teach” workshops for non-art pre-service teachers
•    Coordinated the development and creation of a Second Life Island for the museum
•    Curated an installation of museum objects to spark discussion on the Second Life project
•    Organized, promoted and facilitated Second Life trainings for KU faculty, staff and the public
•    Wrote, filmed and edited a tour of the Spencer’s Second Life Island for YouTube

Youth & Family Outreach Coordinator
Administered children’s classes for 5-14 year olds, supervising university students as teachers and volunteers and managing registration and promotion:
•    Conceptualized and implemented a teacher-training program
•    Researched information and ideas for grant funding for the position
•    Properly managed children’s program, including confidential information
Collaborated with area school teachers and youth organizations on various projects:
•    Co-coordinated an 8th-grade podcast museum tour
•    Designed and taught art projects for a junior high afterschool program

South Central Unity Church Association
Next Generation of Unity Consultant
Designed and implemented a new position to focus on 18-35 year olds within the 13-state region, organizing and increasing participation. In this position:
•    Coordinated young adult retreats
•    Researched status of young adult ministries in the region
•    Networked ministries, ministers and interested individuals
•    Maintained program budget

Wellsville Public Schools, Wellsville, KS               
Art Teacher, K-12
Taught, mentored and supervised 7 classes, grades 6-12 and 18 classes, K-5, including creating and implementing curriculum. In this position:
•    Developed lessons based on museum visits and guest artists
•    Collaborated with school and community to produce student-created shows and public art
•    Coordinated and hosted an Art Tournament attended by 8 regional schools
•    Instituted an art club which grew approximately 200% in 3 years

Sangre de Cristo Chronicle, Angel Fire, NM
Authored and proofread numerous articles on education, government, sports and people; photographed people and events.

Spring 1999   
Salina South Middle School, Salina, KS
Long-term Substitute Art Teacher
Directed and supervised five classes of 7th & 8th grade students; created and taught a range of art projects

Fall 2010 – present
M.A. program, Art History
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Fall 1999 - Summer 2002 
17 graduate credits
Kansas State University, Ottawa University, Fort Hays State University

Dec. 1998       
B.S., K-12 Art Education
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Kansas Teaching Certification (K-12 Art)

Spring 1997       
Exchange Program, Concentration in Sculpture
Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich England

A D D I T I O N A L   Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
•    Board member, Lawrence Corporation for the Advancement of the Visual Arts (The Lawrence Percolator),
•    Kansas Certified Art Teacher, K-12
•    Marathon fundraiser participant for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2009
•    Mentor, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Lawrence, KS, 2003-2005
•    New Mexico Press Awards: 1st place in General News Photo, 2001; 1st place in Columns, Sports Writing and Investigative Journalism (a joint effort with another reporter), 2000

E X H I B I T I O N S   O F   M Y   W O R K S
Summer 2008  
Prima Tazza Cafe, Lawrence, KS

Spring 2008       
Z’s Divine Espresso, Lawrence, KS

Fall 2007       
Red Balloon To-Do, Lawrence, KS

Fall 2007       
Kansas Public Radio Listener Art Show, juried, Lawrence, KS

E X H I B I T I O N S / C U R A T O R I A L  E X P E R I E N C E
2009  Alternate Realities, Spencer Museum of Art

Jessica Johnson Webb,
Mar 29, 2010, 4:06 PM