Resume

Work History

American Sign Museum – Cincinnati, Oh

Education Program SWOT Consultant (October – November 2019)

  • Conducted a Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat (SWOT) Analysis of the museum’s educational program
  • Designed a primary school educational program based on state standards
  • Developed recommendations for adult education and outreach programs


Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia – Jonesborough, TN

Exhibits Coordinator (November 2017 – August 2019)

  • Designed, fabricated, and installed exhibits in the Jonesborough/Washington County Museum, Christopher Taylor House, and Chuckey Depot Museum
  • Wrote and served as project manager on a NHPRC grant to digitize the Heritage Alliance archival photograph and negative collection
  • Designed and led educational programming at the Chuckey Depot Museum
  • Conducted guided tours for the general public, field trips, and special events
  • Conducted presentations on local history for civic groups and other organizations
  • Oversaw collections and archival organization, condition monitoring, and maintenance


Rocky Mount Historical Association (Rocky Mount State Historic Site) – Piney Flats, TN

Site Interpreter / Assistant Collections Manager (August 2017 – December 2018)

  • Conducted educational field trips and guided tours using first-person interpretation and period crafts
  • Managed the object and archival collection; including overall organization, condition monitoring and maintenance
  • Identified and facilitated necessary updates to exhibits and interpretive furnishings


Mordecai Historic Park (City of Raleigh) – Raleigh, NC

Museum Educator (October 2015 – August 2017)

  • Led guided tours and educational field trips
  • Monitored the condition of physical structures and collection
  • Served as a guest services representative in the site visitor’s center and gift shop
  • Represented the City of Raleigh Historic Resources and Museum Program for facility rentals and special events


Marbles Kids Museum – Raleigh, NC

Museum Host – Guest Experience Team (December 2015 – June 2017)

  • Served as a guest services representative for over 665,000 museum visitors a year
  • Engaged in hands-on education through play in museum galleries
  • Conducted educational programming in Science, Engineering, and History


A. Brothers Associates – Raleigh, NC

Exhibits Production Intern (September 2016 – May 2017)

  • Fabricated and installed museum exhibits for institutions in the Raleigh area
  • Fabricated one-off display components for museum exhibits
  • Designed and fabricated custom museum display systems and traveling exhibits
  • Produced complete exhibit components to client specifications


Mount Airy Museum of Regional History – Mount Airy, NC

Contract Museum Assistant (May - August 2015)

Volunteer (February 2010 - May 2013)

  • Fabricated and installed award winning permanent and changing exhibits at Mount Airy and other locations
  • Completed updates and maintenance on existing exhibits
  • Wrote a NC Humanities Council Grant to expand the Museum’s Children’s Gallery
  • Served as a guest services representative at the museum’s front desk and gift shop
  • Served as the Assistant Club Adviser (2012-2013) for the award-winning Jesse Franklin Pioneers Chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association


Raleigh Speedway History (http://www.RaleighSpeedway.org/)

Historian/Administrator/Speaker (January 2015 - Present)

  • Created an online digital archive on the history of the Raleigh Speedway (1952-1958)
  • Conducted presentations on the speedway for museums and other organizations
  • Digitized and compiled primary sources including pictures, magazine and newspaper articles, and personal recollections


Civil War Era NC (http://history.ncsu.edu/projects/cwnc/exhibits/show/stonemaninsurry)

Historian/Contributor (August - December 2014)

  • Digitized primary sources from various sources for an online archive, adhering to Dublin Core metadata standards using Omeka

Education

North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC (Class of 2015)

Bachelors of Science in History

Additional Skills

Historical

  • Primary Research
  • Document and Photo Digitization
  • Incorporating Diverse and Uncomfortable Histories
  • Costumed Interpretation
  • Living History Demonstrations
  • Social Media Educational Outreach


Technological

  • Past Perfect (PP5 Proficient)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Graphic Design
  • Technical Troubleshooting


Mechanical

  • Exhibit Fabrication
  • General Handiwork
  • Carpentry


References

References can be furnished upon request