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Having recently returned from teaching art at an international school for two years, I am looking for a job that would allow me to interact with the art world in a more active role. My experiences up to this point have given me excellent problem-solving skills and a flexible, laid-back outlook on life. I am fascinated by Medieval art; much of my whimsical work features calligraphy and is modeled on illuminated manuscripts.
Transferable Skills - Extremely adaptable and quick to learn new skills. - Communicative, cooperative and persistent. - Creative problem-solving skills, self-motivation, and attention to detail refined by work experiences in teaching and art; also responsible and patient. - Able to communicate clearly and concisely in writing. - Languages: English and Russian, some Spanish, bits of other Romance and Slavic languages. - Basic computer skills: typing, Word, Excel, AppleWorks, Adobe Photoshop, Power Point, basic internet skills. - Application of artistic skills: understanding how things fit together and relate to each other physically and visually. Education Currently pursuing a PhD in Medieval Art History at Florida State University. 2007-2009 Master of Arts, Medieval Art History, Florid State University 2000–2004 Bachelor of Arts, Russian Language and Studio Art, St. Olaf College - St. Petersburg State University Language School, Council on International Educational Exchange. One semester; living with Russian family; all courses were in Russian. - Manhattan Art Interim: one month interviewing artists and professionals in art fields, visiting galleries and museums, with an emphasis on modern art. Employment 2004–2006 Teacher, Christian International School of Prague, Czech Republic. - Teaching: art to students in grades K-12, English and social studies to middle school students, and history to high school students; substituting for other subjects as necessary. Leading school excursions to historical sites and museums. - Acting school librarian: cataloguing, organizing and shelving books. - Administrative tasks: running miscellaneous school errands, creating informational flyers, and doing a variety of office work as necessary. - Club sponsor: Taught swing and ballroom dance for middle and high school students. 2004 – 2005 (summers) Translator. Voluntary Intern National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Translating art catalogues, artist biographies and miscellaneous sources from Russian to English as part of a project for the International Partnerships Among Museums Program. 2000 – 2004 Seamstress, St. Olaf College Assembling, fitting and altering garments for the college international dance company. Creating and altering new patterns as needed. 2002 – 2004 Tutor, Russian department & Academic Support Center, St. Olaf College. Tutoring students as needed, grading papers for beginning classes. 2002 Updated and maintained the St. Olaf College Russian department’s website. Summer 2003 Creative Arts Specialist, Lutheran Ranches of the Rockies. Creating and supervising artistic activities for campers.
Florida State University St. Olaf College, MN