Jan 2011 - Jan 2012 (1 year)
Oversaw art curation within three galleries of one of Western Canada’s largest museums, coordinating over 15,000 square feet of exhibition space. Assisted with the development and preparation of grant proposals, grant applications, department reports, general data collection for Board Committees, as well as recommending exhibition budgets.
Facilitated a wide range of public presentations including education sessions, hosting special events, and leading staff orientation and training for new exhibitions
Prepared and presented various forms of information for the public galleries, exhibits, marketing, and digital media. Independently secured and fostered ongoing collaborations with a wide selection of stakeholders including artists, cultural organizations, private sector donors etc. Collaborated with exhibition team to ensure success of exhibitions (e.g. design, shipping, programming, marketing )
Oct 2008 - Oct 2010 (2 years)
Lead project team that successfully planned, researched, organized and opened a complete new art gallery including the development of mission and mandate as well as the development of gallery infrastructure, construction, branding, marketing, and on-going operations. Curated and coordinated the premiere exhibition "Art in the Service of War, The Emergent Group of Seven" and organized the exhibition publication. Programmed subsequent temporary exhibitions. Negotiated all aspects of artwork loan agreements for temporary exhibitions including contract development, insurance, documentation, and logistics. Coordinated all aspects of production for various temporary exhibitions within Western Canada’s largest military museum including: exhibit creation, programming, scheduling, grants, publications staff and volunteer management, in alignment with museum mission and budget.
Aug 2005 - Sep 2009 (4 years 1 month)
Curated and managed most areas of oversight for the “Ancient Peru Unearthed: Golden Treasures of a Lost Civilization” exhibit with an project budget of over $500,000 within Nickle Museums at the University of Calgary; including content, media, marketing, budget, volunteers, merchandise, education, etc.
• Marketed the museum to campus staff, students and faculty
• Conducted research on Audience Development and Surveys
• Managed exhibition budgets
• Curated art exhibitions
• Facilitated educational programming and guest lectures for university classes
• Created community partnerships and events
National Sending Coordinator
Johannesburg, South Africa
Sep 2002 - Jan 2003 (4 months)
Listed as an example of international work experience
National Volunteer Coordinator
Johannesburg, South Africa
Jan 2000 - Sep 2002 (2 years 8 months)
Archaeology and Art
University of Calgary - Ghana West Africa
Jun 1998 - Aug 1998 (2 months)
Participant in this art and archaeology field school. Prepared a research report based on ethno-archaeology done in Kokofu village.