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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Objective:   Seek the Position of Senior Curator to Acquire and Preserve Important Documents and Other Valuable Items for Permanent Storage or Display in a Major Museum.

SUMMARY:
A highly experienced, enthusiastic and result oriented Curator with a track record in directing the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections, including negotiating and authorizing the purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections; proven ability in authenticating, evaluating, and categorizing the specimens in a collection, as well as overseeing and helping to conduct institution's research projects and related educational programs.
  • Over Twelve years of result-filled record keeping experience.
  • Deep knowledge of professional archaeological principles, materials, methods and practices.
  • Remarkable knowledge of museum practices and methods, including the proper methods of storing and processing a variety of specimens and the general care of properties in an archaeological museum.
  • In-depth knowledge of accessioning, cataloging and indexing.
  • Expertise in museum exhibitions methods and practices, including the proper method of developing planning and implementing museum exhibits.
  • Sound knowledge of management and supervisory practices necessary for the operation of a museum.
  • Deep knowledge of budget preparation and bookkeeping.
  • Uncommon ability to perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others.
  • Unmatchable ability to install and design exhibits.
  • Proficiency at developing exhibit-related educational programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Remarkable ability to present an archaeological museum as a scientific, educational and civic asset to the community.
Professional Experience

Minneapolis Museum, Minneapolis, MN             2000 - Present
Curator
  • Supervise the accessioning, cataloging, indexing and storing of archaeological specimens.
  • Oversee the development and coordination of guided museum tours for adults and schools and educational programs, lectures and workshops.
  • Secure financial support for museum events and daily operations.
  • Develop and implement publicity and marketing strategies for the museum.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of an automated inventory system for the museum's collections.
  • Provide technical information to other professionals about the Pueblo Grande ruins.
  • Supervise the design and preparation of museum exhibits and displays.
  • Supervise the museum volunteer program.
  • Prepare budgets, written reports and forms related to museum operations.
  • Perform bookkeeping functions for museum operations.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
Minneapolis Museum, Minneapolis, MN             1995 - 2000
Assistant Curator
  • Responsible for the general care and maintenance of the living collection, habitats and exhibits.
  • Coordinated the accessioning and de-accessioning of specimens.
  • Coordinated the development of concepts for displays and exhibits including research and development into novel species and their husbandry needs.
  • Coordinated the design and renovation of exhibits.
  • Participated in Academy committees and work groups as needed.
  • Presented programs to the general public and in professional meetings.
  • Conducted general tours of the Museum and support spaces as scheduled.
  • Answered questions from the general public in a professional manner.
  • Interacted with the visiting and general public through a variety of means.
  • Participated in Museum planning processes.
  • Participated in media and public relations events as assigned.
  • Assumed the duties of the Curator during absences.
Minneapolis Museum, Minneapolis, MN              1993 - 1995
Graduate Internship Program
  • Arranged and described Ford Motor Company Accession 23, the Henry Ford General Personal records series.
  • Prepared Historic Structure Reports (HSR) for five Greenfield Village buildings.
  • Evaluated the condition of a collection of about 150 scrapbooks dating back to the 19th century and covering subjects as diverse as family vacations, business operations, and holiday greeting cards.
  • Surveyed and re-housed collections of Hair Wreaths, Wax Sculptures and Taxidermy Animals displayed in Victorian-era glass domes and shadow-boxes.
  • Cataloged (identified and described) approximately 400 pieces of aluminum tableware and decorative items made by the Everlast aluminum company between 1937 and 1951.
Education and Professional Training

ALA accredited MSLS 2000

MS Archaeology, New York University, NY (1995)

BS Archaeology, New York University, NY (1992)


Computer Skills:   Windows, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Word, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexus, Lotus Notes and Excel




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