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Curators acquire art collections for museums, as well as organize and maintain the current exhibitions. Skills included on sample resumes of Curators include consulting with clients for art purchases, programming special live art events (performance, music, storytelling) in accordance with art presentations; and arranging gallery tours and studio visits. Curators often need to be able to list a Master's degree on their resumes, though a bachelor's degree is often acceptable. Some jobs may even require a doctorate degree, depending on the institution.

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Curator

  • Effectively managed all collections and exhibits for a large museum complex. (over 225,000 sq ft. housing the National Military History Center, Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum and Andy Granatelli Hall of Fame)
  • Successfully implemented a collections management policy, emergency plan and cataloged over 156,000 artifacts while securing and organizing over 3,000 sq. ft. of artifact storage.
  • Transformed military museum by designing and building 9 major exhibits and adding over 200 accurately equipped and fully dressed mannequins.
  • Obtained and displayed over 1,200 artifacts on loan and accepted thousands of donations that met our scope of collections.
  • Assisted in securing and managing federal and private grants totaling over $1 million for exhibits and educational programs.
  • Developed and updated oral history program with over 400 in-depth veteran interviews that are also shared with the Library of Congress.
  • Obtained certifications with the United States Air Force and the Army's TACOM lifecycle program. Enabling the museum to take on loans from both organizations.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
History & Anthropology
History & Anthropology
2

Product Curator

Researched potential partner design and decoration wholesale companies for the B2C flash sales websites

  • Independently negotiated distribution contracts exceeding $2.3 million with approximately forty design and decoration companies in the United States and Europe
  • Selected suitable products, including furniture, artwork, and kitchenware from contracted companies for B2B
  • Participated in various entrepreneurial workshops organized by NXTP Labs, the leading Latin American seed
  • Attended Red Innova, an international investment conference held in Buenos Aires where founders of the most
  • Networked with Latin American business leaders during conferences and workshops
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BA
Spanish
3

Guest Experiences Curator

Generated creative and unconventional revenue producing concepts for (10) AAA Four Diamond luxury boutique hotels

  • Consulted for the corporate executive team, hotel general managers, and sales force in guest program development and event execution
  • Served as a brand ambassador and spokesperson in potential new development markets, handling all VIP guests
  • Oversaw marketing and promotional concepts for companywide campaigns via social media, local and national print media and seasonal events
  • Created custom, brand exclusive initiatives to enhance guest experience in hopes of solidifying guest loyalty
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Hotel And Restaurant Management
4

Curatorial Assistant

Wrote biographies and edited content for an illustrated, trade market catalogue of original children's book art and other publications

  • Led school groups on exhibition tours
  • Prepared and installed exhibitions in collaboration with curatorial staff, including my own exhibition, "Visions of Pirates Since 1650"
  • Researched and fact-checked material for reference inquiries and library publications
  • Organized and pre-catalogued archival collections and kept records of new acquisitions
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
5

Assistant Curator

Prepared collections in accordance with state and federal laws and TAS cultural resource management standards

  • Utilized PastPerfect Museum Software to accession, organize, and manage collections
  • Created and updated databases in Microsoft Excel and imported data into PastPerfect
  • Scanned and edited artifacts for report production using Adobe Photoshop
  • Copy-edited, researched, and contributed chapters for archaeological field report production.
  • Conducted shovel test, unit, and back hoe trench excavations as part of archaeological field crew
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Anthropology
6

Curator of Education and Collections

Coordinated all aspects of educational programming to include field trips, outreaches, and special events

  • Identified and wrote proposals for potential grants for education department
  • Recruited, coordinated, and trained volunteers
  • Wrote publicity for education events through newspaper articles, social media posts, and website
  • Oversaw permanent collection
  • Served as museum registrar
  • Developed exhibit concepts, context and design as necessary
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Art History
MA
History
PhD
History
7

Curator

Responsible for the artifacts and exhibits at the museum's three locations. This included coordinating the movements of artifacts to and from the main museum for various exhibits, as well as loans to and from other institutions.

  • Collaborated with coworkers to research and design new exhibits, as well as to update older exhibits.
  • Made recommendations to the Board of Directors for revisions to the Collection Management Policy.
  • Supervised the visits of researchers to the collection room, and fielded all phone & email inquiries regarding the artifacts in the collection.
  • Gave lectures and presentations at the museum on artifacts and artifact care.
  • Published a weekly blog post about my work which is still linked to the museum's website and was also published in the "Frederick News Post."
  • Facilitated the addition of Past Perfect Online to the museum's web page.
  • Trained and supervised interns and volunteers who assisted me with the artifacts and exhibits.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Museum Collection Care And Management
BS
Science Education
8

Office Assistant/assistant Curator

Pioneered a reading program for children in a stimulating and creative environment

  • Monitored priceless artifacts when inventorying the Braunstein Collection
  • Oversaw all deaccessions of the collection
  • Coordinated volunteer staff of 18
  • Assisted in all installations of rotating exhibits
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AA
Painting And Drawing
9

Senior Curator/collections Manager

In charge of all exhibition research, development, and installation. Overseeing collections move, re-housing, conversion to new database system.

  • Involved in the process of moving over half of collection, 5,000 objects to new storage location.
  • Cataloged new acquisition backlog of over 200 artifacts collected since 2006.
  • Transferred project of converting old computer collections database to PastPerfect museum software.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Liberal Arts
MA
Museum Studies
10

Curator of Awesome / Vp of Marketing

Leading the creation of product strategy and all consumer communication for a start-up in the wedding industry. Working closely with the CEO to test multiple strategies and tactics to capture the value of leads to wedding vendors - not an advertising-based model, but a revenue share model (never been done).

  • Developed multiple lead gen sources (landing pages/brands/URLs for SEO and SEM, event marketing, social and PR strategies) - measuring effectiveness of each source.
  • Developed product strategy and content: marketing the wedding vendors and driving qualified leads to them.
  • Created new brand ([company name]), including brand strategy, brand identity (including logo and style guide), website, and key marketing messages.
  • On the side: wrote and created wedding reality show concept with a high end British wedding planner - picked up by an agent and production company for pitching in January to networks.
Candidate Info
32
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
MBA
Master of Business Administration

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