Amy Shuter

Work History

Work History
Dec 2007 - Jan 2009

Chief Administrative Officer

Jewish Children's Museum

  • Continued all Human Resources related duties.
  • Developed and implemented finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Managed the finance office to insure that the museum's accounting and financial functions are performed effectively. Selected, managed, developed and evaluated finance office staff. Duties included training, direction of work, coaching, discipline, hiring and termination.
  • Directed the development and fund raising team. Duties included training, direction of work, and coaching. Held monthly meetings with all development staff to track progress and evaluate procedures and practices, and recommended alternative action as necessary.
  • Managed organization's accounts payable requests, invoices, and payroll. Reviewed and signed checks. Approved purchase orders and requisitions. 
  • Prepared organization's first comprehensive budget by program and developed system to monitor budget. 
  • Contributed as a member of the senior staff, to the policy making for and management of the museum.
May 2006 - Dec 2007

Director of Human Resources

  • Developed and supervised implementation of Human Resources policies, including the development of a comprehensive employee manual
  • Developed and oversaw implementation of the Human Resource Information System and maintained paper and electronic personnel records.
  • Served as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering policies and helping resolve work-related problems
  • Provided advice to management, supervisory personnel, and employees on the interpretation and application of Human Resource policies and procedures, disciplinary matters, and other staff management issues
  • Administered compensation and benefits program for Museum employees.
  • Conducted exit interviews to identify reasons for employee termination
  • Continued all Director of Library and Multimedia Services duties, with the exception of After School Administration duties
Aug 2004 - May 2006

Director of Library and Multimedia Services


  • Developed and maintained a collection in Jewish children’s literature

  • Selected, implemented, and maintained an integrated library system

  • Developed and implemented library policies and related documents

  • Supervised circulation of library materials, including recovery of overdue and lost items

  • Provided reference assistance and reading guidance to patrons and Museum staff

  • Advised Museum in copyright liability protection

  • Worked with Museum directors to develop outreach programs

  • Provided support to the Education Department in the following ways:

    • Advised tour guides in issues including from education theory, tour management, outreach to schools, special displays, etc.

    • Developed, with tour guides, programs including special art programs, interactive story time, team building activities, etc.

    • Researched, sourced, and purchased supplies for education department programs and displays

    • Advised on the writing and production of curriculum

Lower Level & Crafts Management

  • Managed lower level during Museum hours. Areas included in this are:

    • Crafts – Public and Group

    • Theaters

    • Visitor services

    • Displays, storage and cabinets.

    • Personnel

    • Computer Labs

    • Troubleshoot in all areas

  • Assisted in the development of all Craft
  • Sourced, purchased, and managed crafts material inventory
  • Developed or researched meaningful content for computer labs (e.g. guided Web research) and video theater

After School Program Administration

  • Implemented a system that assures a smooth transition from daytime programs to after-school community programs

  • Assisted in the general administrative tasks related to the ASP

  • Facilitated smooth running of program

  • Supervised the development of crafts and other projects

  • Researched, selected, sourced, and purchased crafts materials

  • Managed inventory and storage of supplies

  • Administered various elements of ASP website

  • Wrote text for brochures and assisted in the design and development of ASP brochures

  • Troubleshooted in all areas as needed

Sep 2001 - Jun 2004


Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
  • Performed all duties typical of any School Library Media Specialist, including:
    • Collection development and maintenance
    • Recommendation and circulation of materials
    • All administrative tasks
  • Collaborated with teachers to develop, plan, and teach standards-based Information literacy lessons to support the school's curriculum.
  • Developed and ran school-wide reading incentive programs
  • Directed the automation of the library's collection, including the manual cataloging of all library materials
  • Supervised the library support staff composed of paraprofessionals and volunteers
  • Served as the RIF Coordinator for the school's Reading is Fundamental program
Mar 2000 - Jun 2001

Assistant Librarian

Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
  • Cataloged new materials, including Hebraica
  • Assisted Junior High and High School students in the location and use of library resources and answered basic information questions, as well as complex reference questions
  • Instructed students in using the OPAC and computer resources for research (online and CD-ROM databases)
  • Collaborated with teachers to develop curriculum related special projects
  • Assisted in the upkeep of the collection, including reading the shelves, shelving materials, and year-end inventory
  • Provided some clerical assistance to the library through completion of routine tasks assigned by the librarian
  • Supervised students under the direction of the librarian
Jul 1998 - Feb 2000

Deputy Director of Archives
  • Managed in-house and outside requests for assistance in accessing the JDC archives and responses to questions about JDC history, including visits by scholars and researchers
  • Oversaw the filling of photocopy requests.
  • Supervised filing and archiving of all incoming materials
  • Coordinated warehousing of all unprocessed material
  • Maintained 70,000 image photo collection
  • Monitored budget and departmental finances
  • Edited the departmental newsletter
  • Substituted for the Director of Archives & Records when necessary, including two months as official Acting Director of Archives & Records.
  • Supervised staff of 3 - 5
Sep 1996 - Aug 1997

Book Specialist - Part Time

  • Arranged merchandise display and department maintenance
  • Prepared special orders
  • Reviewed and recommended new products,
  • Implemented story hour and special events,
  • Provided customer service and sales assistance in all departments.



Professional Affiliations

Association of Jewish Libraries,  2001 - Present

American Library Association, 2002 - PresentSociety for Human Resource Management,  2007- Present

Social Networks

Awards and Honors

  • Beta Phi Mu Library Honor Society
  • 2002 Association of Jewish Libraries Scholarship
  • Graduate Academic Performance Award - Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus
  • Magna Cum Laude - Queens College
  • Queens College Dean's List - All Semesters
  • Morgenthau Prize for Holocaust Essay
  • Center for Jewish Studies - Morris Flatow Memorial Award
  • Departmental Honors in Jewish Studies
  • Departmental Honors in Anthropology
  • Golden Key National Honor Society




Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, strong research and writing skills, and extensive public speaking experience.    


Hebrew Language

Photoshop and Quark

Windows Office

Including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Access, Publisher

Follett Library Software

Surpass Library Software


Jun 2003 - Present

Certified School Library Media Specialist K-12

New York State Department of Education
Jun 2003 - Present

Certified Public Librarian

New York State Department of Education
Feb 2005 - Feb 2011

Fireguard for Places of Public Assembly and Fire Guard for Film Studios (F-94)

NY City Fire Department
2002 - 2003

Certified for Use of Automated External Defibrillator

National Safety Council



Gershon Eichorn

Joyce Levine

Supervisor and mentor at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County in Uniondale. 

Nissen Brenenson

Goldie Simpson