David Emmett


Sep 1998 - Jun 2003

High School Diploma

Camrose Composite High School

Work History

Work History

English Teacher

Wah Ying Kindergarten
  • Taught English to children aged 3 to 6
  • Prepared lesson plans
  • Helped organize school events, including the yearly school show
  • Gained insight into the Chinese culture, as well as introductory level knowledge of Mandarin
May 2008 - Present

Research Coordinator

Network for End of Life Studies, Dalhousie University
  • Responsible for coordinating the research efforts of a long term palliative care grant
  • Assist with the production of scientific reports and posters, including layout, design, and copy editing
  • Update the grant website on a continual basis
  • Regularly arrange cross-departmental meetings
  • Manage a large contact database, relaying information as needed through various mediums
Jan 2008 - Apr 2008

Managing Editor

The Athenaeum
  • Served as an intermediary between the section editors and the Editor in Chief, helping to resolve disputes and facilitate communication
  • Worked with staff members to ensure deadlines were met
  • Assisted the Editor-in-Chief in developing the strategic and creative direction for the newspaper
Sep 2007 - Apr 2008

Production Manager

The Athenaeum
  • Placed stories and other content into the newspaper under tight deadlines
  • Was responsible for the weekly, as well as overall, design of the newspaper
  • Promoted readership of the newspaper by enhancing its aesthetic appeal
  • Worked alongside other editors to ensure the success of the newspaper
  • Created advertisements to run within the newspaper
Sep 2006 - Apr 2008

Teaching Assistant

  • Led weekly discussion groups for 20+ first year students
  • Marked tests and assignments under strict deadlines
  • Provided one-on-one assistance to students through weekly office hours
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Customer Service Representative

  • Provided a friendly and upbeat atmosphere for customers while assisting them with their purchases
  • Helped to maintain the store‚Äôs unique appearance
  • Was responsible for training new employees
  • Handled cash on a regular basis
Sep 2006 - Apr 2007

Photo Editor

The Athenaeum
  • Took photos at local events for publication in a weekly student newspaper
  • Edited photos for publication and placed them within the newspaper file
  • Organized a team of student volunteer photographers, assigning shoots for the week and assisting them with developing their photographic skills
Sep 2006 - Apr 2007

Resident Advisor

  • Fostered community spirit throughout my section
  • Acted as a resource for students with issues in both their academic and personal lives
  • Ensured rules were upheld on my floor and throughout the building

Key Skills

  • Organized and dependable
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Capable of solving problems and making decisions efficiently
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, iWork, Adobe Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Proficient on both Windows and Mac platforms
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Work well individually and as part of a team
  • Beginner level French and Mandarin


I'm looking for work in the Halifax area. I'd like to get more involved with web development and/or employing new media approaches to solving problems.

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I am interested in a the intersection between technology and humanity. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, video games, and social media. I am also a reasonably good cook.



TESOL Certificate

Global TESOL College

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Acadia University

Dreamweaver Basic

Dalhousie University