Jessica Bedenbaugh

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Front Desk

Skinner, Inc.
  • Implemented "lobby standards" in order to provide a smooth, organized and professional experience for clients at all times
  • Worked closely with department heads to edit and format auction catalogues consisting of 500+ lots.
  • Created marketing strategy databases of potential buyers for different specialty auctions, generating profitable responses
  • Addressing "what's this worth" inquiries, using knowledge of what successfully sells at auction
  • Created list of operational opportunities designed to improve our process flow, resulting in an updated Skinner front desk handbook.
May 2010 - Aug 2011

Server

Sam's
  • Serving delicious food and cocktails, and making sure the guests are happy
  • Maximizing multi-tasking skills to work as quickly and efficiently as possible
Sep 2010 - Aug 2011

Auction Assistant

Skinner Inc.
  • Handled high-value property, including packing and unpacking for shipments
  • Provided assistance to department specialists where needed.  Including responding to potential buyers' inquiries, tagging and organizing property.
  • Gallery set-up and staging/organizing property in a way that would appeal to buyers
  • Assisted previewers with the objects
  • Bidding via phone for non-present bidders
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Research and Cataloguing Intern

Special Collections
  • Researched and catalogued as a project team member for the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection
  • Honed researching and writing skills 
  • Proofed work of previous interns
  • Contributed more than 50 pages of polished collection resources for the digital archive project
Jun 2004 - Feb 2006

Manager

Carolina Jewel
  • Responsible for overseeing all aspects of running the store
  • Hiring, training, and overseeing, and scheduling all staff
  • Selecting, ordering, and pricing merchandise for the store based on researching market trends
  • Managing payroll and adhering to store's strict budget
  • Combining ideas with the store owner in an effort to maximize store income

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2010

Historic Preservation and Community Planning; Art History

College of Charleston

Relevant Coursework:

  • History of American Interiors
  • Urban Planning
  • Research and Methods in Art History
  • Architecture Design Studio
  • Interior Design Studio
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Building Pathology
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Elective Coursework in Spanish Language
May 2009 - Jun 2009

Study Abroad Experience

College of Charleston

Independent travel included trips to Venice, Florence, Barcelona, Tivoli, and Ostia.

Skills

Skills

Spanish Language

Proficient in the Spanish Language.  Completed courses at the College of Charleston to work towards fluency.    

Computer Proficient

Completed coursework which provided me with knowledge of Microsoft programs including Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher; Adobe Acrobat Excellent research and editing skills  

Volunteer

  • Big Sister with Boston Big Sister, an organization whose mission is to help girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationships with women. 
  • Volunteer with Doing it for the Kids, a community outreach team that creates social and competitive events for which the proceeds are directed towards the education, experiences, and development, of the youth in the Boston Community. 

Interest

Interests include Yoga, Reading, Design,Traveling, Cooking, Researching, Writing, College Football (Gamecocks)