Allison Graff

Allison Graff


I have over ten years of experience in non-profit service (city government, colleges/universities, and private non-profit organizations).My job history highlights include employment at the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, the University of North Florida’s Florida Institute of Education, and, most recently, at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville as the Art in Public Places Program Manager for the City of Jacksonville, FL.

I have two Masters degrees from Syracuse University (Art History and Museum Studies) and experience in nonprofit/arts administration, program development and management, as well as teacher education/curriculum development, exhibition/event planning, and personnel/volunteer management.Throughout my career, I have led the effective development of creative, high-quality programs that are relevant, challenging, and exciting to diverse audiences.

art. museums. nonprofit. education. project management. facilitation. presentation. organization.

Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2008 - Oct 2008

Art Exhibition Coordinator

Women's Center of Jacksonville

- Developed & executed exhibitions and marketing w/ the assistance of a volunteer committee - Managed project timelines, art selection, artist calls, contracts, publications, and programs

Nov 2006 - Feb 2007

Coordinator, Research Programs & Services (full-time)

Florida Institute of Education at the University of North Florida

Project Coordinator, Family Arts & Literacy Workshops (part-time) Aug - Nov 2006

- Planning, preparation & implementation of family involvement literacy partnership - Collected & organized documents for accurate & timely completion of grant requirements

Sep 2000 - Feb 2003

Gallery Director

Dowd Fine Art Gallery - SUNY Cortland

- Organized & installed exhibitions of faculty/student/alumni/regional/national artists - Developed educational programming & related publicity materials, catalogs & website - Maintained permanent collection of approximately 600 objects displayed across campus

Sep 1999 - May 2001

Adjunct Professor

Syracuse University

Graduate Program in Museum Studies

-Developed curriculum for Public Learning in Museums, a museum education seminar.

- Responsible for instruction and evaluation of 5-10 graduate students.

May 2000 - Aug 2000

Assistant Curator of Education, School Programs (full-time)

Everson Museum of Art

Coordinator of Youth Programs(part-time)                                          Aug 1998 - May 2000       Education Department

- Managed thirty tour guides, scheduled tours, and developed training and tour materials.

- Assisted in development of youth and school programming and children’s interactive area.

- Facilitated New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grants with educational partners and artists.

May 1998 - Aug 1998

Graduate Intern

Memorial Art Gallery
Education Department      

- Designed learning activities for school children.

- Inventoried and designed instructional kits for a classroom study collection.


1997 - 2001


Syracuse University

Thesis: "Reconsructing Maubuisson: An Investigation of its Classification as a 13th-Century, Royal, Cistercian, Nunnery"

Presented paper at Yale University's Graduate Student Conference, "Reconstructing the Middle Ages"

Member, Fine Arts Society

1997 - 2001


Syracuse University

Teaching Assistant, "Freshman Art History", Foundations Department, Syracuse University (Academic Years 1997-98 and 1998-99)

Co-Curator, "Her Side of the Story," Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University (1999-2000)