Natasha Ali

  • 914-3650 Kingston Road Scarborough, ON M1M 3X9
Natasha Ali

Summary

Providing arts, culture and heritage organizations with the opportunity to garner the interest of ethnic minorities in their local communities

work experience

Work History
Sep 2014 - Mar 2015

Program Coordinator

Centennial College - Making Culture Matter Symposium
  • Improved my analytical and research skills through actively developing a program that is relevant to the culture and heritage sector and pursuing speakers

  • Proactively developed my oral and written communication skills through obtaining speakers for the conference and putting together information packages
  • Enhanced my time management skills through liaising with different departments to ensure time-driven tasks were completed on time

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015

Development Intern

Canadian Museum of Inuit Art
  • Actively developed a deeper understanding of CRM database, SUMAC, through using it on a daily basis to process memberships, update contact information and maintain donor relations

  • Fostered strong customer service capabilities through acting as a receptionist at the front desk and a point of contact for visitors and patrons
  • Enhanced my communication skills through interacting with different departments to ensure deadline-driven projects were completed

  • Actively pursued potential sponsors and donors for upcoming initiatives
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014

Program Facilitator

Canadian National Exhibition
  •  In an enthusiastic and informative manner I provided guests with information regarding the exhibits, programming, attractions and facilities

  • Enhanced my problem solving skills by efficiently recognizing, identifying and providing solutions to customer complaints and inquiries

  • Reinforced my communication skills by promoting the activities associated with the numerous exhibits towards guests of all ages

May 2012 - Apr 2014

Note Taker

University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Based on outstanding academic abilities, was chosen to participate in the peer-based note taker program, an innovative program that assists students with a variety of disabilities to achieve academic success

  • Progressively expanded my organizational and communication skills which include interpretation, synthesis, concise summarization, clear identification of major concepts and a well-organized presentation of relevant information
  • Diligently worked on appropriating stronger listening and writing skills by paying particular attention to lectures and considering how best to communicate ideas to new audiences
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

Intern

University of Toronto Scarborough(UTSC) - Department of Arts, Culture and Media
  • I enthusiastically demonstrated initiative by creating imaginative and engaging study games for first-year art history students

  • Demonstrated responsibility and maturity through weekly submissions, on deadline, of course-related material to enhance student learning experience beyond the course outline

  • Used experience and knowledge as a senior student to engage new students in learning about art, building upon past development to evaluate and improve the students' learning experience

May 2013 - Aug 2013

World Cultures Intern

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
  •  With a positive attitude I worked alongside fellow interns to brainstorm, plan and organize an informative and entertaining display

  • Developed strong analytical and research skills through the assigned study of selected display items

  • Gained valuable knowledge of working museum methods, professional hierarchies and decision-making processes in major international museums

  • Improved my organizational and communication skills for deadline-driven exhibition project which included object research, exhibition design, writing blog posts and regular meetings with the managing director of world cultures, post-doctoral fellowship candidate and chief curator

  • Analyzed the popularity of specific showcases to determine the success of exhibits in terms of layout, planning and visitor experience

Feb 2013 - Aug 2013

Transcriber

Multicultural History Society of Ontario
  • Strong writing skills developed through transcribing oral interviews to ensure that they follow proper writing styles and tones
  • Built on my comprehension of Microsoft Office by partaking in the transcription of oral history interviews into written formats
  • Conscious awareness of the need to tailor oral interviews to their intended audience by paying close attention to the details of language and style

Nov 2013 - 2015

front office associate

leon's furniture
  • Awarded top associate for the month of June 2014
  • As both a receptionist and office associate I have developed an excellent phone manner and superior customer service skills by interacting directly with customers to address their concerns in a trusting and patient manner within a high stress environment
  • Through the completion of daily reports I have garnered a solid commitment to maintaining accurate files by paying attention to the finer details when completing customer’s requests
  • Proactively enhanced my adaptability and familiarity with new databases through the daily use of GERS and POS+, Leon’s computer system
May 2009 - Oct 2013

Supervisor

compass group Canada - the Toronto zoo
  • Fostered a high degree of interpersonal and communication skills by assigning tasks to fellow co-workers, while simultaneously completing orders independently in a fast-paced environment to ensure efficiency
  • Reinforced my sense of teamwork as I worked alongside fellow supervisors and associate trainers to assist in the training of both new and old co-workers
  • Established excellent analytical skills by interpreting and critically analyzing weekly sales to determine co-workers’ success at upselling newer food items placed on our menu

Education

Education
Sep 2014 - May 2015

post-graduate Certificate - candidate

centennial college
  • Culture and Heritage Site Management

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014

honours bachelor of arts

University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Major in History and a Double Minor in Art History and Classics

  • GPA: 3.78/4.0
2010

OSSD

r. h. King Academy
  • Received the Ontario Scholar (Academic Average over 90%)

Skills

Skills

database and software management

Exceptional comprehension of Microsoft Office, Wordpress, POS+, SUMAC

time management

PROPOSAL WRITING

Communication Skills

analytical and research

multitask

Portfolio

References

References

Natanya Bisnauth -

Supervisor at Leon's Furniture

Tenisha Hill

Supervisor at Leon's Furniture

Rae Ostman

Former Managing Director for the Royal Ontario Museum's Ancient Culture's Department

Dr. Erin Webster

Senior Lecturer at the University of Toronto Scarborough in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media