Nichola Hays

Nichola Hays


I am a creative and dedicated individual seeking employment in a Museum. I have experience in the fine arts arena producing and promoting my own shows as well as working for a number of galleries and museums in varied positions. I hope to combine my previous experience with my passion for fine art.


  • Senior Exhibition, Fall 2005 - Spring 2006
  • Hollins Art Club; founding member, Treasurer, 2005-2006
  • Hollins Juried Show, Coordinator, 2006
  • Fall Formal Decoration Committee, Coordinator, Fall 2005
  • Hollins Juried Show, Coordinator, 2005


  • Hollins Juried Show, 2007 - 2nd place winner
  • Frances Niederer Scholar 2005 - Awarded to junior art history and art majors who have demonstrated scholastic ability and whose work is considered meritorious by the art faculty.

Work experience

Work experience
2006 - Present

Professional Artist

  • Member of ArtExposure, Hampstead, North Carolina
  • Small Treasures, Group Show, ArtExposure, Hampstead, North Carolina, December 2010- January 2011
  • Indian Art: Transcriptions and Interpretations, Solo Show, Wyndham Robertson Library, Roanoke Virginia, May 2010
  • Hollins Juried Show, Roanoke Virginia, 2007
  • Senior Exhibition - Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Roanoke Virginia, 2006
  • Hollins Juried Show, Roanoke Virginia, 2006
  • Hollins Juried Show, Roanoke Virginia, 2005
2006 - Present

Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager

Read to Achieve LLC
  • Maintained a record of current and potential clients 
  • Processed requests for company information
  • Increased office efficiency
  • Administered computer-based learning program for children with special needs
Feb 2008 - Jun 2008

Substitute Teacher

Roanoke County Public Schools
  • Conducted daily lessons plans as a substitute teacher for grades Pre-K through 12th grade.
  • Actively encouraged and engaged students.
  • Communicated with other staff members to identify and resolve behavioral issues when necessary.
Feb 2007 - Mar 2007

Museum Intern

The Taubman Museum of Art
  • Responsible for cataloging  the Museum Library
  • Assisted in the preparation of museum shows
  • Assisted the Education Department through a variety of interesting and educational activities for children
Jun 2006 - Jul 2006

Contract Designer

Gomadic Corp
  •  Responsible for interpreting, creating, and presenting 3D clay models of novel electronic devices according to technical specifications
  • Directly reported to the Director of Engineering
  • Presented final designs to the CEO
  • Chosen designs were sent to a manufacturing plant for production and distribution.


Contact: Donald Cayelli, CEO Gomadic Corp.(703) 437 9319 ext. 115

[email protected]

Feb 2006 - Jun 2006

Museum Assistant

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  •  Initiated and maintained contact with galleries regarding upcoming shows
  • Correspondence Assistant
  • P.A. to artist Anne Kesler Shields (June 2006)
  • Responsible for cleaning, painting, and preparing the museum for Anne           Kesler Shields’ “View from the Towers” exhibition.
  • Installed and reviewed details of installation of shows including:

oJan Baltzell exhibition, February 2006

oRalph Grant Collection, April 2006

oSenior Exhibition, May 2006

Contact: Janet Carty, Preparator & Collections Coordinator

(540) 362-6081

[email protected]

Nov 2000 - Aug 2003


Silver Diner
  • Handled money quickly and efficiently
  • Developed strong interpersonal skills
  • Recieved Employee of the  Month, May 2001

Contact: Shirley Bala Smith, Manager

(703) 742-0801

Feb 2002 - May 2002


Embassy of the Republic of Suriname
  • Performed administrative duties including but not limited to:

oFiling of inner office documents, immigration papers, and general correspondence (completed in English and Dutch)

oResearched information pertaining to the creation of the embassy website.


2002 - 2006

B.A in Studio Art and B.A in Psychology

Hollins University