Summary

I am committed to being a part of a high performing team that goes the extra mile for internal and external customers.  I quickly gain proficiency at new skills, enjoy growing personally and professionally, and cheerfully step up when needed.

Over five years management experience in gallery and retail environments. I've developed and implemented several successful training programs for a staff of thirty.

Enthusiasm for teaching and working with the public. I excel in communication skills and public speaking. Multitasking and organizational skills. Juggled many important duties on a daily basis, including: hiring and employee development, driving sales with my team, budgeting payroll, and merchandising.

Providing excellent customer service for both the internal and external customer. Willing to go above and beyond and frequently called upon to creatively solve customer issues.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2007 - Oct 2010

Home Manager, Store Manager

Anthropologie

· Successfully led the turnaround of an underperforming store team, and within four weeks registered an all-time high in daily sales· Was singled out to provide leadership for the Burlington store opening · Recognized as the go-to person for operational and sales questions· As an indicator of my ability to train and develop, several team members were promoted during my tenure· Developed and spearheaded a successful Earth Day community event for local parents and children· Analyzed weekly, monthly, and quarterly business trends and created successful merchandising programs· Partnered with the Visual Manager to complete quarterly planning, including sales, hiring, scheduling, and payroll projections

Jan 2007 - Jun 2007

Tiffany Fellow

Historic New England

· Worked collaboratively to create an online exhibition of American jewelry · Selected and researched related objects for exhibition, including: paintings, daguerreotypes, and ephemera. · Composed chronological essays on jewelry design, illustrated with objects from the collection and archives. · Created accompanying exhibition documents: timeline of jewelry history, glossary, bibliography, and list of related links

May 2006 - Jun 2006

Intern

Hispanic Society of America

· Completed projects in curatorial and conservation departments· Assisted cataloguing fan collection: research, creation of files, and updating condition reports for sixty objects· Became proficient in museum’s object management software (ARGUS)

Mar 2000 - Jul 2004

Manager

All Around Art

· Handled diverse creative and management duties for this six-store chain and was their liaison for government agencies

Jan 1999 - Jun 1999

Intern, Administrative Assistant

Sotheby's, Inc.

· Involved in all aspects of planning specific auctions· Created databases, composed letters, handled inquiries, and organized client files and items

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - May 2007

Bard Graduate Center

Completed coursework for Master of Arts

Researched and composed gallery guide entries for BGC/Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition: “Lions, Dragons, and Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages, Vessels for Church and Table”

Selected research papers: “Politics, Economics, and a New World: Renaissance Pendants in Spain” “Timurid 15th Century Jewelry: The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Gold Ring, set with Jade Sealstone” “The Battle of Assimilation: Medieval Jewish Aquamanilia” “Recreating Elizabethan England: The Crowe Period Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art” “The Shaft Grave Period: Mycenaean Jewelry and Metalwork” “The Place of Art in History: George Kubler’s The Shape of Time”

Sep 1995 - Jun 1999

Bachelor of Arts

University of Chicago

Assistant News Editor and staff writer, Chicago Maroon

Founding member, Shircago Jewish a cappella

Founding member, Golosa Russian a cappella

Educator, UC, I See art education