Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (Student Conservation Association)
Greensboro, N.C., Present
Centennial Volunteer Ambassador
– Trained by Student Conservation Association at Valley Forge in interpretation and conservation skills.
Greensboro Historical Museum
Greensboro, N.C., December 2015 – Present
– Visitor services assistant and tour guide at Historical Museum, Caldwell Center, and historic park buildings.
– Answer incoming phone calls, and assist with various clerical tasks.
– Assist with on-site program preparation and execution.
Volunteer Docent, September 2015 – December 2015
– Professionally trained as docent by museum education department.
– Led tours for 1st-5th grade students, utilized historical interpretation and facts, questioning strategies, and artifact-based teaching methodology to communicate with students.
Visitor Evaluation Volunteer
, August 2015 – Present
– Researching museum visitation evaluation standards and theory to interpret compiled data of visitor evaluations from the Warnersville Exhibit and create report.
North Carolina Historic Site – House in the Horseshoe
Sanford, N.C., September – December 2015
– Researched North Carolina’s involvement in the Revolutionary War and colonial life in the backcountry to write supplemental lesson plans that comply with the NC Essential Education Standards of fourth grade.
North Carolina Division of Archives and Records, State Archives
Raleigh, N.C., September 2014 – October 2015
– Authored a marketing plan for the State Archives, which included: a SWOT analysis; an analysis of the public and online services; and, recommendations for segmentation, positioning, and branding.
– Researched potential patrons and wrote social media and traditional message strategies to draw new audiences into the research room.
– Authored blog post promoting the opening of the exhibit.
North Carolina Museum of History
Raleigh, N.C., May – July 2015
Collections Management Intern
– Identified and assessed the conservation needs of 370 WWI-WWII objects, wrote conservation survey reports and identified rehousing needs in Microsoft Access. Reported registration issues to Assistant Registrar.
– Learned mechanical cleaning techniques and prepared conservation reports and photographs.
– Scanned 538 pages of photo albums for ReDiscovery.
– Authored Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts to educate the public about conservation practices.
– Assisted supervisor with condition survey of the N.C. Historic Site James K. Polk Birth Place’s 113 artifacts.
NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center
Raleigh, N.C., October 2014 – July 2015
Graduate Student Assistant
-Rehoused and inventoried large-scale archival collections.
– Performed data entry in ArchivesSpace by enhancing metadata records of archival collections; also compiled Excel databases of archival collection folder titles.
– Performed data clean up on physical and digital locations of archival photos to ensure collection integrity by maintaining a direct link between the original and the surrogate.
North Carolina State University, History Department
Raleigh, N.C., Spring 2014, and Spring 2015
– History and Archaeology of Latin America, Spring 2015: Assisted professor with choosing course reading, and grading projects. Encouraged students to analyze cultural differences and make cross-comparisons of historical literature.
– History of Technology, Spring 2014: Assisted professor with class discussion of technological change over time, and the impact of change over diverse communities and people. Helped students improve writing and analytical skills.
The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, P.A., June – July 2014
Collections Management Intern
– Authored a Collections Management Practice Quality Manual: improved the language of the original policy and created streamlined standard operating procedures to enforce best management practices for the Museum’s 35,000-piece collection.
– Evaluated the existing Collections Management policy, analyzed the museum staff’s functions, and reviewed the AAM’s standards for policy and procedure creation.
– Created Excel inventory spreadsheets, legal documentation, and photographs for outgoing loans; assisted with packing objects for shipping.
– Discovered NAGPRA human remains and created a Standard Operating Procedure document dictating how the museum staff should comply with NAGPRA, based on the guidelines created by NAGPRA.
– Co-supervised the return of Mütter objects from a Save Ellis Island long-term loan.
– Monitored high school volunteers for Collections Manager, and provided guidance and motivation.
– Utilized rare books from the Historical Medical Library for exhibit research.
– Assisted museum staff with an exhibit installation of human osteological remains.
Haywood Hall, Museum and Gardens
Raleigh, N.C., September 2013 – April 2014
– Collaborated with other NCSU interns to locate artifacts throughout the house, then created hard copy records of location and description. Based identification off the museum’s ledger and insurance documentation.
Greensboro Historical Museum
Greensboro, N.C., May – September 2012
– Completed an inventory of the weapons collection, and created inventory notebooks with correct location and copies of original catalog records for cross-referencing.
– Assisted curator in updating catalog database ReDiscovery with correct object location and catalog numbers.
– Photographed weapons and military accessories from the 18th – 20th century, Civil War cartridge boxes, and military flags. Also photographed women’s beaded purses and accessories.
– Performed preventative conservation and superficial cleaning of military weapons and accessories.
at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, and UNCG Archaeology Lab
Greensboro, N.C., Summer 2011, 2013
Excavator and Lab Technician
– In team excavated and recovered colonial period material culture from the Martinsville settlement site. Developed skills in excavation, recovery, site mapping, and utilizing a Munsell color system guide.
– Laboratory experience cleaning, identifying, cataloging, and labeling with India ink excavated artifacts.
– Created artifact logs with provenance and description of design, type, and size.
Old Salem Museum and Gardens
, Strangers Graveyard
Winston-Salem, N.C., Summer 2010
– In team excavated and assisted with mapping a graveyard in the Moravian community. Recovered gravesites, but did not exhume any remains. Created maps of excavation site and cleaned artifacts in lab.
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum
Sedalia, N.C., September 2009 – August 2010
Researcher and Docent
– Collaborated with Assistant Site Manager and intern to research, design, and install two exhibits on school education and student fashion.
– Served as docent for school groups and families. Educated visitors about the development and change over time of the African American prep school from 1902-1971. Interpreted material culture in Dr. Brown’s home for visitors.
– Performed living history interpretation at Christmas time in Dr. Brown’s home.
– Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) – Human Research Curriculum Completion Report. Passed 11/23/2013
– Indiana University Eppley Institution for Parks and Public Lands, Certification of Completion: “Introduction to the National Parks Service: The History of the NPS (2014).” Passed 05/24/2016