Throughout the course of my career, I have provided leadership for education departments, including programs, training, and digital learning to enhance education opportunities and increase visitor engagement. Most significantly, I was selected as the Saint Louis Art Museum's Romare Bearden Fellow (2002), established the foundation for first education department and volunteer training program for the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art (2003), a new programmatic direction for the Hunter Museum's grand re-opening (2005), new programmatic and technological innovations for the Columbus Museum, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, and Taft Museum of Art (2010-2017) and the foundation for a new education department and volunteer training program at the National Law Enforcement Museum.
As lead educator in charge of implementing programs for students, families, and adults, I have utilized throughout my career a wide variety of teaching methods and learning taxonomies to engage audiences of all ages. I also developed planning and experience goals to design and assess program effectiveness, both in terms of implementation and the participant experience. Since education requires facilitation and knowledge of collections, exhibitions and learning theory and practice, I offer training on a routine basis for volunteers and staff to maintain high standards and best practices.
Throughout my career, digital learning and engagement was central to my overall plan to educate and engage audiences in the most inclusive way possible. Throughout my evolutionary development, I implemented projects in accordance with technologies that were prevalent during each era, extending programmatic initiatives in new and exciting ways. Between 2005 and 2007, I implemented the use of podcasts, cell phone tours, and digital signage to coincide with the Hunter Museum's grand re-opening and new five year strategic plan. Between 2007 and 2010, I implemented the use of Smartboard technology to increase teacher engagement in the Columbus school district, and Adobe Flash interactive content to broaden access to exhibitions and collections via websites and touchscreens. Between 2010 and 2017, I designed touchscreen interactive content for tablets, kiosks for special exhibitions using html5, and video documentaries to highlight the voices of living artists.
Over the past ten years, I synthesized my skills to create a tech blog that offers education, training, and tutorials for how to use software applications, specific types of hardware and accessories to extend and enhance personal and professional productivity and performance. Formerly known as "My Apple Podcast, Tim's Tech Talk is available as a stand alone website, and as a Vlog on YouTube. Topics range from photography and video editing on mobile and desktop platforms to productivity and web-based applications.