Curator of Education - Columbus Museum
I was awarded the Curator of Education position in July 2007. This was my first position as department head, which included the responsibility of adult programs, docent training, the library, staff, budgets, grants, and general administrative duties. My work at the Columbus Museum covered a range of programs, including family programs, poetry slams, tours and programs for K-12, teacher workshops, internships, lectures and symposia, book clubs, and a children's interactive gallery. I also introduced a number of technology initiatives, including several special exhibition websites: Let the Records Show: The Valley's Black Community in Slavery and Freedom, The Rebecca Everingham: Steamboating on the Chattahoochee, and several online components to supplement the permanent collection, including By the People, For the People: 300 Years of American Art in the Permanent Collection. I developed two touchscreen kiosks, one for the special exhibition "Let the Records Show," and one for the permanent history gallery. I spend the last few months of my employment completing two collaborative projects with the Curator of Collections, including a touchscreen kiosk for the contemporary artist Avantika Bawa and Annotations: David Gilmour Blythe's Land of Liberty.