Name: Jessica Sara

Email: jess8247@gmail.com

Address: 3525 Buena Creek Rd. Vista, CA 92084

Phone: (760) 224-5820

Education:

Richmond, the American University in London
December 2013 M.A. in Art History and Visual Culture University of San Diego, California May 2011 B.A. in Art History
Departmental Honors in Art History

Work Experience:

* Infiniti of Beverly Hills
April 2014-August 2014
Front Desk Manager/Assistant to General Manager
- Efficiently answer incoming calls on a multi-line telephone and answer any queries; assist with bringing in leads over the phone and expediting them to sales.
- Set up appointments for general manager
- Greet customers and direct them to sales
- Effectively train new receptionists, order supplies, maintain cleanliness and order at the front desk as well as the lounge area for guests
- Handle incoming mail and packages
- Input time sensitive RDRs (Retail Delivery Receipts) into system

* Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA
January 2014-April 2014
Intern-Registrar Department, Exhibitions
- Processed documents such as loan agreements, receipts and checklists
- Updated database TMS with lender requirements (packing, conservation notes, security requirements, crate info, courier requirements)
- Organized packing and shipping of all exhibition objects; Oversaw installation and de-installation
- Completed rehousing of archival material from 1913-1960's as well as created a document of what was in each archival box; scanned archival catalogues for library use

* Fenton House, National Trust, London, England
June-August 2013
Collections Management System (CMS) Intern
- Audited and took inventory of each object through house; handled small porcelain objects, 17th century books, early keyboard instruments, furniture, snuff boxes, paintings, jewelry, paintings for museum accreditation purposes, learned basic object labeling skills
- Organized online catalogue (CMS); updated with photo, creator, title, description, provenance
- Worked front of house as well as assisted during events and answered any visitor queries
- Updated social media pages with event photos and activities around the historical property

* Kunzik and Sara Construction, San Marcos, California, USA
October 2011-Aug. 2012
Administrative Assistant
- Answered incoming calls on multi-line telephone
- Answered visitors' inquiries about company
- Provided administrative support to all departments such as making copies, filing, printing, putting together job binders

* Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, California, USA
October 2011-March 2012
Intern-Assistant to Registrar
- Organized and updated artist files on EMBARK database
- Assisted Registrar with installation of artist's work for new exhibitions; generated condition reports
- Volunteered for events at Lux showcasing the new artist and their work
- Managed front desk and greeted guests

* Jdc Fine Art-Contemporary Photography Gallery, San Diego, USA
August 2011-December 2011
Intern-Assistant to Owner of Gallery
- Managed gallery Facebook page and website
- Greeted visitors to the gallery space and gave them a brief history on artists and their work
- Helped paint, assist in installation of new art work and promote new shows for the gallery by writing press reviews, sending out postcards advertising new show

* San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA
January 2011-May 2011
Intern--Assistant to Registrar
- Generated condition reports; handled large and small paintings and sculpture pieces
- Assisted in packing up two exhibitions; de-framed art from recent exhibition
- Input information into EMBARK database, set up bibliographies and information on artists and their backgrounds
- Worked in Photoshop to enhance and crop images to save into permanent collection archives
- Input treatment reports from the Balboa Park Conservation Centre, San Diego

* Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, San Diego, USA
September, 2011
Volunteer-Gallery Liaison
- Assisted two artists in preparing their booths for the art fair; Unpacked and handled paintings, lighting, sculpture, and furniture pieces
- Welcomed guests at main entrance while passing out programs
- Attended to guest queries and exhibitor requests

* Sur La Table, Carlsbad, California, USA
June 2010 - April 2011
Chef's Assistant
- Helped with setting up room for hands-on cooking classes; assisted in preparing food and assembling classroom
- Greeted students and answered questions; served the guests, waited tables, washed dishes; promoted merchandise from the store and cooking classes offered

* Oceanside Museum of Art, California, USA
Summer 2008
Volunteer
- Greeted guests at front desk
- Informed guests regarding the latest exhibitions and events at the museum
- Operated the museum store and promoted museum merchandise

Valid until September 10, 2015