Name: Jennifer Marks
Address: 13 High St., Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (508) 272 - 8292
Professional Experience and Accomplishments:
- Transcribed diaries for the Lyon Diaries Project (grant-funded, work for hire assignment) for the Harvard Semitic Museum.
- Cleaned and stored lantern slides, researched objects using card catalog and TMS, handled and identified archaeological artifacts, and worked on a large scale collections rehousing project as a collections volunteer at the Harvard Semitic Museum.
- Conducted loan and exhibition research as an intern at the Worcester Art Museum, performed TMS data-entry, collaborated on a ceramic de-accessioning project, worked with a photographer on documenting/condition reporting furniture in collections storage, assisted with the retrieval of donated objects, and received incoming loans.
- Monitored collections storage and galleries, installed exhibits, created object labels, and assisted with a rehousing project in storage as a Collections Assistant at the Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art. Organized and coordinated the annual Beloit and Vicinity art exhibition. Assisted with the handling and installation of art and lighting of galleries.
- Analyzed, classified, and catalogued (data-entry) osteological remains from Kenya while an intern and fellow at the Field Museum of Natural History. Researched the Museum's African ethnographic materials in collections for an exhibition on the man eaters of Tsavo.
- Surveyed land for archaeological sites throughout Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Conducted field work, excavating at a newly discovered Neolithic rock shelter in Tsavo.
- Graduate level research and writing (Tufts Museum Studies Program): A Manual for the Collections Care and Preservation of Archaeological Metals; Cultural Identity in Roman Egypt: Representation, Art, and Funerary Ritual; and Orphan Works in Museum Collections: Abandoned Objects and the Case for Museum Property Laws.
- Conducted research on and co-wrote an RFP for a graduate level class while a student at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH).
- Developed health/wellness curriculum for the middle school level. Planned for lessons and instructed students in a classroom setting.
- Work for Hire, Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, MA (May 2014 - January 2015)
- Collections Volunteer, Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, MA (March 2014 - January 2015)
- Intern, Registrar's Department at the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA (Summer 2010)
- Collections and Curatorial Assistant, Beloit College Museums, Beloit, WI (1998 - 2000)
- Intern and Fellow, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL (1997 - 2000)
- Archaeological Field Research Assistant, Tsavo National Park, Kenya (Summer 1998)
Health/Wellness Educator, F.A. Day Middle School, Newton, MA (2006 - Present) Intern, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), Cambridge, MA (October 2004 - March 2005)
Summary of Skills:
- HIGHLY RESPONSIBLE AND RELIABLE: Committed to museum work and any project undertaken. Familiar with the typical museum environment, protocols and art handling guidelines. A thorough communicator. Possesses the ability to remain calm in a crisis.
- PROBLEM SOLVER: Very fast learner, focused and careful. Natural interest in detail and an inclination to follow-through to correct inconsistencies or problems.
- INDEPENDENT AND TEAM PLAYER: Conscientious worker. Very inquisitive and does not hesitate to ask questions. Congenial and works well with others. Flexible and always willing to help out.
- ORGANIZED AND MOTIVATED: Methodical and thorough. Takes initiative to see projects through to completion. An efficient self-starter who is always willing to learn new skills.
- COMPUTER SKILLS: Trained in and good working knowledge of the TMS database system. Familiar with Microsoft Office software programs.
Museum Studies Certificate Graduate Program, Tufts University, Medford, MA (Fall 2010)
Master of Public Health (MPH), Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA (May 2004)
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Classical Civilization, Beloit College, Beloit, WI (May 2001)
Semester Study Abroad, College Year in Athens (Administered through the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies), Athens, Greece (Spring 2000)
Semester Study Abroad, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (Administered through Duke University), Rome, Italy (Fall 1999)
SPANISH: elementary working proficiency (ILR scale)
ITALIAN: elementary working proficiency (ILR scale)
ANCIENT GREEK: basic (reading and writing)
- Dr. Jean Turfa (University of Pennsylvania, Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World), â€œTop sar (10) Recent Breakthroughs in Etruscan Archaeologyâ€, Brown University (11/13/2014)
- Prof. Marie-Henriette Gates (Bilkent University), Kinet Höyük in the Second Millennium BCE, from Cilician Harbor to Hittite Port, Boston University (1/30/2014)
Scholarships and Awards:
Professional Development Scholarship to attend the NEMA Conference (2013)
Completed the Class Measures Program (PRIPRIL) with an initial teaching license (2012)
Field Museum Undergraduate Summer Fellowship (1999)
Tommy Thompson International Education Grant (1999)
Beloit College Venture Grant (1998)
New England Museum Association (NEMA) since 2008
Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) since 2011
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) since 2012
Massachusetts Educator's Preliminary Licensure: History (grades 5-12)
Massachusetts Educator's Initial Licensure: Health/Wellness (grades K-12)
Valid until March 5th, 2016