Fall 2021 – Coming Out of Chaos: A Vancouver Dance Story Coming Out of Chaos: A Vancouver Dance Story is an archival research and oral history project produced by Karen Jamieson Dance that recounts that looks back at the early collaborative work Coming Out of Chaos (1982) to tell a story of the emergence of contemporary dance in Vancouver. I had the opportunity to interview 17 established and mid-career contemporary dancers, choreographers, administrators, dance historians and critics, as well as six of the original Coming Out of Chaos collaborators. The…read more
2016 – Book and Gallery Monitor, READ Books Shelved and organized books. Assisted customers with finding books. Acted as a docent for the gallery exhibitions. Facilitated book purchases. Created book displays and generated descriptions. Uploaded and managed inventory on internal database system. 2013 – Public Programs Assistant, Charles H. Scott Gallery (now the Libby Leshgold Gallery) at Emily Carr University of Art & Design Generated, edited, and distributed promotional materials for gallery exhibitions and public programming. Provided assistance for public events. Performed website updates and maintenance.
2015-2016 – Curatorial Assistant, Access Gallery Worked closely with Kimberly Phillips, former Director/Curator at Access Gallery to develop and execute curatorial projects, public programming, publications, and Access Gallery’s inaugural travelling artist residency Twenty-Three Days at Sea, on a container/cargo ship. Hosted exhibition tours and assisted with more than 8 public events. Conducted studio visits with artists. Assisted with grant writing, reports, and budget management. Performed daily administration and docent tasks including: opening/closing gallery, email correspondence, greeting visitors, conducting sales of gallery merchandise. Installed 5 exhibitions. Generated promotional materials and managed gallery…read more
2017-2018 – Archives and Media Intern, Western Front Developed the web-based archival research project Acts of Transfer: Performance Art in the Western Front Archive; featuring 65 newly digitized performance artworks by women-identifying artists in the Western Front archives from 1975-2006. Curated a selection of works and generated new descriptions for the works on the project website/archives. Digitized audio-visual materials including: 6” Open Reel, Umatic SP, Mini DV. Updated permissions for use and access documentation for digitized performance works of 65 artists. Organized, described, and developed storage for WF poster collection….read more
2018-2019 – Private Art Collection Manager, Heath Art Collection (Vancouver, BC) Managed 35 artworks. Researched artists and generated Artist CVs, Bios, Condition Reports, Storage/Preservation Recommendations, and Collection Description. Liaised with artists, collectors, and galleries. Compiled and digitized related documents (exhibition catalogues, insurance information, certificates of authenticity, transaction documentation, etc.). Performed metadata entry into MyCollection (FileMaker Pro) database. Performed regular updates to digital content and transferred to client. Conducted database entry and management training for clients. Professionally photo documented and edited 35 artworks. 2017-2019 – Private Art Collection Manager, Boone Art…read more
2018-Present – Project Coordinator, Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week Co-ordinated and managed 14 events for 7 partnering organizations over 3 years. Performed general administration including: e-mail correspondence, note-taking, contract writing, budget management, grant writing/reporting, and copy editing. Prepared publicity and promotional materials (social media and e-news) for distribution and marketing. Assisted with the design and development of the Recollective website. Performed website maintenance and undertook content creation. Designed digital publication series for the program. Built relationships with grunt gallery staff, partners, archivists, and artists. Co-presented Re-collective: Artist-Run-Centre Archives and Initiatives…read more
Summer 2020-Present – Dance Archivist for Karen Jamieson Dance (Co-op Work Experience) Assisted with metadata creation for 28 digital assets to be ingested into Arca. Spearheaded the implementation of Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels for 7 items in collaboration with Indigenous creators (ongoing). Implemented archival storage for photographic materials from the KJD archives. Organized materials into 5 binders with descriptive information for access and preservation (ongoing). Assisted with archival research, requests, and digitization for the production of the film “Body to Land: Stone Soup” (forthcoming in 2021). Created an inventory for…read more