Resume

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Education 

NIAGARA COLLEGE
Graduate Certificate, Public Relations
Welland, 2012

BROCK UNIVERSITY
M.A., International Relations
St. Catharines, 2010

BROCK UNIVERSITY
B.A., Political Science and History
St. Catharines, 2009
Graduated with First-Class Standing

Work/Volunteer Experience

SUPERVISOR OF VISITOR ACTIVITIES & COLLECTIONS
Old Fort Erie April 2015 – Present

• Develop interpretive materials to promote visitor activities and educational programming
• Implement staff schedules within a budget
• Train and supervise staff in daily operations and safe handling of historic weapons as a Historic Weapons Supervisor
• Act as primary contact for off-site groups such as VIPs, re-enactors and film crews
• Catalogue new artifacts and ensure preventative care and handling of artifacts

HISTORICAL INTERPRETER/ARTILLERY SAFETY OFFICER/EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR
Old Fort Erie May 2008 – Nov. 2014

• Provided in-depth guided tours of the fort
• Supervised staff members and operated the fort’s daily programming
• Ensured the safety of all artillery pieces
• Organized and led demonstrations
• Trained new staff members
• Planed and co-ordinated on-and-off site events
• Wrote reports and flyers on the history of the site
• Designed and constructed museum displays

RESEARCH & COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT
(Part-time Position)
Niagara 1812 Legacy Council April 2012 – Feb. 2015

• Managed the Legacy Council’s social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) and website
• Wrote creative content and monitored the Legacy Council blog
• Performed in-depth research for Legacy Council projects
• Created and disseminated newsletters for the volunteer database, and direct volunteers to proper contacts for events
• Co-ordinated and helped plan events for the War of 1812 bicentennial
• Monitored local media for stories pertaining to the Legacy Council

DIRECTOR/VICE-PRESIDENT
Niagara German-Canadian Club Feb. 2008 – Feb. 2015

• Promoted club activities through advertising and public relations
• Organized and managed multiple special events
• Managed the club’s website and social media presence
• Created and distributed newsletters to over 200 members
• Maintained minutes and documents for the board of directors

TEACHING ASSISTANT
Brock University Sept. 2009 – April 2012

• Created lesson plans for seminars with up to 20 students
• Engaged students in their studies by facilitating discussions on relevant topics
• Assigned grades for seminar participation, essays and exams
• Responded to student requests and assignment clarification
• Met strict department deadlines for assigning grades

Skills 

PROFESSIONAL
• Writing
• Multitasking/time management
• Advanced research
• Media releases
• Public speaking/presentations
• Event planning
• Editing for print and web

TECHNICAL
• Social media platforms
• Adobe Creative Suite
• Microsoft Office Applications
• CMS
• XHTML/CSS

Awards

• Certificate of Appreciation, Niagara Parks Commission (2014)
• President’s Honour Roll, Niagara College (2012)
• Graduate Certificate Program Bursary, Niagara College (2011)
• Dean’s Honours List, Brock University (2007, 2008, 2009)
• Scholarship Award, Niagara German-Canadian Club (2004)
• Personal Development Award, St. Paul High School (2003)