← Return to Experience

Professional Experience

University of Minnesota

Metadata and Digitization Lead - July 2016-Present

  • Managing digitization workflow for almost one million records across 74 collection

  • Coordinating description decisions and scanning processes across multiple archives in collaboration with archivists and curators with diverse perspectives

  • Enhancing folder level metadata to reflect richer cultural and historical detail

  • Supervising six student workers in scanning and quality control

  • Overseeing copyright, fair use, and other access documentation for all newly digitized records

  • Blog writing, design, and management of #Umbrasearch

Black Film Center/Archive

Processing Assistant - August 2015-October 2015
Graduate Assistant - October 2015-June 2016
Exhibit Curator - January 2014-May 2014

  • Processing of sheet music collections
  • Research and writing for the "Archival Spotlight" feature in Black Camera
  • Leading discussions and tours of the archives for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Assisting visiting researchers with reference and collections information
  • Research and writing for film screening proposals
  • Contacting rightsholders for film screenings
  • Curating "Still: The Art of Adele Stephenson," an exhibit combining the multi-media film inspired art of Adele Stephenson with the BFC/A's film poster holdings

Monroe County Historical Society

Archival Assistant - August 2015-May 2016

Theatre Historical Society of America

Programs Director - October 2014-June 2015

  • Serving as Managing Editor for Marquee Magazine with responsibilities including

    • design layout

    • contributor correspondence

    •  staff writing

    • image research from archival collections

  • Organizing the 2015 Theatre Conclave Tour with responsibilities including

    • negotiating and confirming tour dates for over 20 historic theaters in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

    • negotiating transportation and dining contracts in multiple cities 

    • designing and writing a commemorative tour guide

    • managing the on-the-ground tour experience for 85 attendees

National Museum of African American History and Culture Smithsonian

Mellon Curatorial Conservation Intern - June 2014-October 2014

  • Object research for cataloging and conservation purposes
  • Mixed media conservation for woods, papers, and plastics
  • Implementation of integrative pest management system

Archives of African American Music and Culture

Graduate Assistant August 2011-May 2013

  • Collaborative design and writing for multiple exhibits 
  • Partial processing for numerous collections including manuscript, sheet music, ephemera, and audio recordings
  • Design of promotional materials for conferences and exhibits
  • Donor interview recording and transcription