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Expert Profile


Annie Hagar





Full or Part-time

Position Type:

San Francisco


United States of America

Years in the field:

11 – 15 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, Curatorial/Collections, Exhibits development, Project Management


  • THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN | Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Summa Cum Laude



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CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES | San Francisco, CA | Exhibit Project Coordinator | 02/2019 – 06/2020

  • Managed and coordinated multiple exhibitions of varying sizes concurrently throughout all phases of the project life cycle, tracking exhibit development process and keeping project teams focused on deliverables and milestones
  • Developed detailed multi-year project schedules to outline larger project phases at a glance
  • Redesigned and employed daily installation schedules for daily use by preparators, registrars, electricians, A/V specialists, and installation team
  • Implemented weekly installation logistics floor plans – visually articulating major activity to installation team, vendors, contractors and other Academy departments accessing active installation spaces
  • Coordinated directly with installation manager, registrar, and shipping vendors to develop refined shipping and installation schedules for The World’s Largest Dinosaurs traveling exhibition (American Museum of Natural History)
  • Liaised with electricians, audio-visual engineers, facility engineers, and other colleagues from various departments throughout the Academy on the development, fabrication, installation, and life span of exhibit experiences
  • Directed the efforts of vendors and contractors, including the supervision of on-site installation
  • Developed requests for proposal, solicited bids, evaluated bid responses, and managed vendor contracts
  • Executed 3D designs, working with project 2D designers and preparators to produce renderings and elevations
  • Built and tracked clear and comprehensive project budgets whose scopes ranged from $20,000 - $1M, reviewing line items and reconciling expenses often to ensure budgets remained on target


SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART | San Francisco, CA | Exhibitions Assistant | 04/2015 – 01/2019

  • Coordinated exhibition installation activity with both core Exhibitions and cross-functional project teams, including general installation, registration/courier, vendor, artist/gallery presence, graphic design, and photography
  • Devised weekly in-gallery installation floor plans for installation team as well and building-wide axonometric diagrams articulating major installation and deinstallation activity for weekly, museum-wide internal distribution
  • Created and distributed an exhaustive master calendar for the larger project team (including Registration, Design, Curatorial, and Conservation), capturing many aspects of gallery and museum activity including installations, Exhibition Technical requirements, internal and external events, and tours
  • Generated comprehensive renderings and elevations of galleries as well as exhibition and fabrication shop furniture for use in curatorial and exhibition design planning
  • With the Exhibition Designer, created robust maquettes of artworks for physical museum gallery floor models, and produced full-scale mockups of artworks for use in curatorial gallery layout planning
  • Improved departmental financial tracking systems through the reorganization and digitization of expenses
  • Regularly and thoroughly tracked and reconciled exhibition finances, finding over $1M worth of misallocated funds following a system-wide accounting error
  • Communicated with curatorial departments, vendors, consultants and outside curators regarding expenses and payments
  • Evaluated and circulated external exhibition proposals, and produced and distributed SFMOMA tour proposals to potential venues


CANTOR ARTS CENTER AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY | Stanford, CA | Freelance Exhibition Design | 06/2017 – 06/2018

  • Generated renderings including art, exhibition furniture, and wall text, offering detailed and expansive views of exhibitions both in advance of and during installation based on curatorial dictation
  • Created maquettes for physical museum gallery models and created maquette indices or “quick reference sheets” for upcoming exhibitions


SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART | San Francisco, CA | Administrative Assistant to the Director of Development | 09/2014 – 04/2015

  • Served as the liaison between the Director of Development, staff, trustees, and outside organizations
  • Coordinated the collection, compilation, and distribution of documentation for DoD and direct reports; edited documentation
  • Organized committee meetings and composed meeting minutes


CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS | San Francisco, CA | Teaching Assistant & Guest Critic | 01/2014 – 05/2014

  • Supported Senior Adjunct Professor with the preparation of each class
  • Composing visual lectures, weekly events, and outings
  • Advised and mentored students regarding artwork and professional considerations
  • Served as a guest critic in undergraduate open critiques, critically evaluating student artwork within the context of an overall vision, offering both encouragement and suggestions for resolution


MCCALL STAFFING SERVICES | San Francisco, CA | various assignments | 06/2013 – 09/2014

  • (The Pacific Forest Trust; ClimateWorks; Diamond Heights Village Association; Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP; Stonerise Capital Partners; others)
  • Overhauled office organizational methods to create intuitively, effectively organized, and functioning offices
  • Responded to and prioritized multiple, concurrent and pressing requests, exhibiting flexibility when engaging with a myriad of personalities across assignments
  • Created and operated detailed, sophisticated databases
  • Assisted in the organization of company field trips; composed itineraries and travel details


THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO | Chicago, IL | Executive Assistant, Budget & Planning | 04/2008 – 08/2012

  • Served as the liaison between the CFO/EVP, trustees, and other organizations
  • Organized three quarterly trustee meetings and coordinated all aspects of the meetings
  • Served as Office Manager for the CFO, Directors of Finance, and Director of Risk Management, sustaining an organized, efficient office, including the digitization of most office files
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