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Britt Oates

Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers

Availability:

Available

Full-time

Position Type:

Northridge

California

United States of America

Years in the field:

6 – 10 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, Curatorial/Collections, Diversity, Docent Programs, Events, Exhibits development, Guest/Visitor Services, Operations, Outreach and Public Engagement, Project Management, Rentals/Sales, Research & Evaluation, Social Media, Strategic Planning, Theaters, Volunteer Programs

Changing the world one day at a time...

As a passion-driven Anthropologist, museum professional, and creative/forward thinker with more than eight years of well-rounded experience inspiring science and cultural learning, I am fueled by a love of science, culture, and exploration, to expand my career to incorporate diverse and versatile experiences in all of my endeavors. Being all too familiar with wearing many hats as a museum professional from supervising Guest Services staff, special exhibits program coordination, to special/traveling exhibits, exhibit development, and research, I am no stranger to hard work, considering that for 2 years at my previous place of employment, I worked full time and attended University full time, all while juggling the responsibilities of being a single mother. I received my BA in Anthropology in the spring of 2020 and am currently pursuing a MA in Anthropology at California State University Northridge (CSUN).

 

Recent social events surrounding anti-racism have inspired me to expand my advocacy and strategic activism for breaking down systemic racial bias in order to create a more equitable working environment. In my previous position, I along with a few colleagues developed and curated a series of discussions surrounding the topic of anti-racist practices. Open to expanding my connections with like-minded professionals in a continuous pursuit of career growth, I in addition work with various entities consulting and freelancing on special traveling exhibit projects. I currently work as a Pro Bono Exhibit Developer and Planning/Operations Manager with Agate Creatives, a cohort of mostly BIPOC museum professionals developing traveling exhibition experiences about race and racism’s detrimental impacts on society, which will inspire visitors of all age and ethnic groups to take real action to combat and eliminate racism once and for all. I am also currently consulting on a research project with California State University Anthropology Department Chair, Dr. Suzanne Scheld and The Museum of the San Fernando Valley titled "Exploring Archival Activism".