United States of America
Years in the field:
1 – 5 Years
Areas of Expertise
After-School Programs, Camp Programs, Distance/Digital Learning, Education, Explainer/guide, Guest/Visitor Services, Outreach and Public Engagement, Social Media, Theaters, Youth/Teen Programs
Summary of Qualifications
- Experienced informal educator.
- Special training in experiential distance education.
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Mac OS.
- First Aid/CPR Certification- American Red Cross
Denver Zoo (Variable Part TIme Educator) October 2019- August 2020
-Led on-site and off-site programming for guests based on animal education.
-Handled small animals and zoo collections while interacting with guests and students.
-Was responsible for loading and unloading zoo vehicles for off-site programming.
University of Colorado South Denver (Customer and Education Coordinator) March 2020- May 2020
-Developed new educational classes for K-5 student field trips.
-Revised old educational programs to align with modern education standards and Colorado Academic Standards.
-Integrated “Science on a Sphere” and CU South Denver museum exhibits into educational programming for museum visitors.
-Trained on Welcome Desk operations, including cash handling, ticket sales, and ID Badge printing
-Position and Department Terminated due to COVID and Financial Concerns
The Hunterian Museum- University of Glasgow (Work Placement) January 2019- July 2019
-Lead Coordinator and manager of activities and volunteers for Glasgow Science Sunday 2019
-Developed, prototyped, and implemented new permanent guided tour for The Hunterian Museum: “Explorers at the Hunterian”
-Trained new museum guide volunteers through The Hunterian’s MuSE program
“James’ tour remains as a legacy”- Ruth Fletcher, Education Manager at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow
Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Educator/Performer) June 2015- August 2018
-Delivered 15 different educational programs for guests per week in multiple exhibits.
-Trained new departmental hires in tech, show content, and general knowledge for museum
-Acted as a trainer and educator liaison for new exhibit, “The Dead Sea Scrolls”
-Participated in creation and implementation of several new programs, including “Power of
Poisons”, “Destination: Solar System”, “Optical Illusions”, and “Space Tours Live”
”James is a direct and clear communicator who is the rare combination of a hugely creative mind coupled with a ‘can-do’, common-sense attitude toward getting work done.”- David Allison, Onsite Programs Manager at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Champions-Knowledge Universe (Keyholder/Site Assistant/Temp Position) March 2015-June 2015
-Provided after-school care for students, including study help, games, and educational activities.
-Maintained strict headcounts, and check in/ check out procedures for children and parents.
-Created educational activities in coordination with the site directors.
-Provided care for 30 children per location, ranging between grades K-5.
Radio Shack (Keyholder/Customer Specialist) April 2013-June 2014
-Trained new hires in procedures, POS, and other software
-Sold electronics and spare parts to customers daily
-Maintained inventory counts and transaction details through multiple POS systems
-Responsible for opening and closing the store, and transporting daily bank deposits
University of Glasgow- Glasgow, Scotland, September 2018- Aug 2019
-Master of Sciences: Museum Education (with Distinction)
Doane College- Crete, NE, January 2009-May 2011
-Bachelor of Arts: Theatre Performance
Denver Open Media- Editing and Digital Media Intern, June 2015- December 2015
Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids- Teacher Assistant, June 2009- July 2009
MADD (Music, Arts, Dance, Drama) High School Camp- Counselor/ Lead Drama Instructor, July 2017