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Expert Profile


Jessica Stepp Wyatt






Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

6 – 10 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, Development/Sponsorship/Institutional Advancement, Events, Exhibits development, Grants/Foundational Giving, Guest/Visitor Services, Operations, Outreach and Public Engagement, Partnerships, Research & Evaluation

Jessica Stepp Wyatt recently served as the Arts Administration Manager for the City of Hampton, Virginia. In this role, she supported community partnerships, operations, grant-writing, and fundraising efforts for The American Theatre, The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center, and the Hampton Arts Foundation. Previously, she spent five years at the Museum of Texas Tech University with responsibilities spanning exhibits, education, outreach, collections management, registration, and administration. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Education from Rhodes College, a Master of Arts in History from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Master of Arts in Heritage and Museum Sciences from Texas Tech University. Her interests include emergency preparedness, museum management business models, and the intersection of collections management and emerging technologies. These interests have taken shape as a thesis exploring the viability of 3D technologies to increase collections access and completing the inaugural Heritage and Emergency Response Training at the Smithsonian Institution. She is experienced utilizing photogrammetry to create 3D models, manipulating 3D models to include braille, operating a fused filament fabrication 3D printer, and a resin 3D printer. She has received honors from the Mountain-Plains Museums Association, the Texas Association of Museums, and the American Alliance of Museums. Additionally, Jessica enjoys organizing community projects and volunteer opportunities in her support of the Junior League.

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