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Expert Profile


Joanna Seifter






Position Type:

New York

New York

United States of America

Years in the field:

1 – 5 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, Curatorial/Collections, Education, Events, Outreach and Public Engagement, Research & Evaluation, Volunteer Programs, Youth/Teen Programs



New York University – Graduate School of Arts and Sciences New York, NY

M.A: Museum Studies, May 2022 Academics: GPA 3.92 (cumulative) Thesis: From Egyptian Tombs to Men’s Boxers: How the Metropolitan Museum Transformed Hippopotamus into William
1st Prize: NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ 2022 Threesis Competition
Honorable Mention: Best Master’s Thesis, awarded by NYU’s Museum Studies Program


Macalester College

BA: Art History, with minors in Education Studies and English Literature, May 2020


Professional Experience

Hebrew Union College, NY

Program Administrator


New York, NY

August 2022-present

  • Schedules classroom assignment and times; organizes departmental meetings; plans events, including luncheons, lectures and recitals
  • Manages and disseminates weekly campus newsletters; facilitates communication between rabbinic and cantorial schools
  • Prepares letters of agreement and payment authorization forms, balances departmental budgets

HG&Co; American Museum of Natural History New York, NYData Collector and researcher July 2022-present

  • Selected participants of all ages and museumgoing backgrounds for testing out the American Museum of Natural History’s new Night at theMuseum-inspired map and conducted their exit interviews; transcribed and entered the visitors’ data for analysis
  • Conducted research on impacts of augmented reality museum programming for La Brea Tar Pits’ AR

New York City Test and Trace Corps New York, NYCOVID-19 Contact Tracer July 2020 – April 2022

  • ● Interviewed COVID-19 patients about people they had been in close contact with, provided resources and remote daily check-ins for patients and contacts, and notified patients of their negative PCR test results
  • ● Conducted vaccine outreach interviews and surveys, helping New York City Health and Hospitals gain further insight into vaccine hesitancy

Franklin Furnace Archive New York, NY


July 2021-December 2021

Designed accessible interactives (including QR codes, audio files and easily accessible digital components), and researched and wrote didactics for Franklin Furnace’s Flue and Historias installations
Assembled weekly newsletters “Goings On” and “Goings On For Artists;” mentored and trained future intern for this project


Macalester College St. Paul, MN

Visual Resource Librarian January 2019-March 2020

  • ● Scanned, edited and distributed high resolution images and texts for Macalester’s Art and Art History students and faculty
  • ● Completed data entry, updated archives and researched objects in Macalester’s collection, including students’ artwork and a series ofinformational slides; created PowerPoint presentations for professors

Van der Plas Gallery New York, NYGallery Assistant June 2019-August 2019

  • ● Provided a welcoming environment for gallery attendees by greeting them by the doorway, answering their questions, conversing with them about the art and directing them through the gallery; assisted and photographed opening events
  • ● Recruited emerging and established artists for exhibitions, including Summer Salon and Blue, Yellow, Red
  • ● Installed works and managed social media (including composing Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts, and designing social mediabanners on Canva) for Between Reflection and the Shadow and Blue, Yellow, Red

Minnesota Children’s Museum St. Paul, MNStudio Museum Educator Intern January 2019-May 2019

● Facilitated Studio activities with children and adults to encourage playful exploration of materials and experiences, including sensory

cupboards, daily prompts, Ozobots, crafts and open drawing; trained Museum volunteers in audience engagement

● Created and installed new programming, including a reference binder, prompt booklet, zine rack, and artist of the month

● Assisted visiting teaching artist Shakun Maheshwari’s Rangoli sessions by providing a welcoming environment, answering questions, setting

up and cleaning workspaces, and inspiring reluctant visitors to participate in activities


Pollock-Krasner Foundation East Hampton, NY

Tour Guide and Assistant May 2018-August 2018; May 2019-August 2019

● Gave tours of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s shared home and barn studio while discussing their art, contextualizing the Abstract

Expressionist movement and answering questions; welcomed visitors at the House’s front desk

● Wrote artist biographies and object didactics, compiled databases and updated the Foundation’s Past/Perfect archives

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