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Kelsey Fritz

Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers

Availability:

Available

Full or Part-time

Position Type:

Atlanta

Georgia

United States of America

Years in the field:

11 – 15 Years

Areas of Expertise

Curatorial/Collections, Events, Exhibits development, Project Management, Strategic Planning

Education:

 

M.A., History with a concentration in Public History, American University

 

B.A., History with a minor in Women’s Studies, Georgia State University

 

Work Experience:

 

Atlanta History Center - Manager of Exhibition Concepts and Planning

3 years (2017 - June 2021 contract completion)

  • Manage all aspects of exhibition development from conceptual planning through installation.
  • Contract and directly manage all exhibit related contractors including designers, fabricators, editors, construction vendors, and technology firms.
  • Develop and manage cross-departmental project teams.
  • Review and manage all content, design, and fabrication documents related to exhibition projects.

 

Center for Puppetry Arts - Museum Director

5 years (2012 - 2017)

  • Managed the planning and development of CPA’s new permanent museum, Worlds of Puppetry (opened November 2015). Also oversaw renovation and construction of new collections storage and library spaces and the acquisition and conservation of over 500 objects from the Jim Henson Collection.
  • Planned and developed temporary exhibitions annually.
  • Managed museum staff, including full-time collections and museum services personnel, part-time, contracted conservation staff, and contracted curatorial staff.
  • Created long term strategic and interpretive plans for the museum.
  • Created and managed department budget and schedule annually.
  • Led the acquisition committee.
  • Created and managed department budget and schedule annually.
  • Created museum programming including the Center’s film series, museum tours, educational programming for permanent and temporary exhibitions, and special evening events for adult audiences.

 

Georgia State University - Instructor in Exhibition Planning and Development

5 years (2016 to present)

  • Teach course in exhibition development annually.

 

National Archives and Records Administration - Exhibition Technician

1 year (2011-2012)

  • As part of the curatorial department, researched women’s rights, African American civil rights, and immigrants, for the Records of Rights exhibit in the David M. Rubenstein Gallery. Research was used to develop an interactive table that contains over 350 documents from the National Archives.