Expert Profile

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Maribeth Staruk

Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers

Availability:

Available

Full or Part-time

Position Type:

Somerville

Massachusetts

United States of America

Years in the field:

6 – 10 Years

Areas of Expertise

Events, Exhibits development, Explainer/guide, Guest/Visitor Services, Membership Programs, Outreach and Public Engagement, Partnerships, Project Management, Research & Evaluation, Other

I know there is lots to read on these pages, so to keep it simple, here are my highlights:

 

Education:

B.A. in History and M.A. in Public History

 

Past employers include:

  • Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA
  • Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA
  • Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
  • CuriOdyssey in San Mateo, CA

 

In March of 2020, I was hired by both The Old North Church and The Old Manse in guest services positions but both jobs basically ended before they started because of Covid-19.

 

Past job titles include:

  • Interpreter
  • Program and Education Assistant
  • Guest Services Associate and Event Assistant
  • Guest Services Supervisor
  • Membership Assistant
  • Research Consultant
  • Public Engagement Coordinator
  • Curator

 

Things to know about me:

  • As you can probably tell from the highlights, I have moved around a bit and held many different roles. Having the opportunity to learn new things is something I love about working in museums, and I am especially drawn to organizations that have a collaborative staff.
  • My dream job is to help run a medium-sized historical society/museum that serves the community not just as a museum but also as a community center. I believe strongly that the job of a museum is to create a safe space for the public to come together to learn, share, be challenged, and be inspired.
  • Outside of museums, I have also used my public history degree to conduct oral histories, research for a documentary, and act as a historical consultant for a movie script.

 

Please check out my LinkedIn profile, and/or contact me directly for more detailed information about my professional background.

 

If you are looking for a passionate, team player that is up for a challenge, please reach out because I would love to work with you.

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