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Morgan Schlesinger

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Availability:

Position Type:

San Francisco

California

United States of America

Years in the field:

1 – 5 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, Curatorial/Collections, Development/Sponsorship/Institutional Advancement, Events, Exhibits development, Outreach and Public Engagement, Project Management, Professional Development, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning

Work Experience

de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CAOctober 2017 – Present

Collections Manager and Registrar

•Manages collection by facilitating accessions, overseeing license agreements, and organizing collection committee meetings.

•Supervises teams of volunteers and employees to improve museum vault’s storage capacity and inventory procedures.

•Directs loans for three exhibitions annually by negotiating contracts, planning project timelines, and scheduling artwork shipments.

 

The Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, CAJuly 2019 – August 2019

Contract Archival Photograph Editor & Consultant

•Edited 67 digitized archival photographs in Adobe Photoshop for the exhibition Golden Gate Park in the Gilded Age.

•Designed the aesthetic of photographic reproductions in the exhibition by consulting with the curator.

 

The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CAJune 2017 – October 2017

Contract Registrar and Exhibition Manager

•Directed the preservation, documentation, and transportation of the museum’s collection of over 15,000 artifacts and artworks.

•Designed the museum exhibition Mexico in San Francisco by negotiating loan agreements with lenders, creating a gallery floorplan, contracting with independent art preparators, and managing exhibition installation logistics.

 

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CAJanuary 2017 – May 2017

Registration Intern

•Coordinated the transportation of crates for an incoming traveling exhibition and conducted condition reports on displayed fossils.

 

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Washington, D.C.May 2016 – August 2016

Exhibition Market Research Intern

•Wrote eight narrative case studies on the long-term financial effects of Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibitions on host venues by researching archived summary reports, interviewing museum representatives, and conducting on-site visits to museums.

 

The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CASeptember 2015 – December 2015

Development and Collections Management Intern

•Researched, identified, and recommended potential museum donors to the development manager using DonorPro software.

 

Education

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Master of Arts, Museum Studies, 2016

•Developed press release and advertising campaign for the class curated exhibition Interwoven: Indigenous Contemporary.

•President, Museum Studies Graduate Association.

 

Willamette University, Salem, OR

Master of Business Administration, 2014

 

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Bachelor of Arts, Markets & Culture, Minor in Photography, 2012

 

Additional Information

•Software Skills: PastPerfect, FilemakerPro, Asana, Smartsheet, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite.

•Board Member, Cultural Connections, 2020 – Present.

•Volunteer, San Francisco History Days, 2016 – 2018.

•Volunteer, California Academy of Sciences Invertebrate Zoology Collections, 2015 – 2017.