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Jennifer Pearl Gray

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Education
2015 Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA Curatorial Practice, Baltimore, MD

2013 Morgan State University, BA History, Baltimore, MD

Professional Experience
Library Program Coordinator, Father Ryan Arts Center Sto-rox, PA
April 2018 – present
 Plans, markets, conducts, and facilitates programs for adults within library and throughout
community.
 Creates and implements a regular schedule of adult programs and events.
 Researches, makes contact and negotiates with potential program presenters and performers.
 Leads several programs each month, including obtaining and preparing all necessary materials.
 Maintains a host of ongoing programs while introducing new programs and special events that
respond to customer and community demands.
 Coordinates programs to work into library initiatives, organization objectives, and community
events.
 Employs various strategies and methods to market programs to broad audiences.
 Submits marketing materials to media outlets, including writing press releases, and maintaining
press contacts.
 Prepares in-house publicity and uploads events into online events calendar.
 Distributes monthly eNewsletter and maintains customer email database.
 Manages library social media.
 Prepares displays, bibliographies, bookmarks, or other suitable materials to support program
topics, and makes recommendations to the Director about materials to support programs.
 Assesses programs by keeping a record of attendance and provides a monthly statistical report to
Director.
 Maintains adult programming budget, keeps a record of all expenditures, including contracts,
check requests, tax documents, and other receipts.
 Speaks to community groups as requested.
 Attends continuing education programs.
 Maintains currency of knowledge of library and programming trends.
Librarian Assistant, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
January 2018 – April 2018
 Provide an extremely high standard of customer service at every turn, internally and externally.
 Engaging proactively and building relationships with the community via general public service
work, technology instructions, library instructions, and occasional outreach and programs.
 Collaborating with staff and community members to achieve shared goals.
 Coaching customers on printing, scanning, faxing, copying, and online computer reservations.
 Understanding and relaying information about all library services offered to customers, to inform
computer interactions.
 Creating and sharing best practices around technical assistance.
 Provides instructions and troubleshoots patrons in on-on-one computer situations and
occasionally in classes.
 Tutoring, mentoring and following up with our computer users in order to measure outcomes.

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 Assisting customers of all ages in performing reference searches, selecting and locating materials,
and providing reader’s advisory services.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
Visitor Service Associate, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
February 2017 – November 2017
 Works Salesforce software
 Facilitates guided tours to students
 Provides support for admissions desk
Curatorial Fellow, DC Public Library Foundation Washington, DC
August 2015 – July 2016
 Designed and implemented a series of workshops and training sessions that covered different
facets of curatorial practice for librarians
 Worked with librarians and their constituents, developed programming strategies to engage a
variety of adult, teen and/or family audiences
 Acted as a representative for MICA and the DC Public Library Foundation at conferences,
symposiums, etc.
Produced 3 exhibitions and several programs around community engagement.
Fellow, Baltimore Clayworks Baltimore, MD
February 2015 – July 2015
● Curated a print exhibition in the project space “A Revolution Unfolded“
under the direction of Sarah McCann, Baltimore Claywoks Executive Director
● Programmed supplemental events with May exhibition
● Assisted with exhibitions committee meetings
● Assisted with ConneXions mosaic project
● Assisted with sales strategies and marketing techniques for gallery and shop visitors
Produced an exhibition in one month and provided programing.

Graduate Teaching Intern, Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD


January 2014 – May 2014
● Assisted with college level course doing various tasks, including leading class lecture and tracking
attendance and assignments. Course include Element of Visual Thinking

Circulation Assistant II, Baltimore County Public Library Baltimore, MD


October 2011 – August 2013
● Assisted customers with check out procedures, permits/licenses, basic catalog searches, and
basic computer use.
● Handled customer account concerns including negotiation of fees and collection agency
inquiries.
● Used the Inter Library System to register customers for library cards, to check-in materials, to
determine specific action for processing items, and to ensure accurate processing of materials.
● Served as lead staff at the customer service desk in the absence of a manager.
● Processed Request Manager Reports.
● Withdrawn libraries old or damaged materials.
● Assisted in Reserves & problem materials.
● Assisted with opening and closing procedures

Curatorial Assistant Intern, Howard County Center for African American Culture
May 2011 – August 2013

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● Accession and de-accessioned gallery collection at HCCAAC.


● Maintained the order and was responsible for the special care of the collection.
● Catalogued and made routine identifications of new entries.
● Served as source of information to the public, visiting scholars, and students, explaining and
describing the collection.
● Answered correspondence pertaining to collection and performed related job duties as required

Curated Exhibitions (Solo and Group)


2015 “The Life” wasn’t far from mine”, Jubilee Arts Baltimore Baltimore, MD
A Revolution Unfolded, Baltimore Clayworks Baltimore, MD
2014 Locally Sourced, Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
2014 Imaginary Museum, Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
2013 Hidden Histories: The African American Collection at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2013 “b” is for Baltimore, DCenter Baltimore Baltimore, MD

Art Education
2014 Curriculum Team, Poe House Museum Interpretive Video Baltimore, MD
Excel Academy & Poe House Museum, September - December 2014

Designed an interpretive video around the artifact at the Poe House Museum in Baltimore, MD for an intended
audience of high school students. Course: Connecting Audiences with Lindsey Anderson.

o Developed lessons plans for interactive activities with students at Excel Academy and the Poe
House Museum.
o Facilitated Lesson with team members.

2012 Guest lecturer, Howard County Center for African American Culture Howard County, MD

● Facilitated lesson on African Americans influence within popular culture.

Fellowships and Awards


2014-2015 Urban Arts Leadership Program Fellow, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

2014 Curatorial Fellow, The Samaritan Women, Inc.

Grants
2014

Recipient of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Office of Community Engagement Grant for “The
“Life” Wasn’t Far From Mine”, an exhibition at the Jubilee Arts Baltimore - award $600

Grant researcher and co-recipient of the Baltimore Community Foundations fund Community Arts Grant
for the exhibition “LOCALLY SOURCED”, - award $3500

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Public Speaking
2014

The Future of Arts Administrators is Now!, Podcast interview with journalist Cara Ober

LOCALLY SOURCED, curator Talk

Museum and the Web Conference, Presenter and panel guest for a concept of an imaginary museum
called The Everyday Hero Museum

Morgan State University, Presenter for History Day titled Life After Morgan

Skills
Developing public programing, Exhibition management, Exhibition design, Sketch-up, Grant writing, Microsoft Office
Suites: Microsoft word, Powerpoint and Excel, Strategic planning,

Websites
http://locallysourced.weebly.com/

https://bgrant2013.wordpress.

http://www.jenniferpearlgray.com

References upon request