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Christopher R.

Borchert
200 E. Roosevelt Road * PMB 98 * Lombard * IL 60148 * 920.420.1914 * cb556880@we
stpost.net
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
University of Illinois at Chicago,
Department of English Chicago, IL
(09/09-05/10) Office Assistant
Provided assistance both on the phone and in person to students, faculty, staff
, and outside guests.
Guided students and visitors to appropriate campus buildings and rooms.
Handled incoming and outgoing mail including inter-office mail, student evaluat
ion forms, personal packages and office forms.
Aided Assistant to the Head with special projects. Ran errands, special mailin
gs, and posted department event notices around the campus.
Assisted Director of Graduate Program by organizing and filing graduate admissi
on files.
Conducted faculty requests for student course work requirements. Investigated
past syllabi establishing proof of course work for students returning to the aca
demic world.
Coordinated with Writing Center Director to develop new data entry system using
Excel to record tutor progression and evaluation.
Developed new filing system in the Writing Center for tutor progression and eva
luation forms.
Washington County Historical Society West Bend, WI
Research Department, Curatorial Department
(06/06-09/09) Curator of Collections and Exhibits/ Project Manager
(05/05-06/06) Research Center Supervisor
Worked closely with Executive Director to maintain the direction of two museums
, four historic sites, and amenities.
Wrote and implemented disaster preparedness plan, new collection policy, archiv
e digitization plan, and record management plans, and established a five year pl
an for collections and exhibits.
Supervised over three full-time staff, seven volunteers, and two interns each y
ear.
Responsible for the operations of the Curatorial and Research departments inclu
ding the purchase of office supplies, curatorial supplies, new curatorial practi
ces, and continually assessed operations of the departments and made changes to
streamline progress.
Monitored Past Perfect museum catalog database records. Responsible for daily
backup and accuracy of records.
Worked with the Executive Director, Planning Committee, and Friends of St. Agne
s to develop renovation plans for historic site development.
Responsible for exhibit ideas, research, design, text copy, fabrication, and in
stallation of exhibits.
Collaborated with Director of Marketing and Development for grant writing, webs
ite text, and special event promotion.
Assisted Curator of Education with student tours, tour scheduling, creation of
educational programs and offsite events.
Worked with Outreach Committee to visualize future exhibition openings, bi-mont
hly programs, and traveling events.
Coordinated projects and training for volunteers in collections work.
Oversaw development of the new West Bend Co. /Regal Ware Museum with Executive
Director and Design Firm.
Managed $250,000 budget for renovation and remolding cost, museum exhibits, mat
erials, and design fees.
Served as contractor for all demolition, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical estimat
es and hiring.
Organized and researched all written exhibit text copy.
Managed Research Center day-to-day operations regarding archives management, bu
dget, patrons, research mail requests, conservation and filing of records.
Coordinated the gathering of church and cemetery records, including birth, marr
iage and death records for genealogical research. Supervised the indexing of in
formation in Access database for patron/visitor use.
Conceptualized a program for digitization of all original photographs, for orga
nizational and patron use. Limited the handling of original photographs for con
servation purposes.

Moraine Park Technical College West Bend, WI


(11/06-06/09) Call Staff Instructor
Developed genealogy course curriculum for classroom lecture and internet based
class.
Instructed Genealogy For Beginners course.
Taught individuals the correct way to analyze census records, family group shee
ts, pedigree charts, and other documents relating to genealogical research.

SKILLS
Proficient in Microsoft Windows XP, Word, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook, Adob
e Photoshop 7.0 and, Past Perfect Museum Software.
Familiar with Microsoft Excel, Access.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, expected 2013 Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts in English and Education
Dual Concentration: Creative and Media Writing
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, awarded 2004 Oshkosh, WI
Bachelor of Science in History
Concentration: Historiography