Topic ID #27945 - posted 3/28/2013 7:52 AM

Amanda Kraemer- Museum Education- Visitor Services/Staff - NY Area


Amanda Marina Kraemer  

Work Experience

City Island Nautical Museum

Part Time  docent        June2012-Present

· Job  entails greeting and touring visitors

· Managing   gift shop sales

· Settling accounts at the end of the day

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Carriage HOUSE NY       September 2005 – February 2012 

Tour Guide (2005) • Historical Interpreter/ Weekend Manager (2007) • Education Assistant (2008-2012)

Responsibilities included:   

· Managed the site and served as the point person for front of the house staff, and volunteers during touring hours.

· Recording information on visitors, admissions, gift shop sales.   

· Furnished the Education Director, Executive Director, and Site Manager with activity reports.

· Entered public registration data into database systems.

· Management of Museum’s gift shop including inventory, pricing updates, collect and document sales.

· Worked with Education Director to create new materials, special exhibits, catalogue artifacts, and create special events.

· Booking and scheduling of school and group tours.

· Maintained the tour and programs calendar in the common Database System (Filemaker Pro).

· Created schedules for the volunteer docents, tour guides and supervisors.

· Maintained and expanded education programs through prep, research.

· Execution of school programs opening/closing mansion, preparing any hand-out materials, balancing accounts, clean-up.

· Developed and initiated public programs.  

· Created and promotional flyers, mailers, emails and updating key marketing websites

· Produced print advertisements and direct mail for local news papers for upcoming events.

· Work with Education Director to recruit, train and retrain volunteer docents.

· Trained educators.

· Managing weekend lectures, events and workshops.

Illustrator                 2006

 "How Not to Implement Six Sigma" by Norman Freiberg (Head Engineer Volvo Cars) and Elaine Kowansky  

The topic of this book was how to bring about the destruction of this increasingly popular management system.


Segment Coordinator/ Assistant for Kellye Davis         July 2003- April 2005

(Author of The Bliss Principle and Lifestyle correspondent for the CBS-2 morning show and the Discovery Channel Home Show.)

Responsibilities included:  

· Segment writing and research (from herbal teas, relaxation techniques, product testing).

· Suggested script ideas.

· Outlined script segments for future live television pieces.

· Tracked timetables for upcoming events and segments.

· Acquired on air props and sponsorships. Made cold calls for product placement, secured props and products for the events, with close attention to budget.

· Created event marketing materials. Worked with the print shop to design and coordinate promotional press kits for lifestyle events.

· Proofed flyers, direct mail, posters, book jackets and business cards before final printing.

· Set up and designed trade show booths for The Bliss Principal release – thus creating the atmosphere for events and various media types.

·  Arranged schedules, meeting, calendars and billing.

· Assisted in book edits.






AmeriCo Group – Fashion Marketing Intern (Under the VP of Marketing)  
 January 2003 - May 2003

Responsibilities included:  


· Marketing research for Rapper Ice T’s clothing line IceWear: 

· Researching news events and information that would have an impact on buyers and various clothing lines. 

· Researching potential buyers (which would allow AmeriCo Group to tailor the line to match buyer’s tastes).

· Tracking and cataloging samples from photo shoots, fashion shows etc.

· Assembling press kits and working with the art directors.  Making reservations and ordering merchandise for 2003 MAGIC Show in Las Vegas.


Iona College BA in Mass Communications/ Advertising            2002

 Instituto Europeo, Florence, Italy Italian Language and Culture Summer       2001


Skills, Special achievements, and Talents


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, and FileMaker Pro.
  • Social Media and Blog Writing
  • Photographs and credits in Christmas at Historic Houses by Patricia Hart McMillian & Katherine Kaye McMillan; Schiffer Publishing 2010
  • Historical Crafts Quilling, Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg Dying), Silhouettes,  Designing Period Accurate Costuming
  • Photographs published in Christmas at a Historic Houses  by Patricia Hart McMillian and Katherine Kaye McMillian

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