PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CORAI Project, Seattle, WA
Founder and Team Member May 2018 to Present
Founder and Executive Director August 2016 to April 2018

I lead and nurture the CORAI Project’s grant program, community relationships, sponsorships, and the execution of its mission. CORAI is a Seattle-based grantmaking organization that works to Revolutionize Art History™. As the founder, my main job is to build a strong foundation for the organization. In April 2018 we removed hierarchical titles to better streamline our message, hence my title change.

  • Responsible for providing, in a timely and accurate manner, any information necessary for the organizational team to make informed collective decisions
  • Responsible for fiscal management, anticipating operational needs to work within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and keeping the organization in a positive financial position
  • Design and implement fundraising strategies and develop necessary resources to support CORAI’s mission
  • Create and carry out the effective administration of the organization's operations, not limited to but including: recruiting and retaining competent, qualified, and passionate members; drafting and/or signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization
  • Act as social media manager, designer, public relations manager, community organizer, and event coordinator whenever needed
  • Manage all sponsorships that fall within the STEAM interests of the organization, aligning them with CORAI’s inclusion-driven mission

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Full Time Facilities Assistant May 2018 to Present
Full Time Facilities Assistant (Acting Manager) October 2017 to May 2018
Part Time Facilities Assistant October 2014 to October 2017

I support and help oversee the security and operations of the entire Burke Museum, ensuring the safety and protection of staff, patrons, and museum collections. My current responsibility is to assist the Security & Facilities Manager bring the New Burke building online, secure a safe transition to the new facility, and help set up the foundation of future policies.

  • Responsible for the 24/7/365 safety, security, and operations of the Burke, New Burke, two off-site facilities (totaling 184,411 square feet), museum collections and staff, students, volunteers, and patrons
  • Responsible for successfully procuring security, safety, and facilities services for the New Burke (e.g., alarm monitoring services, waste/recycling management services, etc.) and also security services for community events (e.g., StaffPro)
  • Whenever government officials at the city, state, and international level visit, I assist their security detail understand the building, safety and emergency guidelines in place, and the University of Washington’s security policies
  • Board all staff members and volunteers on building safety and security, guide them on job-related trainings (e.g. transportation services cargo van training, chemical lab training, hazardous materials training, etc.) and make sure they understand the Burke's emergency evacuation plan and disaster preparedness plan
  • Control building access and manage pertaining databases (OMNILOCK, Excel, Lenel OnGuard, and Patron Manager)
  • Manage the Burke's multicalendar and assign rooms for conferences, meetings, and other events
  • Provide audio/visual technical support whenever needed
  • Supervise University of Washington Facilities workers when they perform general maintenance on the building (e.g., plumbing, carpentry, HV/AC, landscaping, electrical, custodial, etc.)

Equity and Inclusion Committee (EIC) Chair August 2016 to August 2017
EIC Co-Chair August 2017 to November 2017

I was a founding member of the original 'Diversity Committee' group, founded in 2015. However, in July 2016 I decided to reform the group and was voted Chair of the new Equity and Inclusion Committee (EIC). My main duty was to guide the Burke Museum's equity, diversity, decolonization, and inclusion efforts. In the 14-month process, I saved the Burke approximately $74,500 in diversity and equity managerial and consultancy fees.

  • Recruited 13 members (8 more than the original) to represent different departments of the Burke
  • Renamed the group 'Equity and Inclusion' to better reflect the committee’s mission
  • Arranged for members of the EIC to be trained by the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative program (e.g., implicit bias and leading with racial equity) and the University of Washington's Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) program (e.g., individual bias and racism, transforming institutional policies and practices, cultural sensitivity and proficiency, etc.)
  • Increased staff participation in the EIC by 650% through internal programs and trainings that involved staff, volunteers, and community members
  • Lead the creation of and co-wrote the Burke’s first ever Equity and Inclusion Statement
  • Supported the Burke Tribal Liaison’s and Government Relations Director’s efforts to train all museum staff on government to government relations to build respect, understanding, and trust between the institution and the tribal communities it works with and serves

Part Time Visitor Services Representative February 2015 to July 2017

  • Handle monetary transactions and open/close tills in line with Burke procedures
  • Deliver exceptional patron/visitor service at all times
  • Assist Store Manager in keeping inventory organized, stocked, and presentable

Hourly IT Department Assistant August 2015 to November 2015

  • Helped keep detailed records of network’s configurations, peripheral specifications, problems and solutions
  • Attended to tasks assigned by the IT Manager
  • Used Google Drive and Zendesk to organize information, track work orders, and statuses

The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Lead Gallery Services Representative (GSR) June 2012 to October 2014
Full Time Gallery Services Representative April to June 2012
Part Time Gallery Services Representative October 2011 to April 2012

As GSR I was an assistant to the Operations Department in general but as a Lead GSR I responded directly to the Operations Manager and was responsible for:

  • Providing full support to the Operations Manager by helping secure galleries and collections spaces
  • Supervising Gallery Services Representatives in the absence of the Operations Manager
  • Providing Audio/Visual tech support for events and programs
  • Providing excellent service to patrons by answering questions about the museum’s exhibits, programs, and events
  • Promoting, selling, and upgrading Henry memberships using VISTA and Raiser’s Edge
  • Opening and closing front desk till; including sales reconciliation forms and VISTA reports

Collections Assistant October 2013 to October 2014

  • Worked under Curator of Collections
  • Cataloged and condition reported photographs and prints for Henry’s permanent collection
  • Researched art works and identified their media, correct/approximate dates, and background history
  • Entered and edited cataloguing information using MIMSY XG and EasyLog database software
  • Handled and cleaned art pieces, and removed frames/mats/boards as advised by the Curator of Collections

Inventory Coordinator June 2012 to October 2014

  • Responded to the Senior Curatorial Associate
  • Responsible for managing inventory of exhibit catalogs and books, designing displays, and ordering necessary stock
  • Maintained and updated online store inventory databases
  • Regularly updated online store information on the Henry’s website

World House, Seattle, WA
Assistant Manager September 2011 to September 2012

  • Worked under and responded to Building Manager
  • Coordinated participatory building related tasks (e.g., kitchen cleaning scheduling)
  • Maintained inventory of building items (e.g., cleaning supplies)
  • Processed resident check-in/out at Manager’s request
  • Supervised and enforced residents’ compliance with building rules and security

Richard P. Donaldson Residence, Seattle, WA
Art Collection Manager and Personal Assistant September 2011 to October 2012

  • Managed residence’s private art collection with a focus on provenance verification, deacquisition contract processing, art handling, and logistics
  • Responsible for monitoring collection’s insurance policies, archives, and artworks’ condition and cataloging data entry
  • Coordinated the successful deacquisition of artworks through consignments with a Canadian auction house (Heffel) for a total revenue of $20,000+
  • Assisted Mr. Donaldson in administrative and personal projects.  *I am occasionally called back to help with temporary tasks.

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL
ArtSmart Workshop Coordinator and Volunteer Docent June to December 2009 (6 month contract)

  • Assistant to the Curator of Education
  • Designed and edited first new Frost permanent exhibit educational booklet, ArtSmart: Figures
  • Wrote lesson plans and advised education department
  • Delivered museum and sculpture park tours
  • Trained all new docents

The Miami Children’s Museum, Miami, FL
Museum Educator February 2007 to March 2009

  • Worked under Manager of Museum Experience and Theatrical Performance
  • Prepared educational materials, received and welcomed audience, and delivered guided tours
  • Assisted the Marketing Department with grant research whenever necessary
  • Acted as Receptionist to the administration whenever necessary

Miami Children’s Museum Charter School Teacher Assistant Summer 2008

  • Assisted 4th and 5th grade teachers during the Children’s Trust summer program
  • Created and delivered lesson plans under their supervision

PRACTICA

The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Directed Field Work Intern – Collections Department April to June 2013
Objective: to learn about the Henry’s collection and the procedures for its care and management.

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL
Museum Educator – Education Department June to December 2006
Objective: to learn the basic principles of art education.

EDUCATION

2013 Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2008 Art History, Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) 
Florida International University, Miami, FL

LANGUAGES

Spanish and English Native speaker
Italian Fluent
Hebrew Intermediate fluency
Portuguese Reading translation capability, conversational understanding 75%+
French Reading translation capability, conversational understanding 35%-
Finnish and Icelandic Beginner level

STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT FACILITATION

2018 Little by Little, New Jersey/New York
Provided nonprofit building consultation services to current Founder and CEO, Estefania Chuecos

2017 ACES (Artists of Color Expo & Symposium), Seattle
Offered Spanish forum-style group consultation to people interested in creating/improving nonprofits

2016 DeConstruct Collective: Intersectional Performance Critique, Seattle
Facilitated the strategic planning process and laid the operational foundation of the group

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

I deliver lectures on contemporary art history with a focus on women, Jewish art and iconography, and cultural hybridity and identity.

2017 On Viragos: an historical, anthropological, and sociological perspective
Venue: Virago Gallery

2017 Speaker for Feminist Camp, Seattle
Venue: Virago Gallery

2017 Presenter for SAM Remix’s My Favorite Things Tour series
Venue: Seattle Art Museum

2016 Lilith, Witches, and Surrealist Artists in Latin America
Venue: Virago Gallery

2015 Jewish Art | Contemporary Women
Venues: Stroum JCCJewish Family Service - Endless OpportunitiesThe Summit on First HillSunday Morning Forum, Seattle Jewish Seniors, and Sisters at Temple Beth Am

2014 Looted Art: The story of the Działyńska Collection gold-glass bases
Venues: Jewish Family Service - Endless OpportunitiesThe Summit on First HillSunday Morning Forum, Seattle Jewish Seniors, and Sisters at Temple Beth Am

2014 Muralismo: Movimiento artístico del siglo XX
Venue: El Centro de la Raza   

2012 Jewish Art: Symbology
Venues: Hillel at the University of WashingtonJewish Family Service - Endless OpportunitiesThe Summit on First HillSunday Morning Forum, Seattle Jewish Seniors, and Sisters at Temple Beth Am

For reviews, please visit www.andreaiaroc.com/reviews  

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTOR

2014 to Present (Hi)stories | Historias Blog, www.andreaiaroc.com/blog, ongoing

2017 “Visual Midrash and Jewish Art.” an introductory essay for the exhibit catalog On the Consequences of Hate Speech by Robin Atlas and Nancy Current, June 2017

2016 “It's Not Too Late: Take a Good, Hard, Long Look at Yourself.” DeConstruct, November 2016

2016 “Lost Girls: Paying Debts to Monstrous Mothers, Murdered Bluestockings, and Sallie Mae.” (Contributor) DeConstruct, October 2016

2016 “Bad Apples: Who Let This Happen?” (Contributor) DeConstruct, September 2016

2016 “#WaterStories: ANDREA IAROC.” an essay for Natasha Marin’s #WaterStories Project inspired by the Town Creek FoundationMarch 27, 2016

ART EXHIBITIONS

2008 June solo art show in honor of Shavuot, Temple Beth Tov Ahavat Shalom, Miami, FL

2006 Fall group exhibit Beginning with “Self”, Graham Center Art Gallery at Florida International University, Miami, FL.

SELECTED PRESS

2018 “An Interview with Andrea Iaroc, Founder and Executive Director of the CORAI Project.” College Art Association: CAA News, January 18, 2018

2017 “Art + Art History Alumna Opens Doors in Art History for People of Color in Washington State.” FIU CARTA News, August 9, 2017

 

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