PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CORAI Project, Seattle, WA
Founder and Executive Director/Team Member August 2016 to August 2019

I lead and nurture the CORAI Project’s grant program, community relations, sponsorships, and the execution of its mission. CORAI is a Seattle-based grantmaking organization that works to Revolutionize Art History™.

  • Responsible for fiscal management, anticipating operational needs, and ensuring maximum resource utilization to keep 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 CORAI, 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, design, and update Squarespace website

  • Manage Square Point of Sale account

  • Direct all sponsorships and ensure they 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
Facilities Assistant Manager, Operations, October 2014 to September 2018

Supported and helped oversee the security and operations of the entire Burke Museum, ensuring the safety and protection of staff, patrons, and museum collections. One of my main responsibilities was to assist the Operations Department leadership bring the New Burke building online, secure a safe transition to the new facility, and help set up the foundation of future policies and services.

  • 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

  • Act as sole supervisor to all staff and programs in the absence of managers and directors; represent the Burke to the visiting public

  • 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 key events (e.g., StaffPro, Securitas)

  • Responsible for monthly ProCard and My Financial Desktop fiscal reconciliation, as well as occasional use of the Ariba System (e-procurements, e-reimbursements)

  • Assist the visiting security detail of government officials at the city, state, and international level with understanding the building and the University of Washington’s security and emergency guidelines

  • Board all staff members and volunteers on building access, safety and security policies, job-related trainings (e.g. cargo van training, chemical lab training, hazardous materials training, lifting techniques, etc.)

  • Lead staff trainings on emergency evacuation plan, disaster preparedness plan, and common emergencies (e.g., medical, fire, earthquake, etc.)

  • Update emergency evacuation and disaster preparedness plans in accordance to federal, state, and local rules and regulations

  • Ensure museum facility policies and infrastructure were in compliance with federal, state and local codes and regulations (e.g., OSHA, fire department, HazMat, etc.)

  • Control building access and manage pertaining databases (OMNILOCK, Excel, Lenel OnGuard, and Patron Manager)

  • Manage the Burke's multicalendar serving all departments and select directorships. Assign rooms for conferences, meetings, and other events using multicalendar scheduling system (Google)

  • Provide A/V technical support for internal and external meeting and events

  • Supervise University of Washington facilities workers when performing general maintenance on the building (e.g., plumbing, carpentry, HV/AC, landscaping, electrical, custodial, etc.)

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

Founding member of the original 'Diversity Committee' group created in 2015. On 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.

  • Increased museum departmental participation by 150%

  • 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 program (e.g., individual bias and racism, transforming institutional policies and practices, cultural sensitivity and proficiency, etc.)

  • Increased staff participation in the EIC through internal programs and mandatory 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

Visitor Services Representative February 2015 to July 2017

  • Responsible for handling monetary transactions and open/close tills in line with Burke procedures

  • Delivered exceptional patron/visitor service at all times

  • Assisted Store Manager in keeping inventory organized, stocked, and presentable

IT Department Assistant August 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), Operations, October 2011 to October 2014

As Lead GSR, I responded directly to the Operations Manager and was responsible for:

  • Providing full support to the Henry’s operations department by helping secure the building, individual galleries and collections spaces

  • Supervising a team of 4-7 Gallery Service Representatives in the evenings and weekends

  • Providing A/V 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 the 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. 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 Museum Studies, Post-Graduate Certificate
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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

SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION

2019 OSHA 30 Certification

2018 Aviation 101 | Systems, Aerodynamics, Flight Instruments, Airport Operations, Airspace, Radio & ATC Communications, Aeromedical Factors, Meteorology, Performance & Navigation Equipment
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University MOOC, Daytona Beach, FL

LANGUAGES

Spanish and English Native proficiency
Italian Fluent
Hebrew Intermediate fluency
Portuguese Reading translation capability, conversational understanding 75%+
French Reading translation capability, conversational understanding 35%-

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 forum-style group consultation in Spanish 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.

2019 The State of The Arts: Performance and Installation Artist Salon
Venue: The Box Gallery West Palm Beach

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

2019 “Persona Non Grata” an essay for the Chicken Coup Contemporary exhibit catalog by Andreas Gurewich, March 2019

2019 Excerpt contribution from my Art Synergy WPB Magazine article on Diane Arrieta for her book My Kingdom ain't so magic, February 27, 2019

2019 “Art Synergy: Bringing the Palm Beach Art Scene Together” WPB Magazine, January 9, 2019

2018 “Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet: A Master Storyteller” WPB Magazine, December 24, 2018

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

2017 “I Read to Live and Survive” The Incluseum Blog, March 7, 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 “Hola Palm Beach with Rolando Chang Barrero and Guest Andrea Iaroc of The CORAI Project
HolaTV show Hola Palm Beach, December 3, 2018

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

MEMBERSHIPS

2018 to Present Dare to be Different Campaign, Member
Susie Wolff and The Motor Sports Association – governing body of UK motor sport –  have joined forces to launch Dare To Be Different, a high-profile new initiative that helps to inspire, connect, showcase and develop women who either currently work in, or want to work in the motorsport arena.

2018 to Present Women in Aviation International, Member
Women in Aviation International (WAI) is a nonprofit organization that encourages the advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.

2016 to Present Internations, Member
The leading network & guide for expats in 420 cities worldwide. Its mission is to create a great experience and a trusted community where expats feel at home around the world.

2007 to Present College Art Association, Member
CAA, as the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.

 

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