My Portfolio

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SCOTT DICKINSON                  

I am an emerging museum professional with a great interest in preserving and presenting Canada’s physical past. I was most recently a student at Fleming College in the Museum Management and Curatorship program. Previously, I attended the University of Western Ontario, where I received an Honours Specialization in History, followed by a Masters in Public History.

Through my work at several heritage institutions, I have gained a wide range of useful museum experiences. I  have participated in several exhibits from conception to take down, created and updated catalogue records and cleaned and handled a wide variety of artifacts. With my outgoing and approachable demeanour I led many successful tours, deliver educational programming to a variety of students and provided engaging interpretation for heritage buildings. I also provided excellent customer service by assisting in daily operations, which included answering enquiries, handling admissions, greeting and orienting visitors and scheduling group tours.

At Fleming I furthered my skills. I have learned about managing museum administration and about developing public and school programming. I also have developed research skills with a curatorial focus. I also broadened and deepened my understanding of collections management, risk assessment, conservation treatments and exhibition development.

I aspire to work as a curator or exhibit developer in the heritage field. My areas of interest include Canada’s industrial heritage and the discovering the local history of the communities that I visit.


    SKILLS

  • Dependable, Punctual, Conscientious
  • Experienced in public speaking and public relations
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and time management skills
  • Outstanding historical research skills
  • Extensive experience working effectively in group settings
  • Experience in delivering public programming and guided tours
  • Proficiency with PastPerfect 5.0 archival computer software
  • Familiarity with Inmagic information organizational software
  • Familiarity with Novamuse Collective Access catalogue software
  • Experience in exhibit development, installation and tear down
  • Training in artifact mount design and creation
  • Experience in artifact cleaning, handling, transporting and conservation
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, InDesign and Ilustrator graphic design programs
  • Familiarity with Trimble Sketchup 3D computer modeling program with Max 7 programming language
  • Comfortable working with social media, including Twitter, WordPress and Blogger

Please take some time to look through my portfolio

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