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Art & Art History Major Jobs 2020

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Sarah House

Hometown: Merrimack, New Hampshire
Employer: Americorps
Job title: construction crew leader
Service Organization: Habitat for Humanity
 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
I have built a lot of confidence in my skills as a writer and as an artist, which I hope I can apply toward a meaningful career.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
Traveling to a new place, meeting new people and applying what I have learned in the real world.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Connecting with my teammates on the cross country team.
 
Internship Experience
 
I worked as a summer intern for Tree Street Youth in Lewiston, Maine, where I helped organize and run activities for a K-12 day camp.
 

Elizabeth Gallo

Majors: French & Francophone studies, art & art history
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Employer: Ridge to Reef Farm
Job title: apprentice

Job Responsibilities

Farm apprentices participate in all aspects of farm production and maintenance including but not limited to: propagation, seeding, transplanting, weed management, pest and disease management, harvesting, post-harvest handling, irrigation, composting, assisting with CSA operation, markets, basic building projects and maintenance, volunteer management, animal caretaking, producing value added goods, assisting farm visitors and other duties as assigned.
 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
  
Working for the Dickinson College Farm has allowed me to fine tune my skills in farming, both vegetable production and livestock, which has prepared me to pursue an apprenticeship at another organic farm. The skills and knowledge set I have acquired from working for the college farm has inspired me to pursue a career in agriculture.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
I hope to gain more responsibility in my role as an apprentice at Ridge to Reef Farm. I am looking forward to living in a new climate and learning how farming in the tropics differs from farming in the Mid-Atlantic region. I am also looking forward to immersing myself in West Indian culture and learning from the people I will be living and working with.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Becoming a member of Delta Nu sorority has been one of the most influential experiences from my time at Dickinson. I will always remember fondly my time spent in Weiss and Goodyear to complete my studio art major, and I will cherish the individualized time I got from the faculty members in the department.
 
Internship Experience
 
I interned for two summers at Boone Street Farm in Baltimore, Ma. Boone Street Farm is located in the Midway neighborhood of East Baltimore and works to provide the community with fresh produce. I assisted with all farm tasks including but not limited to harvesting, washing, transplanting, weeding and CSA preparation and delivery. I also helped supervise and organize Youthworks students who came to the farm for a month and a half to work through the program.
 

Karissa Kendricks

Major: art & art history
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Employer: Dickinson College
Job title: post baccalaureate

Job Responsibilities

Department of Art & Art History assistant and TA.
 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
Dickinson has prepared me to be flexible in any workplace situation, to think on my feet and use my broad skill set to accomplish goals. I think having to take courses in a variety of departments gave me the communication skills to work anywhere.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
I’m anticipating lots of change in my career and am feeling comfortable not knowing if I will be working the same job for more than a year or two and enjoying that!
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
I think the moments where I pursued a leadership position really changed me for the better. I worked as a coordinator for Artworks! and as a new member educator for Delta Nu. These moments taught me a lot about myself and the people around me.
 
Internship Experience
 
Just before Dickinson, I interned at the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. I was a summer fellow at Breakthrough Collaborative in 2017 and taught algebra and improv comedy to rising 8th graders. I also held an internship at the Fabric Workshop and museum summer of 2019. At the fabric workshop and museum, I led tours and taught workshops on how to screen print to museum visitors.
 

Erin Wen

Major: art & art history
Hometown: Beijing, China
Employer: ISPVA (International Society for Performing and Visual Art)-Conversazione
Job title: remote marketing intern

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and extend media partners.
  • Manage Instagram and Facebook accounts.
  • Transcribe panel talk material, artwork catalog, archive and re-compose into articles.
  • "Young Artist Guide Brochure" editing.
 

Published May 15, 2020

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