Topic ID #33290 - posted 8/3/2014 11:23 AM

NPS Curator looking for Gov't or Private employment UT or CO


Mariah Robertson
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Moab, UT 84532

People Skills:

Reliable customer service, active listening, dependable team player, detailed oriented, leader, instructor/educator, fundraiser, and networking
Office Skills: Administrative support, reports and spreadsheets, data entry, filing database and records management, reception, and tracking funds received (credit card machines and cash registers: both manual and electronic)
Computer Skills:    Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, Reader, Reader X Picasa, Quicken, Access based databases, ReDiscovery, Inc. museum and archival database, email programs, and web content design and editing


Customer Service Manager/Cashier
Moonflower Community Cooperative Moab, UT, 2/2013-Present
  • As manager on floor; stock all departments, train and assist cashiers, assist customers, work with other staff to provide best service possible, remit and deposit daily sales.
  • Perform safety walk through monthly and facilitate repair work needed.
River Guide
Canyon Voyages Moab, UT, 4/2013-10/2013
  • Safely guided customers on the Colorado River in hard shell kayaks, paddle rafts, oar rafts, and inflatable kayaks both overnight and day trips for various ages, nationalities, and capabilities.
  • Provided researched information on the local history, flora, and fauna and some jokes here and there.
Museum Curator
Rocky Mountain National Park, 9/2011-9/2012
Salinas Pueblo Mission National Monument, 4-10/2007
  • Demonstrated and developed proficiencies in both oral and written communication: telephone, email, Excel, and Word
  • Restored organization to administrative and loans records and accelerated data input, processing and retrieval times through restructuring of both digital and physical files according to established protocols
  • Consistently praised by management for the quality and timeliness of reports, attention to detail, exemplary customer service delivery and team-player attitude
  • Responsible for physical and intellectual security, conservation, and access of  collections covering the following disciplines: archeology, biology, history, geology, and paleontology
  • Successfully completed work and upgrades such as using DOI/ICMS database, accessioning, cataloging, and establishing loans according to NPS laws/regulations and the NPS Museum Handbook
  • Worked with Regional museum and park specific staff to establish a base line plan and inventor of entire Facilities Management files (including Trails Office)
  • Trained volunteer to inventory large volumes of government records and how to process small manuscript or family papers
  • Worked with park staff to help them understand the Retention Schedule for government records in order to create more space in their offices, establish a disposition schedule for entry into the museum collections, and to save records were meant to be retained
Museum Technician
Southeast Utah Group: NPS, 10/2012-4/2013, volunteer 
Wind Cave National Park, 5 & 9/2006
Mesa Verde National Park, 5-10/2003 & 5-8/2004
Zion National Park, 10-12/2001
  • Worked as part of a team and independently under supervision from the curator to unpack, re-house, and update/create catalog records for archeological artifacts, herbarium specimens, archival materials, and geological specimens
  • Created and updated loan, accession, and de-accession records using the Park Service museum database and established filing system
  • Fulfilled research requests from employees and outside researchers
  • Assisted in annual inventory and updating the record of locations in the database
  • Scanned historical documents and photographic images, arranged digital files, for patron access
Yellowstone National Park, 1/2009-4/2011
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, 4-9/2011
  • Processed archival collections from private collectors and resulting from park activities according to American archival and library standards
  • Entered data into archives module of ANCS+ and ICMS (ReDiscover, Inc.) database
  • Created finding aids using Word to describe the history and physical contents of each collection
  • Fulfilled high volume of research requests for patrons within one week 
Interpreter (Educator), Park Guide, &Fee Collector
Arches National Park, 4-10/2008
Wind Cave National Park, 5-9/2006
Zion National Park, 8-10/2001
Grand Teton National Park, 4-8/2001
Lava Beds National Monument, 5-8/2000
  • Provided front line customer service and education for national park visitors
  • Received and accounted for large amounts of funds from entrance, tour, and book sales
  • Researched and wrote educational program material for tours, hikes, formal and informal presentations
  • Safely led entertaining and educational tours of varying sizes, nationalities, and ages over rough terrain
Dancing Cats Veterinary Clinic: Salt Lake City, UT, 1-4/2006
  • Made appointments for clients
  • Filled out paperwork and filed according to respective client
  • Created invoices, received payments and remitted daily funds using Quicken
  • Helped to handle emergency situations
  • Used phones, fax, copier, software programs to accomplish my work
Sales Associate
Patagonia Outlet: Salt Lake City, UT, 9/2004-5/2005
  • Facilitated returns, exchanges, repairs, and complaints
  • Used electronic cash register and gift card reader
  • Worked as a team to keep the store stocked and to answer customer questions
Resource Manager
Timpanogos Caves National Monument, 4-11/2002
  • Cleaned caves of lint, maintained hydrological data, and mapped cave entrances
  • Identified plants, digitally photographed them, and created a general key for resource employees to use
  • Wrote proposal to re-vegetate a disturbed area, purchased plants, lead volunteer and employees of removal of invasive plants and planting of indigenous plants, rappelled down slopes to remove plants
  • Wrote monthly internal publication to update employees on work progress using Word
  • Digitally photographed herbarium collection and assisted with annual museum inventory
University of Georgia in Athens, GA (UGA), 2006
AB in Studio Art, Liberal Arts degree:
With emphasis in Art History, Art Education, Ceramics, Photography, and Botany
University of Victoria Continuing Education in British Columbia, 2013
Certificate in Museum Collections Management

Certifications and Accomplishments:
Utah Food Handling Certificate 2014
Utah Whitewater Captain's License 2013
NAGPRA Inter-agency training via Denver Service Center 3/2012
Search and rescue high angle and route finding training via ROMO 2012
FEMA incident command courses 2012-2013
First Responder 2012, current
CPR, 2013 and Emergency Medical Responder 2010- both current
Organized and lead successful raft trip along entire length of Alsek River, AK- including helicopter portage, shuttles, navigation, and food preparation for eight people 2009
Fundamentals I in 2008, Fundamentals II, III, IV in 2010 Fundamentals V in 2011
Archives and Records Management Training via NPS 4/2010
Employee Equal Oppurtunity and Diversity Training 10/2010
National Archives Records Administration (NARA) training on Records Management and Electronic Records Management 6/2009
Completion of Basics of Archives Training Course provided by American Association for State and Local History 7/2007
Completion of ANCS+ Database Upgrade training. Kemmerer, WY. 7/2002

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