Topic ID #36037 - posted 8/14/2015 11:26 AM

Seeking positions in Public History - Museums, historical sites


‍Amanda C. Lilly

540-309-5206 |


Exhibit set up

·    Interned at the Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Art Center in the Summer of 2014.

·    Researched, planned, and set up a textile exhibit titled: Lady’s Lace: Always in Style.

·    Photographs available on my Public History Blog:

·    Assisted collections manager and director in procuring new artifacts and setting up a Coal Mining Exhibit.

·    Assisted collections manager in tagging and entering new items into PastPerfect.

·    Learned proper procedures for procuring, storing, and handling items and documents in the collection.

Conference Planning

·    Helped plan the annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference at Virginia Tech two years in a row by serving on the Administrative Committee.

·    Reserved flights and hotel rooms for speakers and panelists.

·    Arranged catering.

·    Served as speaker liaison making sure they had transportation, meals, lodging, etc.

·    Moderator for panelists during the conference. 

Oral History

·     Conducted interviews for the LGBTQ Southern Oral History Program for Virginia Tech and the Blacksburg community.

·    Trained in interviewing techniques and use of sound equipment.

·    Transcribed and logged interviews to be put in Special Collections at the Newman Library.



Graduate Certificate, public history | May 2015 | Virginia Polytechnic institute and state university

Bachelor of arts, history and women’s studies | May 2011 | Radford university


Graduate Assistant | Virginia Tech | August 2013-Present

Secretary | Norfolk Southern Corporation | October 2012-August 2013

Archives Assistant | McConnell Library | September 2010 – May 2011

Accounts Payable | Carpetland usa | March 2006 – September 2012







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