KIMBERLEE A. CLOUTIER-BLAZZARD, Ph.D.
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I am a creative, dependable, and driven professional looking for a challenging position. I am experienced in project management, development, research, writing, editing, publishing, new media, and web design, as well as public speaking, teaching and e-learning. My writing is published across disciplines and historical periods, in outlets online and academic. Currently I serve as co-editor and publisher for a scholarly e-journal, and have experience as the development associate and site administrator for a house museum. I thrive on challenge, and seek opportunities to use my knowledge and strengths to make outstanding contributions to creative ventures.
- Writing, research, public speaking, project management, leadership, planning, assessment, digital & social media, visual analysis, publishing, editing, teaching, e-learning, distance learning, image rights acquisition, foreign language translation
- Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and Captivate)
- Online Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Moodle, Haiku)
- BBEdit (HTML)
- PBWorks (Wikis)
- Social Media (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest)
- CMS (WordPress, Blogger)
- Survey Monkey
- Past Perfect, FileMaker Pro
Fall 1998 – Present Boston Area Colleges
Part-time Faculty Lecturer (Simmons University, Brandeis University, Emmanuel College, Montserrat College of Art)
- Teach Art History Survey classes to undergraduate students.
- Manage class assignments and grades using the Moodle learning management system (and previously e-Learning [Blackboard Vista]).
- Assemble and present lectures using Microsoft PowerPoint, the Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat, and BBEdit.
- Select publications: “The Humanist Alchemy of Reform: Bosch and Velázquez as Inspiration for Goya’s ‘Los Caprichos’,” Esoteric Traditions and Their Impact on Early Modern Art [2019, in press]; “The Elevation of the Deformed in Early Modern Religious and Mythological Art,” Notes on Early Modern Art, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall 2015): 9-22; “The Portrait of Mary McIntosh Sargent: Slavery and ‘Natural Slavery’ in Federalist Era America,” in Locating American Art: Finding Art’s Meaning in Museums, Ed. Cynthia Fowler (Ashgate, 2015), 185-200.
- Select public lectures: “Laughing, Loving & Limning in Haarlem: Artistic Collaboration between Judith Leyster & Jan Miense Molenaer.” Renaissance Society of America (RSA), Toronto, Canada, March 2019; “Frans Hals’ Merry Drinker as Comic Portrait.” RSA, Boston, April 2016; “Molenaer’s ‘Denial of Saint Peter’: A Socratic Festive Tavern.” RSA, Berlin, March 2015.
July 2012 – Present KCB Loft Freelance
Writer/Editor/Translator/Research Assistant/Project Management
- Freelance editorial service providing editing, translating, project management, research and publishing assistance.
- Office Manager at Trident Gallery, Gloucester engaged in inventory and digital image management, marketing publications, social media, event planning, and mailings. Coordinated with the Gallery’s PR firm and vendors, helped organize outreach and programming.
- Editing & Image services for book, “Festschrift for Professor Alicia Faxon,” (ed. Margaret Hanni,) for publication by New Academia Publishing, Washington, DC .
- Project Manager, researcher and co-writer for the accreditation of Montserrat College of Art’s planned Master’s Degree program in Art and Community Leadership.
May 2012 – June 2017 Sargent House Museum Gloucester, Massachusetts
Member of the Board of Directors and Associate Development Director, Sargent-Murray-Gilman-Hough House Association
- Represented the Museum with the local community to include coverage in local media: Cape Ann Magazine, Gloucester Daily Times, Good Morning Gloucester, Cape Ann TV.
- Built SHM’s brand visuals, messaging, and Expanded the Museum’s social media marketing, growing the museum’s cross-channel presence (Website visits increased 300%; Facebook followers grew 69%; Twitter followers 750%; Blog page views up 231%; Instagram followers grew 87.5% – all stats span my time managing the Museum’s social media)
- Specialities in targeted copywriting, content development and maintenance, creative and functional site design on various CMS (WordPress, Blogger) and Marketing Automation platforms (MailChimp).
- Developed and implemented non-profit campaigns to increase visibility, generate leads, increase volunteers, and achieve and exceed fundraising goals.
- Provided assistance with development planning, grant support, prospect management, membership, PR, social media, blog and website maintenance, event planning, and mailings. (Donations increased 215% over 2013; grant support increased 344% over 2012.)
- Introduced and managed social media marketing for Sargent House, ensuring they had a growing presence on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and other local channels. Identify target markets, adjust objectives and creative strategies to maximize ROI and SEO. (Google Analytics.)
1996 – 2003 University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia
Doctor of Philosophy, History of Art
- Dissertation title: Counterbalancing Classicism: Jan Steen and the ‘Socratic Style’.
- Completed 8 week intensive Dutch language course at University of Leiden, NL from June 29-August 24, 1998.
- Worked as Visual Resource Collection assistant, cataloguer and designated copy-photographer. Worked for the Multimedia Resource Center, developing course websites.
1994 – 1996 University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia
Master of Arts, History of Art
- Master’s Thesis title: Panofsky, Art History & the 1930’s.
- Passed language proficiency exams in French and German as part of degree requirements.
- Worked as Visual Resource Collection assistant, cataloguer and designated copy-photographer.
1990 – 1994 University of New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts, Art: Art History
- Awarded one year fellowship as Visual Resource Collection assistant.
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