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Megan Meredith-Lobay

9307 98th Ave NW


Edmonton, AB, T6C 2C6
Canada
T 001.780.758.9953
C 001.780.499.9037
mem.lobay@gmail.com

Profile
An innovative strategic manager who excels with intellectual challenges in a community and arts-lead
environments. A talented, Doctorate educated communicator with solid experience building client and
employee relationships within government, academic, and community organizations. Knowledgeable in all
fields of Performance and Visual arts with demonstrable experience leading community-based arts initiatives.
Focused on consistent quality work and a desire to simplify and innovate the daily operations of organization
through effective leadership.

Areas of Expertise
• Team Building and Leadership • Arts and Culture

• Community liaison • Project Management

• Research Skills and Analysis • Organizational Strategic planning

• Communication • Conflict Resolution

Relevant Employment History


Research Innovation Manager; Arts Resource Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada -
September 2008-Present
Management position within the Faculty of Arts IT Department with responsibility for Research Computing.
Duties and responsibilities include: supervision of four full-time computing programmers and analysts, project
management of IT for grant-funded research projects in the Faculty of Arts, research into new and innovative
strategies for research and IT integration, project management for IT projects within several Faculty
Departments, technical liaison between Faculty, Staff, Deans and the research computing group on all IT-
related research projects. Facilities management for several cutting-edge research computing studios.

Key Projects and Achievements


• Participated in creating a new five-year IT plan for the Faculty of Arts including writing the first Service
Level agreement for the Research Computing Group
• Increased the profile of the Arts Resource Centre through a series of presentations to Faculty departments
• Created a new streamlined project management system for research IT
• Participated and contributed to leading Digital Arts research programs

Centre Manager; The Michaelhouse Centre, Cambridge UK - 2006-2007


Overall operational management of a non-profit community arts and events centre housed in an
architecturally important 14th century church. Reporting to a volunteer Board of Trustees, managed
relationships across a wide variety of stakeholders including University Faculty and Staff, Local and National
Government, International corporations, and the Arts. Curated numerous local international art exhibitions
9307 98th Ave NW
Edmonton, AB, T6C
2C6 Canada
T 001.780.758.9953
C 001.780.499.9037
mem.lobay@gmail.com

and organized events and performances involving artists of British and International renown. Engaged with
community and non-profit leaders to design new cultural arts programs within Michaelhouse. Prepared and
analyzed yearly budgets and cash-flow plans with the Treasurer of the Board. Managed one Executive
Assistant.

Key Projects and Achievements


• Planned, designed, and implemented a new branding strategy for the Michaelhouse Centre including new
print media and a new website designed by myself.
• Implemented a new online calendaring system and computer booking system for events and exhibitions
• Increased the overall web presence of the Centre
• Increased month-on-month income from events and exhibitions during the 2006-2007 fiscal year
• Managed volunteers at community arts, fundraising, and corporate events
• Created new working policies and procedures for Centre operations and professionalized the day-to-day
operations

Executive Assistant; The Michaelhouse Centre, Cambridge UK - 2005-2006


Executive Assistant to the Centre Manager at a non-profit community and arts centre. Promoted after six
months to the role of Centre Manager after an international search. Responsible for the daily administration
of a busy office, assisted with room bookings and event organization, invoicing and customer service. Wrote
communication plans, news releases, speeches, presentations, newsletters, brochures, web content and
other communications materials as appropriate.

Research Assistant; The Lismore Landscape Project, Department of Archaeology,


Cambridge University, UK 2004 - Present
Team member and supervisor on a major three-year archaeological research program with Cambridge
University. Assisted with logistical planning and organization before and during two excavation seasons.
Conducted GIS surveys of numerous archaeological sites throughout the island. Utilized Adobe Illustrator to
digitally interpret site field drawings. Supervised a team of both experienced and student excavators during
the excavation of three different sites. Contributed to writing excavation reports for funding bodies.

Undergraduate Supervisor, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK -


2005
Graduate teaching assistant and student supervisor for year-two course entitled ‘The Archaeology of Religion’
. Set and marked essays for a group of fifteen undergraduate
Conducted small seminars for groups of two to three students .

Research Assistant; Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, Texas - Aug-Dec 1999


Graduate teaching assistant and student supervisor for year-two course entitled ‘The Archaeology of
Religion’. Set and marked essays for a group of fifteen undergraduate students. Conducted small seminars
for groups of two to three students .
9307 98th Ave NW
Edmonton, AB, T6C 2C6
Canada
T 001.780.758.9953
C 001.780.499.9037
mem.lobay@gmail.com

Education
University of Cambridge, Girton College, UK - PhD Archaeology, 2007
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK - MPhil, Medieval Archaeology, 2001
University of Texas at Austin, USA - BA, Anthropology and Archaeology, 2000

Volunteer Work
Teacher; Luton Excellence in Schools Program, Luton, UK - March 2004
Co-designed and presented a computed-based lecture course and field-trip for junior high school students
from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Editor and Head Designer, GOWN: Graduate’s Own Magazine at the University of Cambridge -
2003-2004
Founding member of a magazine written for any by Graduates students at the University of Cambridge. Head
designer and lay-out artist using Adobe In Design and Photoshop products to desktop publish a quarterly
magazine. Conducted interviews, wrote and edited articles, and designed pages and additional artwork to
accompany articles.

Volunteer Curator, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, UK – 2000-2001

Actor, Set Designer, Stage Manager, Stage Right Theatre, Amarillo, Texas – June-August
1997,1998,1999.

Referrals
Available upon request.