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QUALIFICATIONS
  J ennifer Lynn Dibbern

•   Possesses a BA in Art History with a minor in Anthropology.


 

•   Incredibly experienced with collections management including appraisal, conservation, location and
  status updates, as well as museum registration, documentation and information systems and exhibits.
•   3 years museum experience with large collections at the Denver Art Museum, Colorado Historical
  Society and Byers-Evans House Museum.
• 3 years museum education experience in the Denver Art Museum Education Department.
•   Exceptionally diplomatic and capable of managing many relationships in tandem. Enjoys working with
  and motivating others.
•   Possesses knowledge of proper book/object/manuscript handling, care, preservation practices and has
  an eye for improvement.
•   Computer software tools include MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Power Point, ARGUS, Photoshop,
  Q-Scan, Past Perfect, Web 2.0 and Mac friendly.
• Appreciates detail in an organized work environment and posses and affinity for highly detailed work.
•   Takes pleasure in helping people and connecting them to history.
•   Completed masters course work in order to receive an MLS in Library Information Science, with an
  emphasis in Archives Studies.
 
 
 
RELATED
  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
COLORADO HISTORICAL SOCIETY  Denver, CO
MANUSCRIPT PROCESSING AND CATALOGING ASSISTANT 10/10-PRESENT
• Assist with research, photography, and data entry to the catalog record in an ARGUS database of both 2-D and 3-D
objects in preparation for the new History Colorado Center opening.
• Assist in processing the Keota Manuscript Collection.
• Duties include arranging and describing original documents (correspondence, legal and financial papers, books,
photographs, etc.); re-housing in labeled folders and boxes; and assisting in the creation of a finding aid.

DENVER ART MUSEUM  Denver, CO (OVER A SIX YEAR PERIOD I HAVE HELD MULTIPLE POSITIONS)
COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT 05/18/10-PRESENT
• Assists in reintegrating and cataloging a number of Native American objects back into collections storage from
display during gallery renovation.
• Inventory of objects that were on exhibit for 20 years.
• Builds mounts and maintains proper storage environment for the ethnographic collection.
• Participates in monthly IPM (integrated pest management) runs to check bug traps and replace if necessary, and
reports on findings.
• Uses data loggers to monitor and maintain proper environmental conditions in collections storage facilities.
• Weekly preventative gallery maintenance including dusting, cleaning of galleries and spot-checking objects for
tampering.
• Updates object records in computer using ARGUS.
• Develops daily object lists and reports for movement and storage.
• Pull objects, provide access and assist curators with object handling.
• Museum collection management including location updates, flagging objects for conservation needs, object
numbering checking for information accuracy on all objects being moved from gallery to storage, in Argus.
• Oversee the collections intern and provide guidance in collections management and care.
2  Death Valley Curator Resume • J. Dibbern • jendibbern@gmail.com 
 

EXHIBITION & COLLECTIONS SERVICES INTERN 11/02/09-PRESENT


• Archive electronic records and creation of a database from scratch using a server.
• File appraisal and research to determine need of retention.
• Migration of files from CD's into properly stored electronic records.
• Organized file to make them more accessible by art museum staff and created a basic finding aid.
 

CONSERVATION INTERN 11/06/06-05/25/07


• Assist in overseeing conservation volunteers.
• Prepare objects for movement to new storage, including cleaning and backing paintings.
• Re-package and re-house a collection of Ethnographic objects.
• Processing of artworks including condition reports, cleaning and Argus updates.
ON-CALL SECURITY OFFICER 12/28/06-05/25/07
• Overall protection of artwork in the galleries, of personnel and of visitors.
INFORMAL PROGRAMS ASSISTANT 09/01/04-05/25/07
• Interact and mediate between all museum departments, including mediation between the conservation and education
departments for colored pencil testing for in-gallery use.
• Budgeting, accounting, bookkeeping and reconciliation.
• Design and implementation of in-gallery educational programs including prototyping and evaluation.
• In charge of preparation and implementation of holiday game weeks including hiring, training and scheduling high
school volunteers.
• Responsible for working with vendors to order supplies for gallery activities.
• Assisted in hiring and training of 400 volunteers for museum grand re-opening.
EDUCATION PROGRAM RESERVATIONS ASSISTANT 10/04/04-06/30/05
• Collection of payments for school group tours, adult classes and summer camps.
• Oversee class and summer camp registration.
• Personally in charge of design and upkeep Denver Art Museum kids website and education classes web pages.
ART STOP INTERPRETER 09/01/04-09/3005

• Personal interaction with museum visitors allowing hands on, educational experience.
• Educate the public in the areas of Native American beadwork, Victorian cabinetry and Andean textiles.
• Demonstrate specific techniques, allow visitors a hands on experience with actual objects, and activities for kids.

COLORADO HISTORICAL SOCIETY  Denver, CO


COLLECTIONS MOVE ASSISTANT 11/16/09-06/11/10
• Assisted in packaging and move of the archaeological, ethnographic and decorative fine arts collections.
• Elaborate mount making and designing proper storage solutions in boxes and in crates for travel and storage.
• Completed an inventory and assessed objects for damage prior to movement into warehouse storage.
• Assisted in completing data entry for entire museum collection.
• Managed collections volunteers and interns.
• Object research in Argus and object record problem solving.
• Inventoried collections, verified the accuracy of data provided in database, checked for problem records and
compiled information in preparation for a problem-solving project.
COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER 09/12/05-05/25/07
• Worked independently re-numbering and cataloging 700 objects pulled from an historical mansion in Trinidad, CO.
• Object research and problem solving including for provenance, condition report and for preservation needs.
• Updated records in Argus, a museum catalog computer program.
• Photographed objects and linked to Argus records using Q-Scan.
• Re-packaged objects for shipment and storage.
BCR SHELF2LIFE IMAGING TECHNICIAN • Aurora, CO
Bibliographical Center for Research
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18172 E. Colgate Pl. • Aurora, CO 80013
jendibbern@gmail.com • 720.921.5641
ennifer Dibbern
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09/01/09-12/11/09
(Laid off-budget cuts)
• Rare book preservation and preventative care.
• Photograph and digitize pre-1923, U.S. published books for universities and online databases.
• Collection development including assignment of ISBN’s , creating metadata, referring to MARC records and assessing
for damage.

NARA RECORDS MANAGEMENT INTERN  Denver, CO 06/08/09-08/07/09


National Archives and Records Administration
• Assist in civil court case file reappraisal.
• Input data into computer using Access.
• Sort through and code court case files according to content and importance.
• Prepare case files for re-housing according to newly assigned retention schedules.

BYERS-EVANS HOUSE MUSEUM CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN  Denver, CO 3/29/06-05/25/07


• Serious attention to detail in cleaning with conscious respect to best historical object conservation practice including
but not limited to dusting, moping, vacuuming, polishing, etc.
• Re-number objects as necessary.
• Overall conservation and preservation of ethnographic and historical objects in an historical mansion.
• Look for and assess damaged objects and figure out how to best address those issues.
• Developed rough guidelines for proper care and preservation of historic objects according to CCI notes and
Conserve-O-Grams.

FCMOCA MUSEUM VOLUNTEER  Fort Collins, CO 12/01/03-05/07/04


Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art
• Provide general museum services, greet visitors, promote and collect memberships and operate gift shop.
• Assist in planning, hanging and set up of artwork for Rocky Mountain Biennial exhibit.

PERIPHERY ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT INTERN  Fort Collins, CO 08/04/03-05/07/04


Colorado State University Anthropology Department
• Sort and catalogue bison bones from the Kaplan-Hoover Bison Kill Site.
• Piece together broken bones and check for human/ animal ware patterns.
• Re-number bones.
• Update records in computer.

 
SUPPLEMENTAL WORK EXPERIENCE
WHOLE FOODS MARKET SPECIALTY TEAM MEMBER  Denver, CO 12/03/07-PRESENT
• Provide exceptional customer service by caring for individual needs and exceeding expectations.
• Teaching and promoting a conscious respect for community and environment.
• Continuous multitasking and problem solving in a self-motivated, team based atmosphere.
• Barista and cheese-monger.
• Awarded Outstanding Customer Service.
• Awarded Outstanding Team Member.
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EDUCATION
MLS Library and Information Management, Archives Studies 01/09-PRESENT (Graduation: 12/04/2010)
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY Denver, CO
GPA: 3.85 out of 4.0
39 semester hours complete
Relevant Course work:
LI 801- Info Transfer/Knowledge Society, Grade: A
LI 810- Research/Inquiry Lib/Info Science, Grade: A-
LI 802- Theoretical Foundations of Service: Dialogue/Customer Service, Grade: A-
LI 815- Information Technology for Library and Information Professionals, Grade: A
LI 804- Theory of the Organization of Information, Grade: A
LI 813- Print/Electronic Information Sources and Services, Grade: A
LI 805- Organ Theories Administration and Information Agencies (management), Grade: B+
LI 809- Introduction to Archives, Grade: A
LI 818- Archival Arrangement and Description, Grade: B+
LI 827- Preservation Strategies, Grade: A
LI 862- Current Issues in Technology (Metadata), Grade: B+
LI 862- Current Issues in Technology (Digital Collections), Grade: A
LI 873- Archives Studies Practicum, Grade: Pass
LI 819- Information Retrieval and Customization, Grade: will be completed on 12/04/2010
LI 849- Records and Information Management, Grade: will be completed on 12/04/2010

MA Museums and Collections* 06/07-11/07


AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Canberra ACT, Australia
GPA: N/A no credit awarded
*One semester, incomplete due to cancellation of desired program: Master’s in Cultural Heritage
Development and Management.
Relevant Course Work:
MUSC 8002- Museums and Collections: Meaning & Message, Grade: W
MUSC 8003-Museum Management, Grade: W

BA in Art History, Minor in Anthropology Completed 05/2004


COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Fort Collins, CO
GPA: 2.4 out of 4.0
130 semester hours complete
Relevant Course Work:
APCC 100-Intro to Cultural Anthropology, Grade: B
APCC 140- The Introduction to Prehistory, Grade: C-
AP 555- Paleoindian Archaeology, Grade: A-
AR 419- Historiography & Methodology, Grade: B
Thesis: The Absence of Native North American Art within the Field of Art History

Course work towards my BA at Colorado State University Completed 06/2003


UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0
3 semester hours complete
Relevant Course Work:
ART 308-Traditional Native Arts, Grade: A
Course work towards my BA at Colorado State University
FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
GPA: 3.8 out of 4.0
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18172 E. Colgate Pl. • Aurora, CO 80013
jendibbern@gmail.com • 720.921.5641
ennifer Dibbern
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Completed 06/2003

19 semester hours complete


Relevant Course Work:
GEY111-Physical Geology, Grade: A

Certificate in Graphic Design Completed 05/1999


ARAPAHOE VOCATIONAL SCHOOL Englewood, CO
GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0
Two-year program.
 

High School Diploma Completed 05/1999


EAGLECREST HIGH SCHOOL Aurora, CO
GPA: 3.8 out of 4.0
 

 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  ASSOCIATION  COLORADO WYOMING ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS 
 AMERICAN LIBRARY
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ARCHIVISTS  COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARIES  AMERICAN
ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS  SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION  ART LIBRARIES SOCIETY OF
NORTH AMERICA

LANGUAGES  
 
FRENCH
SPOKEN: Novice
WRITTEN: Novice
READ: Novice
SPANISH
SPOKEN: Novice
WRITTEN: Novice
READ: Novice

INTERESTS  
 
 PHOTOGRAPHY  AID WORK IN AFRICA AND MEXICO  AUSTRALIAN AND US CULTURAL
REPATRIATION ISSUES  THE CULTURES THAT EXIST WITHIN MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES AND
ARCHIVES AS WELL AS THE CULTURES THAT THOSE INSTITUTIONS ARE TRYING TO CREATE IN
TODAYS SOCIETY  VOLUNTEERING  ART CONSERVATION  GRAPHIC DESIGN 
BACKPACKING  CAMPING  FISHING  SNOW BOARDING