~Education and work history for  Debra  levie~

Education                                                                                                                            International Career Institute    Certified Nursing Assistant                                                      Columbia College Chicago    continuing studies in psychology and French language and Culture School of the Art Institute of Chicago     M.F.A. degree                                                           Private piano and music theory studies with Frank Caruso                                                 American Conservatory of Music,  Chicago     Private studies in voice and piano                  Philadelphia College of Art/University of the Arts     B.F.A. degree                                                 Beloit College, Beloit Wisconsin     Studies in Art, History, and Literature

Employment and Volunteer positions My company Art Alive Programming  is a series of PowerPoint programs on art, artists, art movements, and virtual museum visits.  Working with students in private schools, senior adult residential, assisted living, memory care, and community centers, the programs have been enthusiastically received. Art Alive Programming is available in the Chicago, and Treasure Coast, and Palm Beaches, Florida areas. I also conduct private tours of area museums.  

Columbia College Chicago     Adjunct Faculty     Black and White Photography and digital classes   Provide instruction in film and darkroom camera use    Taught High School Summer Institute photography program.

Sarah's Circle   volunteer at local women's homeless shelter

City of  Chicago Department on Aging, Renaissance Court of the Cultural Center   Art appreciation series focusing on artists, their work, and museums from around the world

Home Instead Senior Care   Chicago    Caregiver    Provide in home care services for seniors

The Salvation Army  Chicago    Volunteer    Worked food line and retail store

Tree House Animal Foundation   Chicago  Volunteer  Worked with shelter animals and visitors 

Art Shuttle Inc.  Chicago    Office manager    Supervised and hired personnel, coordinated daily and weekly schedules, set prices and quoted jobs to clients

Chicago Cultural Center      Museum Registrar      Wrote condition reports on incoming and outgoing travelling art exhibits, assisted in installing and de-installing art exhibits

State of Illinois Art Gallery   Chicago   Technical Assistant    Spoke with visitors, installed/de-installed art work, wrote condition reports, edited press releases, managed the darkroom, assisted in grant writing, funding proposals and the budget, proofread text for exhibits, worked art opening receptions

United States Government, Dept. of Interior, National Park Service, Independence National Historical Park   Philadelphia   Park Ranger    Researched, designed, and presented to school groups and the public formal and informal tours of 18th Century themed buildings including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Site, and Franklin Court Museum. Led VIP's through the Park. Served as Safety Inspector for Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Supreme Court Building. Photographed and catalogued hundreds of park signage markers in the 55 acres of this National Park in the city of Philadelphia.  Acted as district ranger supervisor.

Pennsylvania Hospital Archaeological Dig    Philadelphia         Earth Mover                           Volunteered on an archaeological dig at the first (18th century) European traditioned hospital in the United States

Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center     Philadelphia      Health Care Counselor  Provided medical information to teenager girls and young women

Beloit College, Gallery 38-A and The Corner Gallery  Beloit, Wi.   Gallery Manager           Responsible for, and curated student art work exhibited in college spaces. Installed/de-installed art work, wrote press releases and gallery signage, organized gallery openings, spackled and painted walls, took out the trash, and swept the floors. Established The Corner Gallery with identical responsibilities.

Chicago Historical Society   Chicago     Intern in Photography Division Assisted curating exhibits, organized and catalogued photography collections, and provided informal tours of museum to summer camp and school groups.

Boston Children's Museum   Boston    Interpreter                     Cared for warm and cold blooded animals in the Living Things section of the museum. Provided tours to school groups, families, and created and developed programs for special needs children