~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