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Zoe Valella

Zoe Valella

Weston, CT

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Black Frame Public Relations

Art Department Intern

Assisted the art department in completing office errands and clerical work.
Successfully compiled press mentions for clients
Created press sheets for both internal use and to be presented to clients.
Developed Photoshop skills through scanning press materials and editing images to fit specific clients' templates.
Developed Excel skills through compiling press mentions and potential pitch ideas into excel documents for organization purposes.
Worked with the Art Department staff to brainstorm ideas for long-lead and short-lead pitches to present to magazines and publications.
Gained useful insight into the marketing and public relation fields.

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Lori Bookstein Fine Art

Gallery Intern

Worked as gallery assistant and answered phones, completed gallery errands, and clerical office work such as copying, scanning, compiling and sending materials to mail, and so on.
Organized and catalogued the gallery library, while using the computer program ArtBase.
Organized inventory pieces and catalogued inventory information in ArtBase.
Created press sheets, which catalogued the press mentions featuring the gallery or the artists represented by the gallery.
Handled art works and successfully delivered pieces between clients and other galleries.

Career

Chowaiki and Company

Gallery Intern

Developed research skills through the use of artnet.com.
Compiled research to create thorough sales materials for clients.
Handled scheduling and day to day maintenance of the gallery.
Successfully handled art and moved pieces between gallery spaces.
Developed Photoshop skills.
Worked in a small informal office setting, with substantial responsibility and strong interpersonal relationships with the entire staff.

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Doyle NY

Exhibition Staff

Worked on the Doyle NY Jewelry and Estate Sale Auction Exhibition.
Handled various pieces of jewelry and other fine items.
Presented pieces to potential auction buyers and represented the firm before the buyers.
Demonstrated presentation skills and professionalism.

Career

Weston Racquet Club

Tennis Instructor

Led both child and adult level tennis lessons and clinics.
Worked with both individuals and groups, which allowed for the development of interpersonal skills and critical thinking.
Collaborated with colleagues to develop lesson plans in order to cater to the client's needs.
Created lesson plans independently, demonstrating creative planning and thinking.

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Career
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Skidmore College

Art History

Current Cumulative GPA of 3.2
Senior Art History major with Sociology minor
Member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, with particular involvement in the Community Service subcommittee.
Captain of Varsity Women's Tennis team
Appointed to Liberty League Second Team in singles and doubles in 2014
Liberty League All-Academic Team
Volunteer experience with Saratoga Bridges, an organization working with mentally disabled adults
Volunteer experience with Saratoga Palio Half Marathon race

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