CV | Jessica Todd

EDUCATION

2014 | Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2009 | Diploma of Hispanic Studies, Superior level, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2008 | Bachelor of Arts in Art; International Arts minor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 

RELEVANT PROFESSSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Residency Manager | July 2014-present

Rauschenberg Residency, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, FL

  • Manage the operational logistics of an international, multidisciplinary artists’ community situated on 20 acres that supports over 70 artists and scholars annually through a series of five- and six-week residencies.

  • Recommend and execute new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the residency, including a focus on accessibility, equity/discrimination, community outreach, and artist communication.

 

Temporary Assistant Professor | August 2013-May 2014

Jewelry/Metals/Enameling Program, Kent State University, Kent, OH

  • Instructor of Record for Introduction to Jewelry/Metals I (Spring 2014) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for Jewelry (Fall 2013). Developed curriculum for CAD for Jewelry course.

Graduate Teaching Assistant | August 2011-May 2013

Jewelry/Metals/Enameling Program, Kent State University, Kent, OH    

  • Instructor of Record for Jewelry Concepts and Techniques (Fall 2012) and Introduction to Jewelry/Metals I (Spring 2012 and Spring 2013).

Studio Assistant | July-August 2011

Fine Metals, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ

 

Graduate Student Services Coordinator and International Student Advisor | February-October 2010

Graduate Student Services Office (GSSO), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, National Capital Region campus, Falls Church, VA 

 

Program Coordinator | September 2009-January2010

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, National Capital Region campus, Falls Church, VA

 

Summer Intern | May-August 2007

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo, Glen Echo, MD     

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2019

Conference Program Committee member, 2020 conference, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Eugene, OR

2018

Judge: Ring of Fire exhibition, Cape Coral Arts Studio, Cape Coral, FL

Conference Program Committee member, 2019 conference, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Eugene, OR

Conference Planning Committee member, 2018 conference, Alliance of Artists Communities, Providence, RI

2017

Presenter: Embodied Awareness: What Our Facilities Are Really Saying About Us, Alliance of Artists Communities annual conference, Denver, CO

Judge: Ghostbird Theatre Company’s 24-Hour Festival, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL

Judge: Dream Worlds exhibition, Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL

2016

Workshop Instructor: Locket Workshop, Cape Coral Arts Studio, Cape Coral, FL

Guest Lecturer: How to Maintain an Art Practice After Graduation, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Conference Program Committee member, 2018 conference, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Eugene, OR

2015

Guest Lecturer: Artist Residencies, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Judge: Macro-Micro exhibition, Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL

Guest Lecturer: Artist Talk, Lee Arts Educators Association, Fort Myers, FL

2014

Exhibitor: Digital Technology in Jewelry, Kent State Maker Faire, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Presenter: Artist Talk, Graduate Research Symposium, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Curator: Synthesis: Integrating the Digital, Painting Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2013

Lecturer: Artist Talk, Graduate Gathering, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Workshop Instructor: Selling Your Craft Online, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Guest Lecturer: Artist Talk, Kent State University at Stark, Stark, OH

Workshop Instructor: Etsy Workshop, Kent State University, Kent, OH

 

RECENT WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES ATTENDED

The Hermitage site visit with Bruce Rodgers, The Hermitage Executive Director, and staff

  • Tour and meeting to discuss residency management | January 11, 2019, Englewood, FL

Elsewhere site visit with Emily Ensminger, Elsewhere Creative Director

  • Tour and meeting to discuss residency management | October 29, 2018, Greensboro, NC

Building the Capacity for Equitable and Inclusive Leadership with Tammy Bormann and Elizabeth Williams

  • Two-day capacity building team workshop | September 25-26, 2018, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, FL

How to Be a Better Ally: The Ally Conversation Toolkit with Dr. David Campt

  • Racial equity training | August 3, 2018, Fort Myers, FL

Mental Health First Aid USA with the National Council for Behavioral Health

  • Full-day course for mental health first aid certification | August 2, 2018, Fort Myers, FL

Rules of Engagement with Lisa Hoffman, Executive Director of the Alliance of Artists Communities

  • Half-day workshop to improve staff response to discrimination and mental health crises | June 8, 2018, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, FL

MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage, Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference

  • Conference Programming Committee member and conference attendee | May 23-26, 2018, Portland, OR

Solitary + Remote Residencies, Alliance of Artists Communities Online Meet-Up

  • Information and troubleshooting for artist residencies in remote locations | April 19, 2018

Social Media for Residencies, Alliance of Artists Communities Online Meet-Up

  • Social media strategies for arts organizations | April 3, 2018

Tech Talk – Part I | Technology on the Cheap, Alliance of Artists Communities Online Meet-Up

  • Integrating inexpensive technology for residency management | January 26, 2018

Land Use Charrette with Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Board and WXY Architecture + Urban Design

  • Participant in day-long charrette to determine long-term plan for residency property in regards to climate change and natural disasters | November 13, 2017, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, FL

Headlands Center for the Arts site visit with Holly Blake, Headlands Residency Manager

  • Tour and meeting to discuss residency management | October 26, 2017, Sausalito, CA

Alliance of Artists Communities annual conference

  • Presenter and conference attendee | October 1-5, 2017, Denver, CO

New Perspectives on Accessibility, Alliance of Artists Communities Online Meet-Up

  • Information on providing greater access for artists with disabilities | June 22, 2017

Joan Mitchell Center Site Visit with Gia Hamilton, Joan Mitchell Center Director

  • Tour and meeting to discuss residency management | May 24, 2017, New Orleans, LA

Nexus: A Connection of Ideas, Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference

  • Conference attendee | May 24-27, 2017, New Orleans, LA

Data Management for Residencies, Alliance of Artists Communities Online Meet-Up

  • Software and strategies to manage residency data | March 30, 2017

Art of Archiving with the Captiva Island Historical Society

  • Full-day class on archiving strategies and PastPerfect software training | January 24, 2017, Captiva, FL

Cultural Diversity, Sensitivity & Awareness with Myra Walters

  • Full-day equity and discrimination training | November 7, 2016, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, FL

Alliance of Artists Communities annual conference

  • Conference attendee | October 4-7, 2016, Portland, OR

Alliance of Artists Communities annual conference

  • Conference attendee | October 13-16, 2015, Providence RI

Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward, Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference

  • Conference attendee | May 20-23, 2015, Boston, MA