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Rebekah Lyons

Contact Information: Phone: 615-772-4337 Education: August 2010 August 2012 - Folk Studies MA, concentration in Historic Preservation. Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, United States August 2002 May 2007 - BFA in Theatre and Dance (Acting) and a Minor in Broadcasting from Western Kentucky University (courses taken are listed under Theatre Courses) Employment History: o June 2012 Present Intern at An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland in Dublin, Ireland - Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Building and publishing an Events webpage for An Taisces website; - Encouraging and aiding communication between committee members of the seventeen local associations of An Taisce and building public awareness of their activities; - Updating status of and information about local associations for office records; - Aid in planning of and preparation for annual committee meetings, as well as the organizations annual general meeting; - Updating membership status by use of SmartSheet (involves handling money and sensitive information); - Delegating small tasks to other interns, particularly in conjunction with my concession properties project - Aided in assessment of a conservation management plan for Sliabh Beagh, as well as writing a summary of the plan to submit to the board - Inventorying and purchasing supplies, ordering parts for office machinery and performing computer maintenance - Printed and issued membership cards

- General office tasks such as answering phones, sorting incoming mail, taking messages, etc. o August 2011 May 2012 - Graduate Assistant at Western Kentucky University; Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology - Aided in the restoration and preservation of an early 19th-century Hall and Parlor house in Northtown, Kentucky, United States. Projects included, but are not limited to: plastering and repairing walls; replacing support beams and repairing foundation; properly removing lead paint from ceilings and applying new, linseed oilbased paint; everyday maintenance (i.e. mowing; cleaning), and communicated with and managed community members interested funding and aiding the project. I also supervised a total of 39 undergraduate and graduate students required by their classes to work at the house. As a supervisor I managed their schedules, delegated tasks, provided basic instruction and enforced rules, demonstrated and taught proper technique, and efficiently and effectively handled conflicts that may have risen. Other responsibilities included dealing with issues raised concerning the property, such as break-ins or damaged equipment, as well as acquiring donated tools and equipment. o May 2010 May 2012 (and May 2005 May 2007) - Visitor Use Assistant at Mammoth Cave National Park, GS-4; Fees Division - Answer visitor inquires on phone and at the information desk - Sell tickets for various cave tours and handle large amounts of money, as well as sensitive information - One of a small number of employees designated as a Closer (a person who is able to count money, enter/lock safe without supervision, and close the ticket office at end of business day) - Everyday office duties (i.e. cleaning; dropping off and picking up federal and often sensitive mail; make copies; fax documents; etc.) - Trail tours as needed - Assist with carry-outs as needed o August 2008 to May 2010 - Neuromuscular Clinic Coordinator and Patient Service Representative I at Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Designed and developed a software program still used today by the Neuromuscular Clinic Coordinator. - Answered patients calls, scheduled/canceled/rescheduled patient appointments; relayed concerns to patients assigned doctor via their electronic record; closed/rescheduled clinics that doctors requested off for.

- Handled basic insurance concerns of the patients. - I was awarded responsibility by the physicians of the neuromuscular division of the Neurology Clinic, who created a special position for me. As the Neuromuscular Clinic Coordinator, when an outside physician referred to one of our neuromuscular doctors, I was in charge of being sure the records were sent to the Department Head for review, and once they were looked over, the records were sent back to me. I was responsible for obtaining records necessary for scheduling, contacting the patient and the referring doctor with the appointment, registering their insurance with Vanderbilt, and mailing appointment materials. - I handled any emergencies that arose with doctors schedules. - I was eligible for a promotion for 17 months; worked 40/hr. work weeks and was paid an hourly rate. o June 2007 December 2009 Professional Actor in Nashville, Tennessee - Performer in five productions (four principle roles) - Costume design - PR - Set construction/strike - Light design - Stage/Box Office Management - Theatrical Resume available (may also see o March 2003 May 2005 Visitor Use Assistant at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, GS-4; Interpretive Division - Interpreter at the memorial building/cabin - Visitor Use Assistant at Visitor Center - Sales Operator for Eastern National Bookstore in Visitor Center - Open and closed park alone - Lone interpreter at the sister park, The Boyhood Home Additional Experience o Summer 2012 (May 30 August 31) travelled abroad to Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Holy See (Vatican City State), Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Kingdom. o Communications and Publicity Officer for the Dublin Association of An Taisce (an elected position) o Cataloging Specialist for a collection of Liberian artifacts donated to the Kentucky Library and Museum in Bowling Green, KY in 2011. Assisted with database management, as well as properly packing

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and unpacking, inventorying, cleaning, and labeling the artifacts (textiles, biologicals, instruments, tools, baskets, stools, chairs, personal artifacts, etc.). Duties included: o Performing research necessary to classify, authenticate, value, and describe historic documents in the collection. o Provide proper storage for historic documents and artifacts in order to assure maximum preservation, organizational integrity, and accessibility for use. o Determined proper plans for arranging/rearranging materials. o Cataloged and indexed a large variety of materials, examining for content, and identifying and selecting significant concepts and characteristics to be recorded for use in automated retrieval system. o Used automated cataloging system (PastPerfect) and procedures to catalog and manage archival collections, applying archival standards. o Assured proper storage conditions for the collections and protected historic documents from harmful light, temperature, humidity, and air pollution. o Prepares paper and electronic finding aids according to established templates and procedures. Assisted with two archaeological excavations at Bells Tavern in Park City, Kentucky Grave site documentation and recording 1999 to present Restoration specialist and preservationist for Three Forks Preservation. 1999 to present Laborer for Preston Knob Hardwood Flooring. I help install and repair hardwood floors of various types and materials and assist with cutting and laying tile. Director, set designer and builder, sound designer, prop specialist for numerous university and professional theatre productions. Assisted the Mayor of Park City, Kentucky in planning the Bells Tavern Heritage Festival in Park City, Kentucky from 2001 to 2006 and 2010, as well as helping to book craft and food vendors and performers. Volunteered for Bob Gates, the Folklife Program Director at the Kentucky Historical Society, at the Horse Cave Festival in Horse Cave, Kentucky in 2011. Here, I operated the soundboard for the narrative stages, acted as the videographer for narrative stage performances, and set up exhibits. Volunteered as a donation collector at the National Folk Festival in Nashville, Tennessee in September 2011. Nominated a 19th-century dwelling to be added to National Register of Historic Places.

Qualifications and Skills o Effective leader; practiced researcher; skilled public speaker and interpreter; multi-tasker; adept to and wanton of challenges; always eager to learn; proactive and motivated; skilled and tactful communicator; can effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds and personalities. o Trained and experienced in fieldwork and producing proper documentation. o Experience in curating, cleaning and packing objects, cataloging museum textiles, labeling and producing exhibit materials, and designing small, stationary exhibits. o Nine years of experience with set and prop design and construction, sound design and execution, and light design and installment. o 3.5 years of experience in stage managing, show publicity, stage directing, and box office management and operation in university and public theatre venues. o Able to use carpentry, masonry, hand, and painting tools, as well as electric tools used to aid hardwood flooring projects, such as table saws, sanders and buffers. I also have experience with pavement cutters and accessing tight and hard-to-reach areas like ventilation shafts and manholes. o Videographer, video editor, and digital photographer. Also able to use voice-recording equipment of professional standard. o Computer skills: o Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs (Power Point; Word; Excel; Publisher); Adobe Photo Shop and Adobe Premiere Elements; Final Cut Pro 7 (video editing software); and PastPerfect Museum Software, SmartSheet o Proficient typing skills o Website designer and developer (Weebly, KarmaCMS, and DotNetNuke Community edition) o Languages: basic Spanish * References available upon request *Performance Evaluation available at Mammoth Cave National Park