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Casey Wooster

EDUCATION
MA Museum Studies December 2017 BFA Creative Photography May 2014
Digital Humanities Certificate GPA: 3.83/4.0 BA Anthropology GPA: 3.58/4.00
University of Florida Minor: Art History
University of Florida
EXPERIENCE
Curator December 2017 – Present
Florida Maritime Museum Cortez, Florida
• Leads the concept development, writing, design, and install and de-install of museum exhibits, including:
Always Ready | United States Coast Guard in Florida and The Meaning Behind Maritime
• Responsible for the scholarly research, processing, organization, and digitization of museum collections and archives
• Assists with researching, managing, and interpreting museum gardens and grounds
• Oversees the museum’s custodial responsisibilities in caring for exhibits and historic buildings
Public Relations and Marketing Graduate Assistant January 2016 – December 2017
UF College of the Arts Gainesville, Florida
• Coordinated Pop-Up Culture, a university-wide event celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month
• Managed the College of the Arts’ social media while developing strategies for expanding presence and content
• Oversaw online calendar, wrote stories, photographed and videoed special events, and created weekly e-newsletters
Collections and Digital Media Intern May – August 2017
Marco Island Historical Society Marco Island, Florida
• Co-curated temporary exhibit I Remember Marco with staff and community members
• Planned and implemented digital media projects through social media and virtual exhibits
• Rehoused archaeological and historical collections for long term storage
• Revamped a driving tour of landmarks across the island and 6,000 years of history
Intern July – August 2016
Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC) Atlanta, Georgia
• Aided in composing the final program for 2016 SEMC in Charlotte, North Carolina
• Shadowed the Executive Director of SEMC
Graduate Resident May – August 2016
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) Atlanta, Georgia
• Created a plan for developing traveling exhibits, including budgets, market research, public relations, scheduling, etc.
• Organized and prepared archival collections of magazines and newspapers for the MOCA GA Art Library
• Participated in exhibit planning, preparing gallery spaces, and installing and de-installing art exhibits
• Trained and supervised seasonal volunteers and interns
Arts on Douglas Gallery Intern May 2016
Atlantic Center for the Arts New Smyrna, Florida
• Managed daily operations, including maintaining inventory, conducting sales, and engaging with visitors
• Prepared gallery spaces and displays as well as assisted in installing and de-installing art exhibits
Visual Resource Center Graduate Assistant August - December 2015
UF School of Art + Art History Gainesville, Florida
• Applied creative strategies for repurposing a deaccessioned collection of 35 mm slides by curating:
False Negative (2016), an interactive installation of artists exploring the analog process
Precollege Advisor August 2014 – July 2015
Santa Fe College Gainesville, Florida
• Increased a database of prospective students and expanded the distribution of recruitment material
• Led and coordinated daily presentations and campus tours for prospective students
Curatorial Intern August – December 2014
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Gainesville, Florida
• Aided in the research, planning, and writing of the following exhibits:
Solo :: Together | 50th Annual UF Art Faculty Exhibition and Copia: New Photographs in the Harn Collection
• Collaborated with the Curator of Photography in the development of exhibit text panels and labels
EXPERIENCE (continued)
Gallery Intern May – October 2014
FLA Gallery 
 Gainesville, Florida
• Ran daily operations, including conducting sales and engaging with visitors
• Assisted in the installing and de-installing art exhibits
Museum University Student Educator (MUSE) Intern May – August 2014
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Gainesville, Florida
• Developed engaging, educational activities, such as musical performances and crafts, focused on exhibits
• Guided student volunteer MUSEs to conceive and implement creative programming for Museum Nights
Art Educator August 2013 – February 2014
Self-Employed Gainesville, Florida
• Devised individual learning plans focused on different artistic practices for elementary aged students
Digitization Intern May – August 2013
Panama Canal Museum Collection ufdc.ufl.edu/ps
 Gainesville, Florida
• Digitized and recorded metadata for a sub-collection of over 200 stereograph cards
• Learned to handle collection objects, including art, archaeological, and historical artifacts
• Processed, catalogued, and photographed objects to create an online database for the PCM Collection
INVOLVEMENT
Emerging History Professionals Committee Member March 2017 - Present
American Association of State and Local History 

• Supports, connects, and unites the newest generation of state and local history practitioners
Public Programs Volunteer May – December 2017
Florida Museum of Natural History 
 Gainesville, Florida
• Designed Museum for Me Morning, an accessibility program for visitors of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Introduced the use of sensory museum maps and accessibility tip sheets for visitors
Volunteer Educator August 2015 – December 2017
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art 
 Gainesville, Florida
• Assisted in teaching art during public programs, such as Family Days and Tot Times
Digital Collections Volunteer July 2016 – February 2017
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington, D.C.
• Created searchable oral history transcripts for the digital asset management system, Resource Space
Volunteer Photographer and Social Media Blogger March – August 2015
ArtWalk Gainesville 
 Gainesville, Florida
• Photographed and promoted artists, events, venues for ArtWalk Gainesville’s website and social media
Volunteer Social Media Blogger August 2013 – May 2014
Panama Canal Museum Collection ufpcmcollection.wordpress.com 
 Gainesville, Florida
• Composed daily, interactive blog posts based on research for the PCM Collection Blog’s Object of The Day section
EXHIBITIONS
Curator February 22 – May 26, 2019
Always Ready | United States Coast Guard in Florida at Florida Maritime Museum Cortez,
Florida
Curator June 7 – July 19, 2018
The Meaning Behind Maritime at Florida Maritime Museum Cortez,
Florida
Co-Curator June 5 – October 4 2018
I Remember Marco at Marco Island Historical Museum Marco Island,
Florida
• Involved community members in developing the exhibit’s theme through digital and physical surveys
Co-Curator October 13 - December 13, 2017
Florida Tourism: Sunshine and Shadows at UF George A. Smathers Libraries Gainesville,
Florida
• Contributed to exhibit development, including conducting research, selecting objects, and writing labels
• Curated complimentary online exhibit, which incorporated interactive timelines and maps
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EXHIBITIONS (continued)
Curator January 23, 2016
False Negative at Superfun! Gainesville,
Florida
Curator May 23, 2015
P.Arts’ Poole Party at Poole Building Gainesville,
Florida
Curator April 4, 2014
Virtual Obsession at Warphaus Gallery Gainesville, Florida
Curator April 7-26, 2013
Ephemeral Campsites at The Gallery Gainesville, Florida

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Posters
Wooster, Casey, and Kristin Conwill. “Where did all the history go?: Mapping the narratives of a forgotten past.” South
Eastern Museum Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 11-13, 2017.
Wooster, Casey. “Why so linear?: Museum Exhibitions Online.” American Alliance of Museums 2017 Annual Meeting,
St. Louis, Missouri, May 6-10, 2017.
Sessions
Wooster, Casey, and Annemarie Nichols. “Timeline JS.” THATCamp Gainesville 2017, Gainesville, Florida, April 21,
2017.
Segal, Eric, Dulce Roman, James Perran Ross, and Casey Wooster. “Engaging Community Voices in Exhibition and
Content Development.” Florida Association of Museums: 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pensacola,
Florida, September 18-21, 2016.
PUBLICATIONS
University of Florida College of the Arts’ Muse Magazine 2016 November 2016
• “Bobby Shew Reunion Concert: A dream in the making”
• “SAAH alumnae recognized at Gator100”
• “Site Specific Painting class participates in 352walls”
SKILLS
• Builds frames and cuts mattes for artwork, such as paintings and photography
• Constructs custom acid-free cardboard boxes and creates reversible labels for artifacts

• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Content Management Systems, including Scalar, Weebly, and Wordpress 

• Trained to use The Museum System (TMS) and PastPerfect
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Member
American Association of State and Local History (AASLH), Member
Florida Association of Museums (FAM), Member
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), Member
Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC), Member

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