Marie Baeta

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Education

MA in Museology, 2021                                                                                                          

University of Washington

                                                 

Thesis Project: Increase understanding and application of inclusive design practices within the Spark!                                   Museum of Electrical Invention.

Major Coursework: Exhibit Development I & II, User Design, Evaluation, Learning in Museums, Community                                        Engagement, Museums and the Movement for Racial Justice.

BA in Child Development, 2009                                                                                                                              

San Francisco State University

                                                 

Certificate in American Sign Language, 2009                                                                                                      

Berkeley City College

                                                 

Experience

Smithsonian                                                                                                                         Jan 2021 - April 2021

Access Intern​​

  • Develop guidelines and recommendations for inclusive exhibition design and learn best practices for User Experts in design, prototyping, and implementation.

DO-IT Center                                                                                                                        Jan 2020 -June 2020

Access Informal Science Intern

  • Created an accessibility checklist for informal science institutions and conducted site assessments and recommendations to increase visitor access.

Creo Industrial Arts, Exhibits Division                                                                     Jan 2020 -March 2020

Exhibit Fabrication Intern

  • Fabricated and assembled interactive exhibit components for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum.

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy                                                         Feb 2018 -Aug 2019

Community Engagement Program Coordinator 

  • Managed a mobile visitors center, produced monthly newsletter, managed social media channels. Arranged 67 community outreach events, reaching over 8k community members.

Exploratorium                                                                                                                       Feb 2013 -Feb 2018

Field Trip Explainer Program

  • From educator, to mentor, to Assistant Manager, I mentored, trained and supervised museum educators, worked on cross-museum projects, developed public programming, managed timecards and non-payroll budget.

  • I was selected to work on interdepartmental projects, grants, and public programming.

Skills

  • Sketchup

  • Adobe InDesign, Illustrator

  • Basic HTML

  • Figma

  • Illustration

  • Woodworking

  • Welding/Soldering

  • Printmaking