MONIKA LEA JONES • 415.377.7480 •



BA ‐ Art History. Earth Science Minor. University of California at Santa Cruz. May 2002.

MA ‐ Museum Studies. Curation Emphasis. San Francisco State University. May 2014.



Adobe CS6Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Microsoft Office

(Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Keynote, Filemaker Pro, Prezi, SketchUp, WordPress.

SKILLS: Art Handling, Consultation, Project Management, Research, Visual Design, Writing.



Children’s Creativity Museum – San Francisco, CA August 2014 – Present

Exhibits Associate:

• Propose and complete projects to improve exhibit spaces and/or visitor experience.

• Support the floor staff with leadership in troubleshooting and tech support.

• Maintain the exhibit help desk, prioritize & execute repairs, and report on progress.

• Train floor staff in regards to operating and maintaining exhibits.

• Organize preparation, documentation, installation and de‐installation of exhibits,

exhibits signage, and exhibits A/V equipment.


deYoung Museum, FAMSF ‐ San Francisco , CA June 2013 – Jan 2014

Museum Educator:

• Public Programs Intern ‐ Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

• Gallery guide in the Kimball Education Gallery / Artist’s Studio.

• Assistant to Artist‐In‐Residence, including gallery setup and maintenance.

• Lead interactive art projects for guests of all ages.


Photograph and Frame– San Francisco, CA April 2011 – May 2014

Design Consultant/Picture Framer:

• Created custom designs to enhance and protect valuable art.

• Handled and framed objects using conservation techniques and archival materials.

• Tracked jobs through multiple phases of progress to ensure quality control.


Art Authority ‐ Application for Apple, iPad, iPhone June 2013 – Sept 2013

Database Researcher/Social Media Author:

• Researched Artists and Major Works including authoritative links on each work.

• Enhanced Application Database by adding keywords for Search Engine Optimization.

• Wrote 16 articles for social media sites: Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram.

• Posted daily images and text to Art Authority Instagram account.


Academy of Art University – San Francisco, CA Jan 2008 – Oct 2009

Production Designer/Scenic Painter:

• Managed art department and student assistants for daily shoots.

• Designed over 150 unique settings for acting and directing classes.

• Built, painted, and repaired soundstage sets with construction manager.


J. Sahadi Jewelers ‐ Oakland, CA June 2003 – June 2007

SalesAssociate / Jewelers Assistant:

• Consulted with clients on custom design and sold high-°©‐end jewelry.

• Calculated estimates for repairs, evaluated gemstones, and typed appraisals.

• Ordered parts and organized shipping for private contractors and gem dealers.

• Tracked inventory and created over 1,000 detailed inventory cards with illustrations.


Sesnon Gallery – UC Santa Cruz, CA Sept 2000 – June 2001

Web Master/Installation Crew:

• Re‐Designed website and organized online archive of past shows.

• Created new pages for each upcoming exhibition.

• Worked with the gallery team to install and de-°©‐install artwork.


McHenry Library –UC Santa Cruz, CA Sept 1998 – June 1999

Assistant Reference Librarian:

• Educated students about computer resources.

• Utilized catalogs and online databases for retrieval of research materials.

• Ordered journals and theses through inter-°©‐campus loan.

• Filed books according to the Library of Congress system.



Artist‐In‐Residence: California Academy of Sciences – Research & Public Programs, May 2014

Site Coordinator on Historical Vessels: San Francisco Maritime Museum, December 2013

Flying Tigers: Hiller Aviation Museum ‐ Boeing 747 Paint and Lettering Restoration, March 2013

California Jewels: Tilden Park Environmental Education Center ‐ Installation & Labels, Dec 2012

Fine Arts Gallery, SF State University: Operations and Project Manager, Fall 2012

The Orientalia Collection: Sutro Library, State Library of California – Grant Research, May 2012

Stillwell (Lost Letters): Fine Arts Gallery, SF State University, San Francisco – Curation, May 2012


Emerging Museum Professionals 2012 ‐ 2014

International Decorative Artisans League 2010 ‐ 2013

The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators 2012


  • communication
  • content creation
  • coordination
  • design
  • experience design
  • project management
  • sales
  • visual development
  • writing