Bella Maria Varela
Miami University Oxford, OH 2011-2015
Major in Mass Communications, concentration in Media Production Minor in 2-D Media Studies, concentration in Photography
Smithsonian American Art/ Renwick Gallery Stores Washington, D.C. Visual Associate 2015-Present
- Product Photography for Online Store
- Visual Merchandising for both locations
- Store Lead
- manage incoming/outgoing shipment
- Training and leadership
Phillips Collection Washington, D.C. Museum Assistant 2015-Present
- Monitoring and guarding the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries
- Providing accurate information about the museum and the collection to visitors.
Flashband Washington, D.C Intern Fall 2015
- Local musician outreach.
- Online promotion and research via social media networks.
- Event planning assistance for Baltimore Launch Party and various other events.
- Creative design services for Flashband Website Launch Party
Carriage House Photography Studio Washington, D.C. Print technician Fall 2015
- Print Technician for FotoWeek DC exhibition hosted by Carriage House Studio and Gallery.
- Maintenance of Epson 9800 printer and other supplies.
- Managing communication between photographers and owner of Carriage House Studio and Gallery.
Seacamp INC. Big Pine Key, FL Art Coordinator Summer 2015
- Responsible for Arts and Crafts courses and the Arts and Crafts inventory at Seacamp.
- Maintaining and submitting accurate course outlines, class records and evaluations for each of the sessions.
- Create a budget for the Arts and Crafts equipment and supplies; and order/purchase for classes.
- Maintenance of the Arts and Crafts building and all equipment and wares in neat and functional condition.
Miami University Photography Lab Oxford, OH Lab Monitor 2012- 2015
- Responsible for lab operations, including supplies/lighting and maintaining the Epson 7800 printer on a daily basis.
- Provided technical support and project management assistance to students, clubs and outside organizations.
- Monitored safety requirements.
• Certificate of Merit presented by the Mayor of Miami, FL (2011)
• 1st Place regional Winner for the Latino Art Beat competition Washington, D.C. (2011)
• Exhibition at the Brazee Street C-Link Studio, Cincinnati, OH (2015)
• American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED certified (2015)