Resume Sample - Public History


Marcus Reed

Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number, Email Address



  • Counseled students in the development of exhibitions and their coursework
  • Engaged in the conservation of historic objects through coursework, contract lab work, the Costume Society of America Angel's Project, and the curating of three textile exhibits
  • Effectively interacted with the public on multiple levels as part of the service industry and tourism


Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Public History, Minor in French, Expected Month Year
Lee Honors College, Dean's List: Year-Year 
Université de Franche-Comté, Paris, France
Centre de Linguistique Appliqué, Program: French Immersion Studies, Month-Month Year 


Tour Guide, The Freedom Trail Foundation, Month Year-Month Year

  • Provided guests with an immersive, historic walking tour of downtown Boston
  • Responsible for a wide variety of guests, ranging from elementary school students, to Americans of various ages, to international visitors
  • Used a large base of knowledge to create flexible stories tailored to the guests for the most comprehensive and engaging possible 

Lee Honors College Archivist, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year

  • Collaborated with the Dean on the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Lee Honors College
  • Solely responsible for the synthesis and categorization of the college’s 50 years of archived materials
  • Collected the necessary research for the production of a monograph on the history of the Lee Honors College 

Curator, Senior Thesis, Western Michigan University, Lee Honors College, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year 

  • Developed a small exhibition on the curatorial and conservation choices made when creating a museum exhibition
  • Selected objects and researched topics to include in the exhibition, then created section panels and object labels
  • Created a video detailing the repair and wet cleaning processes
  • Designed a hands-on component to engage visitors


Honors and Professional Memberships

  • Honors in History, Western Michigan University, Awarded: Year
  • New England Museum Association, Member since: Year
  • Costume Society of America and the Angel's Project, Member since: Year
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, Member since: Year

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