Monday, June 1, 2009

2010 Resume - Art Educator

Christina Hahn - Art Educator

502 Tower Road, Sellersville, PA 18960
Tel: 267-566-0269


Professional art educator with a Masters degree in Teaching Visual Arts seeks a full-time opportunity in a k-12 environment. Dynamic fine art and digital art skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated and enduring commitment to arts education.


  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Superb communication skills (verbal, visual and written)
  • 2D and 3D design (drawing, painting, printmaking, digital art, fibers, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, cake arts)
  • Experience in performing arts (dance and theater)
  • Honed computer skills and working knowledge of several software programs and hardware, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign); Corel Painter 11; Flash and Dreamweaver; video and animation; post-script printers and scanners. Mac and PC literate


University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-2009

MAT – Masters of Teaching Visual Arts

Academic Honors. Artwork included in “Wish You Were here” exhibit in the Provost’s office within the University of the Arts in May 2009. Member of NAEA and PAEA since 2007. Participation in community initiative to bring visual arts to Philadelphia schools without a full- or part-time art educator on staff. Participation in the University of Arts Saturday Arts Lab program as a co-teacher for k-2 students. Participation in art museum education program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for pre-K students, ages 3-5.

Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA, 2005-2007

24 credits in Fine/Visual Arts

Academic honors. Artwork featured in the 2007 student art show and on the back cover of the 2007 Bucks County Community College Fall catalog.

Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2003

36 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Animation and Graphic Design

Holy Family College, Newtown, PA, 2000

6 credits earned toward a Masters of Elementary/Special Education.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 1993-1997

Bachelor of Arts in English/ Minor in Philosophy

Academic honors. Dean’s and Chancellor’s List. Member of Phi Beta Kappa. Additional credits earned in Dance and Theater.


PA Teaching Certification in Art k-12 (Instructional I).


Per Diem Substitute Teacher, Substitute Teaching Service (STS), Horsham, PA, November 2009 – present

Providing instruction to k-12 students in four area school districts (Methacton, Upper Perkiomen, Upper Moreland, Hatboro-Horsham) in all subject areas.

Per Diem Substitute Teacher, North Penn School District, Montgomery County, November 2009 - present

Providing instruction to k-12 students in all subject areas, with a primary focus in Art.

5-7-2 Cakes, Sellersville, PA, January 2010 - present

Per diem cake sculptor and decorator for home-based business. Skills include designing, building, painting and sculpting cakes for special occasions and to the specific creative expectation of each client.

Nanny, Private Residence, Ambler, PA, 2007-present

Per diem caregiver of two pre-school toddlers. Provide early childhood instructional education (visual arts, language and reading skills, physical play, etc.) in addition to basic childcare responsibilities.

Graduate Student/Student Art Teacher, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-2009

Student art teacher at Knapp Elementary School (Lansdale, PA) and Pennfield Middle School (Hatfield, PA) in the North Penn School District, providing a combined 375 hours of assisted and full-time instruction from January – May 2009. Graduate assistant and teacher in the Saturday Arts Lab school. Participation in the University of the Arts service learning initiative at the following Philadelphia schools: Pennypacker Elementary, High School of the Future, Fairmount Early Intervention and DiSylvestro Elementary; primary art educator for in-school and after-school art programs. Participation in pre-K, art museum education program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participation in all aspects of on-campus art exhibitions for Philadelphia k-12 students.Instruction in and experience with curriculum development and lesson planning for k-12 art classrooms.

Apprentice Classroom Teacher (Sixth Grade), School District of Philadelphia, Fitzsimons Middle School, May 1999 -September 1999

Instructed middle school students in Math, English and Science. Planned lessons and adhered to curriculum. Participated in summer school instruction in Math and English at Julia de Burgos Middle School.


Marketing/Publicity Coordinator/Executive Assistant, Baylin Artists Management, Doylestown, PA, 2004-2006

Oversaw all publicity/marketing for artist management company, including the writing/editing of press materials (i.e. media, images, press reviews, paste-ups, etc.) and distribution. Designed and oversaw advertisements/promotional materials for industry publications, such as Dance Magazine; Managed revisions and updates for company Web site; Maintained extensive image library and all other visual indication. Operations management and general administrative duties, including answering phones, light accounting, direct mailing (large scale), maintaining supply inventory (both publicity and overall office inventory), IT support and conference/ travel planning for President/Owner. Managed one part-time assistant.

Freelance Designer/Editor/Writer, Various Locations in PA, 2004-2007

Wrote and edited marketing/public relation communications (Web copy, a weekly newsletter, e-mail blasts, etc.), as well as performed graphic design/layout, when necessary, for Teho Designs (Langhorne, PA), (Langhorne, PA), (Westchester, PA) and the Sustainable Energy Fund (Allentown, PA).

Project Designer, Rosenbluth International (currently American Express), Philadelphia, PA, 2000-2004

Managed, researched, wrote, edited/proofread and designed deadline-driven, B2B proposals, presentations, advertisements, product launches, event communications, multimedia projects, the Web, etc., to grow the travel management business from the initial strategy session through production. Worked with Content Editors/Web Designer/Event Planners to innovate, write and editcontent/copy for all marketing vehicles, database management and case studies; conducted research (both online and verbal) in order to communicate in a clear, comprehensive manner for internal as well as public use. Demonstrated creativity through layout,design, copywriting and concept development for e-advertising, print, product/service launches and invitations; assisted with brand communication, logo designs and multimedia projects. Illustrated company holiday card in 2001. Conducted in-house production, including printing and binding, and worked with outside vendors, when necessary. Managed and created PowerPoint presentations for both a high-level, post-acquisition meeting for use by company executives as well as an internal presentation to support change management. Handled and coordinated multiple projects at one time on tight deadline and led various projects upon assignment.


Available upon request.

1 comment:

Laura said...

If I owned a school I would hire you your awesome!