• 2016-2017

    Resume & Portfolio

    Jessica Lynne

    Pratas

  • PROFESSIONALLY SPEAKING

    To put it simply: I cultivate relationships.

     

    From top tier, multi-million dollar auction houses to state level constituents and their US House Representatives, restaurants and their communities, artists and their city, hospitals and their patients.

     

    After Hours...

     

    When I am not working to improve my clients relationships with their customers I am writing about food and cultural events for my website Good Eats: Mundial, which I founded in 2014. My most recent project, The Boston Tea Party: A Revolutionary Lifestyle Blog is the home for the rest of my writing, which covers everything from pop culture to lifestyle reviews. I am also a contributing writer to various websites and publications.

     

    My passions revolve around cultural preservation, food, The Walking Dead, social justice, my dog Atticus, my cat Gryffin and Harry Potter.

  • EXPERIENCE

     

    Skinner, Inc.

    Every object has a story.

    Marketing Specialist

    July 2016 - Present

     

    • Field all press inquires in regards to photo use

    • Edit, crop and watermark for the website and all corresponding auctions

    • Maintain the website including creating graphics for the homepage, auction pages and advertising spots

    • Coordinate with departments to schedule out all advertising and marketing needs for their upcoming auctions

    • Write copy, take pictures and implement them across all of Skinner's social channels

    • Internet clerk auctions as needed

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    "For the education and enjoyment of the public forever." 

    Visitor Services Assistant

    August 2015 - July 2016

     

    • Operate the Museum’s Patron Edge ticketing terminals at Admissions Desk efficiently and accurately
     
    • Provide knowledgeable assistance to visitors seeking information about the Museum or its programs and events
     
    • Complete opening and closing procedures in a timely and efficient manner

    Elsevier

    A world-leading provider of scientific information products & services.

    Customer Engagement Analyst 

    August 2014 – July 2015

     

    • Manage all internal and external communications for a book of business totaling close to $700,000

    • Familiarize clients with our learning management system via hands-on software training

    • Address all needs, concerns and inquiries from hospitals from the decision makers to end users to create confidence in our products and help streamline the day to day lives of emergency nurses, doctors and other health care professionals

    Moxie

    Marketing that moves. 

    Social Engagement Coordinator 

    March 2014 – June 2014

     

    • Construct and implement creative social strategies that increase brand awareness and social conversions for Fortune 500 brands including Global Franchise Group

    • Responsible for: writing monthly content calendars, directing and executing photo shoots and editing all social media messaging

    • Direct and launch paid media efforts across Twitter and Facebook which has resulted in an increase in impressions and engagements MoM

    • Manage all brand communities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and FourSquare

    Invaluable

    Connecting people with the things they love. 

    US Client Services 

    February 2013 – February 2014

     

    • Manage all internal and external communications for over 1,000 auction house clients and bidders of the largest online auction marketplace for art and antiques

    • Familiarize clients with auction management software via hands-on software training

    • Responsible for developing and implementing all necessary applications that improve the overall performance of the site as well as clients performance

    • Address all needs, concerns and inquiries from auction house clients and bidders to create confidence and loyalty to our software and products, provide emergency tech support

    American Tower

    Wireless technology connecting people across the globe.

    Assistant Office Manager 

    December 2010 – February 2013

     

    • Coordinated all efforts associated with event planning and department projects

    • Responsible for maintaining strict accounts of all internal inventory associated with company performance

    • Maintain facilities by planning space allocations, layouts, and floor moves; arranging for and supervising building maintenance

    • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing operational data and trends

    Skinner, Inc.

    Every object has a story.

    Auction Assistant 
    September 2010 - February 2013

     

    • Responsible for packing and unpacking antiques and fine art

    • Internet clerk during auctions

    • Provide prompt customer service to clients during auctions and sale previews, maintain client confidentiality

    • Keep up the appearance and organization of the storage room and gallery during auctions, previews and packing days

    USS Constitution Museum

    Old Ironsides explored. 

    Museum Learning Associate 

    September 2010 – October 2010

     

    • Provided information on the USS Constitution to museum visitors of all ages in a fun and engaging way

    • Answered phone calls at the front desk and directed them to the appropriate employee

    • Greeted visitors at the front desk

    • Responsible for shutting down galleries and securing the museum at night

    • Promoted donations and memberships

    Boston Art Commission

    The museum with no exits. 

    Collections Assistant/Social Media Manager Intern

    May 2010 – August 2010

     

    • Created and implemented the BAC’s Twitter and Facebook account

    • Responsible for the creation of original and engaging content for all of the BAC's social media platforms

    • Edited the BAC’s newly created website to ensure accurate data

    • Acted as liaison between the BAC and Boston area institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts concerning the city’s public art collection

    • Conducted condition reports on pieces owned by the city and reported back to the BAC as well as institutions in Boston

    Massachusetts House of Representatives

    Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem.

    Barbara Lee Fellow 

    January 2010 – May 2010

     

    • Acted as point-person for inquiries and administrative needs of the State Representative and her staff

    • Provided assistance to constituents

    • Community liaison: attended community meetings, developed working relationship with civic leaders and residents

    • Researched and identified topics for legislation and budget amendments

    • Attended licensing, zoning and committee hearings

    • Entered extensive data into Microsoft Excel for the Vice Chair of Ways and Means budget spreadsheet

  • Freelance + Contractor Work

    Boston Art Commission

    The museum with no exits.

    Event Assistant

    March 2016 - June 2016

     

    From March - June I assisted the Director of the BAC in organizing and implementing key events during the American for the Arts conference in June.

    I was responsible for coordinating with tour leaders, writing copy for the programming and facilitating the tours on the day of the conference.

    Newbury Fine Arts

    A contemporary art gallery on historic Newbury Street.

    Gallery Assistant, Marketing Assistant

    September 2015 - Present

     

    • Update all of the gallery's social media platforms on a weekly basis, oversee implementation of new social media strategies and platforms

     

    • Maintain the website's content and assist in the redesign of the rebranded NewburyFineArts.com

    • Provide detailed information regarding all current and past exhibitions to potential clients
     

    • Hang paintings, install sculptures and assist in the design of the gallery for quarterly shows

    Art Merge Lab

    A platform for innovative approaches to presenting and promoting art.

    Social Media Specialist + Gallery Assistant

    August 2013 – June 2014

     

    • Update all of the gallery's social media platforms on a daily basis

    • Optimize keyword strategies to increase traffic to the gallery's website and social media platforms

    • Provide detailed information regarding all current and past exhibitions to potential clients

    • Oversee implementation of new social media strategies and platforms

    • Successfully increased traffic to social media platforms by 90%

  • EDUCATION

     

    Simmons College

    BA Arts Administration, Political Science 2006 - 2010

     

    Activities: Art & Music Liaison, Scott-Ross Center, Office of Admissions

  • NOVEL WISDOM

    “Go back?" he thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!" So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.”

     

    - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

     

  • Freelance Work

    Clients & Publications

    • Art Merge Lab
    • ItsEasy Passport & Visa Services
    • Atlanta Food Bloggers' Society
    • Dreame
    • Sparrows Blog
    • Peachtree & Bennett Auctions
    • Z Living

    Services

    • Social Media Marketing
    • Content Development
    • Photography
    • Press Releases 
    • Client Engagement 
    • Social Media Consultation 

    To contact me regarding how I can help you increase social media traffic, create a deep sense of customer loyalty or if you would simply like to chat about your goals and how I might help you achieve them, please e-mail me by clicking the "Let's Connect" button below.

  • Volunteer Work

    “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

    Uplift

    Online communities against sexual violence.

    Social Media Manager
    March 2016 - Present

    • Coordinate with the communications team and plan out social content for the organization
       
    • Publish content across Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr 

    The Harry Potter Alliance

    The weapon we have is love. 

    Executive Assistant 

    January 2011 – May 2012

     

    • Provide support to the Executive Director and Director of Operations

    • Coordinated travel schedule, travel arrangements, and agendas in preparation for on-site and off-site meetings, calls, conferences and events

    • Ability to coordinate, and manage to completion, special projects as assigned

    • Submitting, maintaining and monitoring expense reports, taxes and the organization’s budget

    • Acted as a liaison between staff and general public

    • Planning and implementing of worldwide campaigns, the largest being the Deathly Hallows Campaign

    • Utilized social networking sites like CoTweet, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr to promote campaigns and relay information

    • Take meeting minutes during both manager meetings and general staff meetings

    The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) is a 501c3 nonprofit that takes an outside-of-the-box approach to civic engagement by using parallels from the Harry Potter books to educate and mobilize young people across the world toward issues of literacy, equality, and human rights.

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