Welcome to my Online Portfolio

My name is Amanda Schaffer and I graduated in May 2013 with my Master’s in History/Public History and with an advanced certificate of study in Museum Management from Middle Tennessee State University [MTSU]. I primarily focused on public programming and education while at MTSU, but have also had the opportunity to be a part of a number of incredible projects outside of those topics. This portfolio is representative of those projects, found mainly under the projects tab at the top. A major part of my grad school experience was my internships from the summer of 2012 in New York City another tab to explore. The tab entitled “Bradley Academy” contains a synopsis and the products I’ve created for the local Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural center, a major project that has crossed a number of courses. Finally, for more information, my curriculum vitae can be found by clicking on the last tab.

Amanda Schaffer

Contact:  amanda.b.schaffer@gmail.com

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A little bit of my story…

Two of the biggest influences in my choice to go into Museum Management and Public program was my participation as an executive member on Bloomsburg University’s Program Board and the History department’s History Club and Phi Alpha Theta.  Upon taking over the Travel Chair for Program Board in January 2008, I had the opportunity to not only run my own committee and devise and execute trips, but also help Program Board develop and execute general programs. As Travel Chair I was responsible for picking the destination city, selecting the dates, booking buses, rooms, and Broadway/venue tickets, and organizing the buses and people the day of the trip. For the New York City trips we offered twice a semester, I worked with my committee, evaluated self- created student surveys, and monitored Broadway websites so as to offer the shows most likely to succeed and be popular with the student body. As president of Phi Alpha Theta I worked with my fellow officers to create and execute events that incorporated history in a way that was scholarly and entertaining for students. We also worked to generate funds for the group so as to be able to fund the programs we offered, and made a point to work within the community by visiting the Ronald McDonald House and participating in Bloomsburg’s Renaissance Jamboree. Below I’ve listed some of my favorite trips, projects, and events on which I worked for these groups.

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The Pictures in the Headers.

Just a little bit about the pictures in the headers. All of them were taken by me on trips I took while in undergrad or while in New York City, during my summer 2012 internships.

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