Topic ID #25856 - posted 12/26/2012 11:47 AM

BA in History, looking for research or field work


Jessica Desmond

18140 NE Pacific Ct. #140

Portland, OR 97230




Willing to relocate


Employment History

Talent Scout

Portland, OR

Muse Model Management

503.227.6633, Darren Dyck

November 2012 – November 2012


Scouting for potential models. This involves a lot of talking to strangers in various public settings, walking, and maintaining a constant vigilance for that perfect person.  Part time.


Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska Dreams Publishing

907-378-7297, Robert Jacobson

August 2012 to present


I am writing a book called "The Professional Ghost Investigator".  Its due out towards the end of 2012.  My first book.


Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

Fairbanks Community Museum

(907) 457-3669, Bob Eley

July 2011 to Present

Public Relations
- Running the front desk/gift shop
- Tour guide
- Social media relations (facebook, blog, etc)

Archiving & Conservation
- Using Past Perfect to catalog new and un-cataloged items in the collection
- Maintaining exhibits

- Currently restoring old newspapers from early 1900s

- Creating and setting up exhibits.
- Maintaining current exhibits.
- Creating participatory pieces for current exhibits.

- October 1 to November 30, created exhibit "Legends, Oddities, & Strange Wonders of Alaska".
- Currently working on creating new exhibits, registrar work, restoring old newspapers, and creating interactive pieces for current exhibits.
- Spring/summer fundraiser


Head Baker

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

Red Couch

(907) 374-3414, Edith Desmond

Mar 2009 to Present

- Open the store at 6:30am with the till, coffee, soup, chili, and other usual preparations taken care of.
- Maintain the bakery cases and muffin baskets.
- Custom cakes, pies, and cookies.  Meeting definite deadlines with quality work.
- Morning manager, unless owner is present.

- Creative design, thinking, and problem solving.

- Light to moderate lifting.

- Ordering and receiving supplies and groceries

Some custom cakes are considered "novelty" cakes. I have created 3D cakes of the sinking of the Titanic, various buildings and cars, toys, animals, etc. In February 2012 I created a cubist cake for the play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" which will be a “cubist cake sculpture” of the Lapin Agile.

Freelance Artist

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States



(907) 378 – 0309

2006 to Present


Freelance graphics and illustration.  Typical work has been logo design for radio shows and local junior roller derby team, courtroom sketch artist for a federal case, painting commissions.  Dealing with clients, meeting their approval, and meeting deadlines are a must for this kind of work.


Expeditor/Shop Laborer

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

Western Mechanical Inc.

(907) 452-1831, Sue Ernst

April 2007 to Jan 2009

- Job site supply pick-up and delivery, purchasing, working with suppliers.

- Maintaining warehouses, job sites, company vehicles, equipment.
- Processing paperwork for 4-9 jobs at a time.

- Inventory.

- Moderate to heavy lifting, use of forklift.

This job required me to be signed on with Local 375, the plumbers and pipefitters union, as a helper which means that I occasionally helped with union jobs in the fabrication shop.  I would do things like use angle-grinders to clean steel clamp-shells (used for pipe support) and painting the clamp-shells with special paint.  Typically though, I would pick-up parts and pipe for the job sites, deliver the parts needed, process paperwork, and maintain the company warehouses and job sites.  Heavy lifting was easily over 120 pounds.  I left to help my mom open a bakery/deli.





B.A. History, European History

Graduated: December 2012

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

Focus of European History is from 15th-20th century. Historiography paper "Vlad III Dracula, Caught Between Good & Evil".  Thesis: “Dissecting Dracula: Understanding the Dichotomy of Hero and Monster through Postmortem Media”.


2D Animation, BA-equivalent

Graduated: May 2006

Joe Kubert School of Graphic Arts

Dover, New Jersey, United States

Three year program that leaves you with 127 credits of very strict art classes. Being able to meet deadlines while producing quality work is a crucial factor with this school.



Phi Alpha Theta

Secretary, Fall 2011

2011 to present


Field Investigator, Member

2011 to present

American Associations of Museums


2011 to present

Nulato Tribal Council

Member, Alaska Native Tribe

Issued 2005

American Ghost Society



International Thespian Society

Troupe No. 2591

Issued Spring 2000



·         Creative + Technical Writing

·         Costume History, Stage Managing

·         Sewing

·         Fencing, foil

·         Driving, manual and automatic vehicles, motorcycle certified, forklift

·         Cooking, Baking, professionally trained Barista

·         Kickboxing, belly dancing, ballet

·         CPR, First Aid

·         Computer Programs: Photoshop, Quark, InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Past Perfect, Toon Boom, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro, Scriptwriter Pro

·         Radio – Student radio talk show “Spooky Juice” (Host), Radio personality (“Desdemona”) on radio fiction show “Dead Air” (zombie apocalypse story). Paranormal Investigations (since 1999)

·         Remaining Objective

·         Meeting Deadlines

·         Research

·         Paranormal Investigations (since 1999)

·         Can Read: Latin, French, Italian




·         Working out (high cardio, weights, kickboxing)

·         Designing buildings + businesses

·         Films (watching, discussing, etc)

·         Writing (fiction and non-fiction)

·         Wine enthusiast

·         Ocean fishing and clamming

·         Reading biographies on my favorite historical people (i.e. Theodore Roosevelt, Nikola Tesla, Elvis, Vlad Dracula, etc)

·         Illustrating and painting

·         Cooking and baking

·         Going to museums, zoos, galleries

·         Bowling

·         Learning about nutrition for a better life

·         Hiking

·         Investigating the strange historical case of the Count St.Germain



Bob Eley

Journalist, Exec. Director of Fairbanks Community Museum

(907) 459 – 7581

Diane Fleeks

Curator of Fairbanks Community Museum

(907) 457 - 3669

David Pruhs

Real Estate Agent, Local Politician

(907) 750 - 2800





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