Hello, my name is

Emma Priesendorf

I'm a historian and museum professional

ABOUT
ME
I'm Emma Priesendorf, a Kansas City-based museum professional. I am always looking for new and exciting ways to engage people with the history of our world, such as with The Modernists. I love to utilize my talents and passions to help museums solve problems and create opportunities for moving into the 21st century. When I'm not spreading history to the masses, you can find me performing music, collecting fossils with my paleontologist hubby, geeking out over every iteration of Sherlock Holmes, and learning new tech skills.

Community Engagement

Research & Writing

Technology & Design

RESUME

National World War I Museum and Memorial

Individual Giving Specialist

Manage the Museum's membership program, including a growing Young Friends group, the Modernists. Oversee the Walk of Honor commemorative brick program and biannual dedication ceremonies. Direct and implement individual giving and direct mail annual fund campaigns. Increase support from local and expanded community through membership and donor engagement.

Museum at Prairiefire

Education Coordinator, Field Trips and Programs

Processed reservations, communicated with teachers, managed payments, and provided on-site support for field trip and group bookings. Managed budget and all necessary preparations for bimonthly Science Happy Hour speaker events, including staffing and coordination with outside vendors. Coordinated plans and secured donations for biannual Educator Open House. Designed educational programs such as Fossils at Your Fingertips, a hands-on artifact program, and scavenger hunts for the permanent collection. Conceptualized initial plans, formed task force, and received executive approval for Embers, a club and museum membership level for young professionals. Lead 4-day paleontology class and 2-day field camp to Wilson Lake, KS.

Greenlease Library - Rockhurst University

Archives Intern

Processed and imposed an intellectual order on a collection of legacy files. Utilized ArchiveSpace software to create a finding aid for the collection. Curated a visual library display using archives materials.

National World War I Museum and Memorial

Education Intern

Developed a 2-hour tour with adaptations for school and adult guests. Conducted extensive research on World War I to assist with events. Assisted with the creation and implementation of interactive Lessons of Liberty museum curriculum for high school students. Participated in educational Hands on History artifact work with museum patrons.

Rockhurst University

Bachelor of Arts in History

Summa cum laude, GPA 4.0. Secretary of Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society. Vice President of Events and Publicity of Rockhurst Transformation Alliance.

Hugh Owens Prize in History

Rockhurst University 2015

Crystal M. Field Award for Student Writing

Longview Community College 2013

Scholarly Publication

History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research

Published "Paracelsianism and the Theoretical Foundation of Chemical Medicine"

Historical Presentation

Missouri Conference on History 2016

Presented "Paracelsianism and the Theoretical Foundation of Chemical Medicine"

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816 572 7595

Kansas City, MO

Get in touch if you would like to chat about museums in the 21st century. I also help small businesses with websites and social media marketing.