Work experience

I hope to become a part of your team and I can help you with a lot of different tasks. It easy for me to learn things and to adapt to new environments. I love to travel and I have worked in London, the Norwegian West coast, north of the Polar circle and in Kenya.

Below I describe my experience in some areas, hopefully I can be of use to you. Contact me if you have any questions.

A part of a exhibition about the Swedish chemist Jacob Berzelius at the Observatory Museum. I worked as a curatorial assistant and participated in the planning and creation of this exhibition. Image courtesy: Utställningsestetiskt forum.

Museum and art gallery work
I have a master's degree in art history and last year I took a curator course at Stockholm university. It included five weeks of internship at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi. I worked at the exhibition department and was involved in several projects. Besides this I have a Bachelor's degree in theoretical philosophy and I have also  written a master's degree thesis in cinema studies. This means that I can conduct research.

In 2010, I worked as a curatorial assistant at the Observatory Museum. I participated in the creation of a exhibition about the chemist Jacob Berzelius. After Carl von Linné he is Sweden's most famous scientist. My work included planning, research, grouping objects in a database, write exhibition texts, cooperation with the exhibition designer and our multimedia provider and developing educational programs. I also made a proposal on how the exhibition would be presented in social media and on the museum's website.

I have worked as a gallery assistant at the October Gallery in London. It shows contemporary art from all around the world. Several of its artists are represented in the British Museum, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. My work consisted of creating graphic folders of the exhibitions, help our art director hanging exhibitions, handling artworks, receive guests and visitors, cooking and a lot of other things.

Previously, I have been a museum educator at the Observatory Museum, Police Museum (both in Stockholm) and at Porjus hydropower plant. I have held hundred of classes about everything from 1700-th astronomy, 1800-th chemistry, hydro-electrical plants to Swedish crime cases. This means that I can explain complicated subjects due to the knowledge level of the group. I am used to work with different groups ranging from children to retired people.

Me and a colleague in Nairobi are working on an installation for an exhibition.

Information work

At the moment I am working as an administrator and information manager at St. Clara church in Stockholm. I have responsibility for a part of the information flow, press contacts, press releases, monthly letter, information emails to the members,  posters, photography, updates and development of our web site and Facebook page. During last spring I was also responsible for the creation of our new website (Word Press): www.klarakyrka.se .

I have worked as a web editor at the Swedish historical Military book club. I was responsible for their web sites, webshop, the development of two large commercial web sites. A large part of my work was to write marketing texts for different target groups.

Previously, I have studied a 3 year media arts programme at Skövde University and a course in journalistic writing at Ljungskile folkhögskola.
Writing and marketing
I love to write and work with texts of different kinds, which means that I am used to produce material for web and print. For example articles, short stories, thesis and grants applications. It is easy for me to conduct research about new areas and to acquire the knowledge that is required to write initiated texts, proofread and to control facts. I have written several academic thesis, with distinction.

Writing grants applications is a central part of my current job. The money recieved from my applications covers 25-30 percent of the total annual budget.

A reconstructed crime scene that I have talked about many time. At the Police Museum in Stockholm. Image courtesy: The Police Museum.
Educational work
In addition to my museum teacher work I have had several other educational jobs. I have a lot of experience working with young people and schools. For four years I was a church educator in Florø on the Norwegian West Coast. Annually I had responsibility for up to 160 confirmation students in the age 14-15 years. I have also been a teacher at the University of Skövde and taught some basic courses and supervised some students who were writing thesis. Besides this I have worked with children suffering from mental disabilities (ADHD, DAMP, Asperger's syndrome and multi-disabilities).

I have done educational studies during a semester and I have also participated in some church educational studies. Recently I finished a course in art education.
Administration
In my current occupation, I have responsibility for a lot of the administrative work in St. Clara church. I assist my boss and financial manager with planning, coordination, grants applications, and participation in different activities. Besides this I independently run several projects. I am also in charge of some  membership registers, marketing, diaries of letters and study visits. The work includes general office tasks and routines.

During two month last summer I had the full responsibility for St. Clara church summer island Lindholmen in the lake Mälaren. The work there is primarily intended to help vulnerable women and young people. I was responsible for administration, budget, food, events, volunteer workers, maintenance, security, motorboat driving and contact with external partners.

A view from St. Clara Church's summer island Lindholmen. I loved to work there in order to help people in need. It was very nice to swim every day.

Social ability

I love to meet and work with people and I have the ability to quickly adapt to different environments. My present job demands social skills, foresight, integrity,  discretion, patience and simultaneous capacity. In the last decade I have had the privilege to work with many people from different backgrounds. The scale extends from homeless, drug addicts, mentally disabled, refugees, children, teenagers, artists, priests, senior military officers  to professors at the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences.