About

MATTHEW KEOUGH

EDUCATION
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Sept. 2011–present
Masters of Arts, History

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC
June 2010
Modern Archives Institute,
7.5 Continuing Educational Credits

American University, Washington, DC
July-Aug 2006
Washington Summer Semester Program
Graduate Class, American Government and Politics

Providence College, Providence, RI
Sept. 2002 –May 2006
Bachelor of Arts, History
-Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 3.9 GPA
-Granted “Pell Award” for the most promising student of American history
-Member of Phi Alpha Theta: History Honor Society, Inc.

EMPLOYMENT
American Historical Association, Washington, DC
Dec. 2008–present
Administrative Office Assistant
-Utilized technology to create and standardized more efficient procedures
-Processed archives to be transferred to the Library of Congress
-Produced and edited annual meeting programs
-Ordered up to $100,000 of audio and video equipment for annual meeting
-Produced various reports for Director, Meetings and Administrative Operations

Author Robert Strom, College Park, MD
Sept.–Oct. 2009
Research Assistant
-Researched copyright status of books cited in Lady of Burlesque: Gypsy Rose Lee (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2011)

Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, DC
Dec. 2007–Dec. 2008
Stacks Maintenance Assistant
-Shelved up to 200 books per day
-Inspected call numbers to ensure that books were in the correct location

Seko Worldwide, East Boston, MA
Sept. 2006–Sept. 2007
International Operations Officer
-Coordinated pick up, transfer, and airplane booking for up to 15 shipments per week

INTERNSHIP/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Arlington Historical Society, Arlington, VA
Sept. 2007–present
Volunteer
-Cataloged and preserved 5,000 museum artifacts
-Answered questions, led tours, and listened to visitor’s stories as docent
-Recruited, organized, and managed volunteers as docent coordinator
-Made budget and other decisions that shaped the society’s future as a member of the board of directors

Office of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Washington, D.C.
Sept.–Nov. 2008
Intern
-Researched and wrote letters to constituents
-Answered calls, greeted visitors, and led tours of the United States Capitol

Smithsonian Institution, NMAH, Washington, D.C.
Jan.–Mar. 2007
Intern
-Researched and wrote web labels describing 31 Currier & Ives lithographs
-Performed collection management under supervision of an assistant curator

National Park Service, Washington, D.C.
June–Aug. 2006
Intern
-Researched and presented a 30 minute speech regarding the Lincoln Memorial
-Researched process for adding new memorials to the National Mall
-Led tours, answered questions, and enforced regulations

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