chrystal mcconnell

locations:  tucson, arizona

                 eugene, oregon

                 los angeles, california        



internships/volunteer work :
Languages :


05.19 -  09.19

Greater Denton Arts Council

400 E Hickory Street

Denton, Texas  76201

Curator:  Jenny Bates                                                             Position:  Volunteer



10.17 -  01.18

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

1515 SW 10th Street

Topeka, Kansas  66604

Curator:  Sherry Best                                                             Position:  Volunteer


09.17 -  10.17

Tubac Center of the Arts

9 Plaza Road

Tubac, Arizona 85646

Supervisor:   Karin Topping                                                       Position:  Volunteer

05.17 -  08.17

08.16 - 09.16

El Segundo Public Library

111 W. Mariposa Avenue

El Segundo, California  90245

Supervisor:   Julie Todd                                                              Position:  Volunteer

04.16 - 06.16

City of Brea Art Gallery

1 Civic Center Circle

Brea, California  92821

Supervisor:   Heather Bowling                                                  Position:  Volunteer


07.15 - 09.15

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

4800 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, California  90027

Supervisor:   Michael Miller                                                      Position:  Volunteer



01.14 – 05.14

Pier 24 Photography

The Embarcadero, Pier 24

San Francisco, California  94105

Supervisor:   Allie Haeusslein                                                   Position:  Gallery Docent



12.13 – 01.14

In Cahoots Press

836 56th Street

Oakland, California  94608

Supervisor:   Macy Chadwick                                                   Position:  Letterpress/Printmaking Assistant

Skills :











2010 - present

2010 - present

work experience :

09.13 – 05.14

San Francisco Art Institute

800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, California   94133

  • Assisted in teaching a Bookmaking/ Letterpress class and Photography Darkroom 101 class.

  • Instructed students on how to use Photoshop, lead type and the Vandercook Letterpresses.

  • Held five (5) instructional tutorial sessions outside of class for extra assistance with projects.

  • Assisted in grading the students on midterm and final projects.

  • Led three (3) different instructional workshops on bookbinding and hardcover books.

  • Assisted in teaching students about darkroom printing techniques and mixing chemistry.

  • Assisted with camera use and features on how to take photographs.



11.10 – 11.12

Destination Southern Africa

400 N. Toole Avenue, Suite #280

Tucson, Arizona 85701

  • Personal assistant to the President of the Company; planned and coordinated all of his appointments and business trip details like hotel accommodations, flights and setting meetings.

  • Performed administrative duties such as: prepared emails, scheduled meetings, answered telephones, printed documents, managed and maintained paper files, prepared invoices.

  • Drafted letters, emails, spreadsheets, excel reports, and PowerPoint presentations.

  • Negotiated and sold vacation packages to South and East Africa.

  • Coordinated and booked all hotel accommodations, road transfers, day tours, flights and activities for clients.

  • Managed and Trained a Sales Staff of seven (7) other individuals.

  • Personally brought in over $4.5 million in Revenue between Land and Air sales.



10.08 – 11.10

InnSuites Hotels, Inc.

6201 N. Oracle Road

Tucson, Arizona   85704

  • Performed administrative duties such as: prepared emails, scheduled meetings, answered telephones, made photocopies, and faxed invoices/contracts/direct bill applications.

  • Performed local Cold Calls and Telemarketing Calls to area businesses.

  • Recruited new corporate clients for year-long business and Local Negotiated Contracts.

  • Attended Networking Events such as Trade Shows, Mixers, Luncheons, and Breakfast meetings in order to meet new clients, gain potential business and establish personal relationships.

  • Coordinated all meeting, banquet and catering functions.

  • Presented monthly sales numbers to the GM in the form of reports, PowerPoint presentations, Sales Action Plans or Marketing Plans.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher.

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.



05.06 – 10.08

Feldman Mall Properties including:

Colonie Center in Albany, New York   12205

Golden Triangle Mall in Denton, Texas   76205

Foothills Mall in Tucson, Arizona   85705

  • Leased all carts, kiosks, in-line spaces, vending units, and parking lot events.

  • Negotiated all rent payments, fees, and short-term license agreements.

  • Canvassed malls, strip-retail centers, and downtown areas in search of new tenants.

  • Networked and attended City Council functions, Trade shows, Mixers, and Community Events.

  • Worked with individual tenants on visual merchandising and window displays.

  • Interacted directly with the Permanent Leasing Team to work on Tenant placement.

  • Coordinated and scheduled Permanent Leasing meetings at the Property Level.



06.98 – 09.00

Western Oregon University – University Advancement & University Foundation Office

345 N. Monmouth Avenue

Monmouth, OR   97361

Position: Clerical Assistant

  • Personally interacted with major donors, organizations and corporations.

  • Coordinated fundraising events, library grand-openings, class reunions, and other University Foundation functions.

  • Processed new memberships and sent out welcome letters for the Alumni Association.

  • Made copies, sent faxes, and hand-delivered Inter-Departmental mail.

  • Created signs, postcards, posters and newsletters for the University Foundation.

  • Attended to the requests of the Managerial Staff.

  • Data entry of all student and alumni information into a data entry system.

education :

2013 – 2015

San Francisco Art Institute    

San Francisco, California 94133

Received:  Master of Fine Arts Degree

Emphasis in Interdisciplinary Studies

Passed with Honors

May 2015



2002 – 2005

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona  85721

Received:  Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Emphasis in Photography

Summa Cum Laude

Gpa : 4.00

December 2005



1998 - 2000

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, Oregon  97361

Received:  Associate of Arts Degree

Emphasis in Studio Art

Gpa: 3.80

June 2000