Carlota F. Haider

01/2008                 M.A., Art (Exhibition Design) and Certificate in Museum Studies, California
                             State University, Fullerton
05/2003                 M.A., History, California State University, Fullerton
05/1981                 B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                02/2010                      Consultant, Museum of Teaching and Learning/Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles,
                                                     Listening Station for Mendez vs. Westminster exhibit
                11/2009                      Consultant/Installer, St. Boniface 150th Anniversary Exhibition, Anaheim
                06/2009 to present   Director, La Habra Historical Museum, La Habra
                04/2009 to present   Consultant, Museum of Teaching and Learning, A Class Action (Mendez vs.
                                                     Westminster and the desegregation of California schools in 1947)
            02 to 12/2007        Designer/Installer, Fullerton Arboretum’s Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei
                            Heritage Museum (OCANHM), Fullerton,Sowing Dreams, Cultivating Lives:
                            Nikkei Farmers in Pre-WWII Orange County
03 to 09/2006        Consultant/Curator, Brea Museum and Heritage Center, Brea, Opening Exhibition
02/2006                Curator, West Gallery, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), Gaucho:
                            Espíritu de la Tierra/Spirit of the Land
02/2005                Curator, Exit Gallery, CSUF, Ceramic Club Exhibition             
10/2004                Curator, Group show, East Gallery, CSUF, In Urnest: A Group Show on Funerary
09/2004                Curator, Solo show, Exit Gallery, CSUF, Fowl Play: Just Chickens
                                        SKILLS SUMMARY
    Curate, design, and install all aspects of exhibitions
    Direct and participate in gallery installations
    Select artifacts and photographs
    Research, interpretation, and historical content for didactics
    Supervise and instruct students, interns, and volunteers
    Docent training
    Basic conservation of displayed cultural objects
    Handle loans, cataloging, and collections management
                                        Coordinate with different departments at university for services
    Write exhibition literature, educational materials, and text panels for exhibits
                                        Press and community contact including writing tip sheets and giving interviews
                                        Conduct tours and make publicity presentations to private groups
    Purchase materials and remain within budget
                                        Transcribe, translate, and subtitle videotaped interviews
    Multitask while adhering to deadlines
03/2005                 Women’s Studies/Art Department, West Gallery, CSUF, Women’s Month
                             Poster Exhibit
09/2004                 Group show, Exit Gallery, CSUF, Get It Off Your Chest

                04/2009                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, John Paul Jones: A Retrospective

02/2008                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, A New Cosmopolitanism: Preeminence of Place in
                             Contemporary Art
10/2007                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Domestic Departures            
09/2007                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Humana Ex Machina, Kinetic Commentaries on the
                             Nature of Being
04/2007                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, The Way of the Artist: Reflections on Creativity and
                             the Life, Home, Art and Collections of Richard Marquis
11/2006                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Refresh: Cal State Fullerton Faculty Art Exhibition
09/2006                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Han Zi Reinvented: The Rhythm of Chinese Script
09/2006                 Campus Sculpture Collection, Visual Arts Department, CSUF
04/2006                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Cavities
02/2006                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Sandow Birk's Divine Comedy
01/2006                 Performing Arts Center, CSUF, Grand opening
11/2005                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Máximo Corvalan: Free Trade Ensambladura
09/2005                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Hybrid Harvest: Contemporary Native American Artists
04/2005                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, De la Torre Brothers: Fall of Empire
02/2005                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Lita Albuquerque and Mitchell de Jarnett, As Above,
                             So Below: Art as Public Space
02/2005                 West Gallery, CSUF, Orange Coast College Faculty Art Show
11/2004                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Dustin Schuller Targets Transportation
08/2004                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Michael C. McMillen's Museum of Distraction
04/2004                 Main Art Gallery, CSUF, Thomas Kincaid: Heaven on Earth
            02/2004                 Art Lecture Room, CSUF, Changing exhibitions.
11/2008                 Chris Sanders, MA Show, West Gallery, CSUF, Cycles and Stages: A Master’s
                             of Arts Exhibition
06/2008                 Staff, Muzeo, Anaheim, Discovering Chimpanzees: The Remarkable World of
                             Jane Goodall
03/2008                 Christina Hasenberg, Installer, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, B Movie Madness
09/2007                 Karen Crews, Designer/Installer, CSUF 50th Anniversary: Walk Through History
06/2007                 Danielle Susalla, Curator, East Gallery, CSUF, Alchemy: The Cross Projects,
                             Craig Keith Antrim
09/2006                 Ceramics Club, Exit Gallery, CSUF, Ceramics Club Show
04/2006                 Joann Libolt, Graduate Show, East Gallery, CSUF, Strange Tea
02/2006                 Chris Sanders, BFA Show, Exit Gallery, CSUF, Artist Reborn
02/2006                 Andrea Harris McGee, Project Director, Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei
                            Historical Museum, Opening Exhibition
04/2005                 Melanie Donegan, Plaza Gallery, Titan Student Union, CSUF, Melanie Donegan:
                             37 Truths and 10 Lies
07/2004                 Brian Kohl, Graduate Show, East Gallery, CSUF, H2O
04/2004                 Peggy McBeath, Graduate Show, West Gallery, CSUF, Peggy McBeath:
                             Bedtime Stories
03/2004                 Cheryl Schriefer, Designer/Installer, Pollak Library, CSUF, Works by Women
                             Student Artists at Cal State Fullerton and the Engineering & Computer Science
                             Week Exhibit
    Prepare lighting, walls, floors, text panels, title cards, and title wall for exhibitions
    Paint and build exhibit spaces and stands
    Install vinyl lettering
    Use of a variety of power tools including various saws, nail and staple guns, and
    Hang/install art and handle objects
    Pack and unpack art work
    Prepare condition reports
    Clean and maintain workshop
     Assist visiting artists with mounting of their installation art work
    Work well independently and as part of a team
           02 to 12/2004        Assistant to the CSUF Main Art Gallery Assistant Director
  Plan and execute opening receptions: establish menus, purchase necessary
  supplies, decorate tables, serve food and beverages.
  Use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer,
  and Adobe Premier Elements
  Fluent in Spanish, knowledge of French
01 to 02/2007      Instructor, Anthropology and Graphic Design Interns, Independent Study/Museum
                          Practicum, CSUF/OCANHM
08 to 12/2000      Teaching Assistant, Dr. Gary Shumway, CSUF, Survey of American History
 Develop, monitor, and supervise student projects
 Instruct on and demonstrate specific skills
 Give grades and feedback to department on student work
 Monitor testing and correct exams
             10/2009                Facilitator, Western Museums Association, San Diego
             07/2005            Orange County Fair, Ceramic Display, Demonstrations
             07/2006            Orange County Fair, Ceramic Display, Demonstrations
Exhibition Design, Curatorship, Museum Education, Museum Conservation,
Accounting for the Non-Profit Organization, Art History, Oral History, U.S. History,
World History
03/2009            Build Your Own Website, Kurt Wyman,
02/2009            Exhibit Makeovers: In-House Exhibit Development and Renewal, California Association of Museums
01/2009            InDesign, NOCCCD
04/2008            Board Development 101, American Association for State and Local History
            03/2008            Basics of Archives, American Association for State and Local History
08/2007            PastPerfect Software User Training Session, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
09/2006            Exhibit Design for the Small Museum, Campbell Center for Historic Preservation
06/2006            Digitization and Museums, AASLH, Center for Oral and Public History, CSUF
05/2006 to Present       Member, American Association for State and Local History
03/2008 to Present       Member, American Association of Museums
01/2009 to Present       Member, California Association of Museums
03/2008 to Present       Member, Western Museum Association
2000 to Present           Member, Bowers Museum
2009 to Present           Member, American Museum of Ceramic Art
2007 to Present           Member, Fullerton Arboretum
09/2007 to Present       Lifetime Member, Kappa Pi, Art Honors Society, Eta Delta Chapter
01/2003 to Present       Lifetime Member, Phi Alpha Theta, History Honors Society, Theta Pi Chapter
05/2003 to Present       Lifetime Member, Alumni Association, California State University, Fullerton
05/1981 to Present       Lifetime Member, Alumni Association, University of Michigan
05/2005 to Present       Member, University of Michigan Alumni Association of Orange County
01/2005 to 08/2006       Member, 7 Muses Fine Arts Organization, Fullerton
01/2003 to 12/2007       Member, Society of Museum Associates, California State University,
01/2006 to 09/2006       Student Council Representative, Arts Inter Club Council, California State
                                   University, Fullerton
09/2004 to 05 /2005      Planning Committee, Women In The Arts, Orange County Center for  
                                   Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, Get It Off Your Chest
06/2003 to 11/2003       Planning Committee, Women’s Collaborative Project, CSUF
05/2003 to 08/2003       Planning Committee, Santa Ana Artists Village, Santa Ana, Endangered
                                   Masses: A Celebration in Clay
Sowing Dreams, Cultivating Lives: Nikkei Farmers in Pre-WWII Orange County, George, Stephanie and Carlota F. Haider (anticipated publication date Summer 2009) (catalog).
AVE MARIA: Contemporary Female Artists Interpret the Madonna, Master’s Thesis, California State University, Fullerton, California, December 2007.
Empanadas on the Fourth of July: An historical and cultural mapping of the Argentinian-American community in California’s Los Angeles Basin, San Fernando Valley, and Orange County, Master’s Thesis, California State University, Fullerton, California, May 2003.
Current Attitudes in the Native American Art Community of Blanding, Blue Mountain Shadows, Vol. 23 (Expression of Home Folklore and Folk Arts in San Juan County): Winter 2000.
Contested Eden: California Before the Gold Rush, Haider, Carlota F., Welebaethan Journal of History (2000) (book review).
One Nation After All, Haider, Carlota F., Welebaethan Journal of History (2001) (book review).
2009 Charles Redd/Western Museums Association Award for Exhibition Excellence, Sowing Dreams,
Cultivating Lives: Nikkei Farmers in Pre-WWII Orange County
            2008 American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History Award of
            Merit for Sowing Dreams, Cultivating Lives: Nikkei Farmers in Pre-WWII Orange County
I enjoy travel and have visited many regions and countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia. I am also a ceramic artist and exhibit my ceramic sculptures in various galleries.