Colleen MacDonald

Freelance Creative Writer & Editor

Location:Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
2 Skills

Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing April 2013-Present
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History September 2011- April 2013
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec

Work Experience

Heritage Interpreter May 2012-August 2012

Dartmouth Heritage, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
• Gathered and organized historical information for museum archives
• Developed leadership skills by directing tour groups
• Controlled reception by scheduling appointments and answering phones

Sales Associate June 2011-August 2011

Cleo, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
• Provided clients with excellent customer service
• Handled customer complaints in a professional manner
• Set daily sales goals and worked hard to meet them

Community Mural Artist June 2011-August 2011

Annemarie Johnson for Bell Aliant, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
• Planned and developed designs for paintings
• Assembled relevant materials and painted murals in community
• Interacted with the community and promoted Annemarie Johnson’s murals

Sales Associate July 2009-November 2010

Globo Shoes, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
• Responsible for organizing inventory
• Supplied helpful and one on one customer service
• Prevented loss of stock by keeping the store clean and organized

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer February 2013- April 2013

Mile End Community Mission
• Assisted counselors by organizing clothing donations
• Contributed to a safe and confidential space for visitors
• Prepared and served meals

Volunteer Summer 2010

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
• Represented the gallery by managing front desk
• Assisted teachers during children’s craft time
• Gained experience being a resource for information

Awards and Achievements

• Brooks-Hale Literary Award
• WHIMIS Certificate
• St. John First Aid certificate
• Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: Bronze
• Bronze Cross
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing