Emily Gallagher

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 Skills
B.A. from Ithaca College
Major: Culture and Communication: Cinema and Visual Studies Minor: Art History

Work Experience

Senior Educator & Facilitator
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum (July 2009-Present)
facilitates dialogue regarding immigration and social justice issues
conducts tours for public, private and school groups
advises on new walking tours and interpretive programming

Costume Interpreter
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum (2010-Present)
Interprets the life of Bridget Moore, an Irish immigrant in 1868

Community Outreach Coordinator
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum (July 2012-Present)
meets with community groups to facilitate participation in oral history collection
public outreach to introduce the museum to neighbors and build partnerships in the LES/Chinatown community.

Public Relations Representative
Lower East Side Tenement Museum (May 2010 - Present)
Appears at events and in videos to represent the Museum

Museum Educator
Brooklyn Historical Society and BLDG 92 (September 2011 to Sept 2012)
Wyckoff Farmhouse (January- Aug 2011)
Teaches students K-12 about the history of New York City
Shaped, created and piloted new school programming
Lead an outreach class of under-served Canarsie students in the creation of their own mini-museum through a Citywide CASA grant, Jan-April 2012.

Freelance NYC Tour Guide & Tour Director
EF/Smithsonian Student Travel, (2007-2012)
Eyebeam Atelier (2007-2010),
NYU Social Action Exchange,(2008-2010)
TK Tours Inc,(2010-Present)
Researched, wrote and guided groups based on themed itinerary-- mostly the arts, environment, land-use
issues and social justice history themes.

Freelance Writer
The Billfold
Not For Tourists
Brooklyn Radio
The Brooklyn Historical Society
The L Magazine
Capla-Kesting Art Gallery (wrote press releases, exhibition guides and artist statements)

Media Literacy Consultant
St. Nicholas Neighborhood Alliance (January 2008- June 2009)
Created a semester long programs that focused on critical thinking around media
Guided students through short form media production

Organizational Affiliations

Co-Chair of the Board
Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (2009-present)
An environmental and community planning non-profit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Roberta Moses (2012-present)
Empowerment organization for young women active in urban planning and advocacy work

Brookyn Diggers (2011-present)
Social justice history art collaborative, specializing in pop-up museums. Winner of a FEAST grant, 2011.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing