© 2019 by Melyssa Fortini 

Clarksburg, MA 01247

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), North Adams, MA

Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management, Minors in Art and Art History

Class of 2019




Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), North Adams, MA

August 2018 – September 2018

Visitor Services Associate

Gallery Attending – Checked in reservations, relayed exhibition directions, and answered questions

Box Office – Greeted guests, sold tickets/admission, and addressed complaints

Information Desk – Provided Museum directions, local recommendations, museum history

Events – Scanned tickets, secured wristbands, and managed lines


Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

June 2018 – September 2018

Art & Nature Intern

Provided directions, setup, and artist services contact for weekly art-making activities

Researched, selected, and compiled program concepts

Supported nature hikes, outdoor programming, and landscape tours


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

February 2015 – April 2018

Student Work-study

Fine & Performing Arts Department – Prepared, researched, and compiled course materials

Office of Institutional Advancement – Assisted Director, compiled research, and prepared mailings

Gallery 51 – Greeted guests, assisted Gallery Manager, and curated MCLA Invitational



CommonFolk Art Collective, North Adams, MA    (March 2019 - Present)

The Parlor Cafe, North Adams, MA    (November 2018 - Present)

Solo Exhibition: First Fridays Artswalk, Berkshire1 Building, Pittsfield, MA    (November 2018 - December 2018)

Showing Up BAA Biennial Juried Exhibition, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA    (October 2018 - November 2018)

Resonance, Common Folk, North Adams, MA    (June 2018 - October 2018)

Public Eat + Drink, Common Folk, North Adams, MA     (August 2018 - December 2018)

No Other Place, The Green, North Adams, MA    (April 14th - 17th, 2018)

Berkshire Art Association 10x10, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA     (February 2018)

End of Semester Student Showcase, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA    (December 11th - 20th 2017)

Student Art Exhibition, Gallery 51, North Adams, MA    (September 2016 - October 2016)

Winter Music, The BOOM room, Pittsfield, MA    (November 2016 - December 2016)

Waiting, Gallery 51, North Adams, MA    (May 2016 - June 2016)



Creative Consulting, Berkshire County, MA (June 2018 – Present)

Rustic Works, Great Barrington, MA – Photography and on-sight staging/product placement

Real Eyes Gallery, Adams, MA – Website building, promotion of events/exhibitions, curatorial


The Greenhouse Project, FIGMENT, North Adams, MA (April 2017)

Constructed an 8’ x 8’ plastic greenhouse using PVC framing, clear plastic roofing tiles, and 1,800 water bottles

Managed eight student volunteers and one engineer. 


The Art of Going Green, FIGMENT, North Adams, MA (April 2016)

Constructed a 12’ tall re-built tree and designed community workshop (300 participants)

Managed two student volunteers and one engineer.



Academic Scholarships

Nancy Wright Scalise Cozzaglio Scholarship    (June 2018)

Travel Scholarship: Paris, France    (October 2017)   

Lola & Edwin Jaffe Arts Management Scholarship    (May 2017)

Honors Memberships

Alpha Chi Honor Society    (Inducted October 2017)

National Society of Leadership & Success: Sigma Alpha Pi    (Inducted September 2016)


Health & Safety Certifications

Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/AED/First Aid, American Red Cross    (October 2018)

Crowd Manager Certification, Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey    (September 2017)