NATALIE A. TSCHECHANIUK • • 646-241-5858 • Brooklyn, NY


New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY  •  May 2014

Master of Professional Studies, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

Reed College, Portland, OR  •  May 2003

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics - Senior Thesis: American Sign Language and Language Status


eeiioo, Brooklyn, NY  •  June 2014–Present

Content Developer

  • Contribute to the ideation, creation, and development of educational apps for students in 3rd-6th grade
  • Direct content; research topics, organize information, and explain complex ideas in an approachable manner
  • Write introductory text, guidance text, and resources and applications documents to accompany apps

CreatorBox, New York, NY  •  July 2014–October 2014

Designer and Product Engineer

  • Designed and fabricated build-it-yourself toys related to STEM concepts for subscription e-commerce startup
  • Worked with a team of three designers to create and refine toys for ease of assembly and integrated educational content
  • Use Adobe Illustrator, laser cutter, and a variety of shop tools in the design, prototyping, and fabrication processes

Plan A Advisors  •  January 2014-Present

Project Associate

  • Conduct project-specific research and data analysis for a consulting practice focused on nonprofits and philanthropy 
  • Generate content and materials for presentations, proposals, and outreach

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY  •  June 2013–August 2013

Summer Programs Supervisor, Education Department

• Supervised staff of 14 museum interpreters; refined and implemented systems of program and information delivery

• Managed museum experience for visiting camp groups and served as first point of contact

New York Public Library, New York, NY  •  September 2009August 2012

Financial Analyst, Office of Budget and Planning  •  April 2012–August 2012

• Analyzed budget reports and held monthly meetings with program area managers; handled routine budget adjustments

• Created five-year plans for long term financial planning, including significant changes to staff and program structures

• Built budget for fiscal year 2013 from the ground up in five program areas which required analysis of past spending, consideration of future goals, and incorporation of anticipated budget increases and reductions

Project Manager, Education, Programs, and Exhibitions Department September 2009–March 2012

• Inaugural project manager for the Education, Programs, and Exhibitions Department, helped to define the responsibilities of the position, build the importance of the role within the department and the institution, and bring together previously disparate divisions into one collaborative department

• Worked with directors in three major content areas (education, programs, exhibitions) to create cohesion between projects within the department, ensure communication among staff, and develop best practices

• Developed detailed timelines and workflow procedures for large scale projects such as the annual summer reading program and major exhibitions; enforced deadlines

• Evaluated, refined, and implemented systems of communication within the department and between departments at NYPL

• Wrote and edited grant proposals and reports, project proposals, exhibition brochure text, and presentations

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY  •  November 2004–August 2009

Coordinator, Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival and Public Programs, Education Department March 2007–August 2009

• Developed and produced high-profile public lectures, performances, and workshops from creative inception to run of show

• Implemented, facilitated, and supported a year-round program of over two dozen events by coordinating internal needs, conducting and managing outreach, preparing contracts, coordinating volunteers, and engaging with museum guests

• Curated film programs for the United States’ premier documentary film festival (annual submission of over 1,000 films, annual program size of 25-30 films)

• Coordinated all aspects of the Mead Film Festival; facilitated film screenings and moderated question-and-answer sessions

• Managed the Mead Traveling Festival program which tours a selection of films to 20-25 international venues annually

Coordinator, Adventure Camps Program, Education Department  •  May 2007–August 2007

• Managed science-based summer day camp program for children ages six through twelve; selected topics, hired and managed instructors and assistants, refined curricula, and developed program budgets

Public Programs Associate, Education Department (part-time)  •  October 2005–February 2007

• Managed administrative details for large cultural programs including Kwanzaa (annual event attendance over 10,000) and African American Heritage Month weekend performance series, supported and facilitated smaller one-off programs

Intern, Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival and Public Programs, Education Department November 2004–October 2005

• Shared in organizational and administrative duties for the Mead Festival and public programs

Human Rights Watch, New York, NY  •  March 2005 –February 2007

Festival Coordinator, Human Rights Watch International Film Festival (part-time)

• Coordinated film submission process including requesting films, managing volunteers, and conducting outreach