“Jenn Nelson is an exceptionally well-motivated public historian who can apply the most innovative methods to finding creative solutions to the challenges currently faced by cultural and heritage institutions. Her deep knowledge of, and facility with new media makes her an essential asset to any organisation which is serious about reaching and developing new audiences.
Jenn is a dedicated professional who displays a willingness to rise to every new challenge which she faces. At her time at National Museums Scotland she showed herself as a true self-starter and a dedicated museum professional who shows great promise for the future.”
– David S. Forsyth, Senior Curator, Department of Scottish History and Archaeology, National Museums Scotland
“Jenn is an exceptionally committed and experienced young museum professional who has unbounded enthusiasm and ideas to contribute to her workplace. She is extremely knowledgeable about the opportunities that digital offers museums and will undoubtedly use this to great advantage to her employer. I have no hesitation in recommending her.”
– Michael Spender, Museum Manager, Borough of Poole
“Having worked with Jenn during 2011 with Glasgow Museums, I was hugely impressed by her professionalism and commitment. Jenn has a strong ability to work under pressure and to deliver on workloads in a timely manner. Among her many strengths she has demonstrated excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize conflicting tasks to get the job done. Jenn has proven leadership skills, the ability to work closely within a team and excellent communication abilities.
Jenn has a firm grasp on current social networking and blogging platforms and networks and keeps ahead of current practice by benchmarking with other organizations, through attending conferences and engaging with online discussions. This area of expertise is now proving to be extremely valuable to companies in a broad variety of sectors.
I would be delighted to highly recommend Jenn as an excellent candidate for employment in the cultural, social media & heritage sectors.”
– John Ferry, Digital & New Media Manager, Glasgow Museums
“I met Jenn during her internship at National Museum of Scotland. She was an enthusiastic, motivated self-starter who continually strives for excellence in her work. She is passionate about museums, culture, education and engaging with audiences.”
– Aileen Lamb, Project Manager – delivering tourism and food & drink projects at Scottish Enterprise
“I had the pleasure of working with Jenn during the summer of 2011 when she spent time at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.
I was immediately impressed by her proactive nature within a field which she is so obviously passionate about. She sought to learn, engage and collaborate at every opportunity, bringing a refreshing presence to our own team which we were sorry to lose.
Her knowledge of Digital and Social Media is evident in all that she does; demonstrating innovative project planning and creative skills which aim to engage new audiences with history, culture and heritage.
Jenn has the ability to focus a team through support, encouragement and natural leadership; her commitment to those she works and collaborates with is exceptional and the manner in which she embraces a task has never failed to impress.
I have no hesitation in recommending Jennifer to a future employer and would look forward to working with her again in the future.
– Shona MacDougall, Museum Supervisor, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
“Jenn is a passionate supporter of the museums and heritage sector and succeeded in gaining significant professional experience during her time in Scotland due to her willingness to give of her time to the different sectors.
She is an accomplished networker who made valuable contacts during her time in Scotland and will be an asset to any venue with which she is associated.
I would highly recommend Jenn as a promising future leader in the museums sector.”
– Clare McLeod, Consultant
“Jenn is thorough in any task she undertakes and persistent in seeing whatever she is doing to its conclusion. She undertakes her work with enthusiasm and has an obvious passion for museum related work. Jenn has also mastered the importance of social media as a tool for the museum profession.”
– Jackie Lee, Heritage & Education Consultant, Director,Trustee for the Association for Heritage Interpretation