Alan D.K. Armstrong

C: 613-290-5795 | alandka31@gmail.com | LinkedIn: Alan D.K. Armstrong 

 

Field Experience

GIS Analyst (Practicum) | Carleton University Geomatics Department | Sept 2018 - April 2019

  • Tuktoyaktuk Coast of the Northwest Territories Flood Mapping Project

Geospatial Archaeology Research Assistant | Laura Banducci – Carleton University/Gabii Archaeological Project | May - Dec 2018

  • Collection, analysis, and interpretation of geospatial and statistical data concerning found artifacts and objects at the archaeological site of Gabii, Italy
  • Examining house-floor assemblages of artifacts and objects through statistical means in order to find patterns of and reasons for distributions of said artifacts and objects

History Program Developer | Tucker House Renewal Centre | Mar - July 2017

  • Writing and developing history and educational programs
  • Responsible for care of artifact collection
  • Historical research
  • Report writing
  • Historical storyline brainstorming and script writing

Heritage and Collections Preservator | Tucker House Renewal Centre | May 2015 - July 2016

  • Responsible for the Emergency Preparedness Plan Project
  • Assisting with Artifact Storage Project
  • Assisting with the 1862 Map of Upper Canada Restoration and Preservation Project
  • Assisted with historical décor research and installation (August - September 2015)

Heritage and Collections Preservator | Tucker House renewal Centre | Jan - May 2015

  • Responsible for the care and handling of all artifacts in collection
  • Composed storage protocols and plans for all artifacts in collection
  • Registered accession numbers to all artifacts in collection
  • Founded artifact database system using MS Excel and ACCESS for all artifacts in collection
  • Responsible for digitization of paper artifacts in collection
  • Composed new and also revised previous conservation protocols for all artifacts in collection
  • Conducted conservation cleanings of choice artifacts within collection (paper maps, upholstered furniture)
  • Designed display cases and transportation crates for key Tucker House artifacts
  • Founded family tree for Tucker family dating from 1500-2000CE

Exhibit Preparator and Conservator | Fairbairn House Heritage Centre | Sept 2014 - May 2015

  • Women on the Homefront (During World War I) Exhibit
    • ​Designed layout of exhibit and kitchen display section
    • Composed preparation report for exhibit
    • Responsible for installation preparation of exhibit
    • Composed conservation report for exhibit and all artifacts therein

Local History Interpreter | Tucker House Renewal Centre | Sept - Dec 2014

  • Composed conservation treatment proposals for two key artifacts (1862 Map of Upper Canada, sole-surviving blueprint of Tucker House)
  • Composed and designed educational panels for exhibit purposes
  • Continued collections management work on artifacts led to a broadening of Tucker Family history back to the late 17th century

Local History Interpreter | Tucker House Renewal Centre | June - Aug 2014

  • Analyzed various Tucker House artifacts
  • Created  inaugural database list for artifacts
  • Created handling and conservation protocols for artifacts
  • Created a research itinerary for the history of the Tucker Family
  • Composed educational programs for Country Fun Nature Camp
  • Interpreted the history of the Tucker Family and Tucker House to visitors

Floor Plan designer | Applied Museum Studies | Sept - Nov 2013

  • Algonquin College Applied Museum Studies 40th Anniversary Gala

 

Employment Experience

Sales Assistant | Longwood Building Corporation | Feb 2015 - Present

  • Responsible for Dorima, Mondavi Court, Deevy’s Homestead, and Morris Village building sites
  • Received visitors for the showing and discussing of the models and units to own
  • Keeping track of all visits to sites of responsibility through a spreadsheet document system
  • Composing and sending customer queries to supervisor and other Longwood staff

Construction Site Labourer | DB Contracting | July - August 2017

  • Performed labour duties at different job sites around Ottawa
  • Completed landscaping tasks as required
  • Drove 2-tonne dumping trucks when required

Construction Site Labourer | Longwood Building Corporation | Sept 2016 - Dec 2016

  • Responsible for assisting with the building of homes at all stages, as well as handyman tasks and site upkeep

Office Clerk | Longwood Building Corporation | July - Aug 2015

  • Responsible for Front Desk at Head Office
  • Regular communication with Longwood staff and external associates by means of in-person, telephone, and email
  • Completing in-office tasks for Head Office staff
  • Completing various clerical duties

Finishing Machine Labourer | Potvin Construction Ltd. | May - Aug, 2009-2013

  • Responsible for the use and upkeep of varnishing/finishing machines
  • Operated in-house moving and storing equipment when required
  • Assisted other departments when required
  • Also responsible for the recycling and discarding of previously used and old materials into proper waste disposal units

 Warehouse Clerk | Enbridge Gas Distribution | May - Aug 2007/2008

  • Operated in-house moving and storing equipment when required
  • Shipping and receiving to other Enbridge locations and affiliates
  • Completing orders for in-building Enbridge and affiliate employees
  • Keeping track of warehouse stock levels
  • Completing and turning in associated paperwork

 Gas Leak Surveyor | Enbridge Gas Distribution | May - Aug 2006

  • Locating the exact location of gas lines and various other utility lines
  • Removal of old pipeline markers and replacement of new ones
  • Completed associated paperwork of areas covered
  • Responsible for the supplies of the team
  • Responsible for the working order of team devices and tools

 Pipeline Surveyor | Enbridge Gas Distribution | May - Aug 2006

  • Locating the exact location of gas lines and various other utility lines
  • Completed associated paperwork of areas covered
  • Walked gas lines and checked building metres for leaks
  • All leaks called-in for repair
  • Responsible for the supplies of the team
  • Responsible for the working order of team devices and tools

 

Volunteer Experience

History Department spokesperson | Carleton University History Department | Oct 2005

  • Carleton University University Day

Camp Counsellor | Ray Friel Recreational Center | July - Aug 2002

  • Ray Friel Recreational Centre Summer Kids Camps

Tournament Helper | Vankleek Hill Community Centre | Feb 2002

  • Vankleek Hill Cougars Host Hockey Tournament

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts with Honours | Fall 2019 | Carleton University

  • Major: Geomatics
  • Historical Focus: Archaeology and Heritage Preservation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma | June 2015 | Algonquin College

  • Applied Museum Studies
  • Area of Focus: Collections Management
  • Areas of Museum Field Studied: Collections Management, Exhibitions, Conservation and Preservation, Educational Programming, and Museum Interpretation

Special Studies Student| Fall 2011- Winter 2012 | Carleton University

Special Studies Student | Fall 2011 | University of Ottawa

Bachelor of Arts with Honours | June 2011 | Carleton University

  • Major: History
  • Historical Focus: Classical Age, Rome, Middle East, and Early Byzantium
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