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Olivia Benish Artist 

Olivia Benish                                                 Art Education Professional


Educational professional with 5+ years teaching visual art classes in multiple mediums to students of all ages, ability and background. Outgoing and detail-oriented, I am proficient in creating curriculum and educational events from concept to completion, while performing daily administrative tasks necessary to maintain operations.

Professional Experience

Kennett High School, North Conway, NH  |  5-8 Art Teacher |   August 2020 – Present

  • Create and instruct a visual arts curriculum based on district and state standards for about 700 students in grades 9 to 12 

  • Maintain a positive classroom climate and culture by practicing modeling

  • Assist school/local community in creative initiatives including, staff art classes and interpretive trail panels 


Molly Ockett School, Fryeburg, ME |  5-8 Art Teacher |   April 2018 – June 2020

  • Create and instruct a visual arts curriculum based on district and state standards for about 300 students in grades 5 to 8 

  • Maintain a positive classroom climate and culture by practicing social emotional learning, modeling and reflection

  • Assist school community in initiatives including, kindness goals, family paint nights, student council advising, theatrical productions, ect. 


Media Financial Management Association, Northfield, IL |  Administrative Coordinator |   October 2015 – Present

  • Responsible for educational program accreditation, implementation, coordination, registration, documentation, follow-up and analysis

  • Maintain daily business activities including reception, accounts receivables/payable, correspondence, customer service, reporting and other special projects as assigned by president

  • Promptly provide members with exemplary customer service including but not limited to accounts payable, software issues, membership concerns, event registration and educational documentation


Pinot’s Palette – The Glen, Glenview, IL | February 2014 – Present

Lead Instructing Artist | February 2014 - Present

  • Instructed over 200 acrylic painting classes to children and adults of all ages, ability and background

  • Develop, direct and teach a summer day camp curriculum for children ages 7 to 12

  • Create original paintings for the studios library for instruction


Studio Manager | August 2014 - September 2015

  • Supervised, hired, trained, scheduled and completed payroll for a staff of ten artists

  • Sustained studios inventory, booked and coordinated on and offsite events, corresponded with clients and resolved any customer service related issues in a timely and efficient manner


Newfound Memorial Middle School, Belmont, NH

Pleasant/Elm Street Elementary School, Laconia, NH

Student Teacher | January 2013 - May 2013

  • Designed curriculum based on NH state standards and instructed daily lessons on various artists, mediums and processes

  • Practiced co –teaching, classroom and behavior management with classes averaging 20 students


Bachelor of Science in Art Education | Plymouth State University | Plymouth, NH

May 2013 | Art History Minor

  • New Hampshire Visual Arts Teacher Certification K-12  

  • Maine Visual Arts Teacher Certification K-12 

  • Massachusetts Visual Arts Teacher Certification PreK-12 in progress 

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer at The Center for Enriched Living – Tuesday Night Arts

  • Participate and assist adults with developmental disabilities creating works of art 



  • Moonlit Graze, Plymouth State's Alumni Arts Exhibition - October 2017 

  • Woven Moss,  Slate Arts and Performance “NATURE” exhibition – July 2016

  • Tree People, Plymouth State University President's Show - Spring 2013


  • “Young Preservationist” Award from The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance for the Berlin, NH Group Mural Project - View project film Here! 

  • Roberta T. Bartlett Art Scholarship Recipient - 2010 

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