Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Staff & Board

Meet Our Team

Museum Staff

Deborah Farrar Starker
Jefferson W. Kirby Executive Director

Angelica Diggs
Assistant Director, Operations

Hilary May
Curator of Education

Shelley M. Cathcart
Curator of Collections

Jennifer Reilly
Communications Coordinator

Nancy Phillippi

Patron Services Associates

Amy Zvecz
Erin Benz
Caroline Mull
Jessica Brazeau


Kathleen Brennan Barrett
Patricia Barrett
Ellen Krell
Griselle Casasola

Museum Officers

Martin F. Barbato
Chairman, Board of Trustees

Ronald Partizian
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

Irene Maroney

Tyler Merson

Board of Trustees

Andrew Boles
Rodger Herrigel
Thomas Judd
Chris Kellogg
Patrick Rowe
Kaili Sanderson, Ph.D.
Michael Schloff
Virginia Wilson

Advisors to the Board

Nino Coviello
Stacy Russo
David Strand
Maureen Byrne, Borough Council Liaison
The Honorable Bob Conley, Mayor of Madison Ex-Officio

Join Our Team

The below employment opportunity is available with METC. To apply for a positon, please see the insturctions in the announcements below. 

Curator of Education

METC welcomes applications for internships or volunteer opportunities that will help us further our mission. Projects are assigned to accepted applicants based on interest, availability, and experience level. To apply, please e-mail us your resume at, and fill out our Volunteer/Intern Form below.  We our now accepting applications for Fall 2021 positions.  Applicants awarded an internship will be contacted by Augsut 6, 2021.

METC seeks a Graduate level students in the curatorial and decorative arts field to aid in an inventory project. Downalod the intership details here.

Internship/Volunteer Application
Volunteer/Intern Application
Please note that typical experiences are about 6-12 hours a week.
Please note that typical experiences are available Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm.
If you are looking for something different please explain below.
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