Amanda Rawson

Manager of Museum Advancement, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Amanda Rawson has participated in the cultural art sector both as an employee and volunteer for more than seven year. Currently, Amanda holds the position of Manager of Museum Advancement at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Amanda’s career at SJMQ&T started as the collections intern in 2014 and quickly developed into a part time staff position combining both gallery and administrative work. In January 2016 Amanda became the full time Manager of Museum Advancement responsible for a variety of organizational and fund development initiatives. Prior to SJMQ&T, Amanda volunteered, interned and worked at MACLA in San Jose (2011-13) where she gained considerable experience in both the administrative and gallery work of the multidisciplinary arts space. Amanda also has several years of experience in retail and service industry management working with companies including Madewell, Levi’s, Michael’s, Home Depot, and Roy’s Coffee & Tea. Amanda received her bachelor’s in Art History from UC Berkeley in 2013. During her time at CAL she immersed herself in the art practice department and focused her studies on turn of the 20th century British art. Amanda served on the host committee for the 2015 Western Museum Alliance conference in San Jose.