FINALIST: Jennifer Garcia, Communications & Programming Manager, Newstead House, Brisbane
For the past five years, Jennifer Garcia has been employed as the Communications and Programming Manager at Newstead House, Brisbane. This position was newly created, and during this time Jennifer has helped reimagine the house museum by re-engaging with the local community through innovative public programing, events, research, community partnerships, collaborations, and education projects.
Jennifer has greatly augmented and enhanced Newstead House’s profile as a cultural and heritage precinct and a destination for domestic and international visitors.
Jennifer’s work at Newstead House involves multiple roles including communications; programming; event management; and education programs. This has included new artistic projects and collaborations which have aimed to reshape community perceptions about what a heritage house museum is, how it functions, what it can offer the community and how it can stimulate a fresh sense and understanding of who we are and where we’ve come from.