Other Experience

In addition to writing, research, and speaking, I have done a lot of other things and sometimes gotten paid for them. Here are the kind of things I’ve done.

Editorial & Content Management Experience

Content Writer, Quirkos, 2021

  • wrote blog posts about qualitative research
  • collaboratively developed podcast about qualitative research

Contract Metadata Analyst, National Humanities Center, 2019

  • conducted sample content inventory
  • developed custom DCMI-compatible metadata schema to describe learning objects designed for a K-12 audience

Managing Editor, LEARN NC, 2012 - 2015

  • worked with authors at every phase of writing from development to publication
  • managed collection of over 10000 digital objects and associated metadata
  • used custom content management system and metadata schema to organize content
  • publicized content using press releases, newsletters, blogs, and social media

Contract Editor, Research Square, 2011

  • provided English line edits for authors with other first languages writing in English

Training & Teaching Experience

Research Assistant, Project READY, 2016 - 2019

  • developed and delivered face-to-face and virtual professional development curriculum focused on antiracist librarianship

Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, 2017

  • supported instructor of record in conducting class
  • acted as sole instructor for 2 sessions

Media Coordinator, Granville County Schools, 2011 - 2012

  • provide library instruction to students in grades 6 - 8
  • managed and promoted physical and digital collection

Latin Teacher, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004 - 2009

  • taught grades 9 - 12 in Latin levels I - III with class sizes from 4 - 35

Performance and Production Experience

Creator and Producer, Kimberly Hirsh Presents Podcast, 2020 - present

  • produce, host, and edit podcast

Founding Producer and Performer, The Improvised Whedon Company, 2015 - 2016

  • managed improv comedy company with 7 members
  • performed TV/movie-inspired long-form improv comedy show monthly

Indy 5000 Producer, DSI Comedy Theater, 2016

  • produced monthly showcase for independent improv comedy teams
  • recruited teams to participate in showcase

Performer, DSI Comedy Theater, 2014 - 2016

  • performed in both short-form and long-form comedy shows several times a month, including Versus, a hip-hop improv show

Performer, Durham Savoyards, 2005 - 2014

  • performed in Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas

Performer and Producer, various Triangle area theater companies, 1995 - 2012

  • performed in and produced both plays and musicals at various companies throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina

Web Development Experience

Hobbyist/Volunteer Web Developer, 1995 - present

  • use HTML, CSS, and content management systems including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and micro.blog to create and maintain websites

Non-Profit Experience

Board Member, 1996 - present

  • Member-at-Large, Young People’s Performing Company, 2009 - present
  • Member-at-Large/Publicity Coordinator, Durham Savoyards, 2009 - 2014
  • Member-at-Large, Curtain Up! Community Theater, 1996 - 1999

This is the website of Kimberly Hirsh. The subtitle of this site comes from the description of woodland goth on the Aesthetics wiki.


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We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah ‘TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.