about jo


how did you become a storyteller?

Always a lover of stories – books, films, plays – I first heard about the Storytelling Guild when I was doing my Library Science degree but it was not until I attended National Folk Festivals that I really saw a Storyteller ensnare an audience of adults.  So when the Chief Guide at Vaucluse House asked me in 1999 for any suggestions for professional development as a Guide I chose to be taught by Yuri the Storyteller.  Before the first hour I was alight with the creative possibilities and when I joined the NSW Storytelling Guild I entered a new world.

Storyteller resume pdf


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Are you qualified?


Master of Cultural Heritage
Deakin University 2009


Advanced First Aid Certificate
St John Ambulance 2008


Graduate Certificate of Gifted Education
Charles Sturt University 2005


NSW Storytelling Guild 2002


Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies
University of Sydney 2000


Tourism Certificate III (Tour Guiding and Managing)
Sydney Institute of Education 1998


Bachelor of Arts in Library Science
KCAE (now Kuring-gai campus University of Technology Sydney) 1982



Aside from being a Storyteller, what do you do?



Education Officer and Guide at heritage sites

Heritage resume pdf

Jo is registered as a Performer with Interpretation Australia

Jo is a member of the Museum Education Special Interest Group within Museums Australia



Children’s and Reference Librarian

Jo is a member of the Children’s Book Council of Australia

Jo is an Associate of the Australian Library and Information Association



Museum theatre

Jo is currently on the national committee for the International Museum Theatre Alliance: Asia Pacific



Gifted education

Jo is a member of the NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children



Nineteenth century literature

Jo is a member of several of the Literary Societies of Sydney

Jo contributes to the C19 message boards




To find out more about Guiding, Museum education, Museum theatre, Gifted education, History education, Information literacy  or Children’s oracy and literacy acquisition go to the Queries page.




To find out more about what Jo is working on go to her Facebook page




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