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Event & Project Manager

Resume posted by carolynsauer in Arts and Culture.
Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'.
Location: Chicago Illinois, United States

carolyn.sauer@gmail.com

Summary

Top-performing event & project manager with over five years of experience planning and implementing complex events and operations for high profile clients; combining excellent coordination skills and marketing knowledge with deep operational understanding, networking, and cross-functional communication abilities. Notable capability for negotiating contracts, managing staff, solving complex problems, and maximizing returns on event objectives. Passionate advocate and preserver of the performing arts and arts education.

Specialties

  • Entertainment,
  • Music,
  • Performing Arts

Skills

  • Event Design
  • Event Management
  • Event Logistics
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Business Development
  • Brand Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Vendor Relations
  • Production Management
  • Relationship Building

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

Graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL with a Bachelors of Science in Music Business and Leadership studies.

While studying Music Business, I focused my studies on entertainer/artist relations as well how to market them and create seamless productions. Since graduating, I have worked as a production manager and coordinator for a variety of high profile and local artists.

My leadership studies degree, I focused on understanding how non-profits run and what it takes to lead a non-profit to fund-raise and create events that show-case their organizations.

Experience

FREELANCE WORK, Chicago, IL 2008 to Present
Event & Project Manager
*Developed a profitable freelance event management operation by word of mouth advertising for 7 years while taking on fulltime and long-term contracts.
*Represented, managed, and consulted for all clientele in their respective industries including entertainment, performing arts, theater, park districts, health care, education and many more.
*Full client list available upon request.

AEG WORLDWIDE, ARCHER ENTERPRISES, C3, JAM PRODUCTIONS, MILLS ENTERTAINMENT, LIVE NATION, Chicago,IL 2012 to Present
Production Manager/Coordinator/Assistant
*Manage and coordinate any needs with the tour and production managers of incoming National tours.
*Tours/Festivals included: Barbra Streisand, Brad Paisley, Bruno Mars, Dave Matthews Band, The Fat Jew IRL!, Jason Mraz, Lollapalooza, Maroon 5, Phish, Prince, Taylor Swift, Theresa Caputo Live!

CONN-SELMER, INC., Elkhart, IN 2014 to 2015
Program Manager, Division of Education – VIP Initiative
*Built important business relationships with top music educators around the country that could be leveraged for large scale projects including sales, instrument design, and education initiatives.
*Coordinated and facilitated all logistics for over 30 one day educator visits, serving approximately 5-30 educators per visit.
*Cultivated, edited, and produced weekly music advocacy e-newsletter with average open rate of 40% and click through rate of 20% (15,000+ subscribers).

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL 2013 to 2014
Interim Manager – Special Events (6 months)
*Oversaw sales and management for the private rental program; executed all private events.
*Coordinated all logistics for over 100 internal and external events; including generating accurate quotes, coordinating event details, and both drafting and executing contracts.

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY, Peoria, IL 2006 to 2010
Lead Performance/Event Manager
*Facilitated all operations of a 470 seat concert hall for over 300 concerts and events each season.

91.5 WCIC (CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION), Peoria, IL 2008
Promotions Internship/Interim Promotions Director