LGBTQ Arts Administration Production & Development Specialist

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


Creative support and strategic resources for LGBTQ artists and organizations with six years of diverse project management experience including: performance events, educational workshops, literary, film, and music production. Proven ability to coordinate marketing, logistical funding and timeline-based campaigns with ongoing and emerging works.


  • LGBTQ Clients


    Spoken Languages

    • English (Fluent)


    MSW in Community Health & Urban Development
    Jane Addams School of Social Work – University of Illinois at Chicago (2011 – 2012)

    BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences with Public Policy Concentration
    National-Louis University (2010)

    AA in Political Science & International Relations
    Waubonsee Community College (2010)


    Director of Development – The Inconvenience – Chicago, IL (2015 – Present)
    Responsible for research and development of grant writing and alternative funding strategies for $150k annual budget. The Inconvenience is a community of interdisciplinary artists mixing music, theatre, dance, fine art and educational initiatives.

    Creative Director – JRV MAJESTY Productions – Chicago, IL (2012 – Present)
    Production and project management of independent creative, cultural and social justice focused LGBTQ works.

    • High Concept Laboratories Institutional Incubation Residency Program – Chicago Queer Arts Mentorship Program
    • Educational Workshops: Northwestern University, DePaul University, School of the Art Institute-Chicago
    • Producer/Curator, Queer, Ill, & Okay at Links Hall Theatre (2103), Defibrillator Gallery (2014), Storefront Theater (2015)
    • Production Manager, La Lune De Femme New Orleans Fringe Festival (2014), REVIVAL at Pritzker Pavilion (2013-2014)
    • Producer, Queer Lexicon Oral History Series, StoryCorps Partnership, Featured on Vocalo, Exhibited in Strange Bedfellows (2013)

    Teaching Artist – About Face Theatre – Chicago, IL (2012 – 2013)
    Develop curriculum and conduct creative writing and performance workshops for inner-city youth.

    Creative Director – Chicago IRL – Chicago, IL (2011 – 2013)
    A local arts and literary digest and archive documenting Chicago’s LGBTQIA & Gender Non-Conforming populations featuring over 200+ artists. Archived at Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago’s Read/Write Museum & Gerber/Hart Library & Archives.

    Social Media Creative Consultant – Heartland Alliance – Chicago, IL (2010 – 2011)
    Design and facilitate implementation of social media strategy promoting educational initiatives on HIV prevention for MSM throughout Nigeria at four site locations.

    Groups & Associations

    • Chicago Ideas Week Co-Op Board,
    • High Concept Laboratories Artistic Advisory Board,
    • Howard Brown Health Center Community Advisory Board


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