Arts Administration

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Desired salary: $60.00
Desired position type: Any
Location: Coralville Iowa, United States

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Dedicated and experienced musician, human resources, and administration professional with proven success coordinating people operations and administrative tasks in government, nonprofit, production, healthcare, and higher education.

Seeking an opportunity to use my 14 years of experience and passion for orchestral music to drive positive change for a symphony orchestra, school of music, or arts organization.


MS Arts Administration and Cultural Entrepreneurship
Northeastern University

BS Entertainment Business
Full Sail university


Administrative Program Coordinator
The University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy
07/2020 – Present, Iowa City, IA
College offering Doctor of Pharmacy degrees
Manage and process around 200 adjunct faculty appointments and renewals annually and the administrative component of the Professional Experience Program
Administer and manage the pharmacy rotation management system for over 400 students and 1,000 preceptors in 18 US states and four countries
Coordinate the Continuing Professional Development course for over 300 students with assignment completion and Professional Leadership and Service hours


Administrative Services Coordinator
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics,
Department of Pediatrics
01/2019 – 07/2020, Iowa City, IA
Successfully managed and coordinated the first University of Iowa Cystic Fibrosis Virtual Family Education Day.
Administered the application process for the Division of Pediatric Cardiology’s Adult Congenital Heart Association
Accreditation, ensuring first-ever University ACHA Center
Accreditation Status.
Implemented new division-wide electronic schedules via phone apps for multiple call schedules.

HR Coordinator
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics,
Department of Pediatrics
02/2018 – 01/2019, Iowa City, IA
Assisted in the creation of the Pediatric Human Resources Playbook
Created a guide for mandatory staff and faculty compliances and qualifications based on classifications and division.
Successfully completed the eight-course University of Iowa’s Human Resources Business Partner Training Program.

Job Coach
Fuerst Consulting
10/2013 – 11/2017, Kansas City, MO
Resume writing and interviewing skills for job seekers.

Professional Musician
Various orchestras and musical theatre groups
05/1999 – 12/2017,
Various orchestras, musical theatres
Timpani, percussion, and piano for Springfield Symphony (MO),
Lees Summit Symphony, Kansas City Civic, and Liberty Symphony
Rehearsal accompanist and pit pianist for Lakeside Theatre
Workshop, Padgett Productions, Olathe Community Theatre Association, and Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park

Contract HR Specialist
Hostess Brands
10/2016 – 11/2017, Kansas City, MO
Designed a new business process on the backend for Paid Time
Off in Sandbox Workday for a newly acquired company of 120+ employees to differentiate in the system against the Hostess
Brands Legacy Vacation/Sick method.

Assistant Manager, Human Resources
03/2014 – 03/2015, Kansas City, MO
3-state non-profit providing rehab and employment services for the visually impaired with 400 staff.
Launched and hired 20+ employees for a new call center at the New York branch.

Personnel Analyst I
Missouri Department of Mental Health
03/2008 – 09/2013, Kansas City, MO
Created a four-hour onboarding program with participation from all units in the facility.
Assisted in the creation of twelve job descriptions for over 40 positions for the department’s redesign initiative.
Transitioned the paper time and leave method to an online tracking system.
Created a facility employee satisfaction survey based on Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation with a 39% participation rate.
Responded accordingly with feedback and made communication changes from the top-down.
Received three reclassifications within two years due to performance excellence and additional duties in such areas as HR and compliance.


  • Symphonic literature knowledge
  • People operations
  • Symphony performance experience
  • Administration
  • Report writing
  • Travel and expense management
  • Database administration
  • Transferable skills
  • Active listening
  • Customer service
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Leadership
  • Inclusivity

Spoken Languages

    English (Fluent)

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