Aspiring Arts Manager

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Desired position type: Any
Location: Ithaca New York, United States

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A recent Graduate of Ithaca College, Alyssa is seeking a job in the field of entertainment management.
Currently located in New York, but willing to move for a job opportunity.


Ithaca College Graduate Spring 2013
BS Theatre Arts Management
Business Management Minor


House Manager
Ithaca College
January 2013 – Present (5 months)Ithaca, New York Area
This position is unpaid and is part of my coursework as a Theatre Arts Management major.

Responsibilities include:

Coordinating a staff of 20+ head ushers, and 50+ regular ushers
Working closely with Stage Management and Box Office management to close the house on time
Completing and filing reports
Respond to any conflicts, miss communications, or problems, and act accordingly
Serve as a leader

Managing Director Intern
Hangar Theatre
January 2013 – Present (5 months)Ithaca NY
Works directly with Josh Friedman, Managing Director of the Hanar Theatre to complete various tasks and projects.

Vintage Black Productions
August 2012 – Present (10 months)Ithaca NY
Fulfilling the role of producer to Vintage Black Productions, a student film company, most specifically on the new screenplay “In Your Own Skin”.

Responsibilities Include:
Acquiring funding
Promoting awareness of the film
Creating call sheets
Securing space and talent
Performing miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Film information:

Student Worker
Ithaca College Student Disabilities Services
May 2010 – Present (3 years 1 month)Ithaca, New York Area
Head Student Worker: August 2012 – present

Responsibilities as Head Student Worker:

Serve as a liaison between student staff and full time employees
Schedule staff meetings
Create work schedule
Facilitate training

Daily responsibilities include:
Sending/receiving emails and phone calls
Scheduling appointments
Printing, copying, and creating files
Filing confidential information
Maintaining the front desk
Among various other tasks

Executive Assistant
Performing Arts for Social Change
January 2010 – February 2013 (3 years 2 months)Ithaca, New York Area
Performing Arts for Social Change (PASC) is a strategic initiative through Cornell University’s Center for Trans-formative Action.

Performing Arts for Social Change is a program whose mission is to educate others by giving a voice to important social issues that are otherwise overlooked. We do this by creating and developing new performance pieces that serve as a teaching device for the people involved in the creative process as well as the audiences who view it.

As the Executive Assistant to the organization, it is my responsibility to:
Keep records of current and past projects
Act as a liaison between the art and administration
Coordinate volunteers
Maintain the website and Social Media presence
Solicit projects
Create print material
Among various other tasks

Marketing Associate
Ithaca College
August 2012 – December 2012 (5 months)Ithaca, New York Area
This position was unpaid and was part of my coursework as a Theatre Arts Management major. In this position, I coordinated and led a marketing team of 15+, created and maintained a marketing plan, conducted weekly meetings, and ultimately was responsible for creating awareness of the main stage season presented by Ithaca College Theatre. This position allowed me to strengthen my leadership skills, think creatively, and have tangible marketing experience.

My responsibilities included:

Leading meetings over the marketing team
Creating and maintaining a marketing plan
Facilitating a budget
Weekly follow up with team members
Coordinating with production members

NYSACAC Student Ambassador
Ithaca College
June 2012 – June 2012 (1 month)Ithaca, New York Area
Worked the NYSACAC Conference held at the Ithaca College Campus in June of 2012. As an ambassador for the college I served as a host for the guests vising and helped to assist them around the campus.

Creative Learning Intern
Richmond Theatre – Ambassador Theatre Group
January 2012 – May 2012 (5 months)Richmond, Greater London
As an intern in the Creative Learning Department at the Richmond Theatre I helped to coordinate all of the education programs that the theatre provides.
The Richmond Theatre is a member of the Ambassador Theatre Group which is the largest owner/operator of theatres in the UK.

My responsibilities included:
Performing research on other education programs in London
Brainstorming marketing tactics
Creating a Facebook page
Helping to facilitate activities
Orange Tree Theatre
January 2012 – May 2012 (5 months)Richmond, Greater London
As an intern at the Orange Tree Theatre I have had experience working in many different departments throughout the theatre. I have done the most work in the development department. I have helped to organize and solicit for many of their fundraising events this spring.

Box Office Manager
Ithaca College
August 2011 – December 2011 (5 months)Ithaca, New York Area
This position was unpaid and is part of my coursework as a Theatre Arts Management major. In this position I am responsible for overseeing daily operation of the box office as well as working with the House Manager to service patrons during performances. Through this position I have gained a greater understanding of Provenue, our ticketing system as well as understanding what it takes to run a successful Box Office.

My responsibilities included:
Managing a staff of 20 volunteers
Reconciling cash drawers
Printing and filing reports
Filling ticket orders
Batch printing tickets for performances

Box Office Apprentice
Spoleto Festival USA
May 2011 – June 2011 (2 months)Charleston, South Carolina Area
As a Box Office Apprentice for Spoleto Festival USA I helped patrons in person and over the phone purchase tickets for the 17 day long festival. This position gave me the opportunity to work in a new environment, learn a new ticketing system – Showare, and experience the logistics of planning and organizing an arts festival. I really enjoyed being an Apprentice and I am looking forward to other opportunities like this in the future.

My responsibilities as an Apprentice included:
Having a full knowledge of all the performances and the venues at which they were being performed
Providing good customer service to those who wanted to buy tickets
Handling any ticket discrepancies the night of a performance
Making large cash and credit transactions for ticket purchases

Group Sales Coordinator
Ithaca College
January 2011 – May 2011 (5 months)
This position was unpaid and was part of my coursework as a Theatre Arts Management major. In this position I worked closely with the Marketing Team and Box Office to reach out to groups of ten or more in the Ithaca Community who might be interested in seeing a main stage production at Ithaca College.

My responsibilities included:
Communicating with potential groups
Following through with the sale
Sending a thank you to groups who attended the performance
Maintaining an accurate list of groups both past and present

Justice Brand Representative
Tween Brands
June 2010 – January 2011 (8 months)
Assist customers in shopping for clothes, restock merchandise and perform as a cashier.

Concessions Manager
Ithaca College
August 2010 – December 2010 (5 months)
This position was unpaid and was part of my coursework as a Theatre Arts Management major. In this position it was my responsibility to create a menu of items to be served at the concessions bar, both pre-show and during intermission, as well as maintain an inventory of our stock.

My responsibilities included:
Managing a volunteer staff of 20 students
Serving patrons quickly and accurately
Ordering and Stocking food and supplies
Reconciling a cash draw each night

Assistant Opening Night Reception Coordinator
Ithaca College
January 2010 – May 2010 (5 months)
This position was unpaid and was part of my coursework as a Theatre Arts Management major. In this position it was my responsibility to assist in the organization and execution of three large scale receptions. These events were fashioned to celebrate the opening of each of the Ithaca College Theatre Department’s main stage season. There were approximately 300 guests at each reception.

My responsibilities included:
Budgeting and planning the reception
Organizing a staff of 20 volunteer students
Creating a floor plan
Ordering the correct amount of food

Social Media Manager
Ithaca College
August 2009 – May 2010 (10 months)Ithaca, New York Area
Created, developed, and maintained a social media web presence for the Ithaca College Theatre Department.

Responsibilities included:
Increasing audience awareness
Creating content
Developing strategies to maximize frequency and reach
Monitor success



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