Arts Manager

Resume posted by cassiewelliver in Arts and Culture.

Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Seattle Washington, United States


Senior-level arts manager living in Seattle, WA. Over 20 years experience, all arts genres, nonprofit leadership and academic/municipal administration.


Carnegie Mellon University 1996-98

Master of Arts Management cum laude – Heinz College’s School of Public Policy & Management and College of Fine Arts.

The Ohio State University 1993-96

Pursued a Master of Arts Policy and Administration through the Art Education department. Transferred, no degree conferred.

Stockholm University – Fulbright Scholarship 1986-87

Swedish Cultural Policy

Kent State University 1986

BA in International Relations


Executive Director | Carco Theatre | Renton, WA 2014-Present

Responsible for all executive-level activities of a public access channel in South King County and t of a 300-seat theatre in City-owned rental venue, including: scheduling, planning and staffing of events, (employees, freelance technicians & front-of-house, and volunteers); contracting rentals and vendors; budgeting, reporting and financial management, grantwriting and fundraising, and community outreach. Tripled theatre revenue through print and online marketing, grant writing and entrepreneurial partnerships.

Webmaster/Development Manager | Hands On Children’s Museum |Olympia, WA 2012-13

Revamped and managed company website, led redesign from wireframe to rollout with outside vendor. Produced graphics and signage using Adobe Creative Suite. Solicited, processed and acknowledged donations to the operations fund.

Marketing Manager | Capital Playhouse |Olympia, WA 2012

Solicited, processed and acknowledged sponsorships and advertisers for Kids At Play and Season In A Box. Design and layout of programs, brochures, advertisements and posters.

Cultural Arts Program Supervisor | Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council | Hillsboro, OR 2011

Planning, budgeting, marketing and executing an annual professional development series for artists and arts organizations, including six workshops, an arts summit and a leadership summit. Facilitation of the annual grant panel process. Planning for signature Plein Air painting competition. Promoting the arts as part of City planning and economic development.

Director | Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College | Olympia, WA 2004 – 2009

Managed all aspects of the Center for the Arts operations, including, but not limited to: facilities management and rentals (500-seat theater, black box theater, 1000sf gallery), events planning and management, season campaign and individual event marketing, researching and programming 4-6 series each year, development of policy and procedures manuals, financial budgeting and reporting, negotiating artist contracts, box office systems and cash handling, house management, concessions, gallery installations and sales, supervision of technical crew, and office management.

Events Services Director | Broadway Center for the Performing Arts |Tacoma, WA 2000 – 2001

Managed all Front-of-House staff. Contracted all theater rentals and served as liaison between rental clients and theater staff. Managed three-year calendar for three theaters.

Public Events Director | College of Arts and Communication, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater | Whitewater, WI 1998 – 2000

Wrote the curriculum and instructed the Arts Management core courses:  Issues in Arts Management, Arts Marketing, Performing Arts Operations & Management, and Non-Profit Arts Management. Marketed and managed Music, Art, Theatre and Dance events held in the Center of the Arts, resulting in an overall increase in earned revenue.


  • Microsoft Office Suite of applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Access);
  • QuickBooks, SalesForce,
  • HTML, Word Press;
  • Blackbaud’s Altru database and other CRM;
  • Adobe Creative Suite (CSCloud InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver).


    Art Installation, Boards and Commissions, Entrepreneurial Partnerships, Event Management, Facility Rentals, Fundraising, Grant Writing, marketing, planning, Policy, Public Speaking, social media, theatrical production

Groups & Associations

    Entrepreneurial Partnerships

Spoken Languages

    English, French, Some Russian, Swedish