Art Administrator

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Desired position type: Full-Time

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I am an experienced Arts Administrator who is actively seeking a leadership position in Fine Arts. I have experience at Arts promotion and organization, Arts program management as well as grant writing, in addition to grassroots foundation work; Both at grant-making and grant-seeking institutions. I am very interested in jobs that would utilize my skills and leadership in arts administering, and promotion.


Teachers College of Columbia University
MA, Arts Administration

2006 – 2008

Thesis: Recruitment, Retention, and Development of People of Color in Middle and Senior Level Management Positions at New York City Based Dance Companies (2008)

Activities and Societies: Student Advocates for the Arts
The Ohio State University
BFA, Dance Performance

1999 – 2003

Activities and Societies: Multicultural Dance Alliance, Alpha Lambda Delta/ Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, National Collegiate Scholar, Mount Leadership Society, RA- Canfield Hall


Grants Writer & Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
North Carolina Theatre

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Performing Arts industry

March 2014 – Present (2 months) Raleigh, NC
Development Intern
North Carolina Theatre

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Performing Arts industry

November 2013 – March 2014 (5 months) Raleigh, NC

With a fundraising goal in excess of $1M, as the Development Intern I assist the Development Director with writing foundation and government grant proposals, interim and final reports, and conducting prospect research for NC Theatre. I also assist with cultivation and stewardship events for individual donors, mail appeals, and donor database management. Additionally, I have been given the opportunity to develop and launch NC Theatre’s first ever Diversity & Inclusion Initiative which aims to increase audiences of color who attend mainstage performances. This initiative is an extension of other audience development programs currently underway.
Administrator (Temporary)
American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association

June 2012 – March 2013 (10 months) Chapel Hill, NC

I processed and reconciled membership payments, made minor updates to Association website via Dreamweaver and Expression Engine, maintained member database records via ALHOA (MS Access platform), provided general administrative support to Association and Foundation staff
Administration Officer, Statutory Planning (Temporary)
Bayside City Council

Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Administration industry

November 2011 – April 2012 (6 months) Sandringham, VIC

As a temporary employee, I performed general administrative tasks including fielding a high call volume of customer inquiries, data entry and generating planning permits.
Arts Program Associate
The Wallace Foundation

July 2008 – September 2011 (3 years 3 months) New York, New York

I co-managed the Wallace Excellence Awards and assisted the Director of Arts with the Arts for Young People initiatives. I also had a significant role in the research process that went into developing the START initiative’s retrospective report, and assisted with the strategic development of potential investment areas for the Foundation’s arts portfolio. With respect to general grants management I managed a portfolio of more than 30 arts organizations, conducted site visits, reviewed grantee progress reports and audited financial statements, managed project budgets, conducted semi-annual check-in calls with grantees, and reviewed/approved any requests for changes in grant terms.
Public Sector Affairs Intern
Americans for the Arts

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2007 – December 2007 (4 months) New York, NY
Marketing Intern
New York Youth Symphony

February 2007 – August 2007 (7 months)
Office Manager/ Development Assistant
Young Audiences New York

May 2005 – August 2006 (1 year 4 months) New York, NY

I tracked unearned contributions and generated acknowledgement letters, generated monthly financial report for the finance director via Raiser’s Edge database program, maintained donor database by updating contacts and gift receipts, provided administrative assistance to entire staff as needed
Administrative Assistant
Buglisi Foreman Dance

October 2004 – May 2005 (8 months) New York, NY

I assisted Executive Director with general daily tasks and event planning, maintained donor database via FileMaker Pro, worked with fiscal agent to reconcile monthly receipts, coordinated travel arrangements for Company’s tours
Arts Admin Intern
Bates Dance Festival

June 2004 – August 2004 (3 months) Lewiston, ME
Dance Instructor
Bounds Dance Studio & Triangle Youth Ballet

August 2003 – August 2004 (1 year 1 month) Chapel Hill, NC
Arts Admin Intern
Bates Dance Festival

June 2003 – August 2003 (3 months) Lewiston, ME
Facilities Intern
American Dance Festival

May 2002 – July 2002 (3 months) Durham, NC


  • Fundraising
  • Non-profits
  • Dance
  • Philanthropy
  • Dance Education
  • Arts Administration
  • Grant Writing
  • Community Outreach
  • Program Development
  • Nonprofits
  • Volunteer Management
  • Non-profit Administration
  • Editing
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Community Development

Groups & Associations

    Emerging Leaders of New York Arts, Performing Arts Administrators, Program in Arts Administration at Columbia University Alumni

Spoken Languages

    English (Fluent)

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