Performing Arts Manager/Administrator

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Desired position type: Full-Time


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Summary

Creative, resourceful, proactive and diligent professional seeking a full time position with nonprofit performing arts organization.

Education

Florida State University May 2004
MM in Opera Production
Emphasis in Stage Direction

New York University May 2002
Certificate in Arts Administration/Management

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) June 1996
BA in Dance
Emphasis in Performance/Choreography

Experience

Freelance (self-employed) 2004 – 2012
Stage Director, Choreographer, and Production Stage Manager
• Facilitated and implemented live theatrical productions across the country.
• Researched, interpreted, and realized productions from concept to fruition.
• Created production schedules that ensured project benchmarks and priorities were met in a timely fashion.
• Hired, supervised, and motivated teams of volunteers, interns, and professional staff/artists.
• Generated thoughtful and creative solutions to solve logistical challenges.
• Managed Project Budgets of up to $20,000 and maintained strong cost controls.
• Contracts include Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera San Luis Obispo, Sierra Madre Playhouse, to name a few. Resume available upon request.

Sierra Madre Playhouse 2011 – 2012
Member, Board of Directors
• Increased individual contributions over 100% from $5,253 in 2010 to $12,630 in 2011 for Sierra Madre Playhouse, in addition to writing successful grant proposals of over $12,000 in revenue in 2012.
• Directed and co-produced a five week festival celebrating Gilbert & Sullivan that included a fully staged production of The Yeomen of the Guard, 4 concerts including a presentation of the Pasadena Master Chorale, art exhibit of artist, Sue Li, and 2 staged readings of W.S. Gilbert non-musical plays: Engaged, A Medical Man, and Sweethearts. Festival generated ticket revenue of $21,000 and contributions of over $8,800, which exceeded goal by 29%
• Negotiated a first time rental production agreement between two small nonprofits: Sierra Madre Playhouse and Opera San Luis Obispo resulting in a greater institutional profile for both organizations and expanded market reach of its productions.
• Organized a special ASL Interpreted and Audio Described for the Blind performance of The Yeomen of the Guard that successfully reached out to an underserved population.

Theatre 360 2008 – 2010
Teaching Artist
• Taught children 6 years old through 18 acting, dance, and theatrical design.
• Crafted a variety of lesson plans for Theatre and Dance Education that utilized the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards to develop age appropriate lessons.
• Collaborated with Public School Teacher to integrate Theatre into Math curriculum.
• Wrote a grant that resulted in $1,500 in contributed revenue for summer musical productions.
• Directed scenes and a fully stage production of Disney’s Cinderella for cast of children aged 6-12.

Florida State University School of Music 2002 – 2004
Graduate Teaching Assistant
• Co-Taught Acting and Movement Classes for three level Opera Workshop
• Staged and Directed Scenes and Arias from various operas
• Represented the Opera in presentations to the Music School Appropriations Committee resulting in $10,000 towards funds for Summer Opera presentation.

Chautauqua Opera 1999 – 2002
Company Manager / Artistic Administrator
• Managed the day-to-day administrative operations of a mid-size regional opera company.
• Coordinated the Auditions for Guest Artists and Young Artist Program, scheduling up to 450 artists over none-day period.
• Organized Special Events including Opening Night Parties, Socials, and Cast Parties.
• Wrote and executed all AGMA, USA, and staff contracts.
• Arranged and Facilitated travel and housing accommodations for over 100 Guest Artists, Young Artists, and staff members.
• Primary Trouble-Shooter for “day to day emergencies” that occur in a busy nine-week Summer season of four Main Stage productions, Symphony concerts, Recitals, Musical Revues, and Outreach programs.
• Managed the logistics of moving office from New York City to Chautauqua, NY in Western State and back on an annual basis.
• Office support to the Artistic/General Director and liaison to the marketing and development departments of Chautauqua Institution.

New York City Opera 1997 – 1999
Sales and Promotions Associate
• Developed, in consultation with Marketing Director, promotional campaigns using both print, radio, and on-line media for specific target audiences that resulted in revenue over $240,000.
• Coordinated the design and production of advertising for the tourist and student markets.
• Planned and executed promotions and special projects, such as the WQXR 1998/99 Season Previews, 1998/99 and 1999/2000 Renewal Subscription Sweepstakes.
• Wrote sales copy for selected campaigns and proofread all copy for department.
• Conducted media and historical research.

The Pearl Theatre Company 1996 – 1997
Assistant to the Artistic Director
• Wrote, edited, and designed an edition of direct mail and educational publication: A Playgoer’s Supplement.
• Coordinated Artistic Events, such as Play Readings and Roundtable discussions.
• Served as Box Office Manager including phone and at door ticket sales/subscriptions for select performances.
• Performed an analysis of Box Office revenue that resulted in stronger earned income projections.
• Served as House Manager and trained volunteer ushers in various concessions and front of house operations for select performances.
• Supported Artistic Director in various special projects and administrative operations.

Skills

  • Grant Writing.
  • Project Management.
  • Budget Creation.
  • Strategic Planning.
  • Theatre Arts Education.
  • Scheduling.

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