Event Planner/Coordinator

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Desired salary: $40,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Princeton New Jersey, United States

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Senior college student looking for work in performing arts events. I’m seeking to join an organization with an inspiring mission and to constantly prioritize the progress of that mission in my day-to-day life. I’d be interested in opportunities at any intersection of event planning, arts access, or nonprofit work. Previous experience in school and the workforce has improved my confidence in roles requiring leadership, team-building, attention to detail, event planning, customer service, and people skills.


Franklin & Marshall College                                                     May 2023

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Sociology and Theatre; GPA: 3.97, Honors List (3.7+)

Highlighted Courses

Introduction to Directing: analyzed styles of contemporary directors, learned to run a production staff

Theatre in the Digital Age: analyzed how theatre has shifted with the introduction of new technologies over the last 30 years

Playwriting: using interviews conducted on campus, wrote a two-act play about the human condition and institutional religion


Director of 9 to 5: The Musical (August 2022 – January 2023)

  • Created an effective timeline for productions, including an intensive schedule for technical week
  • Formed a staff of 12 and delegated all responsibilities of production amongst them
  • Raised $5000 for Players Theatre Club through ticket sales, program advertisements, and specialty concessions
  • Led rehearsals averaging at 12 hours weekly; responsible for style, scene blocking, and logistics 

President of Kite & Keys A Cappella (January 2022 – December 2022)

  • Fundraised $1000 in first four months via membership dues, local business partnerships, and ticket purchases
  • Improved attendance by implementing attendance policy and communication process
  • Required all members to take bystander awareness and assault intervention training
  • Started clubs first ever archive to maintain accuracy of position roles, operations, timeline of projects and succession plans 

Director of The Best of the Worst (January 2023 – Present)

  • Organized a team of 24 cast members and 14 production staff
  • Wrote a 100-page musical script, using a collection of songs from Broadway shows
  • Served as the choreographer (responsible for 6 out of 12 dances in the production) and costume designer

Assistant Director of the staff-led Student New Works Festival (January 2023 – April 2023)

  • Met one-on-one with eight students to develop and rehearse their works (student-written 10-12 minute monologues)
  • Led class when the department chair was absent
  • Performed my own 10-minute written work during the festival

Event Liaison Franklin & Marshall Event Services (August 2019 – Present)

  • Led a team of nine other employees during the summer events season
  • Communicated with and confirmed plans with clients
  • Received deliveries and helped maintain large inventories
  • Oversaw the distribution of keys and fob access during the summer season
  • Assisted in the facilitation of events and was on call in case any client needs arose

Social Chair of Players Theatre Club (January 2022 – January 2023)

  • Hosted events for up to 60 club members, including formals, performances, self-care and bonding activities 
  • Balanced the social chair budget through operating fundraisers that allowed the purchase of club merchandise, decorations, and meals for club members
  • Received social event host training facilitated by Franklin & Marshall College


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