Cultural Events Coordinator

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Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Macomb Illinois, United States

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Over 30 years working in all aspects of the Performing Arts from development to presentation, Front of House to Back.


M.A. Arts Policy and Administration, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH                 2000

B.S. Theatre, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 1985

Technical and Acting Resume Available on Request



Cultural Events Coordinator                                                                                     2008-Present

Western Illinois University, Macomb IL

  • Oversee and Advise the Bureau of Cultural Affairs & Youth Performing Arts Series
  • Oversee Hainline Theatre Box Office
  • Book and schedule national and international touring acts
  • Negotiate contracts with Artists and Unions
  • Teach college level courses
  • Manage $250,000+ budget


Executive Producer, The Theatre in the Park/ Fine and Cultural Arts Manager           2000 – 2007

Johnson County Park and Recreation District, Lenexa, KS

  • Managed the selection, development and delivery of musical productions
  • Administered $600,000 annual budget
  • Responsible for the marketing concepts and execution of the Theatre in the Park brand, season productions, capital campaigns and special events
  • Developed and fostered relationships with sponsors, grantors, vendors and volunteers
  • Recruited, hired, mentored and managed artistic and technical talent
  • Conceived and produced fundraising and special events
  • Managed and taught Fine and Performing Arts curriculum
  • Created, instituted and managed volunteer recognition and retention programs
  • Developed, implemented and managed policies and procedures to ensure artistic quality, production values, and safety standards


Graduate School and Working as an Actor in Los Angeles                                           1992 – 2000


Assistant Company, Tour and Production Stage Manager                                             1990 – 1992

The Fantasy Factory/Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

  • Managed cast and crew of 60 while on tour and in residence at Excalibur
  • Supervised load-in, hang focus, rigging and strike of resident and tour shows
  • Responsible for performance and work schedules for all employees
  • Designer lighting & sound, Technical Director as well as coordinating seasonal show switch-over


Operations Manager / Resident Stage Manager and House Manager                            1986 -1990

Westbeth Theater Center, New York, NY

  • Oversaw daily operations, maintenance and safety for a three-theatre complex and cabaret
  • Maintained lighting and sound systems in addition to costume and properties shops
  • Trained house technicians and supervised set construction, lighting and sound design


  • Skilled in all aspects of live performance presentation and development.

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