Director of Entertainment

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Desired salary: $80.00
Desired position type: Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract
Location: Macomb Illinois, United States

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Years of experience to lead you into the new world of Entertainment!


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

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




Executive Director – City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
Morganton,NC 2019 – COVID

  • Manage 1,000 seat Auditorium, Art Gallery and Amphitheater
  • Manage $1.7 million annual budget
  • Manage Full Time, Part Time and Seasonal Staff and Crews
  • Book, Schedule & Negotiate Contracts for all Acts
  • Develop Marketing, Special Events and Brand Identity Campaigns
  • Develop and foster Local and National Sponsorships

Cultural Events Coordinator                                                                                        Western Illinois University, Macomb IL 2008 – 2019

  • 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
Johnson County Park and Recreation District, Lenexa, KS  2000 – 2007

  • Managed the selection, development and delivery of musical productions
  • Administered $600,000 annual budget
  • Responsible for the marketing of season productions, capital campaigns and special events
  • Developed and fostered relationships with sponsors, grantors, vendors and volunteers
  • Conceived and produced fundraising and special events
  • Created, instituted and managed volunteer recognition and retention programs
  • Developed, implemented policies and procedures to ensure artistic quality and safety standards

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

Assistant Company, Tour and Production Stage Manager                                     The Fantasy Factory/Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV  1990 – 1992

  • 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              Westbeth Theater Center, New York, NY  1986 -1990

  • 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


  • MS Office Suite
  • PhotoShop
  • iMovie
  • Cue Lab
  • Drive Manual & Automatic
  • Certified Scuba Diver
  • KCBS BBQ Judge
  • Set Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Stage Management
  • Live Production


    BBQ, Community Envolvement, contract negotiations, Entertainment/Talent Booking, Live Event Production, Musician multiple instruments, Professional Actor, project development, Promotions, Script writing, Special Event Management, Talent Management, Theater

Groups & Associations

    Arts Mid-West, Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), Illinois Arts Presenters, Kansas City Barbeque Society, Knights of Columbus, National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA), The Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles

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