Artistic Director, New World Arts, Goshen, Indiana 07/07 – 05/12

  • Selected and produced (6) seasons of 4-5 shows per year and one yearly 24/7 Play Festival.
  • Hired and oversaw all production staffing needs.
  • Held annual auditions and advised all directors on casting.
  • Directed or acted in at least one show per year.
  • Set vision for yearly marketing and branding.
  • Promoted the theatre throughout the community as primary press contact.
  • Reported monthly progress to the board.
  • Strategized and participated in fundraising and donor initiatives.

Executive Director, New World Arts, Goshen, Indiana 06/04 – 07/05

  • Instrumental in restructuring the management, organization, and operation of this nonprofit company while overseeing the remodeling of the 2,500 square foot space.
  • Provided vision and guidance in writing the one-year, three-year and five-year growth plans as well as the mission and vision statement.
  • Recruited a dedicated Board of Directors.
  • Created an aggressive community-centered marketing program, resulting in regular print and televised coverage of our programming.
  • Planned and coordinated development strategies and set accurate fundraising goals, increasing both corporate as well as individual giving
  • Upgraded the box office system and procedures in order to better accommodate the increase in audience attendance by over 50% from the previous year.

Theater Manager, The Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana, Indiana 9/03 – 1/1/05

  • Provided guidance during the building of a new 350-seat theater.
  • Streamlined box office procedures and initiated season ticket subscriptions as well as tour group bookings.
  • Developed a marketing campaign focused on the growing tourist sector.
  • Increased audience attendance from an average of 40 people per production to an average of 250 people per production.
  • Developed a volunteer usher program with over 70 dedicated members.

Managing Director, Serendipity Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 9/99 – 5/02

  • Served as the primary media liaison as well as assisted with the development and execution of the marketing campaign and fundraising goals.
  • Directed fiscal planning and set annual budgets.
  • Wrote and negotiated contracts.
  • Planned and coordinated special events to attract funding.

Assistant to the Managing Director/House Manager, Festival Theatre, Oak Park, Illinois 05/00 – 09/00

  • Assisted with ticket sales, season marketing and press materials.
  • Oversaw the volunteer usher staff, concessions program and patron services.
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