Executive Assistant, Society of Surgical Oncology
I created and implemented 3 replicable, award-winning, arts-infused curriculums designed to help K-12 students achieve state academic standards in literacy, language arts, math and humanities through immersion into musical theater. I managed a team of 8 instructors at 5 school sites serving 1200 inner city students during in-school, after school and summer programs. We began each day in an African drum circle, and often ended up covered in paint and glue. My team produced ten performance pieces each year, creating moments for all students to shine as writers, actors, singers, dancers, artists, designers or backstage crew.
Administrative Assistant & Satellite Campus Manager, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School
Edited the member newsletter, course catalog and other marketing materials. In addition to teaching theater classes for children and adults on the main campus, I was tasked with running the successful pilot year of summer arts programming at a suburban satellite campus, scheduling instructors, coordinating classroom space and inventory and establishing relationships with new community partners, vendors and customer base.
Asst. to Director, Carlow University Center for Academic Achievement
Director of Education, Prime Stage Theater
As the first Director of Education for this nonprofit children’s theater, I worked with 50 schools and funders to initiate community outreach, developing student matinees, artist-in-residency programs and internships reaching 3000 students. Through collaborations with the Holocaust Center and other CBOs, we gained national recognition from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education as an Outstanding New Children’s Theatre Company.
Executive Secretary, Dollar Energy Fund, Pittsburgh
Administrative Assistant, City Theater, Pittsburgh
I designed the Box Office’s first ticketing database and led a successful summer telemarketing campaign. I wrote articles for the member newsletter and assisted with Board committees as well as planning Board events and fundraisers. Highlights included meeting my idol Fred Rogers during a fundraiser and making him laugh.
Assistant to Director of Community Relations, Actors Theater of Louisville
I was one of the first accepted into ATL’s new administrative intern program, and fortunate to wind up working for someone who taught me more in 2 weeks about theatre, nonprofit administration, and people than I had learned during six years of higher education. I was trusted with the company management (travel and housing) of 2 international festivals, volunteer coordination, and Board communications. I helped conceive and plan several events and fundraisers. I wrote the speech and co-presented at C.A.V.O.R.T., the national conference of volunteers for regional theaters. I also met just about everyone who’s anyone on the regional and Broadway stages.
Administrative Assistant, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Midwest Region – Miami University of Ohio
Coordinated adjudication of 200+ productions for 5 state region, including travel arrangements & communications for Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival