Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Highly organized, personable general manager with a wide breadth of experience at a variety of producing levels. Adept at recognizing and balancing the priorities of multiple projects and departments simultaneously. Combines tremendous enthusiasm for theatre with solid management skills to successfully bring projects from concept to completion on time and on budget.

Highlighted Skills
  • Contract negotiation, drafting and administration
  • Budget development and management
  • Financial reports
  • Employee onboarding and payroll
  • Union relations
  • Client management
  • Cross-functional leadership
  • Communication and relationship building
  • Software-savvy - Quickbooks, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workplace
Selected Experience
Associate General Manager, 12/2019 - 09/2020
Hcl Technologies Ltd. Clay, WV,
  • AGM responsible for contract negotiation, drafting and administration across shows in production and development.
  • Collaborated with GMs, AGMs and outside counsel to set contract terms in line with client goals, industry standards, budget and timeline implications.
  • Mitigated risks by analyzing contracts' potential future impacts and avoiding unfavorable terms.
  • Maintained files and developed contract tracking system. Issued regular reports covering current status and upcoming milestones.
  • Set and implemented new standardized contract templates across the organization to eliminate inconsistencies basic terms.
  • Reviewed new union regulations coming into effect to identify required changes and proactively adjust systems. Maintained positive communication relations with union representatives.
  • Developed effective relationships with agents, lawyers, vendors, and collaborators through proactive, precise, and respectful communication.

Selected Projects (Broadway): Westside Story, The Lehman Trilogy, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Music Man

Associate General Manager, 09/2017 - 12/2019
Hcl Technologies Ltd. Cleburne, AL,
  • Provided management services to non-profit and commercial theatre clients as General Manager or Associate General Manager, as assigned. Lead management of company's largest nonprofit client, The Vineyard Theatre.
  • Analyzed industry data to develop client proposals, including suggested budgets, schedules, and venues.
  • Created and administered detailed production and operation budgets.
  • Prepared weekly financial reports including P&L reports, balance sheets, and cash flow projections. Advised clients on trends affecting short- and long-term goals.
  • Recommended and recruited industry professionals to best fit project needs.
  • Structured and negotiated deals with artists, production staff, and vendors. Drafted and reviewed contracts.
  • Administered employee onboarding and payroll.
  • Led teams and coordinated work across departments, including management, artistic, production, PR, and marketing.

Selected Projects as GM (Off-Broadway): Harry Clarke, The Beast in the Jungle, Good Grief, Is This a Room, L.O.V.E.R., Esther: The Heart of a Queen

General Manager, 04/2016 - 06/2017
Cafe Rio North Ogden, UT,
  • In-house general manager responsible for day-to-day operations of Off-Off-Broadway theatre company, including line producing company productions.
  • Collaborated with Executive Director and Artistic Director to develop annual organizational budget.
  • Organized production budgets and managed costs.
  • Negotiated, drafted and administered production contracts.
  • Managed building operations and maintenance.
  • Recruited, hired, and supervised office, box office, and production teams.
  • Performed HR functions, including new employee onboarding, payroll, and benefits administration.
  • Achieved favorable outcomes representing organization at union negotiations as a member of the Off-Broadway League.

Selected Projects (Off-Off-Broadway): Homos: Or Everyone in America, Dolphins and Sharks

Assistant General Manager, 06/2010 - 04/2016
National Express Corporation Fresno, CA,
  • Supported the General Manager at celebrated multi-venue regional theatre producing six-show seasons and an industry leading biannual festival.
  • Negotiated, drafted, and administered contracts.
  • Developed and maintained systems for information sharing and record keeping.
  • Administered department finances, including payrolls, accounts payable, and reimbursements.
  • Collaborated with human resources to onboard new hires and handle personnel issues effectively and empathetically.
  • Mentored and supervised Company Management staff in day-today care of visiting talent.
  • Served on the Subcommittee for Innovation, a group of staff members charged with developing and producing audience engagement initiatives.

Selected Projects: Come From Away, Indecent, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Side Show, The Who and the What, Hands on a Hardbody, Blood and Gifts, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Expected in 2010
Chapman University - Orange, CA,

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