casting director resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Polished, procactive professional with excellent sales and service talents. Equipped with years of experience turning creative, unconventional ideas into implementable successes increasing revenue, morale, and/or staff development! A gifted and compassionate people person known to successfully and passionately champion the impossible to become possible! A dynamic leader and determined relationship-builder with an organized nature, sound judgment, and supportive spirit! A resourceful and talented problem solver. Can juggle multiple tasks with insight and efficiency! Capable of recognizing and encouraging both group and individual contributions to foster a positive, rewarding environment. Ability to view situations through multiple perspectives for an intelligent and thoughtful insight. Can deescalate difficult situations with resourceful, out-of-the-box thinking that frequently exceeds customer's expectations and will champion encourages relentless exploration and utilization to assure

Articulate, approachable professional with a lifetime of experience working successfully with all types of people!


high-pressure settings with passion and pride that is both positive and contagious! Accomplished professional experienced in spotting and developing sales talents Dedicated to offering transformative and revitalizing support for ever-changing requirements. Offers strengths in relationship building, policy development and procedure optimization. Energetic leader promotes [Number] years of industry experience with superior record of accomplishment. Ambitious and highly motivated [Job Title] surpasses demanding objectives and achieves or exceeds set goals. Seasoned Store Manager specializing in development of individuals and management of teams! Polished professional skilled at training employees on exceptional customer service etiquette and multiple sales techniques. Gifted in overseeing all facets of customer-facing and back-end operations. Proficient Store Manager dedicated to hiring top-notch sales associates and maintaining smooth, efficient and highly successful store operations. Organized and effective at encouraging staff cooperation and productivity to meet and exceed objectives. Born leader and analytical problem-solver with proven team building and management success. Compassionate, creative and effective Teacher with valuable experience in classroom administration, professional development and project planning. Equipped with extensive background in versatile education environments. Student-centric instructor, academic facilitator and motivational coach. Competent at performing independently or as member of teaching team. Well-versed in classroom and online technologies. Well-known for successfully taking difficult people and challenging situations from impossible to resolute. Polished and professional offering proficiency in technology. Commended for consistently embracing and understanding new technology. Polished and professional Service-oriented Sales Manager with more than 20 years of experience in recruiting, developing, and motivating staff on the art of sales and the importance of excellent customer service! and Strategic and analytical with motivational leadership style and expertise in building new network connections, promoting products and expanding territories. Performance-oriented Sales Leader offering excepti onal record of achievement over [Number]-year career. Tenacious manager with strategic and analytical approach to solving problems, bringing in customers and accomplishing profit targets. Talented in identifying and capitalizing on emerging market trends and revenue opportunities.

Talented and driven motivator with excellent communication skills to maximize upsell opportunities while always remaining cognizant and respectful of my customer's needs!

  • Calm and Professional Under Pressure
  • Upbeat and Positive Personality
  • Insightful and Empathetic Resourceful and Resilient to all Customer Needs and Feelings
  • Reliable, Open, Trustworthy, Articulate
  • Technical and Computer Savvy
  • Customer Retention Strategist
  • Individual & Group Recruiting, Hiring, Training, Coaching
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communicator
  • Grounded, Passionate, Honorable, Responsible
Work History
Casting Director, 09/2001 to 05/2012
Vox MediaRemote, OR,
  • Performed/Delegated all essential administrative support duties such as crafting and circulated character descriptions, audition materials, a synopsis of the project's storyline on multiple platforms. and communicating with agents, managers, and actors.
  • Facilitated efficient, timely communication between studio and/or network executives, writers, producers, and directors to maximize pertinent script revisions to assure the most accurate, relevant casting sessions for each character/project.
  • Increased session productivity and office efficiency across multiple departments by updating/streamlining all casting templates.
  • Production "Ambassador" established a level of etiquette and professionalism that made our office known for it's happy/healthy work environment.
  • Collaborated with the president of Breakdown & Sides Express to "persuade" ALL SAG/AFTRA talent agencies to embrace previously rejected technological advances then co-developed and troubleshot several online casting programs that are now standard industry essentials.
  • Navigated the politics and massaged the many different temperaments and egos of actors, agents, managers, etc. to ensure a happy, positive, successful experience when working with me, my office, and/or the production.
Speaker, Scout, Teacher, Consultant, 01/2002 to 12/2018
Urban Air Adventure ParkNoblesville, IN,
  • Traveled throughout United States, Canada, and Europe to scout talent, endorse local schools/ agencies, participate, develop and showcase talent for all areas of the entertainment industry.
  • Entertainment industry consultant and talent seminar guest speaker for groups varying in size from one to seventeen hundred people.
  • Maintained supportive, positive "safe space" to develop talent and encourage creative risk-taking with useful, honest advice and/or talent redirection to help guide the in a pursuit of a career in the arts/entertainment industry.
  • Developed and taught different curriculums in multiple genres to aspiring actors, singers, models, and entertainers in both single-day intensive sessions as well as multi-week classes to help familiarize/simulate real world auditions catering to individual ages, talent levels, and industry genres.
  • Prepared instructional materials for group and one-on-one use to help familiarize/simulate real world auditions catering to individual ages, talent levels, and industry genres.
Commission Sales Associate & District Trainer, 10/1995 to 10/2005
SearsCity, STATE,
  • Liaised between internal and external stakeholders, clients and various external vendors to develop and implement client solutions.

  • Communicated well with broad range of professionals to develop and implement strategies to be proactive towards them
  • Maximized sales through effective client relationship development, resulting in department breaking into nationwide ranking in top 10% of.
  • Implimented solutions to better address new and existing customer needs to maximize unmet needs and resolve various issues.
  • Monitored sales team performance and provided constructive feedback.
  • Leading by example, showed sales team how integrity and teamwork will actually increase sales and customer satisfaction and associate/ brand loyalty.
  • Developed a nationwide sales plans organized by sub-markets to drive consistent financial and sales growth company-wide.
  • Enhanced company profile by attending industry trade shows and conferences to answer questions, promote products and offer informative talks.
  • Increased customer engagement to drive interest and boost sales opportunities.
  • Promoted company's brand and cultivated new relationships by delivering expert presentations.
  • Developed multiple strategies that increased team's familiarity and confidence when doing product demonstrations
  • Monitored sales processes to identify areas in need of improvement and implemented programs to rectify issues.
  • Balanced traditional and innovative sales tactics to complete sales and trained employees on current sales protocols.
  • Trained, coached and mentored new sales associates for maximum performance.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to foster client loyalty and satisfaction.
Manager, 09/1989 to 09/1995
Crabtree & Evelyn, The Gap, Caswell Massey, UnitsCity, STATE,
  • Managed store organization, maintenance and purchasing functions.
  • Trained team members in successful strategies to meet operational and sales targets.
  • Exceeded sales goals and accomplished business objectives by inspiring staff and promoting target products.
  • Performed nightly store and team performance audits.
  • Coached employees and trained on methods for handling various aspects of sales, complicated issues and difficult customers.
  • Increased profits [Number]% through effective sales training and troubleshooting profit loss areas.
  • Optimized store displays and appearance via strategic merchandising.
  • Kept orderly and accurate accounting records by monitoring sales documentation.
  • Hired, trained and supervised retail team members bringing in $[Amount] in annual revenue.
  • Maximized sales and minimized shrinkage through excellent customer service and adherence to standard practices.
  • Coached sales associates in product specifications, sales incentives and selling techniques, significantly increasing customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Reviewed performance data to monitor and measure productivity, goal progress and activity levels.
  • Supervised guests at front counter, answering questions regarding products.
  • Promoted team collaboration, performance and efficiency by fostering healthy environments focused on mutual success.
  • Coached sales associates on product knowledge by using wide variety of training tools.
  • Developed new store location from ground up by hiring and training efficient team.
  • Managed store employees successfully in fast-paced environment through proactive communication and positive feedback.
  • Bolstered sales volume by implementing incentive program and initiating advanced employee training.
: Education, Expected in
Flagler College/St. Johns River City College - Saint Augustine, FL
  • Relevant Coursework Completed: [Subject] & [Subject]
Bachelor of Arts: Education, Expected in
University of Texas At Austin - Austin, TX

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School Attended

  • Flagler College/St. Johns River City College
  • University of Texas At Austin

Job Titles Held:

  • Casting Director
  • Speaker, Scout, Teacher, Consultant
  • Commission Sales Associate & District Trainer
  • Manager


  • Bachelor of Arts

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