event organizer resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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  • Passionate Organizer with two years of diverse experience energizing marginalized citizens to become productive society members. Creative problem-solver with proven success at fixing broken social systems and enabling long-lasting community changes. Relentless advocate for social change with focus on equipping community members to manage and perpetuate improvements.
  • Hardworking server with proven relationship-building and time management skills in fast-paced restaurant environments. Successful at handling tables of all sizes with accuracy and impeccable service skills. Strives to meet customer needs, drive satisfaction and promote long-term loyalty.
  • Entrepreneurial Artist highly skilled in creating unique mosaics, mixed media pieces and paintings utilizing variety of innovative methods. Demonstrated formulating strategic advertising campaigns combining grassroots marketing and social media to promote artistic services and artists in community.
  • Creativity Project Manangement Organization
  • Interpersonal Communication Customer Service
  • Active Listening Conflict Resolution Empathy
  • Adaptability
  • Business Growth
  • Special Events Planning
  • Food Service Knowledge
  • Point of Sale (POS) System Operations
  • Dining Customer Service
  • Menu Memorization
  • Relationship Building
  • Upselling and Cross Selling
  • Conflict and Complaint Resolution
  • Staff Training
  • Warm and Friendly
  • Team Player
  • Mural and Scenic Art Creation
  • Visual Product Development
  • Idea Development and Brainstorming
  • Visualization and Representation
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Originality and Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Independence and Innovation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Artistic Design
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Perspective Management
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Community and Public Relations
  • Outreach Planning
  • Work Scheduling
  • Delegating Work
  • Organizing Fundraising Activities
  • Networking
  • Community Outreach
  • Event Planning
  • Team Building
  • Team Management and Supervision
  • Multitasking and Organization
  • Decision Making
  • Customer Service
  • Motivational Leadership
Event Organizer, 01/2021 to Current
FunkoCoronado, CA,
  • An Altoona based Art & Music event planning production team
  • Volunteer/ Vendor Coordinating
  • Booking
  • Ground layout creation
  • Mass N Tha Grass 2021 - 3 day Music and Arts Festival
  • Scorpio Rising 2021 - Art Exhibition
  • Conducted outreach to local community leaders and progressive organizations and assisted with local and regional on-site events.
  • Organized community events and campaigns for government, non-profits, social service agencies and public health departments.
  • Raised funds, organized and conducted meetings, engaged with and listened to marginalized populations and uncovered previously unavailable resources.
  • Developed and executed plans for budget, venue, and worker safety for campaigns.
  • Equipped groups of people and inspired institutions to work toward achievement of commonly articulated goals through collective action.
  • Inspired communities and individual citizens to mobilize and coordinate forces and develop tools to accomplish social change.
  • Recruited, trained and managed 50 volunteers with aim of equipping teams to independently organize events and campaigns.
  • Solved social problems, transformed struggling and fragmented communities into cohesive, safe groups with sound economies and team spirit.
  • Trained students to lead social change, run strategic campaigns, organize news conferences, build strong coalitions, generate grassroots support and coordinate lobby days.
  • Oversaw event logistics, venue scheduling and accommodations.
  • Planned, coordinated and executed weddings and special events.
  • Maintained close communication with clients to mitigate service issues.
  • Coordinated vendors, timelines and budgets for events.
  • Selected décor and event materials fitting clients' requests and vision.
  • Directed event production in collaboration with sponsors, hosts and internal teams.
  • Assessed event success and identified improvement areas through client feedback.
  • Networked to obtain potential event sponsors.
  • Recommended money-saving strategies for events to bring costs within budget.
  • Directed florists, photographers, musicians and ceremony participants during pre-ceremony, ceremony and post-ceremony events.
  • Hosted large groups by engaging with attendees during annual events.
  • Initiated negotiations with vendors and subcontractors to meet event budget.
  • Grew revenues by closing on leads generated from special events.
  • Drove event attendance while reducing overhead through marketing and outreach initiatives.
Artist, 12/2018 to Current
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan SocietyPipestone, MN,
  • Creation of promotional material on multiple media platforms-
  • Website, flyers, business cards, and social media
  • Hosted abstract art classes
  • Networking and marketing locally and throughout the state
  • Organized portfolios with artistic work to demonstrate abilities and styles to potential customers.
  • Created series of rough sketches for review, revision and approval.
  • Managed inventory and maintained supply of equipment and materials.
  • Sold art at local markets by establishing pricing based on raw material and labor costs and customer demand.
  • Collaborated with creative design team to complete projects on tight deadlines.
  • Coordinated artistic projects, exhibit scheduling and artist interface duties.
  • Utilized oil paints, acrylics and charcoal to design and fabricate custom mosaic pieces and create engaging and unique paintings, drawings and mixed media pieces.
  • Mentored artists on quality standards and improvements.
  • Drove business growth and community visibility through implementation of targeted marketing and sales strategies.
  • Managed strategic business planning and day-to-day operations to optimize organization's financial position.
  • Used Excel to document weekly sales, expenses and other pertinent financial information.
  • Managed client communications by remaining vigilant of incoming correspondence and responding promptly.
  • Participated in art exhibition with Carnival theme.
  • Participated in art exhibition with Abstract theme.
  • Attended training workshops skills in business operations, promotions and financial management to support long-term success in field.
  • Managed design changes to deliver optimal brand identity design consistency according to customer specifications.
  • Strengthened traceability by developing systems for organizing digital art files.
  • Promoted marketing initiatives by providing tactical advertising solutions for optimal outreach.
  • Developed budget-efficient media plan for advertising campaign resulting in improved brand recognition and sales growth for
Volunteer Coordinator, 01/2022 to 03/2022
Applewood Farmhouse RestaurantSevierville, TN,
  • Helped define mission and standards for volunteer staff by collaborating with special committees and organization leadership.
  • Followed up with staff and managers to assess volunteer needs and opportunities.
  • Matched volunteers with open positions based on individual strengths and knowledge.
  • Selected, trained and mentored over 20 volunteers.
  • Matched volunteers to appropriate opportunities by conducting skills-based assessments.
  • Covered vacancies in key roles and assignments when volunteers were absent or unavailable.
  • Solicited feedback from staff and volunteers to improve existing programs.
  • Managed volunteer files to enable participation in ArtsAltoona's volunteer programs.
  • Utilized active listening skills to quickly resolve problems and escalated larger issues to community events.
  • Demonstrated consistent operational excellence to maintain stellar office reputation.
  • Rolled out branding strategies with effective training and front-line leadership of daily operations.
  • Prepared and disseminated public information.
Server , 06/2015 to 05/2020
Red RobinCity, STATE,
  • Greeted customers, answered questions, and recommended specials to increase profits.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills, and calculate totals.
  • Satisfied customers by topping off drinks and offering condiments, napkins, and other items.
  • Promoted desserts, appetizers, and specialty drinks to optimize sales.
  • Communicated with hosts, bussers, and kitchen staff to prepare for and serve customers.
  • Enforced minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages by checking identification.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers, and garnishes to assist kitchen staff.
  • Increased beverage sales with food and drink pairing suggestions to suit unique customer preferences.
  • Arranged place settings with clean tablecloths, napkins, and tableware to prepare for incoming guests.
  • Developed rapport with guests and assisted in generating repeat business by providing exceptional customer service.
  • Completed cleaning duties by sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming carpet, and tidying up server stations.
  • Provided exceptional service to high volume of daily customers.
  • Cleared table and bussed dishes to allow for quick setups.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts to customers.
  • Stocked server areas with supplies before, during and after shifts.
  • Set up dining room to meet hospitality and service standards.
  • Resolved customer concerns with friendly and knowledgeable service.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and brought beverage orders while reviewing menu options.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Developed strong and lasting resident relationships.
  • Communicated with kitchen staff frequently to stay up-to-date on supply availability and potential customer wait times.
  • Answered guest questions regarding menu, food and beverage preparation, recipe ingredients and allergens.
  • Implemented sanitary food handling, holding and service protocols.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Handled food safely and kept spaces clean to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Maintained knowledge of menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods to assist guests with menu selection.
  • Completed opening and closing checklists to facilitate smooth restaurant operations.
  • Documented food orders and ran items to guest tables in dining room.
  • Set up tables and counters to prepare dining and serving areas.
  • Reset tables between guests, refilled condiments and wiped down surfaces.
  • Completed final preparations of dishes and quickly delivered items to customers.
  • Relayed orders and special requests to cooks.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks, and collected payments from customers.
  • Provided timely checks on guest needs and brought requests.
  • Handled special customer requests for separate checks and menu substitutions.
  • Calculated accurate bill amounts and processed cash and credit card payments.
  • Restocked tables, wait staff areas and order staging areas.
  • Rolled silverware and set up food stations and dining areas to prepare for next shift or large parties.
  • Discussed dining menu information to aid in decision process for senior residents.
  • Cross-trained as host and helped with tasks such as greeting diners and escorting guests.
  • Presented menus to patrons to answer questions about menu items and make recommendations.
  • Transported dirty tableware from dining room to dishwashing area for proper cleaning.
  • Monitored inventory to provide needed supplies to servers and bartenders.
  • Relayed orders to service bar and kitchen via point-of-sale register system.
  • Refilled drinks and checked with diners to meet specific needs.
  • Practiced safety and loss prevention procedures, adhering to universal precautions and infection control guidelines.
  • Monitored dining rooms for safety and customer needs.
  • Utilized POS system to total meal costs and add taxes for final bill calculation.
  • Presented menus to patrons, answered questions about menu items, and made recommendations.
  • Checked identification to verify minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Welcomed incoming patrons and seated at optimal locations based on individual preferences and server balancing requirements.
  • Suggested additional items to customers to increase restaurant sales.
Education and Training
GED: , Expected in 03/2022 to Altoona Community Education - ,
  • Sourced reliable and talented florists, photographers, videographers, and musicians.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Successfully planned and executed over 20 events in the past two years.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Featured in Acoustic Art Exhibition.
  • Sold more than 100 paintings to private collections across the country.
  • Featured in All Around Town for an Artist Spotlight.
Activities and Honors
  • Member of Deus Ex Machina
  • Member of Cre814
  • Member of Mass N Tha Grass Music and Arts Festival
  • Member of Route 22 Music and Art Festival
  • Member of Curvestock
  • Member of the African American Heritage Festival
  • Member of Karnival of the Arts
  • Member of Altoona Art Untied
Websites, Portfolios, Profiles

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School Attended

  • Altoona Community Education

Job Titles Held:

  • Event Organizer
  • Artist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Server


  • GED

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