Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Customer-oriented individual with 27 years of experience focused on increasing value, minimizing issues and creation of strong well rounded teams. Adaptive and deadline-oriented with capacity to execute and complete multiple projects in high-stress environments. Meticulous leader and strategic planner with comprehensive managerial acumen, offering technical skill and hands on experience within the entertainment industry. Pragmatic professional with strong planning and communication skills. Passionate and versatile with exceptional skill in coordinating personnel, materials and equipment.

  • Strong communication skills
  • Management skills
  • Creative
  • Risk management
  • Schedule coordination
  • Mechanical skills
  • Technical troubleshooting
  • Project management
  • Issue resolution
  • AutoCAD / WYSIWYG Designer
  • Scaling expertise
  • Specifications understanding
  • 3D renderings
  • Project development and deployment
Lighting Designer, 06/2000 - Current
Mcclure Engineering Saint Louis, MO,

June 2000- Feb 2010
Head Lighting Designer/ Lighting Department Manager / Audio Engineer / Video Technician / Arena Rigger
• Reviewed drawings, blueprints, and schematics to identify technical requirements.
• Worked within budgets to maximize overall event impact.
• Designed Lighting Plots and electrical schematics for installation of rental equipment.
• Installed and controlled audio for live event amplification and live event recordings.
• Collaborated with producers and end clients to determine and achieve desired production results
• Continually learned new system and controls, as technology changed, and new equipment became available for use within the company
• Recommended and oversaw the acquisition on new inventory within the rental department.
• Review and updated project plans based on changing objectives and venue limitations.

Feb 2010-Present
Technical Director / Project Manager
• Creation of drawings, blueprints, and schematics to identify technical requirements.
• Produced and Directed live corporate events, including calling of the show.
• Collaborated with clients, account representative, and production staff to deliver exceptional end products and performances.
• Supervised crew of audio, video, lighting, scenic, rigging installation team members, including independent subcontractors.
• Maintain files, work orders on upcoming events, purchase orders for sub rented equipment for production events.
• Communicated and coordinated with multiple departments to achieve top results.
• Designed project scopes, budgets and timelines for both small and large events.
• Identify problematic issues prior to execution to minimize impact on live events.
• Assisted in final billing of client shows and post event reports with onsite changes and P/L reports.
• Planning and execution of new processes and workflow for lighting, audio, video, scenic, and rigging.
• Established, enforced, and updated policies keeping business agile and responsive to changing market conditions

HSMAI Board Member- January 2009-Present

• Cultivated and maintained strong industry relationships and customer partnerships to capitalize on opportunities and maximize business success.
• Developed both short term and long-range plans for HSMAI to remain successful in our industry
• Used live event knowledge to assist chapter with successful fund raising events.

Production Manager / Tour Manager, 05/1999 - 03/2000
Brothers Keeper City, STATE,

• Facilitated tour details and pre-show setup details with local promoters to ensure smooth process from load-in and sound checks to show and load-out.
• Kept safety as a priority during entire event to makes sure band, local hands, audience members, and staff were not at risk of injury.
• Build production timeline and ensure execution of setup plans by local teams.
• Operate live audio and/or lighting console during concerts based on local independent contractors’ availability.
• Acquire local show ticket information and report back to booking company for tour accounting purposes.
• Develop and improve best use practices for all audio and lighting equipment listed for tour.
• Maintain accounting records for merchandise sales and house percentage payments.
• Fixed bugs and troubleshot issues to promote proper functionality of the A/V systems used.
• Explained procedures in easy-to-understand terminology to local teams and volunteer help.

Audio Engineer /Lighting Technician, 01/1997 - 01/1999
Integrity Lighting Inc. City, STATE,
  • Recorded, edited and mixed instrumental and vocal tracks and minimized unwanted sounds.
  • Setup and integrated live audio equipment to suit various applications and venues.
  • Managed setup and teardown of sound and music equipment before and after performances to promote efficient workflow.
  • Repaired and maintained audio equipment, such as mixers, microphones, amplifiers and switching devices.
  • Played backing tracks and special effects during live events.
  • Provided rigging of lighting equipment to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Excelled in front-line electrical maintenance as needed.
  • Conducted proper set-up of lights, implementing necessary changes during production in addition to running cables.
  • Followed operating manual in effective use of computer-controlled lighting systems during shows ranging in scale.
  • Captured and reported post-show recaps, highlighting successes and opportunities for improvement.
  • Used appropriate tools and materials in alignment with safety protocols and industry best practices.
Apprentice Lighting-Electrician, 01/1995 - 01/1996
Eue Screen Gems City, STATE,
  • Completed semi-skilled and skilled work under supervision of fully qualified supervisors.
  • Managed repairs and maintenance work on client systems and ensured system adherence to coding requirements.
  • Transported required supplies and employees from lighting and grip department to job site using company vehicles.
  • Listened to directives of senior lighting and electrical professionals to complete efficient tasks and learn as much as possible.
  • Utilized knowledge and equipment to test wiring and other system parts for electrical flow and function.
  • Promoted workplace safety and reported any potential hazards quickly to Management.
  • Reviewed blueprints and electrical schematics to perform tasks to specifications.
  • Inspected existing wiring to identify problems such as short circuits.
  • Operated hand and power tools and diagnostic equipment to complete various aspects of jobs.
  • Utilized measuring and testing instruments such as ammeters, ohmmeters, voltmeters and testing lamps accurately, efficiently and safely to complete installations and repairs.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in
John T Hoggard High School - Wilmington, NC
Associate of Arts: General Studies / Associate, Expected in
Cape Fear College - Wilmington, NC
Bachelor of Arts: , Expected in
Rhema - Broken Arrow, OK,

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