performing arts manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
High-performing Executive with 25 years of Arts experience. In-depth knowledge of gallery and performing arts operations at all levels. Demonstrated proficiency in staffing, training and development, budgeting and program management.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication
  • Effective leader
  • Staff training/development
  • Project management
  • Contract negotiation
  • Public speaking talent
  • Operations and finance expert
  • Contract negotiations
  • Operations management
  • Human resources management
  • Non-profit management
  • Marketing and advertising
Work History
10/2009 to Current Performing Arts Manager Lancaster Performing Arts Center | City, STATE, Executive in charge of 900 seat proscenium main stage, 110 seat black box.
  • Primary responsibilities included staff liaison to 11 member Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation. Creation and implementation of Membership and Sponsorship program to ensure continued financial support.  
  • Kennedy Center partnership in Education program 2014
  • Responsible for annual presenting season of 40+ touring productions.

2006 to 10/2009 Arts Program Manager Grand Theatre Center For The Arts | City, STATE,
  • Planned and executed all aspects of re-opening of original 1923 vaudeville house containing 550 seat proscenium main stage, 100 seat black box. Transformation of original hotel into three gallery spaces, dance studio and nine arts classrooms, comprising a 37,000 square foot interdisciplinary arts center.  
  • Primary responsibilities included staff liaison to seven member city arts commission, twenty-five member Arts Leadership Alliance Foundation. 
  • Manage presenting season, contract negotiations, and marketing for season annually. 
  • Creation of ongoing Arts Enrichment classes throughout the facility.  
  • Conducted weekly production and operations contractor meetings, which facilitated stronger communication and the ability to resolve critical issues.
  • Performed regular job site observations to reported to the Assistance City Manager of production on conformance with the contract schedule.
07/2004 to 2006 Arts Commission Director City Of Stockton | City, STATE,
  • Administer $1.3 million endowment for the arts; granting annually to artists and arts organizationsl complete restructuring of grant applicaiton process, workshops and marketing to the creative community regarding the program. 
  • Staff Liaison to 16 member Arts Commission, 11 member Parks and Recreation Foundation. 
  • Coordinate the after school arts program offering free music, theater, visual arts and dance classes to school sites, and summer arts camp at Madison school for 4th - 8th graders. 
  • Coordinate Marian Jacobs Literary Forum -Poetry and Prose Contest, Annual Stockton's Top Arts Recognition Award gala, Asparagus Festival Arts and Crafts Vendors.
05/2002 to 05/2004 Heritage and Cultural Arts Supervisor City Of Dublin | City, STATE,
    Primary responsibilities included staff liaison to 7 member city Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission, 14 member Dublin Fine Arts Foundation, and Dublin Historical Preservation Association. 
  • Produce Summer Concert Series, Class Affair exhibition, St. Patrick's Day Festival and Day on the Glen entertainment.  Library and Fire Station Grand Opening.
  • Public Art Projects; 
  • Drafted and edited written materials including agendas for city council meetings and [Document type].
  • Served as a representative of the city at [Number] city council meetings per [Time period].
  • Co-created the annual budget and submitted it to the city council for review and approval.
  • Coordinated funding for ongoing community programs including, [Program type], [Program type] and [Program type].
07/1999 to 05/2002 Arts Coordinator Hutchins Street Square Performing Arts Center | City, STATE, Executive in charge of 800 seat proscenium main stage, 100 seat black box and gallery space, and multiuse hall capacity of 1500.  
  • Primary responsibilities included staff liaison to 11 member city arts commission, 14 member Lodi Arts Foundation. Produce and direct annual special events; Night Time Live Jazz Cabaret series, Smooth Jazz series, Under the Columns, Wishek Amphitheatre summer series, Art on the Square Art Festival, Jewel of the Valley monthly poetry readings, Haunted Hutchins free Halloween event including haunted house, and Children’s Summer Theatre. 
  • Creation of ongoing Student Enrichment Classes for arts throughout the community center. 
  • “Farewell to Manzanar” – Citywide read featuring author discussion at the Performing Arts Center.  
Expected in 1999 to to Master of Arts | Organization Management University of Phoenix, Sacramento, CA GPA:
  • Sacramento Theatre Company - Comprehensive SWOT analysis and marketing plan to resturcture and highlight the facility as the premier regional theatre.  
  • Student government representative
  • Emphasis in organizational cultural
Expected in 1998 to to Bachelor of Arts | Drama CSU Sacramento, Sacramento, CA GPA:

  • Artistic Director, Riverfront Playhouse, Redding, CA 
  • Artistic Director responsible for recruiting directors, scheduling, and overseeing produciton quality. Public relations and audience development of community theatre company. Produced and directed dinner theatre at offsite events hall.  Produced  1st annual Student Summer production of "outsiders" underwritten by WinRiver Casino.  Ambassador charged with orchestrating harmony and communication campaign for three local theatres and collaboration on season production schedules and marketing to maximize audience attendance annually.  
  • Redding Community Theatre, Produced and Directed "Noon" for Festival of One Acts for the Shasta County Arts Council.  Directed Romeo & Juliet for summer production of Shakespeare in the Park. 
  • Awarded the "Best Actress Award" for Melissa in "Catspaw,” performed at Riverfront Playhouse.
  • Kennedy Center Partnership in Education 
  • Professional Convention Management Association
  • California Presenters,  Board of Directors, Co-Chair Professional Development, 2013
  • The Association of Performing Arts Presenters
  • Western Arts Alliance
  • The BLVD Association, Marketing Committee  

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  • University of Phoenix
  • CSU Sacramento

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  • Performing Arts Manager
  • Arts Program Manager
  • Arts Commission Director
  • Heritage and Cultural Arts Supervisor
  • Arts Coordinator


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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