self employed wood artist resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Articulate and engaging Multi Day River Guide experienced in running fun, informative tours. Smoothly accomplishes tour goals and manages unplanned questions or situations. Expert in maintaining group schedules and strong safety standards. Skilled in any customer service type settings. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and motivation to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings. Outgoing and pursuing flexible part-time employment with weekend and evening shift options.

  • Administering first aid
  • Group oversight
  • Handling payments
  • Entertainment such as juggling, engaging in games with guests and being a superb story teller
  • Presentation skills
  • Leadership
  • Sanitation
  • Training
  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Relationship building
  • Time management
  • Active listening
  • Multitasking
Self Employed Wood Artist, 03/2020 to Current
Center For Specialized ServicesSaint Louis, MO,
  • Met with commission clients to gain agreement on artistic project goals, parameters and financial considerations.
  • Addressed client concerns and worked together to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Interpreted drawings, sketches and work orders in preparation for artistic project inception.
  • Operated, maintained and repaired diverse range of equipment including routers, saws and sanders.
  • Finished wood items and construction using sanding techniques.
  • Completed assembly of hand-made wood items and packaged for shipping.
  • Selected lumber based on particular species, characteristics, size, applications and applicable adhesives.
  • Loaded and unloaded lumber and other materials from trucks.
  • Identified and used appropriate types of lumber, screws, fittings and glue.
  • Created precise details and forms using a lathe.
Food Truck Operator, 04/2019 to 03/2020
Stone Pine PizzaCity, STATE,
  • Juggled high volume of orders during lunch rush while making sure every customer received food as ordered.
  • Optimized small workspace to maximize utility of sometimes cramped food truck working area.
  • Prioritized service to develop relationships and improve customer regularity.
  • Identified top-selling products and hot ideas to create customer favorites and improve brand identity.
  • Worked well within budget while incorporating high-quality ingredients to improve food quality.
  • Utilized expert-level culinary experience to create creative, delicious pizzas.
  • Created new recipes with overstocked product to entice customers and move product quickly.
  • Consistently maintained high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage, and sanitation of food and beverage products to ensure quality.
  • Efficiently resolved problems or concerns to satisfaction of all involved parties.
  • Minimized loss and misuse of equipment through proper restaurant supervision and staff training.
Multi-day River Guide, 04/2015 to 10/2019
  • Educated guests on safe procedures to reduce risk of injury.
  • Consistently maintained professional, friendly demeanor with guests.
  • Led tours on the Snake and Salmon River for groups of up to 32.
  • Successfully navigated Class 4 rapids.
  • Purchased food for guests and prepared meals during trips.
  • Answered questions, pointed out overlooked features and offered further details about special exhibits to educate visitors.
  • Built detailed knowledge on Hell's Canyon and Salmon river areas and locations to thoroughly answer guest questions.
  • Entertained visitors and tourists with various props and signs to maximize engagement.
  • Kept safety of all members of group at high level by pointing out the do's and don't of enjoying a 4-5 day river trip.
  • Developed long-term relationships with local partners.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
River Raft Guide, 05/2012 to 10/2014
Grand Teton Lodge CompanyCity, STATE,
  • Same set of skills as the multi-day river guiding with O.A.R.S with the added responsibility of safely driving guests to and from the river for a 2-3 hour river trip.
  • Required to learn about the Grand Teton National Park and surrounding areas in order to give a 2-3 hour long interpretive trip to 4-20 guests.
  • Developed long-term relationships with local partners, including restaurants, cafes, museums and concert halls so travelers could further explore Jackson, Wy individually.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Developed the required skills to row and land a 32 foot, two-man sweep boat down 20 miles of a braided river system with 4-20 guests on board.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2012 to Flagstaff Arts And Leadership Academy - Flagstaff, AZ

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School Attended

  • Flagstaff Arts And Leadership Academy

Job Titles Held:

  • Self Employed Wood Artist
  • Food Truck Operator
  • Multi-day River Guide
  • River Raft Guide


  • High School Diploma

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