Jessica Claire
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Creative, engaging, full of ideas, and very reliable event planner with 3 years of real world experience. Solid track recored of designing, setting up, and executing events created for both children and adult. PURPOSE: To expand and improve my experience and abilities as an event coordinator at a more advanced level.
  • ADDITIONAL SKILLS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS: Wild Grape Bistro, Server/ Host, Salt lake City, UT November 2009- February 2011
  • Coordinated with the Chef and Kitchen staff to facilitate and host large group events in the restaurant
  • Established and enhanced a relationship between the Chef and the Patrons
  • Created a unique dining experience for each group Technical Skills
  • Proficient using a Mac or PC. Can work with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, One Note, Microsoft Publisher, Pages, Gift Work's, and Razor's Edge
  • Have practical experience communicating with various forms of media sources
Utah's Hogle Zoo Special Events Coordinator, 02/2011 - Current
Zoo Rendezvous City, STATE,
  • Help plan and execute 25+ annual public marketing events increasing attendance on average 30% more than regular attendance.
  • Key contact and solicitor for 20 restaurants at the largest fundraising event, Zoo Rendezvous, drawing in over 1200 Zoo patrons
  • Restructured the Wild Libations event, lowering costs and increasing participation
  • Succeeded in soliciting and receiving donation of items for events that previously the Zoo had purchased
  • Drove attendance to Zoolights! by adding an activity each night along with sponsor nights, increasing attendance by 26,000 people
  • Partnered with our Sponsorship Companies including: Macy's, Radio Disney, Squatters Brewery, Uinta Brewing, Epic Brewery, Village Inn, Berg Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oversaw groups of volunteers, staff, employees, and board members to help with specific aspects of each event
  • Adept at strategically planning events with various budgets, interfacing with finance and marketing
  • Arranged with finance for budgeting and revenue projections for all public marketing events at the Zoo
  • Created, developed and launched; a concept, timeline, checklist, and budget for: The Frog Conservation Ball with Radio Disney, Polar Bear White Out Day, Don't Fry Day with The Huntsman Cancer Institute, Woo at the Zoo
  • Responsible for properly requesting, directing, 555 E 100 S, #303 Salt Lake City, UT 84102 | and coordinating staff for all large scale zoo events including: security, wait staff, other Zoo departments, and volunteers
  • Coordinate with outside exhibitors to prepare and facilitate scheduled exhibits. To assist and maintain exhibits throughout the duration of an event. Upon completion help return the exhibit's contents as expected.
  • Collaborated with another Special Events Coordinator to create a unique round table discussion at the AZA National Conference about Zoos, liquor, and special events Association Of Zoos and Aquariums National Conference Special Events Coordinator SLC, UT September 2015
  • On the Hogle Zoo National Conference Planning Committee which plans two major social events for a national conference that will have over 2000 delegates from around the nation
  • Placed as leader of the sub committee in charge of finding entertainment
  • Worked closely with Squatters Brewery for a sponsorship of beer, placement bars, ordering beer, and finding bartenders to help serve
  • Working closely with Service Systems Associates, the catering company, on the ice breaker by helping them secure city and state permits that are required for events held in Downtown Salt Lake City
  • Secured two Special Event Liquor Permits for the conference by working with the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Suggested and helped lock down a location for the Ice Breaker
  • On a second sub committee that met with most all departments of Hogle Zoo to create a behind the scenes tour schedule for guests during Zoo day
Salt Lake Community College DECA Student Planner, 09/2010 - 12/2010
City, STATE,
  • Structured the DECA invitational for high school students from end to end
  • Designed a lounge for the High School students, which included food, activities, and a place to prepare for the competition
  • Coordinated the day of logistics including judges training, opening session and the competition
Equality Utah Intern, 04/2010 - 09/2010
City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with the development manager on concept creation and execution of events to raise money and increase membership
  • Assisted with the planning of their largest annual fundraiser, including creation of time line, production binder, and program that includes a 12-month calendar
  • Developed education for the public on Equality Utah's work for and with the GLBT community The Devils Advocate Production Assistant, Tempe, AZ March 2010
  • Facilitated the arrangement of the production layout
  • Assisted with management of production including employee coordination, food and beverage stocking, as well as crowd management
  • Presented theme decoration concept and manifested within budget
Gary Walker Productions Administrative/ Production Assistant, 04/2009 - 08/2009
City, STATE,
  • Aided in creation, concept and logistics production of local state and national festivals and events including corporate profit and non profit
  • Acted as a representative between Gary Walker Productions and clients on company's behalf
Certificate: Judge Memorial, Expected in
Salt Lake Community College - ,
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Event Planning Management Certificate Judge Memorial
High School diploma: Community Outreach, Expected in
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  • High School diploma (Community Outreach Emphasis)
  • Event Planning Management Certificate
Professional Affiliations
Association Of Zoos and Aquariums National Conference Special Events Coordinator SLC, UT
Budget, And Marketing, Budgeting, Budgets, Epic, Finance, Fundraising, Marketing, Ordering, Pediatric, Security, Slc, Logistics, Chef, Excel, Kitchen, Mac, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, Ms Office, Publisher, Real World, Word, Increase, Stocking, Clients, Training, Community Outreach, Event Planning

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