VENUE MANAGEMENT

My experience with venue management began in 2012 when I transitioned from a projectionist to a House Manager at the UW-Milwaukee Union Film Cinema. There I performed sound-checks and set up for annual film festivals, series, live performances, and traveling filmmakers.

 

Since then I have MC-ed FemFest music events, worked seasonal film festival staff roles such as Venue Manager for Freeland Film Festival, Assistant Venue Manager at the largest Tribeca Festival venue, and with UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education Conference Services as an event and spatial manager.

Contact me with questions about 1099 forms or contractual work via the email in the footer. 

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Tribeca Festival (Assistant Venue Manager - Village East Cinema)

-------- https://tribecafilm.com/

  • Create and updating operational and logistical plans to manage theater operations, including, signage, equipment, audience issues, etc. during the festival

  • Work with the main Venue Manager, Ticketing and Tech Dept + IATSE to finalize ticketing, theater box office, scanning and access control plans, train scanning and security staff, and coordinate rush with Theater staff

  • Red carpet management of talent and traffic, security coordination, and placement of ranger staff


Freeland Foundation Film Festival (Festival Venue Manager):
---------- http://www.freelandfilmfest.org/

  • Participate in PR and outreach efforts for the festival i.e. create local events and act as Milwaukee correspondence for event hosting, promotion, marketing.

  • Manage Venue for film screenings i.e. manage and delegate volunteer workers, correspond with projectionist for sound checks, liaise with traveling filmmakers, facilitate film discussions.

  •  Set up venue with lighting, chairs, necessary tables for demo and advertising info, signage.

  • Communicate with overhead staff via walkie-talkie, creation and utilization of event protocol via event sheets, film ticketing, and head counts.


Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts (Theater House Manager)
---------- https://www.wilson-center.com/

  • Correspond with stage techs for sound-checking and start times, production, crew scheduling, attending technical production meetings to accommodate back of house

  • Ensure smooth operation of lobby, auditorium during performances

  • Communicate with stage manager to confirm program & intermission schedules
     

Milwaukee PsychFest (General Event Support):
---------- https://www.facebook.com/MilwaukeePsychFest/

  • Merch Table Associate, Hospitality Assistance i.e. dropping off and delivering food, cleaning and accommodating green room for bands, etc.


Riverwest FemFest (Coordination Assistant):
---------- https://www.rwfemfest.com/

  • Outreach and Talent Management for traveling and local musical acts and artists i.e. booking bands and/or solo acts for festival.

  • Sound/AV, hospitality, coordinating lodging, pay for bands, general timing for events.

  • Sorting, aiding in deliberation, and categorizing, artist submissions for visual art show portion of fest, print sales, and gallery-walk

Union Cinema (House Manager)
---------- https://uwm.edu/studentinvolvement/arts-and-entertainment/union-cinema/

  • Successfully manage and host traveling filmmaker events with up to 300 attendees at the Union Theater

  • Write and create film introductions and Q&A prompts

  • Market films via UWM Union Cinema Facebook posts, create and promote signage for upcoming films

  • Track and report event costs, sales, and logistics such as attendance count for University Sociocultural Programming 

  • Execute A/V in front of house such as microphones, PA system, control house lights for presentations, talk-backs, films and interactive performances