VENUE MANAGEMENT

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

---------- Seasonal - 1 weekend each year

  • 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.


Milwaukee Film (Box Office Staff, Box Office Manager):
---------- https://mkefilm.org/

---------- Seasonal - 3 weeks each year

  • Register members and encourage membership for regular ticket holders by promoting films.

  • Utilize Agile ticketing software to look up films, sell tickets, 6-packs, memberships, give refunds, or review account purchases.

  • Provide a quality front line service to customers and maintain information and display material at the front of house and in the box office area.
     

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

---------- Seasonal - 1 week each year

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


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

---------- Seasonal - 1 week each year

  • 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/

---------- April 2011 – April 2014

  • 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

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. I did this for the theatre for several years, wherein cinema attendee head counts, box office management, and operational duties also compromised my day-to-day.

 

Since then I have MC-ed FemFest music events, worked as Box Office Staff and then Box Office Manager for the Milwaukee Film Festival, as Venue Manager for Freeland Film Festival, and with UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education Conference Services as an event and spatial manager.

See my experience and ongoing tenure with these events as a contracted venue management professional in the list provided. Contact me with questions about 1099 forms or contractual work via the email in the footer.