EMPLOYMENT IN MANAGEMENT (Partial history)
2002-Current, Director/Owner, Flying Turtle Productions at Abbey School of Drama, Dublin
Self employed director and teacher of acting program at the Abbey School of Drama, and various community drama programs. Design curriculum and manage 8 part-time master level instructors in and actively producing drama school and professional production company. Classes vary from adult professional actor training to drama for fun, youth drama, screenwriting and corporate training for top executives. Handle all artistic oversight, promotion, administration, program development, theatre production and management of teaching staff.
December 2012-April 2015, Acting Company Manager, TEAM Educational Theatre Company, Dublin, Ireland
Was Chair of the Board, then recruited to step down in order to become Acting Company Manager and oversee all artistic, production and financial aspects of a theatre-in-education company established in 1974. TEAM developed from the Abbey National Theatre, and produced theatre for children and young people to high artistic standards, primarily in their own formal learning environment. Managed all development, production, casting, promotion, and educational program design for a 5-week run and national tour of “Focal Point” a bi-lingual Irish and English play for senior cycle students, as well as a forum theatre production “Realdeal” created in collaboration with the HSE, and an in-school workshop series. Additionally, managed the solvent final closing of the company, asset distribution, archive protection, and commemoration.
2004-2006, Marketing Consultant, Task Force Europe, The Hague, Netherlands
Work on an “as needed” basis to advise, conceptualize and implement the marketing strategy for Southern United States food products into the European Market. Includes consultation on design of logos, store fronts, trade show booths, and personal networking in the London market.
October 1999-June 2002, Accounts/Customer Care, Snap Printing, Dublin 2
Worked as a contractor on an as needed/as available basis for a major printing company while managing a newly acquired step-family of seven and a move from New York City to Dublin. Job responsibilities included managing accounts receivable, project management, telemarketing campaign, and customer care.
April 1999-October 1999, Assistant to Vice-President Marketing, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, New York
Acted as liaison between this newly formed division and the greater Disney Corporation and its affiliates. Handled communications for Vice-president including phone, e-mail, fax, written correspondence, scheduling, preparing meeting materials, travel arrangements, expense reports, and CLI video and polycom communications. Designed and implemented filing systems for this rapidly growing division and consulted on marketing strategies for The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Aida on Broadway.
September 1998-October 1999, Acting Company Manager, Chelsea Playhouse, New York
Handled all administrative duties for a 99 seat theatre in New York City including: advertising, rental arrangements, contract negotiation and execution, bookkeeping, maintenance of facility, supervision of staff, box office management, and front of house responsibilities. Arranged for the transition of the company to new management.
1997-1998, Assistant House Manager, Broadway, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York, NY
Part-time assistant Front of House Manager for the new Disney theatre on Broadway. Dealt with opening of Lion King on Broadway. Responsibility included ticket collection, customer service, health and safety issues, communication and management of staff of 10-15 ushers.
January 1997-April 1999, Office Manager, Cybersapien Entertainment, New York, NY
Coordinated office operations for a company specializing in 3-D animation and computer graphics. Responsibilities included establishing Accounts Payable and Petty Cash systems, maintaining payroll and general bookkeeping, overseeing business correspondences, evaluating sales presentations, client contact, ordering and maintaining office supplies and equipment, managing personnel, hiring and supervision of interns, and coordinating business entertainment.
February 1996-January 1997, Assistant to Director of Film Sales, Studio Film and Tape, New York, NY
Worked closely with head of film division selling raw film stock to the independent film market. Responsibilities included managing telemarketing campaign, writing press releases, collecting sales leads, initiating magazines sales department, and organizing and hosting the Roy W. Dean Film Grant Awards providing a $35,000 film grant to documentary filmmakers.
May 1995-February 1996, Office Manager, The Baseball Network, New York, NY
Oversaw the office operations during the dissolution of a joint venture between ABC, NBC, and Major League Baseball. Responsibilities included office manager, audience relations, auditing of expense reports for International Baseball Division, and collection of 20 million dollars of Accounts Receivable broadcast advertising ahead of schedule.
February 1990-May 1995, Office Assistant, Accent-On Theatre Parties, New York, NY
Provided various services for large Broadway group sales agent. Responsibilities included collection of contracts and tickets from all Broadway theatres, documentation and distribution of tickets to clients, consultation with staff and clients on marketability of new shows, maintenance of office equipment, and customer service.
B.F.A. in 4 year Honors degree in Related Arts and Theatre, Kutztown University, PA
M.A. 2 year degree in Acting and Directing, Villanova University, PA (Graduate Assistant)
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