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Artistic Directors are executives of arts organizations, and they oversee the creation of materials used in advertisements, publications, packaging, and film production, amongst other outlets. Skills included on sample resumes of Artistic Directors include promoting the company through social media sites and community involvement, choreographing original works, and teaching dancers choreography while providing improvisational direction. Resumes of Artistic Directors typically highlight a bachelor's degree in an art or design field, such as fine art, visual communications, or digital media.

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Artistic Director

Developed, produced and managed theatrical productions for a 501(c)3 not-for-profit theatre company.

  • Selected scripts and hired production staff.
  • Supervised and planned production schedules.
  • Conducted meetings with producers and senior production staff to examine scripts and production
  • Prepared and maintained department budgets.
  • Developed marketing, promotional and fundraising campaigns.
  • In charge of maintaining insurance, health and safety rules, union agreements and copyright laws.
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
BFA
Theatre
2

Director of Events Management & Artistic Director, City College Center for The Arts

Oversee all events on campus - performances, meetings, conferences, commencement, etc.
Responsible for overall artistic direction and programming for City College Center for the Arts.

  • Created the Office of Events Management, overseeing 1600+ events/year;
  • Significantly increased campus events revenue ($0 to $200k+);
  • Awarded the President's STAR award for outstanding Service, Teamwork, Action and Results (2013);
  • Promoted from Manager to Director in Jan 2014 along with artistic responsibilities.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Arts Management & Musical Theater Performance
3

Artistic Director

Developed and implemented overall artistic mission for the theatre.

  • Selected plays and musicals to be part of the 2012 and 2013 seasons, taking into consideration both commercial and aesthetic concerns.
  • Hired and supervised directors of plays and musicals. Approved hiring of designers and staff.
  • Directed at least one play or musical a year.
  • Supervised all box office staff.
  • Developed and implemented marketing and fundraising strategy.
  • Oversaw the most critically-acclaimed seasons the theatre has experienced in many years, and one of the most profitable.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
Theatre
4

Owner/artistic Director

Started this company to lead dance classes, direct annual shows and special events and coordinate community projects with accountability for all finances, administration, choreography, marketing, and sales. Managed between 20-30 dance instructors for three site locations and administrative personnel. Launched a retail store in conjunction with the dance studio selling all dancewear (retail and mail order) and crafts at a separate retail location.

  • Generated 20% profit after 1st year and sold business for increased profits.
  • Drove profits 20-35% for ten straight years by implementing effective sales and marketing.
  • Offered innovative and unique classes to become premier studio in area with highest retention rates.
  • Lowered costs by purchasing in bulk and subletting studio space during down times which resulted in a profit over rental costs.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BA
Psychology, Dance
MS
Industrial / Organizational Psychology
5

Owner/artistic Director

  • Founded, developed, and expanded full service hair salon, nail salon, and tanning spa. -Devised promotional campaigns that enlarged existing clientele by 50% while developing new business through innovated marketing strategies.
  • Recruited, trained, supervised and directed 25 employees and interns to meet and exceed salon and industry standards.
  • Created, implemented, and directed salon educational and technical programs.
  • Coached staff on retail product knowledge, merchandising techniques, and maximizing- improving client experience.
  • Controlled and managed expenses, budget control, sales performance reports, client tracking, and cash management.
  • Owner/Designer - custom building property - business tenant management.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
Illinois Cosmetology License
6

Assistant to The Artistic Director

Contracted venues and coordinated production logistics for over 30 concerts per season.

  • Facilitated weekly rehearsal logistics for 8 ensembles involving almost 400 students.
  • Organized, trained, and managed volunteer staff of approximately 30 volunteers per week.
  • Prepared contracts and processed payments for all coaches, guest artists, and adjudicators.
  • Communicated key information to administrative staff, students, and parents.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Summa
7

Executive Artistic Director

Founded and Developed an innovative performing and visual arts program for elementary, middle and high school students (children adolescents and families) diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities.

  • Produced and directed full-scale stage productions for over 150 students.
  • Designed and implemented arts-related curriculum and lessons tailored for children with Autism, actively engaging learners while educating on proper artistic methodologies.
  • Supervised and collaborated with over 70 teachers and staff/teachers directing their ability to function in various roles required to coordinate a production.
  • Worked and managed within a budget.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Theatre / Psychology
MA
Applied Psychology / Counseling
8

Producing Artistic Director

created and directed entertainment in all venues from 600-seat theatres to 2500-seat amphitheatres

  • wrote and updated Batman Stunt Show, Batman Forever and Lethal Weapon Stunt Spectacular
  • managed annual Fright Fest entertainment
  • hired all performers for the stunt shows and musical revues
  • negotiated all salaries and pay structure for creative staff
  • created and directed fireworks shows, including the debut of Quest for Camelot
  • maintained production quality throughout each season
  • prepared and managed annual budgets of $3M
  • conceived and directed off-site promotional events
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
MA
Theatre
9

Founder and Artistic Director

Developed the concept and strategy for the theater company, focused on diversity and equal opportunity casting; a first in this community

  • Hired all production crew & actors, and coordinated all advertising, media relations, operational execution of this inaugural company and achieved outstanding success as reported in all media coverage.
  • Prepared and adhered to tight budgets and accountable to the Board of Directors
  • Developed the approach for funding and raised sufficient funds to launch
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BFA
Theater
10

Artistic Director, Designer

Selected various plays and musicals to be performed in our seasons.

  • Designed look and feel of sets, and production materials.
  • Created the print-design for posters for every production from our opening to present.
  • Directed cast and crew in numerous productions.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Communication Studies, Advertising

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