Resume Sample - Arts Management

Daniel Cunningham

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Professional Summary

Innovative arts management professional with experience in fund development, training, and staff  supervision. Excellent organizational and communication skills, and ability to achieve results individually or as part of a team.


Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management, Minor in Nonprofit Leadership, Month Year
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 

Professional Experience

Rental Coordinator / Event Manager, Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year -Present  
  • Design efficient processes for theatre rental including the creation of consultation documents, rental contracts, financial reports, and event summary reports.
  • Modernize the organization’s calendar system to increase accuracy of tenant and rental tracking.
  • Provide assistance and consultation to arts organizations in the community in special event planning.
  • Hire, train, and supervise support and technical staff for theatre events. 
Arts Administration Intern, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, Month Year-Month Year
  • Created and presented proposal for volunteer recruitment and retention.
  • Developed contract packages for exhibiting artists.
  • Analyzed budgetary data and presented a spreadsheet summarizing financial position of film program.
  • Solicited in-kind donations for youth programming.
  • Created programming activities in collaboration with Art for the Blind. 
Development Coordinator / Associate Manager , Whole Art Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year
  • Constructed and executed the organization’s annual campaign.
  • Scheduled the season calendar for two theater spaces encompassing over 15 productions.
  • Managed all rental documentation and scheduling. 
Head House Manager, University Theatre, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year
  • Supervised productions and events taking place in multi-venue facility.
  • Directed a daily crew of 8 to 15 volunteers and assistant house managers.
  • Cultivated relationships with prospective donors by representing the organization in the community.
  • Resolved patron issues while upholding theatre policies.
  • Managed opening night receptions including coordination of logistics and sponsor relations.
  • Initiated use of lobby sound system to add value to patron experience.
  • Built a system for training new house managers and delivered training sessions for future house managers.
Box Office Cashier, University Theatre, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year
  • Provided accurate sales and attentive customer service in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ensured deposits were accurate and secure; monitored and maintained ticketing system.

Related Experience

  • American Humancis Student Association, President, Year-Year

  • Fringe Theatre Festival, Volunteer Trouper, Year

  • Van Singel Fine Arts Center, Local Tech Crew, Year

  • Original Kids Theatre Camp, Volunteer Camp Counselor, Year

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